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New Year Honours for Bet365 Founder

  • 08 Jan 12
  • Written by Deena Chance

altDenise Coates, the founder of leading online gambling conglomerate Bet365 was among the names seen in the New Year Honours List. Coates received a CBE for her services to the community and business as the company itself has gone from strength to strength since its foundation in 2000. The Bingo Hideout team would like to congratulate Bet365 and Denise Coates for their success and deserved reward.

Bet365 has been operating for eleven years now and has steadily become one of the UK’s most successful and popular online gambling companies. The company employs over 1,500 people, most of whom are from Stoke-on-Trent, the town where the company began. The importance of the company to the local community of Stoke cannot be underestimated and in fact, Bet365 are the company behind Stoke City FC, helping to keep the football club afloat.

Bet365 offers a wide range of different gambling options. From popular in-game football betting to their hugely successful Bet365 Bingo platform; Bet365 is one of the world leading competitors in online gambling. They offer wagers in a massive 16 different languages to around 6 million customers in 200 different countries, truly an achievement from a small company founded in a Stoke parking lot. The turning point in Bet365’s development seems to be when it completely gave up on high street gambling, selling its shop chain in 2005 to rival bookmakers Coral and moving solely into online gambling. By concentrating on the online market, Bet365 has been able to hone and develop its many arms including its poker, slots and its online bingo operation including Bet365 Bingo. Bet365 has added further services to their site, including the revolutionary live streaming service for their customers, with over 20,000 live broadcasts of sporting events every year. Their big claim to fame is their streaming of the first ever exclusively internet broadcast England football match in 2009.

The CBE is a fantastic honour for Denise Coates but also for the online gaming industry as a whole. The impact Bet365 has had on the industry, not to mention the local community of stoke should not be underestimated and it’s extremely pleasing that a leading player in the online gaming industry is recognised for its achievements with such an honour.

The gang in the Bingo Hideout office are really pleased that Denise Coates has been recognised; but for the girls in the office in particular it is nice to see that in a male dominated industry that there is a major leading light to be recognised and ……. It’s a girl! We would like to congratulate the whole of the Bet365 Company for their work and contributions to the industry and long may it continue.


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