1. GBp

    356.60

    Today's change

    -4.30 / -1.19%

    1 year change

    -9.17%

    As of Dec 24 2014 12:36 GMT. Data delayed by at least 15 minutes.

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  1. 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 spring...

  2. 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 announced...

  1. 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...

  2. 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 it...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. October 21, 2014

    World Cup drives revenues at William Hill

    World Cup betting drove up revenues at William Hill, helping the bookmaker to an 89 per cent increase in third-quarter...

  6. October 1, 2014

    UK betting industry coy about calling outcome of 2015 election

    If the political betting markets are correct, Ukip will triumph in the Clacton by-election, Boris Johnson will see off...

  7. September 30, 2014

    Betting operators back pre-watershed TV ban on gambling ads

    The proliferation of gambling advertising on Premier League and other televised football matches is raising concerns among...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 is...

  10. September 15, 2014

    Britain’s biggest bookmakers to create gambling watchdog

    Britain’s biggest bookmakers are creating a self-regulatory body to impose tougher standards on the industry as they seek to...

  11. September 7, 2014

    Bookmaker sees surge in Yes backing

    McBookie.com, a Scottish online betting website primed to service the gambling needs of diehard football fans, has never...

  12. August 12, 2014

    Pru’s recurring Thiam risks joining the establishment

    So much for never intruding on private grief. Tidjane Thiam has once again told the City that Prudential should have bought...

  13. August 1, 2014

    William Hill pre-tax profits down 15% despite World Cup fever

    A record-breaking World Cup provided some relief for William Hill as strict new regulations and increased duty in the UK...

  14. July 24, 2014

    Bookies lose on UK gambling tax proposals

    The threat of a new gambling tax sent William Hill and Ladbrokes slumping on Thursday. The bookmakers dropped after the...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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....

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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