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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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