1. GBp

    380.60

    Today's change

    1.60 / +0.42%

    1 year change

    +0.55%

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  1. 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...

  2. 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 a bad...

  1. 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 the...

  2. 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 deal...

  3. 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...

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    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 a...

  5. 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 operator a...

  6. 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 replay....

  7. 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...

  8. 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 decided to...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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....

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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....

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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