Through a combination of organic growth and M&A, the Group has expanded rapidly in recent years to become one of the world’s largest listed sports betting and gaming groups. On 28 March 2018 GVC completed the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, the Group’s first move into retail operations. This came two years after the acquisition of the international online operator, bwin.party digital entertainment plc, in 2016.
The Group owns some of the gaming industry’s leading brands including sports betting-led brands Ladbrokes, bwin, Coral and Sportingbet as well as games-led brands such as Gala, partypoker, PartyCasino and Foxy Bingo. In addition the Group provides online gaming services on a B2B basis to a number of third-party operators such as MGM in the US, PMU in France and Danske Spil in Denmark.
The enlarged GVC Group, generates revenues of over £3 billion annually with a workforce of c.28,000 employees and contractors, in offices and betting outlets across five continents. The Group is focused on regulated markets, with over 90% of revenues now derived from regulated and/or taxed markets and holds licences in more than 20 jurisdictions.
As one of the world’s leading betting and gaming provider, GVC understands and places real value on the importance of responsible gambling. We want to lead the industry whenever we can when it comes to protecting our customers and preventing them from experiencing harm.
We are delighted to be sponsoring the NCPG problem gambling survey. This will not only help us to better understand the scale of the problem, but also allow us to improve our targeted policies for those that are experiencing harm.
Whilst the vast majority of our customers gamble responsibly, we know that gambling related harm can have a real impact not only on the individual involved, but their family, friends and the wider society. We are committed to doing all that we reasonably can to encourage customers to gamble responsibly and to ensure those who develop gambling problems get the help they need.