1. GBp

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    Today's change

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    1 year change

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    As of Aug 28 2015 16:39 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 7, 2015

    William Hill: longer odds

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

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. May 18, 2015

    Market gives Plus500 a C-minus for glitch that points to related flaw

    The models that appear in adverts for own-account financial trading always look sleekly knowing. We never see them...

  11. May 18, 2015

    Amaya Gaming joins high-stakes battle for bwin.party

    Leading online gambling companies are competing to buy bwin.party digital entertainment, one of the few acquisition...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. April 23, 2015

    William Hill first-quarter profits hit by tax on betting terminals

    William Hill weathered a storm of unfavourable sports results in the first quarter of the year but Britain’s largest...

  15. April 22, 2015

    Punters place more bets on Ed Miliband as UK prime minister

    Gamblers are starting to favour Labour’s Ed Miliband to become the next prime minister as opinion polls show no sign of...

  16. 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...

  17. March 24, 2015

    888 betting on industry consolidation, says chief

    888 Holdings, the Gibraltar-based gambling company which William Hill failed to buy last month, has insisted it is game...

  18. 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...

  19. March 16, 2015

    Justifiable tilt at Alliance Trust will succeed if anyone’s for Dennis

    A volley of tomatoes. A fusillade of dried peas. Once again Alliance Trust, the Walter the Softy of investment, is...

  20. March 16, 2015

    Gala Coral prepares for IPO following general election

    Gala Coral, the UK bookmaker, is preparing for an initial public offering following the general election, according to...

  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 9, 2015

    Bookmakers fear havoc on Cheltenham Festival’s opening day

    Willie Mullins, the most successful Irish trainer in the history of the Cheltenham Festival, could wreak havoc on the...

  23. February 27, 2015

    Happy punters give William Hill worst week

    William Hill said it experienced its worst-ever week of trading in January, and reported a dip in full-year profits for...

  24. February 16, 2015

    Brazilian corruption claim crystallises Rolls’s goodwill challenge

    An old, cynical and accurate maxim of journalism is that businesses are friendliest when they have most reason to fear...

  25. February 16, 2015

    William Hill: game over

    William Hill, the UK’s best-rated big bookmaker has suffered a bittersweet setback. Israeli shareholders have rejected...

  26. February 16, 2015

    888 Holdings rejects £700m William Hill approach

    Takeover talks between William Hill and 888 Holdings collapsed on Monday, after one of 888’s founders refused to back a...

  27. February 13, 2015

    Week in Review, February 14

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Luxury groups’ fortunes diverge in...

  28. 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...

  29. February 10, 2015

    William Hill bets on 888 with £700m offer

    William Hill is in talks to acquire 888 Holdings in a £700m deal that would give the UK’s biggest-listed betting...

  30. February 2, 2015

    Battle of two Uniteds shows financial gulf in UK football

    On Tuesday, Cambridge United will travel up to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United in an FA Cup fourth-round...

  31. January 20, 2015

    William Hill consolidates Australia brands in growth push

    Shares in UK bookmaker William Hill — whose latest trading update was last night accidentally released to analysts in...

  32. January 15, 2015

    US fantasy sports games remain a gamble

    Killian Jones watched the lucrative online gaming market emerge as a UK equities analyst in the late 2000s, then...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. December 1, 2014

    UK study spotlights problem gamblers

    An official study of betting machine behaviour has found it is possible to identify patterns of play that distinguish...

  36. November 3, 2014

    UK bookmakers criticised over betting machine measures

    Bookmakers have made another stab at protecting punters from the potential dangers of betting machines. But critics say...

  37. October 31, 2014

    Australian betting market off to the races

    It was February 2009 and Australia’s A$22bn (US$19bn) betting market had recently opened to foreign competitors. Irish...

  38. 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...

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