1. GBp

    98.35

    Today's change

    -1.65 / -1.65%

    1 year change

    -26.55%

    As of Sep 01 2015 17:08 BST. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. August 27, 2015

    Playtech confident of strong hand in omni-channel gambling

    The need for gaming companies to fuse together their web, mobile and retail businesses will power the next phase of...

  2. August 26, 2015

    Betty Power makes William Hill the wallflower

    If you don’t bet, you can’t win. William Hill, current number one in the UK and Irish betting industry, is set to be...

  1. FT Alphaville

    August 26, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Betty Power takes on Coral Lad in £6.5bn merger

    Paddy Power said it was merging with Betfair and calling itself Betty Power in a spoof tweet last month, but it’s not...

  2. August 11, 2015

    Chief executive flags lean years ahead at Ladbrokes

    Ladbrokes’ shareholders will have to wait until 2017 for any increase in profitability, its chief executive said, as at...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2015

    Opening Quote: It's a merger of annuities

    Two annuity specialists are joining forces, the Pru posts its first numbers since Tidjane Thiam’s departure and...

  4. August 7, 2015

    William Hill: longer odds

    Like the gamblers they serve, betting companies are adept at blaming adverse sporting results for poor financial...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - William Hill profits are on sticky wicket

    William Hill could do with more unlikely demolitions like Stuart Broad’s destruction of Australia yesterday in order to...

  6. July 24, 2015

    Ladbrokes and Coral confirm merger

    Ladbrokes and Gala Coral are betting on a consolidated future, announcing a long-expected merger that will create...

  7. July 1, 2015

    Bookmakers accused of glamorising betting to draw young punters

    Bookmakers have glamorised gambling and targeted young people with their advertising, the Chartered Institute for...

  8. June 23, 2015

    Ladbrokes and Coral: les jeux sont faits

    Ladbrokes shareholders have finally come up trumps. The stock rose 16 per cent on Tuesday after merger talks with rival...

  9. June 23, 2015

    Ladbrokes aims to shift the odds with Gala Coral tie-up

    It was at the end of March, just one day after Jim Mullen had been promoted to chief executive of Ladbrokes, when...

  10. June 22, 2015

    Bookmaker Ladbrokes in talks with Gala Coral over possible merger

    Ladbrokes, the UK bookmaker, has confirmed that it is in talks with Gala Coral over a possible merger, sending shares...

  11. May 8, 2015

    Vote brings highs and lows for bookmakers

    When the polls closed on Thursday night, expectations for a hung parliament were high, with Britain’s biggest...

  12. May 7, 2015

    Ladbrokes chairman Peter Erskine to step down amid overhaul

    Ladbrokes chairman Peter Erskine will step down this year in a move that could give the struggling bookmaker’s new...

  13. May 1, 2015

    The original patient capital trust

    Should I ever have cause fundamentally to question my investment policy of buying into established, profitable and...

  14. April 27, 2015

    Online betting sticks to the Rock — for now at least

    Admiralty Tunnel runs for almost a kilometre through the Rock of Gibraltar. In 1942, the tunnel was used to plan...

  15. April 22, 2015

    Ladbrokes profits fall 60% on unfavourable sports results

    Ladbrokes blamed “the worst” sports results for seven years for a near 60 per cent drop in its quarter-on-quarter...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. FT Alphaville

    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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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....

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