Denman

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  1. Denman

    The Demise of William Hill?

    Well there was always naturally going to be a decline in the number of betting shops after the changes to the FOBT Stakes. The shops they opened purely to accommodate more of those machines were inevitably going to close. Now with the pandemic as the icing on the cake on the back end of that it is inevitable that previous marginally profitable shops are now also at risk and we will likely see waves of closures from all the major bookmakers.This sale will only result in even more closures, I am not sure if they have expressed any intentions regarding the retail division of William Hill but my thought would be that an American Hotel/Casino Company is not going to want to take on 2500 Betting Shops in the UK. They will solely be interested in William Hill Online and the US Ventures. I might be wrong, but it wouldn't make any sense really. I still see a place for the high street bookmaker but it wouldn't surprise if the total number of those shops which must still be over 8000 from William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred alone halves in the next 5-10years.
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    Today’s selections

    In fairness it was a shit awful race and a shit awful horse. They just had to make something favourite.
  3. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-54322578 So Caesar Entertainment have effectively blocked any opposing bids as they already own a stake in and could terminate the partnership in William Hills US Ventures which is the most attractive part of the business for potential suitors. Incidentally the investment group that was reportedly preparing a takeover bid already owns a sizeable stake in Caesar Entertainment which seems a bit of an unusual series of events. All that really translates to is the shareholders of William Hill getting a substantially worse outcome (grr piss urns). I would be pretty sure that Caesar Entertainment would be looking to offload the UK Retail Division of William Hill, there wouldn't be any value in them even just retaining the most profitable shops let alone the whole estate so it would surely be sold immediately. My thought would be BetFred (who own a 3 or 4% stake in Hills) would be the only likely suitors for that (that would put Betfred about on par with the amount of shops that Ladbrokes/Coral which is terrible as a punter as its reducing your already slim pickings even further with another of the major players in the market being absorbed by another. In turn that would probably mark the end of William Hill as a high street brand. 5-10 years ago they were arguably the biggest bookmaker in the country, give it another year or two they may only exist as an online bookmaker in this country. No concern or regard for all of their employees.
  4. Denman

    Today’s selections

    That was a fast looking race.
  5. Denman

    Today’s selections

    I'd think the Johnston horse would be the best bet in the race though.
  6. Denman

    Today’s selections

    Praxeology was supposedly a decent horse, Looks like something went majorly wrong with it towards the back end of last year. So even though its in a much easier sort of race you cannot really do it without saying goodbye to your money first. I like Asmund but I would think this sort of race might be a bit too spicy for it. Sansevero is pretty much an unknown quantity in the context of this race and the last run is probably best ignored. Obviously it is no chance in hell combination tricast time. Plus the latter two in singles at big prices on the exchange.
  7. Denman

    Today’s selections

    I don't see why not aside from the price probably being a bit on the skinny side for that horse.
  8. Denman

    Today’s selections

    Yes it was a poor race.
  9. Denman

    Today’s selections

    Ran well, just not good enough.
  10. Denman

    Today’s selections

    We might as well just have hooves. Dusk Art @ Wolverhampton.
  11. Denman

    Today’s selections

    Its amazing how much a little fecking toe can actually hurt. Like what purpose does it even have anyway.
  12. Denman

    Today’s selections

    Feck my little toe still hurts. Feck traffic wardens. Also feck Caesars Entertainment.
  13. Denman

    Today’s selections

    Nah I am not having it. I found a picture of you walking home.
  14. Denman

    Today’s selections

    I don't know about that, it would probably be a recipe for colic. With the ice lollies its alright as long as you leave them to melt a bit, horses internally are very warm so the ice will melt before it reaches their digestive system. In regards to the horse following you, its not uncommon, a well treated horse will probably associate people with food/water/positive treatment. It has also been proven they are adept at reading body language, there have been numerous tests showing that horses will follow and interact more with submissive people than dominant people (I am not making this up) so perhaps you're just a massive bitch.
  15. Denman

    Today’s selections

    Oh yes, some of them will bite. My two are fine, they are gentle eaters, with the exception being ice lollies. Every so often during the summer I'd give them a fab or a bucket of ice with apples etc in, and I have no doubt that for a fab especially they would have your fecking arm off for it.