1. GBp

    354.10

    Today's change

    -1.00 / -0.28%

    1 year change

    -23.72%

    As of Jul 23 2014 16:36 BST. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. July 4, 2014

    William Hill appoints new chief to navigate industry storms

    William Hill has turned to another loyal servant to see the bookmaker through the storms gathering over the gambling...

  2. June 22, 2014

    William Hill chairman Gareth Davis warns on state intervention

    British business is experiencing the most intense period of government intervention for 40 years, despite the country’s...

  1. June 11, 2014

    Bookmakers join World Cup advertising scramble

    The World Cup has unleashed an advertising scramble, with everyone from sportswear manufacturers to headphone makers trying...

  2. June 10, 2014

    Surrey man lays £400,000 punt that Scots will say No

    Scottish citizens would each be £1,400 better off if they vote to stay in the United Kingdom, according to the No campaign....

  3. 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...

  4. June 3, 2014

    William Hill slips ahead of FTSE 100 index review

    William Hill and Melrose look to have lost their berths in the FTSE 100. Both stocks were below the relegation line ahead of...

  5. May 13, 2014

    Paddy Power chief’s decision to cash out weighs on shares

    Paddy Power is searching for a new chief executive after the Dublin-based betting operator announced Patrick Kennedy would...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. April 29, 2014

    Government to publish more restrictions on betting machines

    Gamblers playing on betting machines will be required to set up accounts or inform staff if they want to stake more than £50...

  10. 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....

  11. April 25, 2014

    William Hill to close more than 100 betting shops

    William Hill became the first bookmaker to take the knife to its retail estate in response to the Budget rise in betting...

  12. April 25, 2014

    Wary investors push European stocks lower

    European equities moved lower on Friday on resurgent fears over Ukraine, with Russia staging fresh military exercises on its...

  13. April 1, 2014

    SafeCharge raises $125m from IPO

    Shares in payments processor SafeCharge will begin trading on Wednesday on London’s junior Aim market after raising $125m...

  14. March 27, 2014

    Change of chief executive at Rank Group

    Ian Burke, the longstanding executive chairman of Rank Group, will step down and be replaced by a former William Hill Online...

  15. 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...

  16. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Pensions shake-up hits insurance stocks

    With the market response to yesterday’s Budget focused on insurance and gaming stocks, sterling and government bonds were...

  17. 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...

  18. March 17, 2014

    UK betting groups place high stakes on TV advertising

    Gambling companies are engaged in an all-out television advertising war to win customers ahead of the start of a new...

  19. March 6, 2014

    Playtech founder cashes in after creating multiple millionaires

    Teddy Sagi once told William Hill chief executive Ralph Topping: “To be a billionaire, first you must make millionaires in...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. January 29, 2014

    Paddy Power attacks rivals over delays on problem gambling data

    Bookmakers have split ranks in their battle with MPs over high-stakes betting machines. Paddy Power accused its rivals of...

  27. January 17, 2014

    Gaming machines boost William Hill sales

    William Hill on Friday underlined the importance of controversial gaming machines to its sales, reporting a 3 per cent rise...

  28. January 14, 2014

    Premier League bets cost UK bookmakers at least £20m

    Bookmakers are reeling from an unprecedented set of English Premier League results that the industry estimates cost it at...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. November 22, 2013

    Whitbread rises on hotel business hopes

    Whitbread was the top performer in a flat London market on Friday on rising optimism about its hotels business. Ahead of...

  33. 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,...

  34. November 19, 2013

    Paddy Power falls on profit warning

    The battle for online punters has been getting ugly. That was how traders read a profit warning from Paddy Power, which put...

  35. October 3, 2013

    The globalisation of investment has diminished GDRs

    A Russian credit card provider founded by an entrepreneur who loves cycling and admits “I don’t know how to manage a company...

  36. October 3, 2013

    William Hill faces battle to make up shortfall this year

    Adverse sporting results coupled with sluggish betting activity in its shops pushed William Hill’s operating profit £20m...

  37. September 26, 2013

    William Hill and Ladbrokes lead UK lower

    European stocks opened slightly lower this morning, with little to catalyse markets in terms of world news, economic data or...

  38. 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...

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