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  1. Fast FT

    May 3, 2016

    Leicester stings William Hill with biggest ever payout

    Own goal. Bookmaker William Hill has made its biggest payout on record after English football’s Leicester City...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. April 5, 2016

    Dealmakers see wealth of opportunity in other people’s money

    What should private equity partners do with their millions? Or, more specifically, their spare millions — the ones they...

  4. April 4, 2016

    William Hill backs NYX takeover of OpenBet

    William Hill and rival bookmaker Sky Bet are to help fund a £270m takeover of sports betting software company OpenBet...

  5. Fast FT

    April 4, 2016

    William Hill and SkyBet team up on Openbet and NYX deals

    British bookie William Hill has teamed up with rival SkyBet to invest in Canadian gaming supplier NYX and a £270m...

  6. March 23, 2016

    William Hill shares fall on profit warning

    Shares in William Hill suffered their biggest one-day fall since the financial crisis after the bookmaker issued a...

  7. Fast FT

    March 23, 2016

    Opening Quote: Candour from Sports Direct; Cheltenham rumbles bookies

    Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley may have been a little too direct with the media, William Hill is licking its wounds after...

  8. Fast FT

    March 23, 2016

    William Hill shares drop 13.5% after warning

    Shares in William Hill have fallen 13.5 per cent to 320 pence, its biggest one-day fall since the depths of the...

  9. FT Alphaville

    March 23, 2016

    FT Opening Quote

    Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley may have been a little too direct with the media, William Hill is licking its wounds after...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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....

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. Fast FT

    February 26, 2016

    William Hill profits eroded by tax hikes

    William Hill suffered a hefty fall in operating profit in 2015, as a large rise in taxes on gambling in the UK ate a...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. January 29, 2016

    Bingo hall revival and online gambling boost Rank

    Online casino gambling and the revival of the UK bingo hall helped lift first-half revenues at Rank, the leisure group....

  21. January 14, 2016

    William Hill: no sure thing

    Bookies want customers to have a fine time, right up until the results come in. Revenue is what the punter loses. The...

  22. January 14, 2016

    William Hill overhauls online management team

    Bookmaker William Hill has overhauled the management of its online business after problems with a key new technology...

  23. Fast FT

    January 14, 2016

    William Hill reshuffles online team

    William Hill is reshuffling the management at its key online business as the UK bookmaker, which was once furlongs...

  24. December 9, 2015

    Bookmakers to install warning software in betting terminals

    Britain’s bookmakers have promised to install software on gaming machines that would flag up addicted customers. The...

  25. November 6, 2015

    Boardroom trades at Meggitt, William Hill, BT Group

    Two senior directors bought shares in Meggitt amid the equity rout of late summer, only to disprove the theory that...

  26. November 5, 2015

    Bookmakers bank on algorithms

    Dom Hall used to work as a trader at an electronic market maker. Today the maths graduate applies his skills to a job...

  27. October 23, 2015

    Higher taxes hit William Hill earnings

    William Hill shares fell more than 6 per cent in early trading after the bookmaker warned its full-year revenues would...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. August 7, 2015

    William Hill: longer odds

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

  32. August 7, 2015

    William Hill profits fall by a third as higher taxes bite

    A huge tax hit and a lack of sparkle in any of its main businesses saw first-half profits fall by more than a third at...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 18, 2015

    FT Opening Quote - Poundland breaks a billion

    Sales at the discount retailer pass a big landmark, Playtech is raising £250m and Gordon Brown is having more troubles...

  37. June 1, 2015

    Playtech deal highlights links with Israeli tech sector

    Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi may be known in London as the man who owns most of Camden Market but his latest deal...

  38. June 1, 2015

    Cameron seeks to reward stealth Tories with Lloyds share sale

    Conservatism was the love that dared not speak its name in last month’s election. Stealth Tories confounded pollsters...

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