Ladbrokes Owned BETDAQ To Offer 0% Commision On Boxing Day

BETDAQ, a betting exchange owned by Ladbrokes, aims to give its customers on Boxing Day a commission-free deal on all sports.

BETDAQ traders will be eligible for a 0 percent commission on a range of top flight football fixtures, such as the Arsenal and Chelsea match between London rivals, as well as the Australia-India annual Boxing Day Test Match at the world-famous Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Grade One meetings at Ireland’s Leopardstown and Limerick courses will also be included in the deal, in addition to the widely awaited King George IV Chase horse races at Kempton in Britain.

For football, horse racing, greyhound racing and cricket, the Gibraltar-registered betting exchange normally charges a 2 percent commission, with 0 percent paid for all other sports.

BETDAQ’s Head of Marketing Mark Harkin claimed in an official statement: “We’re always striving to offer our customers the best product we can and as part of our drive to do that, we’ve made the decision to go commission-free on all sports on Boxing Day – one of the busiest days of the sporting year.

“With a jam-packed football fixture list as well as exceptional horse racing in both England and Ireland – and much more besides – there is something for all sports fans and it’s very exciting for us as a business to be 0% commission.”

Created by Irish businessman Dermot Desmond in 2000, BETDAQ was sold to Ladbrokes in 2013 for a record EUR 30 million.

Following the company’s acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral in 2018 in a transaction worth up to £ 40 billion, the exchange became part of GVC Corporation, now known as Entain Plc.