1. GBp

    103.00

    Today's change

    -0.70 / -0.68%

    1 year change

    -21.19%

    As of Apr 17 2015 17:08 BST. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. April 13, 2015

    Gaming machines in betting shops could be banned, says Labour

    The Labour Party has said it will give local councils the power to ban high-stakes gaming machines from betting shops if...

  2. April 10, 2015

    Racing industry bets on reform to keep bigger share of profit

    Saturday is expected to be the most lucrative day in the UK horseracing calendar, with £200m likely to be staked on the...

  1. March 27, 2015

    Too much excitement for all concerned

    One of my more exciting weeks as a journalist was spent covering the G7 and World Bank meetings in Hong Kong in the autumn...

  2. March 20, 2015

    Ladbrokes names digital chief Jim Mullen as new CEO

    Ladbrokes has ended its three-month search for a new chief executive, promoting digital chief Jim Mullen as the bookmaker...

  3. March 19, 2015

    Dividend cut fears send Ladbrokes lower

    Growing fears of a dividend cut meant Ladbrokes was among Thursday’s biggest fallers. HSBC turned cautious on Ladbrokes as...

  4. March 10, 2015

    Bookies dodge Cheltenham wipeout

    Bookmakers breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after Irish racehorse trainer Willie Mullins came within seconds of clearing...

  5. March 5, 2015

    Osborne could be handing Miliband an RBS dilemma

    The embarrassment Ed Miliband suffered when vanquished in unarmed combat by a bacon roll would be as nothing to the shame of...

  6. February 26, 2015

    Ladbrokes sport fans take on digital role

    Deep in the suburbs of northwest London, a roomful of young sports enthusiasts holds the key to the future of Ladbrokes’...

  7. February 26, 2015

    Ladbrokes left at starting gates by front-running Playtech

    Bricks-and-mortar bookmaker Ladbrokes was left at the starting gates on Thursday as a steep fall in pre-tax profits...

  8. February 23, 2015

    Strategy woes hit shares in Ladbrokes

    Ladbrokes dropped on Monday after its joint house broker said a major change of strategy was needed. Deutsche Bank forecast...

  9. February 22, 2015

    Ladbrokes set to close more betting shops

    Ladbrokes will announce a further cut to its shops portfolio, taking the total number of net closures in the past year to...

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    February 13, 2015

    Here's why Bwin.Party was in freefall on Friday...

    Given that some readers will have followed our November report that Amaya Gaming Group of Canada seemed to be preparing a...

  11. February 3, 2015

    Ladbrokes climbs on fresh bid talk

    A revival of bid speculation put Ladbrokes among London’s biggest gainers on Tuesday. Talk that Ladbrokes might be a private...

  12. December 5, 2014

    Busy times at the top as the CEO carousel gains pace

    Time ran out this week for the chief executives of two very different businesses. Auction house Christie’s parted ways with...

  13. December 3, 2014

    Ladbrokes’ new chief executive will need more luck

    Richard Glynn has not been a lucky general for Ladbrokes. Despite his “golden hello” of £1.75m worth of shares in spring...

  14. December 3, 2014

    Ladbrokes bets on change at the top for digital expansion

    Ladbrokes is betting on a change of leadership to expand the digital operations of the UK bookmaker. The company announced...

  15. November 5, 2014

    Ladbrokes director Nick Rust becomes racing regulator

    Horseracing is taking a novel approach to tackling its fraught relationship with bookmakers. It has installed a senior...

  16. October 23, 2014

    Ladbrokes sinks on worries over profits

    Tesco was not the only UK high street stock at the centre of investors’ attention as the FTSE 100 rose for the third...

  17. October 23, 2014

    Ladbrokes shares slide over regulatory concerns

    A near-doubling in third-quarter operating profit could not prevent Ladbrokes suffering a steep share price fall as...

  18. October 10, 2014

    Legal blow takes Ladbrokes to 30-year low

    Ladbrokes hit a three-decade low on Friday after a legal defeat added to the bookmaker’s problems. The High Court rejected a...

  19. September 24, 2014

    Ladbrokes quits Canada after concerns over gambling clampdown

    Ladbrokes pulled the plug on its Canadian business after concerns about a regulatory clampdown on gambling, the latest...

  20. September 16, 2014

    Punters take a gamble on Scotland sticking within the union

    The opinion polls may be close but as far as the betting markets are concerned, the result of the Scottish referendum is...

  21. September 16, 2014

    Ladbrokes shares rebound on dividend hopes

    Hopes that Ladbrokes can defend its dividend helped the bookmaker rebound from near a three-year low on Tuesday. Citigroup...

  22. August 20, 2014

    Ladbrokes chief in line to pick up 760,000 shares

    Ladbrokes’ chief executive Richard Glynn is in line to pick up 760,000 shares, the bookmaker announced on Wednesday, a week...

  23. August 12, 2014

    Pru’s recurring Thiam risks joining the establishment

    So much for never intruding on private grief. Tidjane Thiam has once again told the City that Prudential should have bought...

  24. August 12, 2014

    Ladbrokes’ profits fall despite World Cup success

    Restructuring at Ladbrokes contributed to a 50 per cent drop in first-half pre-tax profits – even after it enjoyed a bumper...

  25. August 1, 2014

    William Hill pre-tax profits down 15% despite World Cup fever

    A record-breaking World Cup provided some relief for William Hill as strict new regulations and increased duty in the UK...

  26. July 25, 2014

    Ladbrokes becomes a political football

    In theory, any stock promising a cash flow-covered dividend yield greater than 6 per cent should merit attention. In...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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