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  1. 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...

  2. FT Data

    January 7, 2014

    Cicada 3301: Epiphany is upon you (or maybe not)

    If you follow a certain section of the internet, over the last day your news feed has probably been buzzing with obscure...

  1. September 27, 2011

    Game Group losses widen as sales slide

    Game Group warned that the video games market had been “tougher than we expected” as the specialist retailer revealed a 10...

  2. August 21, 2011

    Thaïs, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

    To the wider world, Massenet means not Manon or Werther but the Meditation from Thaïs, a beautifully spun violin melody that...

  3. July 31, 2011

    Glynn ready to deliver at Ladbrokes

    For an outgoing man, Richard Glynn has been surprisingly reticent since he took over as chief executive of Ladbrokes 15...

  4. January 29, 2011

    Minister to reveal Tote bidding shortlist

    The government will on Monday announce the long-awaited shortlist of bidders for the Tote betting shops and pool business,...

  5. December 10, 2010

    Tote’s runners and riders line up

    The deadline for first round bids for the Tote came and went on Friday and if this was a horse race, the quantity and...

  6. November 8, 2010

    Debenhams chief set to join Gala Coral

    Robert Templeman, the chief executive of Debenhams is set to become the new non-executive chairman of Gala Coral, the...

  7. September 21, 2010

    Quintain rings the changes

    Christopher Bell, Quintain director With Quintain Estates’ share price trading at a significant discount to its net asset...

  8. May 15, 2010

    Gibraltar move pays off for Ladbrokes

    Ladbrokes reaped the benefit of last year's move of its sportsbook operations to Gibraltar, reporting a 3 per cent rise in...

  9. May 14, 2010

    Gibraltar move pays off for Ladbrokes

    Ladbrokes reaped the benefit of last year’s move of its sportsbook operations to Gibraltar, reporting a 3 per cent rise in...

  10. May 11, 2010

    Zygos zooms

    The Zygos headhunting team is keeping up the tradition of late co-founder John Viney , notching up a couple of large scalps...

  11. April 22, 2010

    Game over as chiefs quit retailer

    Shares in Game Group fell 12 per cent yesterday after it confirmed that two of its most senior executives were quitting the...

  12. April 21, 2010

    Game over as chiefs quit retailer

    Shares in Game Group fell 12 per cent on Wednesday after it confirmed that two of its most senior executives were quitting...

  13. April 21, 2010

    Senior executives poised to quit Game

    Game Group is likely to announce that its two most senior executives are quitting the business when it reports its annual...

  14. April 20, 2010

    Senior executives poised to quit Game

    Game Group is likely to announce that its two most senior executives are quitting the business when it reports its annual...

  15. March 31, 2010

    Glynn gets lucrative Ladbrokes hello

    Ladbrokes has handed Richard Glynn, its new chief executive, a "golden hello" of £1.75m in shares and offered him the carrot...

  16. March 30, 2010

    Ladbrokes offers chief £1.75m ‘golden hello’

    Ladbrokes has handed Richard Glynn, its new chief executive, a “golden hello” of £1.75m in shares and offered him the carrot...

  17. March 29, 2010

    Ladbrokes set to hire online veteran

    Ladbrokes, the UK's largest bookmaker, is poised to hire Richard Glynn, chairman of Sporting Index, the spread betting...

  18. March 28, 2010

    Ladbrokes set to hire online veteran

    Ladbrokes, the UK’s largest bookmaker, is poised to hire Richard Glynn, chairman of Sporting Index, the spread betting...

  19. March 20, 2010

    Off to the races

    Cheltenham proved a gold mine for the bookies this week - with just one favourite romping home - but it was a bittersweet...

  20. February 19, 2010

    Ladbrokes forecasts World Cup gambling frenzy

    Ladbrokes is predicting a betting frenzy on the World Cup this summer, with Chris Bell, the departing chief executive,...

  21. February 18, 2010

    Ladbrokes forecasts World Cup gambling frenzy

    Azzurri heaven: Ladbrokes expects a sharp increase in wagers for this year’s tournament compared with 2006 (above) when...

  22. January 27, 2010

    Footsie ends losing streak as investors bet on bookmakers

    Bookmakers were in demand yesterday as the FTSE 100 narrowly avoided its worst losing run in nearly a year.William Hilland...

  23. January 27, 2010

    Ladbrokes says tax rise would close shops

    Betting shops face a fight for survival unless the government makes it easier for them to compete, Ladbrokes' chief...

  24. January 26, 2010

    Ladbrokes says tax rise would close shops

    Betting shops face a fight for survival unless the government makes it easier for them to compete, Ladbrokes’s chief...

  25. January 26, 2010

    FTSE heads up as investors bet on bookmakers

    Bookmakers were in demand on Tuesday as the FTSE 100 narrowly avoided its worst losing run in nearly a year.William Hill and...

  26. January 16, 2010

    The big stories

    Man Utd own goal Manchester United, reigning Premier League champions, scored a financial own goal this week, announcing...

  27. January 13, 2010

    Low audience numbers for Eric

    While RBS boss Stephen Hester attracted a full room on Tuesday morning at the Treasury committee meeting, the audience...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2010

    Corporate change and cash calls

    It’s obviously coincidental, but isn’t it funny how often management change follows an unpopular cash call? It happened at...

  29. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2010

    Ladbrokes seeks new chief

    Ladbrokes, the UK bookmaker, will on Tuesday announce it is seeking a new chief executive after Chris Bell decided he would...

  30. January 12, 2010

    Ladbrokes to seek new chief

    Ladbrokes will today announce it is searching for a new chief executive after Chris Bell decided he would step down from the...

  31. January 11, 2010

    Ladbrokes to seek runners for new chief

    Ladbrokes said Chris Bell’s departure as its chief executive was by mutual agreement Ladbrokes on Tuesday announced it was...

  32. December 21, 2009

    Ladbrokes to go online in Italy

    Ladbrokes will launch online poker in Italy early in the new year, to be followed by casino and bingo games, as the...

  33. October 10, 2009

    The big name

    Chris Bell Chief executive, Ladbrokes Chris Bell, Ladbrokes' chief executive, will have his work cut out to regain investor...

  34. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2009

    Ladbrokes in £275m cash call

    A collapse in Q3 profits combined with receding prospects of renewing lending facilities on keen terms prompted UK bookmaker...

  35. October 9, 2009

    Ladbrokes makes £275m cash call

    A collapse in third-quarter profits combined with receding prospects of renewing lending facilities on keen terms prompted...

  36. October 7, 2009

    Ladbrokes launches £275m cash call

    Fundraising goal: Ladbrokes joins rival William Hill and others in sector with its rights issue A collapse in third-quarter...

  37. August 7, 2009

    Now all bets are off

    Bad luck if you bet last autumn that William Hill and Ladbrokes were recession-resistant. William Hill reported a 9 per...

  38. August 7, 2009

    Ladbrokes feels pain of betting slip

    Increasingly cautious gamblers have cut back on their wagers, bruising profits at Ladbrokes and forcing the bookmaker to...

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