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  1. August 28, 2014

    Cameron to warn of economic threat from Scotland Yes vote

    David Cameron will re-enter the Scottish independence campaign on Thursday warning that much of the nation’s industry could...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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....

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. January 17, 2014

    Gaming machines boost William Hill sales

    William Hill on Friday underlined the importance of controversial gaming machines to its sales, reporting a 3 per cent rise...

  8. October 3, 2013

    William Hill faces battle to make up shortfall this year

    Adverse sporting results coupled with sluggish betting activity in its shops pushed William Hill’s operating profit £20m...

  9. August 9, 2013

    William Hill pursues Australian expansion

    William Hill, the world’s largest listed betting company by market value, has continued its expansion in Australia with the...

  10. August 2, 2013

    Acquisitive William Hill ramps up revenues

    A flurry of recent acquisitions lifted first-half revenues at William Hill, as chief executive Ralph Topping promised to...

  11. June 3, 2013

    UK directors’ deals: Prudential, William Hill, Halfords, Zincox

    The men from the Pru have shown deft timing in making share disposals. Seven Prudential directors sold a significant...

  12. April 19, 2013

    Wm Hill bet on Playtech buyout pays off

    William Hill showed investors what they can expect in return for helping to fund the buyout of online joint venture partner...

  13. March 1, 2013

    William Hill buys out partner Playtech

    William Hill’s market value will reach £5bn in five years’ time as new expansion opportunities emerge, its chief executive...

  14. January 29, 2013

    William Hill boosted by online gambling

    Surging demand for online gambling has boosted profits by a fifth at William Hill, as the gambling company warned that...

  15. January 21, 2013

    Stobart outsources non-exec chairmanship

    Can the interests of investors be served by selective blindness to guidelines meant to protect them? Influential fund...

  16. December 20, 2012

    William Hill tables Sportingbet offer

    William Hill has tabled its long-awaited formal offer for Sportingbet and described the deal as laying the foundation for...

  17. November 15, 2012

    Ladbrokes to offer limits on machine use

    Ladbrokes will allow gamblers to set limits on the amount of time and money they spend on machines in their betting shops,...

  18. October 19, 2012

    William Hill seeks price for Playtech stake

    William Hill is considering a buyout of its online gambling joint-venture with Playtech, having said it will start the...

  19. July 27, 2012

    Rapid online growth boosts William Hill

    Shares in William Hill enjoyed their best session in almost three years after the bookmaker posted a 13 per cent jump in...

  20. June 22, 2012

    Nevada gaming green light for William Hill

    William Hill’s foray into the US market can begin after the Nevada Gaming Commission granted the bookmaker non-restricted...

  21. May 11, 2012

    Chief executives feel heat over pay

    The newfound shareholder militancy over corporate pay and performance turned even more pugnacious this week, as another...

  22. May 8, 2012

    Pay votes are bad proxies for investors’ wider gripes

    If you insist on sending messages in code, accept that not everyone will understand them. Last week investors used a vote on...

  23. May 8, 2012

    William Hill latest to feel pay backlash

    William Hill became the latest company to feel the anger of shareholders over executive pay, after chief executive Ralph...

  24. May 6, 2012

    Britain to bolster investors’ say on pay

    Plans to give shareholders more power over boardroom pay will be given centre stage in the Queen’s Speech, as highly paid...

  25. April 20, 2012

    Small caps: Bahamas hit by permit doubts

    Bahamas Petroleum fell 26.8 per cent to 7½p on Friday after local reports suggested its permits to drill for oil in the...

  26. April 20, 2012

    William Hill confident as profit rises 19%

    William Hill said that it was “confident” of its prospects for the year ahead, as it announced that operating profits rose...

  27. February 24, 2012

    William Hill and Playtech in exit discussions

    William Hill said it was in talks about parting ways with Playtech, its online joint venture partner, after it was forced to...

  28. January 19, 2012

    Ladbrokes buys stake in US gambling group

    Ladbrokes has bought a Las Vegas-based gambling company in anticipation of the US moving towards allowing a regulated sports...

  29. November 8, 2011

    Relations go sour for William Hill and Playtech

    William Hill’s rocky relationship with its joint venture partner, Playtech, the gambling group’s online software provider...

  30. October 27, 2011

    William Hill on track despite profit fall

    William Hill said it was on track to meet analysts’ end-of-year forecasts despite a steep drop in third-quarter earnings....

  31. August 5, 2011

    William Hill shares rise against trend

    William Hill shares rose more than 2 per cent in a bear market on Friday after interim earnings that beat analyst...

  32. June 13, 2011

    William Hill expects fallout over chief’s pay

    William Hill chairman Gareth Davis said he expected shareholders to “express some concern” at the golden handcuffs deal...

  33. May 3, 2011

    William Hill buys US gambling firm for $14m

    William Hill picked up another US gambling asset when it announced plans to buy a regulated sports betting business...

  34. April 21, 2011

    Favourable football results lift William Hill

    A lack of disposable income has failed to deter punters from having a flutter at William Hill’s betting shops, helping the...

  35. April 14, 2011

    William Hill moves into US market

    William Hill has agreed to buy two land-based sports betting businesses in Nevada for a total of $39m. The UK’s biggest...

  36. April 8, 2011

    Sporting chance for Topping blog

    Always good for a few punchy words of wisdom, William Hill chief executive Ralph Topping has launched his own blog after...

  37. February 25, 2011

    William Hill comes in at top of expectations

    William Hill, the bookmaker, has announced results for 2010 which were at the top end of expectations and saw nearly a...

  38. January 19, 2011

    William Hill raises forecasts on online bets

    Strong growth in online gambling and the increased use of its in-store gaming machines led William Hill to reveal on...

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