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    1. July 15, 2014

      World Cup gives boost to betting group GVC Holdings

      Strong growth in all its markets and a fillip from the World Cup helped sports betting and gaming group GVC Holdings report...

    2. April 29, 2014

      William Hill to gamble on shake-up of Australia unit’s management

      The leadership of William Hill’s Australian division is in doubt, barely a year after the gambling group entered the market....

    1. August 12, 2013

      Greece boosts privatisation target hopes with Opap sale

      Greece has completed the sale of a controlling stake in the gaming company Opap to a group of Greek and eastern European...

    2. August 9, 2013

      William Hill pursues Australian expansion

      William Hill, the world’s largest listed betting company by market value, has continued its expansion in Australia with the...

    3. March 5, 2013

      Online trading boosts Paddy Power

      Pre-tax profits at bookmaker Paddy Power increased 15 per cent to €139.2m last year as its internet and mobile phone...

    4. March 1, 2013

      William Hill buys out partner Playtech

      William Hill’s market value will reach £5bn in five years’ time as new expansion opportunities emerge, its chief executive...

    5. January 29, 2013

      William Hill boosted by online gambling

      Surging demand for online gambling has boosted profits by a fifth at William Hill, as the gambling company warned that...

    6. January 24, 2013

      EU chips away at Greek gambling monopoly

      Online gambling companies have received a fillip after a European court partially struck down Greece’s gambling monopoly in...

    7. January 7, 2013

      Ladbrokes in talks to acquire Betdaq

      Ladbrokes has confirmed it is in talks to buy Betdaq, the lossmaking betting exchange controlled by the Irish business...

    8. December 21, 2012

      Metals groups drag FTSE lower

      London stocks fell on Friday after a solution to US fiscal cliff discussions suddenly looked distant again. The FTSE 100...

    9. December 20, 2012

      William Hill tables Sportingbet offer

      William Hill has tabled its long-awaited formal offer for Sportingbet and described the deal as laying the foundation for...

    10. December 19, 2012

      Sportingbet recovers from drop in wagers

      The trading hiatus that forced Sportingbet to accept a lower offer from William Hill is over, with revenues returning to...

    11. December 19, 2012

      FTSE 100 narrowly misses fresh year-high

      Admiral Group was among the gainers as the FTSE 100 flirted with its highest level in 17 months. The auto insurer jumped 4.5...

    12. December 10, 2012

      Greek gambling plan branded ‘a disgrace’

      Sportingbet has branded plans by Greece to award a monopoly in online gambling to state betting operator OPAP “a disgrace”,...

    13. December 8, 2012

      Enterprise gains on FTSE 250 entry hopes

      Shares in Enterprise Inns reached an 18-month high this week on hopes that they will shortly enter the FTSE 250 index....

    14. December 4, 2012

      William Hill cuts Sportingbet offer

      Sportingbet has agreed to a 5p a share reduction in William Hill and GVC Holding’s offer for the online gambling company,...

    15. November 30, 2012

      Sportingbet takes 35% hit to profits

      William Hill may try to use a disappointing update from Sportingbet to cut its joint offer for the online gambling group,...

    16. November 23, 2012

      Small-cap week: Optimism lifts Thomas Cook

      Turnaround optimism lifted Thomas Cook this week, with the debt-laden holiday group rising 20 per cent. Harriet Green,...

    17. November 19, 2012

      Barclays leads risers on shake-up talk

      Barclays led London’s blue-chip risers as speculation grew that the bank was planning a radical restructuring. Goldman Sachs...

    18. November 9, 2012

      Wm Hill seeks Sportingbet bid extension

      William Hill will be given more time to prepare its joint bid of £530m for Sportingbet, and is now expected to include the...

    19. October 26, 2012

      Sporting chance of a decent profit

      It’s always a delight to see a takeover bid for a company in which you hold shares and it is particularly rewarding when the...

    20. October 16, 2012

      William Hill lifts offer for Sportingbet

      William Hill has had a revised cash and shares offer for Sportingbet provisionally agreed by the board of the online...

    21. October 16, 2012

      IAG underperforms on Iberia woes

      British Airways owner IAG was the laggard on Tuesday even as the FTSE 100 showed its biggest rally in a fortnight....

    22. October 3, 2012

      Takeover target Sportingbet reports loss

      Sportingbet on Wednesday talked up the growth potential of its prized Australian business, which has attracted interest from...

    23. October 1, 2012

      William Hill’s gamble may pay off

      William Hill’s bold approach for Sportingbet may have been rejected on Monday but the move, which would bring with it...

    24. October 1, 2012

      Sportingbet rejects joint offer

      Sportingbet has rejected a joint offer from William Hill and GVC for the online gambling company, saying it “significantly...

    25. September 28, 2012

      Mixed fortunes for our foursome

      Kevin Goldstein-Jackson, down 7.5 per cent My portfolio has disappointed so far, down 7.5 per cent largely due to the share...

    26. September 21, 2012

      Same old story for Hibu shareholders

      New name, same old story for Hibu shareholders. The debt-laden telephone directories publisher, which in July changed its...

    27. September 19, 2012

      William Hill and GVC target Sportingbet

      William Hill has made a play for a piece of the Australian betting market, announcing it is weighing an offer for online...

    28. September 19, 2012

      Cash-return hopes lift AstraZeneca

      Cash-return hopes gave AstraZeneca its biggest gain in six weeks as the FTSE 100 rallied. The drugmaker rose 1.9 per cent to...

    29. May 21, 2012

      Bwin and Sportingbet face Spanish tax hit

      Bwin and Sportingbet both face multimillion-euro charges after the Spanish government launched a tax clampdown on the online...

    30. March 8, 2012

      Industry makes Olympic preparations

      The London Olympic Games, which actually get under way two days before the lavish opening ceremony in east London with two...

    31. March 1, 2012

      Australian unit boosts Sportingbet

      It’s been a transformational six months for Sportingbet. The online gambling company sold its profitable Turkey business for...

    32. February 29, 2012

      Small-caps: Bid talk lifts Thomas Cook

      Thomas Cook was up 22.8 per cent to 28¼p on Wednesday after takeover rumours fuelled heavy retail interest in the troubled...

    33. December 16, 2011

      Small caps: Melrose’s output disappoints

      Melrose Resources was in focus, stumbling 2.9 per cent to 124p after the oil and gas explorer’s production target for 2012...

    34. October 14, 2011

      Sportingbet sells Turkey business

      Sportingbet, the online gambling company, has agreed to sell its politically sensitive Turkish business for €142.5m...

    35. October 13, 2011

      Ladbrokes chief eyes online growth

      Richard Glynn, Ladbrokes’ chief executive, said the growth in the number of online customers from outside the UK would be...

    36. October 10, 2011

      Ladbrokes still open to online deals

      Ladbrokes could still buy an online gambling company despite turning its back on Sportingbet over regulatory concerns – the...

    37. October 10, 2011

      Small caps: Miner Sierra Rutile in focus

      Mining company Sierra Rutile was in focus at talk that its biggest shareholder, Pala Investments, had been buying stock....

    38. October 10, 2011

      Ladbrokes lacks nerve needed for gamble on growth

      To the purist, it is no more possible to be a little bit illegal in your dealings than it is to be a little bit pregnant....

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