‘Race that stops a nation’ goes global

Melbourne Cup has been transformed into a big money maker

Australian betting market off to the races

Foreign players pile in to A$22bn bookmaking industry

Regal Entertainment: big ticket item

Regal will not be easy to sell. Its price is already high

China anti-graft drive hits Wynn in Macau

Revenues in territory fall as Chinese high-rollers stay away

Madison Square Garden explores break-up

Plan would see company split sports from other live entertainments

Ashley set to control destiny of Rangers

Sports Direct billionaire has run rings around toothless board

Different strokes: Peter Long, left, and Friedrich Joussen say the merged group will save €170m in costs
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Tui AG and Tui Travel reveal merger plans

Chiefs of sister companies explain rationale behind tie-up

Ashley tightens grip on Rangers FC

Director resigns who he had sought to remove

Man-made idols who cannot plead the law

Ched Evans case and his lack of contrition show why footballers must be held to a higher standard

Ladbrokes shares slide over regulatory concerns

Bookmaker ‘on track’ as digital performance improves

Working in adult jobs is child’s play

Children to earn currency ‘working’ at theme park

Spirit revamp starts to pay off

Pubs group sets aside £75m to fund expansion of estate

Whitbread to take Premier Inn to Germany

Hospitality group buys Frankfurt hotel and plans further expansion

IHG’s US hotels deliver strong quarter

Slow growth in China was one dampener on upbeat results

World Cup drives revenues at William Hill

Bookmaker lifts operating profits 89% in third quarter

RBS takes a gamble on P2P lending

P2P is untested in anything other than ultra-low rate arena

Airports sue RAF Northolt over expansion

London’s military base is moving into civilian business to replace lost government funding

Greene King tops up Spirit offer

Proposed deal would create UK’s largest pubs group

Too many international wet Wednesdays

The expansion of some fixtures is starting to discredit football

Wanda aims beyond China with expansion

Commercial property developer targets annual turnover of $100bn by 2020 and global recognition

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