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  1. Fast FT

    August 23, 2016

    Rank to 'transform' alone after William Hill bid fails

    Rank Group, the British casino and bingo hall operator, is looking to go it alone and continue to “transform its...

  2. August 18, 2016

    Rank Group and 888 abandon pursuit of William Hill

    Rank Group and 888 have abandoned a £3bn takeover approach for William Hill that would have created Britain’s largest...

  1. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2016

    FT Opening Quote: RBS half year losses hit £2bn

    RBS half year losses hit £2bn, Positive results at William Hill, profit cut at Esure. FT Opening Quote is your early...

  2. Fast FT

    August 5, 2016

    Football boosts William Hill after 'extremely challenging' start

    UK bookies are shaking off their horsey shock. Better than expected results during the European Championships helped to...

  3. August 4, 2016

    Ladbrokes pre-tax profit jumps 61% on ‘bookie-friendly results’

    Ladbrokes has posted a double-digit rise in revenues and profits, as the high-street bookmaker benefited from...

  4. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2016

    FT Opening Quote: The BOE confronts the inevitable

    The BOE confronts the inevitable, insurers are up and there’s luck at Ladbrokes. FT Opening Quote, with commentary by...

  5. Fast FT

    August 4, 2016

    Ladbrokes profits up 61% on "favourable" sports results

    Ladbrokes has posted a double digit boost to revenues and profits, as the high-street bookmaker benefited from...

  6. July 26, 2016

    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral to sell up to 400 shops for merger

    The UK’s competition regulator has told Ladbrokes and Gala Coral to sell up to 400 betting shops to gain clearance for...

  7. July 25, 2016

    Rank and 888 weigh bid for William Hill

    Rank Group and 888 Holdings have formed a consortium to evaluate a bid for ailing bookmaker William Hill, the latest...

  8. July 1, 2016

    Gamblers caught on £12.6bn losing streak

    British bettors lost about £12.6bn last year as the rise of online gambling encouraged punters to wager more money than...

  9. Fast FT

    June 30, 2016

    Theresa May pledges to represent 'ordinary, working people'

    Home Secretary Theresa May has promised a “new and radical programme” of social reform, as she sets out her stall in...

  10. June 26, 2016

    Brexit wagers set new record for non-sports bets

    Wagering on the outcome of the Brexit referendum broke the record for non-sporting events, as punters put down £120m,...

  11. June 9, 2016

    British horseracing opens new front with the bookies

    High-street bookmakers say they are being unfairly penalised by a decision to scrap late-afternoon horseracing fixtures...

  12. June 8, 2016

    Gala Coral swings to loss as costs rise

    Betting company Gala Coral continued to lose money in the half year to April as costs rose and it endured some mixed...

  13. Fast FT

    June 8, 2016

    Gala Coral swings to loss amid rising costs

    Gala Coral, the betting company awaiting approval for a £2.2bn merger with Ladbrokes, swung to a loss in the half year...

  14. May 20, 2016

    Coca-Cola HBC jumps off three-month low

    Coca-Cola HBC bounced off a three-month low on Friday after Citigroup said that investors were underestimating the...

  15. May 20, 2016

    CMA to demand shop sales to smooth Ladbrokes-Gala Coral merger

    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral might have to sell off up to 400 betting shops in order to secure approval for their proposed...

  16. Fast FT

    May 20, 2016

    Ladbrokes, Gala Coral may have to sell 400 shops

    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral have been told by the UK’s competition authority that they will likely have to sell up to 400...

  17. May 17, 2016

    Aggreko bounces on broker upgrade

    Aggreko was in demand on Tuesday after Merrill Lynch said that investors had missed a recovery of its biggest market....

  18. Fast FT

    May 5, 2016

    Ladbrokes shareholders rebel over executive pay

    Ladbrokes has become the latest UK company to be dealt a bloody nose by shareholders over executive pay, although the...

  19. April 29, 2016

    Bookies fear £50m payout on Leicester winning the Premier League

    “Pigs might fly,” scrawled one bookmaker on to an unlikely betting slip last summer, confident that the foolhardy...

  20. Fast FT

    April 26, 2016

    Sterling soars to fresh 10-week high

    The pound is on a rip-roarer. Sterling has now surged to a fresh 10-week high against the dollar to $1.4546 as the...

  21. Fast FT

    April 25, 2016

    GVC profits dive 40% amid Bwin hit

    GVC saw pre-tax profits fall by nearly 40 per cent, despite rising revenues from wagers, as the gambling company...

  22. April 21, 2016

    Ladbrokes hit by dire Cheltenham results

    Bookmaker Ladbrokes said it endured the worst Cheltenham horseracing festival in living memory, adding that pricing...

  23. Fast FT

    April 21, 2016

    Ladbrokes hit by 'worst Cheltenham ever'

    Bookmaker Ladbrokes said it endured the worst Cheltenham horse racing festival in living memory, saying that pricing...

  24. April 9, 2016

    The Grand National in numbers

    The world’s greatest steeplechase takes place at Aintree on Saturday when 40 horses will compete in the Grand National...

  25. Fast FT

    March 23, 2016

    William Hill warns on online profits, admits to talks over OpenBet

    UK bookmaker William Hill has warned that profits from its key online business will fall by up to £25m this year as...

  26. March 18, 2016

    Gold Cup winner caps bookies’ week of woe

    Bookmakers’ prayers went unanswered on Friday as wins for heavily-backed horses on the last day of the Cheltenham...

  27. Fast FT

    March 16, 2016

    UK gambling stocks recovering as Budget better than feared

    Shares in UK bookmakers are bouncing back as gambling companies breathe a sigh of relief that they were not targeted...

  28. March 14, 2016

    UK bookmakers hit by fear of higher taxes

    Bookmakers are under pressure over fears that Wednesday’s UK Budget will deliver another tax increase for the sector....

  29. March 11, 2016

    Bookmakers and punters gear up for Cheltenham Festival

    Like their punters, British bookmakers typically spend the Cheltenham Festival worrying about potential winners. But...

  30. March 9, 2016

    UBS and Deutsche avoided tax on bonuses, rules Supreme Court

    UBS and Deutsche Bank have lost a legal challenge brought by HM Revenue & Customs over two offshore schemes designed to...

  31. Fast FT

    March 8, 2016

    Paddy Power Betfair bullish following merger

    Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker that last month completed its merger with online betting exchange Betfair, has struck...

  32. February 26, 2016

    William Hill bets on a brighter future with dividend and buyback

    William Hill has revealed plans to raise its dividend and launch a £200m share buyback, despite tax increases and...

  33. February 23, 2016

    Ladbrokes reports £43m pre-tax loss for full-year

    Ladbrokes, the UK’s second-largest bookmaker by market share, has posted its first-ever full-year loss as a result of...

  34. Fast FT

    February 23, 2016

    Ladbrokes up 7.2% thanks to Premier League unpredictability

    Chelsea and Manchester United fans’ pain has been Ladbrokes’ gain. The bookmaker’s shares have jumped as much as 7.2...

  35. February 22, 2016

    Australia’s Tabcorp bets on UK gambling with Sun tie-up

    For several years Tabcorp, Australia’s biggest bookmaker, has felt the full force of foreign competition with Paddy...

  36. February 19, 2016

    Ladbrokes to be absent from Cheltenham week

    One of the UK’s busiest betting shops will not operate at Cheltenham Week this year, because of a dispute between...

  37. Fast FT

    February 15, 2016

    Hornby CEO leaves toymaker after string of profit warnings

    Hornby, the troubled UK toy trainmaker that has issued four profit warnings in just three years, is parting company...

  38. January 31, 2016

    Bookmakers say tennis criticisms ‘illogical’

    Bookmakers have hit back at criticisms of their role in tennis following the re-emergence of match-fixing claims — by...

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