25 January 2022
Entain is runner-up in Management Today’s ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’ ranking
Entain, the global sports betting, gaming, and interactive entertainment group, has made its debut in Management Today’s ranking of ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’ as the runner up for 2021. This accolade follows a phenomenal year for the Group which, led by CEO Jette Nygaard-Andersen, is pursuing an ambitious strategy centred around growth and sustainability.
Entain, whose global brands include Ladbrokes, Eurobet, bwin and, in the U.S., BetMGM, was commended for its efforts to tackle problem gambling, alongside wider Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. The Group has also been credited for its impressive earnings growth, joint venture with BetMGM in the United States (US), and investment in esports, gaming and technology.
“This recognition is a true testament to the entire team at Entain. We’ve been through a remarkable period of transformation since 2020 – we have made our mark as a global brand and experienced huge growth, all whilst putting sustainability and ESG at the heart of everything we do, commented Rob Wood, CFO and Deputy CEO of Entain.
“At heart, we are a technology business – and it is our industry-leading proprietary technology that allows us to innovate, offer customers new and better experiences, and grow into new areas, like esports. We really are a company that is shaping the future.”
Management Today’s ‘Britain’s Most Admired Companies’ is a peer-review study, carried out by reputation specialist Echo Research and involving interviews with 329 board representatives, analysts and City commentators. Some of Britain’s largest companies, across 27 sectors, were among those asked to evaluate their peers, rated according to 13 different criteria. More detail can be found on their website: https://www.managementtoday.co.uk/bmac
Notes to Editors
Tessa Curtis, Head of Group PR & Media Relations
About Entain plc
Entain plc (LSE: ENT) is a FTSE100 company and is one of the world’s largest sports-betting and gaming groups, operating both online and in the retail sector. The Group owns a comprehensive portfolio of established brands; Sports Brands include bwin, Bet.pt, Coral, Crystalbet, Eurobet, Ladbrokes, Neds and Sportingbet; Gaming Brands include CasinoClub, Foxy Bingo, Gala, Gioco Digitale, Ninja Casino, Optibet, partypoker and PartyCasino. The Group owns proprietary technology across all its core product verticals and in addition to its B2C operations provides services to a number of third-party customers on a B2B basis.
The Group has a joint venture with MGM Resorts International creating a leader, BetMGM, in sports betting and iGaming in the US. Entain provides the technology which powers BetMGM and exclusive games and products, specially developed at its in-house gaming studios. The Group is tax resident in the UK with licenses in a total of 27 regulated markets. Entain is a leader in ESG, a member of FTSE4Good, the DJSI and is AA rated by MSCI. The Group has set a science-based target, committing to be carbon net zero by 2035 and through the Entain Foundation supports a variety of initiatives, focusing on safer gambling, grassroots sport, diversity in technology and community projects. For more information see the Group’s website: www.entaingroup.com