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....Rightmove also announced that Peter Brooks-Johnson, currently the company's chief operating officer, would take over as chief executive when Nick McKittrick retires in May. Shares in William Hill were up 2. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The man tipped to lead the UK’s second-biggest bookmaker has broken ranks with the industry by offering support for a curb on TV gambling adverts. Betting companies have largely rejected suggestions that their ads are seen by too many vulnerable people and children, but William Hill’s finance director said he understood people’s concerns. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Standup chancellor shuns sit-down with Tyrie image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 07:00:17 AM
.... But every now and again favourites romp home all week, which can ruin the year for gambling investors. After the 2016 festival, William Hill warned on profits following a shocking Cheltenham – while Ladbrokes did the same in 2013 – with both using the excuse that results in the west country had gone against them. ...
William Hill's potential next CEO backs curbs on TV gambling adverts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 05:53:03 PM
....The man tipped to lead the UK’s second-biggest bookmaker has broken ranks with the industry by offering support for a curb on TV gambling adverts. Betting companies have largely rejected suggestions that their ads are seen by too many vulnerable people and children, but William Hill’s finance director said he understood people’s concerns. ...
RBS leads FTSE 100 lower as losses mount image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 09:10:51 AM
....Rightmove also announced that Peter Brooks-Johnson, currently the company's chief operating officer, would take over as chief executive when Nick McKittrick retires in May. Shares in William Hill were up 2. ...
William Hill tells staff to shine torches through rival bookies' windows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 06:12:54 PM
. William Hill has been accused of “appalling” behaviour after encouraging torch-waving staff to visit rival bookmakers and lure gamblers into its own shops with the promise of free bets. ...
FTSE 100 index closes at another record high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 09:35:43 AM
....Last month, the company warned that building delays in the run-up to Christmas would hit profits. Among individual shares, William Hill shares fell 1. ...
William Hill profits hit by 'customer friendly' results image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 08:20:03 AM
. UK bookmaker William Hill has said profits will be at the low end of forecasts following "unfavourable" football and horseracing results. ...
Courtside gambling ads dumped from Australian Open image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 05:44:59 AM
. Controversial courtside ads for UK bookmaker William Hill have been dumped from next month's Australian Open tennis tournament. ...
MPs recommend clampdown on fixed-odds betting machines image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 01:04:05 PM
....But industry body the Association of British Bookmakers said the group of MPs was "a kangaroo court". Shares in William Hill fell more than 7% and Ladbrokes Coral shares fell more than 6% after the MPs' announcement. ...
Capita shares plunge after profit warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of December 2016 09:18:21 AM
....In the FTSE 250, shares in bookmakers were hit after MPs recommended that the maximum amount gamblers can stake on fixed-odds betting machines should be cut from £100 to £2. Shares in William Hill dropped 7% and Ladbrokes Coral shares fell 4. ...
Bond bubble could burst with explosive impact image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 08:06:30 PM
....It should not be news that a gambling company is appointing to its board some non-executives with experience of the gambling industry. It is at William Hill, where the boardroom is currently populated by non-specialists, a shortcoming that was cruelly exposed when shareholders shot down the board’s half-baked idea of exploring a £4. ...
FTSE 100 bolstered by housebuilder Taylor Wimpey image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:30:51 AM
.... The company also announced it was buying a 97% stake in French gas business Gaz Europeen. Shares in William Hill were up 1. ...
William Hill and Amaya abandon merger talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 06:26:53 AM
. British bookmaker William Hill and Amaya, owner of the world's biggest online poker business, have ended talks of a possible £4. ...
Ladbrokes-Coral sells shops to Betfred and Stan James image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 06:47:53 AM
....The two bookmakers said they would seek approval from the CMA to complete the merger once they sell one further shop. Ladbrokes and Gala Coral are the UK's second and third largest retail betting firms, behind William Hill. ...
William Hill shares rise as investor rejects merger plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 07:57:02 AM
. Shares in William Hill have risen after the betting company's largest shareholder said it would oppose any merger deal with Canada's Amaya. ...
William Hill in £4.5bn merger talks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 10:52:36 AM
. William Hill is in talks to merge with the owner of poker websites Full Tilt and PokerStars in a deal worth about £4. ...
FTSE 100 back above 7,000 as pound slides image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 07:58:57 AM
....7% lower. In the FTSE 250, shares in William Hill and Ladbrokes were both lower after a report in the Times said gambling companies could be banned from advertising on TV during the day. ...
Bets are off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of September 2016 11:34:47 PM
....Ask any bookmaker, though, and they will tell you it is not a big event for them. William Hill, the UK's biggest betting firm, took a "couple of million pounds" in bets from the Rio Olympics, but is expecting less than £150,000 from the Paralympics. ...
FTSE 100 dips but Easyjet higher on bid speculation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of August 2016 08:10:31 AM
....23, with little company news about to move the market. In the FTSE 250, William Hill shares rose 5% after it raised its full-year profit outlook. ...
William Hill bidders abandon three-way deal plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 04:17:08 PM
. 888 Holdings and Rank have withdrawn a proposed three-way tie-up with William Hill. ...
William Hill rejects revised offer from Rank and 888 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 07:08:23 AM
. Bookmaker William Hill has rejected a revised takeover approach from 888 and Rank, saying it still "substantially" undervalues the company. ...

All bets are off as Rank and 888 weigh up fresh bid for William Hill
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of August 2016 07:10:00 PM
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William Hill in gambling takeover spat with Rank and 888 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of August 2016 11:27:19 AM
. Bookmaker William Hill has again firmly rebuffed 888 Holdings and Rank Group, after the latter reiterated the case for their unsolicited £3. ...

William Hill deal 'blindingly obvious', claims Rank boss
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 07:06:30 PM
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888 founder's son attacks William Hill for spurning takeover bid
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 02:00:47 PM

William Hill rejects £3.2bn takeover bid from Rank and 888
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:37:45 AM
William Hill profits fall despite football bet boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of August 2016 10:08:02 AM
. A winning streak in football was not enough to rescue half-year profits at betting firm William Hill. ...
Ladbrokes-Gala Coral must sell 350-400 shops to clear merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 07:00:44 AM
....The Competition and Markets Authority identified 642 local areas where it said the merger would hit competition. Ladbrokes and Gala Coral are the UK's second and third largest retail bookmakers, behind William Hill. ...

William Hill is lukewarm on ambitious three-way merger deal
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 05:41:51 PM
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William Hill approached by 888 and Rank for gambling merger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 06:36:19 PM
. UK betting firm William Hill has been approached by rival gambling companies 888 and Rank Group about a merger. ...

Gambling groups Rank and 888 in takeover bid for William Hill
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 24th of July 2016 02:43:25 PM

Angela Eagle told by police not to meet constituents as Jeremy Corbyn warns all MPs could face reselection 
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....Conventional wisdom has it that the beneficiary will again be Jeremy Corbyn who was propelled to an overwhelming victory in last year's contest with the support of the £3 members. Bookmakers William Hill responded by slashing their odds of another Corbyn victory from 4/11 to 1/8. ...
Bookies got EU vote wrong, Ladbrokes says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of June 2016 07:00:08 AM
....More than £40m was gambled in the biggest political betting event in British history. William Hill said one woman in central London placed her first ever bet by putting £100,000 on the UK voting to stay, while another woman, from Kingston, south-west London, gambled for the first time by staking £10,000 on leave. ...
Business winners and losers from the Euro 2016 tournament image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of June 2016 04:38:36 PM
....The World Cup and European Championships are the biggest events in the bookmaking calendar and Leicester City’s surprise Premier League win is expected to have boosted interest in football betting. For the listed players Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and William Hill navigating the tournament successfully can make or break their financial year. ...
The big gamble: the dangerous world of British betting shops | Tom Lamont image
....It is a rare British high street that has not come to be kitted out, today, in the colours of the bookmakers. In every town, on every retail row, the routine sweep of bank and salon and shrunken supermarket will be studded at almost mathematical intervals by the red of a Ladbrokes storefront or the blue and yellow of a William Hill, likely as well by the blue of a Coral, the blue and red of a Betfred, the pale green of a Stan James or the clover-leaf shade of a Paddy Power. ...
Whoever wins, the EU vote has been a disastrous diversion image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 06:00:26 AM
....The betting market is interesting, but not entirely reassuring. William Hill tells me that the odds are now 6-1 on for our voting to remain in the EU. ...
City News: Smashburger, Ladbrokes, Moss Bros image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 02:56:00 PM
....The proposed merger would create Britain’s biggest bookmaker, with about 4,000 betting shops, but the CMA has identified 659 areas across the country where the deal could harm competition. Ladbrokes and Coral are currently the second and third-biggest betting operators after William Hill. ...
Ladbrokes/Coral merger may force sale of up to 400 betting shops image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of May 2016 06:45:10 AM
....Ladbrokes has more than 2,200 shops in the UK, while Coral has 1,850. A combination of the two companies would create Britain’s largest bookmaker by number of shops, leapfrogging the market leader, William Hill, which has almost 2,400. ...
Gordon Brown could knock out Boris Johnson in a Brexit bout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 15th of May 2016 05:59:17 AM
....For it seems to me that some of my fellow members in the Remain camp are manifesting signs of that traditional phenomenon known as “panic in the ranks”. Although bookmakers William Hill make Remain firm odds-on favourites – as I write, if you put £100 on Remain, and that is the outcome, you win only £30, whereas £100 on Brexit stands to win £300 – that is not what the opinion polls indicate. ...
William Hill pays out £3m to punters backing Leicester City image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:52:35 PM
. William Hill has paid out £3m to punters who backed Leicester City to win the Premier League, but the hit to the bookmaker was partly offset by good results from the rest of the season’s matches. ...
Leicester title odds prove an own goal for William Hill image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 8th of May 2016 11:31:00 AM
....Its revenues have been hit, too, by newer customers not betting as much or as frequently as they used to. Perennial relegation fodder Leicester has contributed to William Hill losing £2. ...
BHS pensioners are on the ropes, but Frank Field is in their corner image
.... What really happened was the bookies coined it in all season on the back of freak results, only to hand a fraction back last week. We may get a reality check on this on Wednesday, when William Hill gives a trading update and holds its annual general meeting – but don’t, er, bet on it. ...
Leicester won the league but the bookies were far from beaten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:22:26 PM
.... The part of the tale that is correct is that the Foxes’ triumph, at odds that started the season at 5,000-1, ensured a loss for most bookmakers on the thin market in predicting the outright winner of the Premier League. William Hill, for example, is paying out £3m for a net loss of £2. ...
Leicester won the league but the bookies were far from beaten image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 06:22:26 PM
.... The part of the tale that is correct is that the Foxes’ triumph, at odds that started the season at 5,000-1, ensured a loss for most bookmakers on the thin market in predicting the outright winner of the Premier League. William Hill, for example, is paying out £3m for a net loss of £2. ...
Bookies lose £60m after 'worst-ever' Cheltenham Festival image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of April 2016 11:26:31 AM
.... Former Barclays banker Rich Ricci, now a racehorse owner, scooped almost £400,000 atthe festival when three of his horses romped home. The racing results forced rival William Hill to issue a profit warning last month. ...
City news: Lloyd's, Odeon, B&Q and William Hill image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
...._____________________________________________________________. MORE than £350million was wiped from the value of William Hill after the bookmaker counted the cost of its worst Cheltenham Festival and new measures to curb problem gambling. ...
FTSE edges higher as AstraZeneca shrugs off drug disappointment image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 09:48:27 AM
....40 as Exane BNP Paribas moved from neutral to outperform. But bookmakers were on a losing streak after a profit warning from William Hill, down 49. ...
William Hill shares hit by profit alert image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 09:00:25 AM
William Hill issues profit warning after Cheltenham and online losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 23rd of March 2016 08:48:19 AM
. Dire horse racing results at the Cheltenham festival and high-value online customers imposing restrictions on their own gambling have triggered a profit warning for bookmaker William Hill. ...
Goldman Sachs: Brexit would hit banks and homebuilders most image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 06:43:51 PM
....Goldman’s list of companies likely to be worst hit because of their exposure to UK sales and investment features Wickes owner Travis Perkins, housebuilders Bovis, Persimmon, Barratt Developments, Bellway, Berkeley and Bellway, and property groups Intu, Great Portland Estates and Land Securities. Further down the list are more property groups, Shaftesbury and British Land, transport group Go-Ahead, pubs businesses Greene King and JD Wetherspoon, another builder in the form of Taylor Wimpey, retailers Next and Ted Baker, Legal & General and William Hill. ...
George Osborne’s austerity budgets show ever-diminishing returns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 20th of March 2016 08:59:35 AM
....Osborne’s austerity strategy was an expensive mistake and almost certainly contributed to the deterioration in the economy’s productivity. William Hill say that bets on Osborne to succeed Cameron have been conspicuously rare since Wednesday’s budget. ...
Oil firms and housebuilders climb but soft drinks decline after budget image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of March 2016 02:50:16 PM
....Bookmakers were relieved there were no new measures announced that would dampen their business, given talk of changes in the racing levy. Ladbrokes was up 5% and William Hill 3%. ...
The plane in Spain lifts IAG: Profits are soaring image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 27th of February 2016 11:29:00 AM
....-----------------------------------. BOOKIE William Hill’s dividend payout reaped the benefit of its sponsorship of this year’s Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. ...
William Hill blames gambling taxes for profit slide image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 10:59:27 AM
. Bookmaker William Hill has announced a drop in operating profit of 22% for 2015, blaming gambling taxes imposed on its UK online and retail businesses. ...
Can we predict Oscar winners using data analytics alone? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 12:00:03 AM
....Source: Cognizant/Clarabridge. It's worth noting that at the time of writing, bookies William Hill and Paddy Power both thought Spotlight had the next best chance of winning behind The Revenant. ...
Ladbrokes shares jump 6% despite £43m loss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 11:28:12 AM
.... If management can convince the market that its investment in online opex is driving sustainable active customer growth, then a re-rating of the stock will likely follow. We continue to think that the stock looks cheap and that the valuation gap with William Hill will likely narrow over time. ...
Ladbrokes reports its first loss in a decade  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 09:09:22 AM
.... . Last week, rival firm William Hill told regulators that the deal will harm competition in the bookmaking industry even if the pair agrees to sell swathes of betting shops. ...
The week ahead in business and finance image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 21st of February 2016 07:51:51 PM
.... Interim results: Tristel, Ricardo . Final results: IAG, William Hill, Intu Properties, IMI, Rightmove, FBD Holdings, Pearson, Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate . ...
William Hill warns merger of rivals will hit competition image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 06:29:34 PM
William Hill teams up with NYX for OpenBet bid image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 08:07:11 PM
. Britain's biggest bookmaker, William Hill, has teamed up with an American gambling technology company in the £300m bidding war for OpenBet. ...
Don’t bet against new superbookie hitting the front  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 08:46:19 PM
....2bn. It will also have a UK market share of about 18pc, ahead of William Hill with 15pc, driven by four million online customers and about 600 betting shops. ...
We are perfectly positioned within Europe. Why change it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 07:00:01 AM
.... But the opinion polls are worrying for us pro-Europeans, and the prime minister, although now apparently having stood up to be counted, is terrified of how migration will affect public opinion. I therefore draw solace from the fact that last week the odds at William Hill were 2-5 for a vote to stay in and 9-5 for Brexit. ...
William Hill confirms exit of online boss following troubled app launch image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 14th of January 2016 02:41:47 PM
. William Hill has parted ways with the head of its online business after the under-pressure bookmaker’s much-hyped revamp of its digital operations suffered teething problems last year. ...
FTSE 100 ends 2015 among world's worst performing markets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 05:08:47 PM
....Some analysts believe that the London stock market will struggle to achieve major gains in 2016. William Hill is offering odds of 7/2 that the FTSE 100 will be over 7,000 points in a year’s time, but only 6/4 that it finishes 2016 between 6,000 and 6,499 points. ...
Ladbrokes boss makes the biggest gamble of his career image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 27th of December 2015 05:30:31 PM
.... After leaving John Ogilvie High School in Hamilton in South Lanarkshire, Mullen studied computing at Glasgow Caledonian University, when he made a killing staking a considerable portion of his student grant on Celtic winning the double. Gambling aside, Mullen, who also has an MSc in software engineering, funded his student days working in a William Hill betting shop, and after graduating took a job at Celtic’s rival club, Rangers, developing its ticketing. ...
City news: Cinven buys shoe firm, AstraZeneca, Nurofen and CityFibre nets image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 07:57:00 PM
....It was set up in Bond Street in 1963 and operates out of 80 stores worldwide as well as 240 concessions, like Harrods. Cinven, which has held stakes in UK businesses including William Hill, is buying Kurt Geiger from US private equity firm Sycamore Partners. ...
Kurt Geiger bought by private equity group for £245m image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 12:46:29 PM
.... Its shoes and boots are regularly worn by celebrities such as the singer Rihanna. Cinven has had stakes in a number of well-known UK companies, including Allied Carpets, Fitness First, Gala Coral, Spire Healthcare, William Hill and United Biscuits. ...
'I'm buying miners - it's a calculated risk' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 08:01:56 AM
.... . Elsewhere, I have sold William Hill, which is another great business but is no longer dominating its marketplace. ...
Levy row opens gulf between bookies and horseracing image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 5th of December 2015 12:00:47 PM
.... It is falling even though digital firms Betfair, bet365 and 32Red voluntarily pay the levy. William Hill, Ladbrokes, Coral and Betfred last year also made an additional voluntary £4. ...
Ladbrokes chiefs scolded by Dermot Desmond at shareholder meeting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 02:26:34 PM
....8% of the company. “Shareholders won’t need me to remind them of the decline in the Ladbrokes share price, nor the fact that peers William Hill, Betfair and Paddy Power are 91%, 100% and 300% respectively ahead over that same period. ...
Shareholder opposition to merger of Ladbrokes and Coral mounts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of November 2015 08:30:40 PM
Meet the man who beat the bookies – and the banks. But the odds are against you image
.... If ever a gambler tried to talk me through the basics, I glazed over within seconds. But then this time last year my book, Played in London, was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. ...

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