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    Default Ladbrokes and Coral Merger - It's happening

    Not sure this will be a good thing at all http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-33647635

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    Not sure this will be a good thing at all
    Indeed, there must be a hell of a lot of duplication of online accounts between the two brands also, any attempt to combine the two customer bases would be incredibly messy for everyone.

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    I'm hoping they keep the two online brands separate.... Any word on that from anyone?

    And does this still have to go through the CMA or is it a done deal?
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    Does the Merger include their Corner Shops or Just online Business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miles_FTA View Post
    Does the Merger include their Corner Shops or Just online Business.

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    Both. Doesn't include the Gala side of the business as far as I'm aware though.
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    I'm not convinced this merger will get past regulators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Shay- View Post
    I'm not convinced this merger will get past regulators.
    It's been suggested they'll have to sell off up to 15% of the brick and mortar stock in order to clear the regulators: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...-of-shops.html
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    I hope they end up calling it 'corals broke'

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldidiot View Post
    I'm hoping they keep the two online brands separate.... Any word on that from anyone?

    And does this still have to go through the CMA or is it a done deal?
    They've said that they will keep separate brands, and separate pricing and offers. It still has to go through CMA but the general consensus is that it will get through fine (helped by keeping both brands, and they will have to sell some shops)

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    It will be interesting to see if the brands can stay competitive, or maybe even become more competitive after this.

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    I hope it will not change too much to the brands. For me Ladbrokes works fine at the moment.

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    Hope the regulator does intervene, would prefer for these two to stay as separate companies.
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    I think it's great that they time out to think of a unique name "Ladbrokes Coral"
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    Quote Originally Posted by PromoteCasino View Post
    I think it's great that they time out to think of a unique name "Ladbrokes Coral"
    ...some West End advertising agency has probably charged them 400k for the rebranding exercise, claimed to have taken the agency's directorate away for a few days to come up with the solution and presented back a 50-page PowerPoint presentation explaining why 'Labrokes Coral' is the best answer after all

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    Why have they merged? I heard it was just because ladbrokes wanted to increase it's online presence but what's in it for coral?

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    Quote Originally Posted by knowyourbets View Post
    Why have they merged? I heard it was just because ladbrokes wanted to increase it's online presence but what's in it for coral?
    Bigger market share of the high street and reduced costs I would imagine.
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    I've had nothing but good experiences with Coral, but not so good with Ladbrokes. And I hope that this merger won't taint Coral's quality on their affiliate business side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casinorep View Post
    I've had nothing but good experiences with Coral, but not so good with Ladbrokes. And I hope that this merger won't taint Coral's quality on their affiliate business side.
    to me the team at coral affiliates are spot on, good, helpful people that know this trade inside out, hope it doesnt all turn to **** now

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    There goes my Coral affiliate account.
    Currently dipping my toe back in the water with my pet project site, Vegan Chocolate.

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    In One Corner we Have Ladbrokes/Coral and in the other Corner 888/Bwin Let the Battle Begin although I figure The Ladbrokes/Coral Guys would be Ali in this case...

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