1. GBp

    138.13

    Today's change

    1.53 / +1.12%

    1 year change

    -31.42%

    As of Jul 22 2014 11:16 BST. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. June 23, 2014

    Pessimistic English put their money on Costa Rica

    England’s World Cup humiliation is complete. The punters, normally among the most patriotic of supporters for the national...

  2. June 6, 2014

    World Cup fever afflicts brokers

    Ahead of the first matches in the World Cup next week, the financial services industry has been busy churning out lists of...

  1. May 4, 2014

    Hedge funds bet against UK bookmakers

    Some of the UK’s biggest hedge fund managers are betting against the country’s bookmakers as they face increased taxes and a...

  2. April 30, 2014

    Bookies’ investors welcome gambling curbs

    Investors in Britain’s biggest bookmakers breathed more easily after the UK government unveiled a package of measures to...

  3. April 30, 2014

    Ladbrokes weighs odds on more shop closures

    Ladbrokes said it would “inevitably” have to consider closing more shops because of increased tax on digital betting...

  4. April 30, 2014

    Earnings lift Shell to lead FTSE gainers

    Forecast-beating quarterly results from Royal Dutch Shell sent shares in the oil major to the top of the FTSE 100 on...

  5. March 19, 2014

    Bookmakers: in a vice

    Fifty-five, snakes alive. That is the number of minutes it took Britain’s chancellor to deliver his 2014 Budget speech on...

  6. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Bingo helped but betting terminals hit

    Bingo and betting terminals sat at polar opposites of the gambling spectrum after a Budget that provided much-needed relief...

  7. March 18, 2014

    Embattled Ladbrokes chief received package worth £4.7m in 2013

    Ladbrokes’ embattled chief executive Richard Glynn last year received a package worth £4.7m, an 85 per cent increase on his...

  8. March 4, 2014

    Bookmaker Paddy Power to increase ad spend

    The marketing war in online gambling intensified after Paddy Power said it was planning a substantial increase in TV...

  9. March 2, 2014

    XLMedia gambles on listing of up to $40m

    XLMedia, a digital media group that creates traffic for online gambling companies, hopes to raise up to $40m in a float that...

  10. February 28, 2014

    William Hill looks to mitigate challenges of gambling tax

    William Hill has announced cost cuts of between £15m and £20m to mitigate the impact of the UK online gambling tax coming...

  11. February 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes board discussed replacing chief after profits slump

    Decline of a bookmaker Ladbrokes’ board discussed replacing chief executive Richard Glynn after a profits slump in the...

  12. February 25, 2014

    Retail woes shift odds for Ladbrokes

    As if Ladbrokes’ online problems were not bad enough, the group must contend with gathering squalls around the mother ship...

  13. February 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes chief Glynn feels the pressure from online shortcomings

    Decline of a bookmaker Richard Glynn is pleading for time, but for the Ladbrokes chief executive there is precious little of...

  14. February 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes struggles as pre-tax profits plunge 66%

    Ladbrokes’ pre-tax profits fell by more than two-thirds in 2013, underlining the UK bookmaker’s struggle to attract...

  15. February 16, 2014

    Ladbrokes to close 50 high street outlets this year

    Ladbrokes is poised to close up to 50 shops this year as a backlash against the number of betting shops on the high street...

  16. February 14, 2014

    Bookmakers under pressure as betting machines research stepped up

    Pressure on bookmakers over their lucrative high street digital betting machines has intensified after researchers announced...

  17. January 21, 2014

    Ladbrokes drops on sell advice ahead of regulation

    Avoiding a profit warning in its year-end update last week might have been expected to lift the pressure on Ladbrokes’...

  18. January 10, 2014

    UK bookies: high stakes

    Scour Wetherbys’ Saturday racecard, and you’ll find an early runner called Herecomestrouble. For UK bookmakers and their...

  19. January 9, 2014

    Miliband ready to talk to bookmakers about betting terminals

    Ed Miliband is prepared to meet bookmakers to discuss Labour’s war on betting terminals, as the industry grapples with how...

  20. December 20, 2013

    Ed Miliband promises crackdown on betting shop ‘epidemic’

    Ed Miliband will widen his attack on “predatory” capitalism on Friday by promising new laws to control the spread of...

  21. November 19, 2013

    TV gambling adverts increase sixfold since liberalisation

    The number of gambling adverts on television has increased sixfold to 1.4m since the market was liberalised in 2007,...

  22. November 19, 2013

    Paddy Power lowers forecast after run of poor sports results

    Poor sporting results continue to weigh on Paddy Power, prompting the bookmaker to lower forecasts for operating profit on...

  23. October 30, 2013

    Ladbrokes slips as broker advises against gamble

    In the wake of four profit warnings since mid-2012, the speculators have been suggesting that Ladbrokes may attract a...

  24. October 9, 2013

    Ladbrokes trade revives bid hopes

    A big trade in Ladbrokes revived hopes that a bid might be on the way for the profit warning-prone bookmaker. Ladbrokes...

  25. September 26, 2013

    Isdafix probe leaves ICAP’s Spencer frozen in suspense

    The troubles of Michael Spencer, chief executive of ICAP, may be far from over. On Wednesday, the broking firm agreed a £55m...

  26. September 26, 2013

    Ladbrokes lowers online profit forecast

    Ladbrokes chief executive Richard Glynn took responsibility for a slump in profits at the bookmaker’s online division, but...

  27. September 16, 2013

    Addiction study to target impact of online gambling in the UK

    Online gambling is to be scrutinised by academics for its risk of addiction as the industry faces increasing political...

  28. August 20, 2013

    Vedanta subsides after broker puts focus on miner’s debt pile

    Vedanta Resources was among the London market’s sharpest fallers as analysts said the miner needed to do more to tackle its...

  29. August 16, 2013

    UK bookies warn of losses from planned tax reform

    British gambling companies have given warning that they will lose business to rival websites in the tropics as a result of...

  30. August 8, 2013

    Drop in gambling machine revenues hits Ladbrokes’ earnings

    Earnings at Ladbrokes’ core retail division fell sharply in the first half, as many punters lost interest in the gambling...

  31. May 5, 2013

    Doubts over bookmakers’ cash cow

    “More for your money”, “VIP Rewards” and “Up to 100% cashback for no win” are just some of the offers that blare out from...

  32. April 19, 2013

    Wm Hill bet on Playtech buyout pays off

    William Hill showed investors what they can expect in return for helping to fund the buyout of online joint venture partner...

  33. April 15, 2013

    Miners hit four-year low as gold falls

    A rout of the precious metals sector yesterday led London-listed miners to a four-year low. Fresnillo , Polymetal and...

  34. April 15, 2013

    Ladbrokes: rising odds

    How the bookies must have loved it when Auroras Encore won the Grand National last week at 66/1. Only once in the past 40...

  35. April 15, 2013

    Precious metals miners lead FTSE sell off

    Precious metals producers listed in London joined in the rout seen across global bullion markets on Monday, as gold fell...

  36. April 15, 2013

    Racing woes prompt Ladbrokes warning

    A string of poor results at Cheltenham and punters wagering less overall triggered a profit warning at Ladbrokes as the...

  37. March 24, 2013

    US is joker in pack for online betting

    Most US gambling operators do not understand remote betting, says Brian Mattingley, chief executive of London-listed online...

  38. March 11, 2013

    St James’s investors in the hands of Lloyds

    All shall come to he who waits. David Bellamy, chief executive of St James’s Place, joined the wealth manager when it was...

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