Ladbrokes become largest bookie in Northern Ireland

Ladbrokes has just acquired 54 betting shops from Eastwood Bookmakers for £117.5 million and become Northern Ireland’s biggest bookmaker in the process.

Following the acquisition, Ladbrokes now have 70 shops throughout Northern Ireland.

Ladbrokes is already the biggest bookie in the Republic of Ireland with 201 shops.

Included in the deal was also Eastwood’s telephone betting business. BJ Eastwood, founder of the company said: "We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our staff and customers for their years of support at all our shops throughout Northern Ireland. Ladbrokes is a world-leading name in betting and all our staff can be reassured that they will be investing in the business and offering more opportunities. The betting business is a fast-changing one and having talked to several companies we believe Ladbrokes were the best company to take the business forward in Northern Ireland."

Editor, - 2008-02-07 11:32:22

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