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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. The bizarre tactic is part of William Hill’s efforts to exploit a dispute between two of its competitors – Ladbrokes-Coral and Betfred – and horse-racing TV channel the Racing Partnership. ...
Wimbledon was the most attended UK sport event in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 09:14:01 AM
...."The fact that the total is so high, despite the absence of hosting any major one-off global events, is a reflection of the UK public's enduring appetite for watching live sport," said Mr Jones, a partner in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. Football was followed by horse-racing meetings - such as Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival - and equestrian events (7. ...
JP McManus tax refund demand rejected by US authority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of June 2016 06:21:32 PM
....”. The Limerick-born horse-racing tycoon began his working life in the family construction plant hire firm before becoming an on-course bookmaker at the local greyhound track. ...
Sportech receives takeover approach from Canadian rival image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 14th of August 2015 04:48:07 PM
.... . The British company, which also runs sports bars in Connecticut and provides betting technology to the horse-racing industry, is engaged a long-running £97m battle with the taxman over VAT on its Spot the Ball game, with a Court of Appeal hearing on the matter scheduled for November. ...
'Crucified' Tsipras capitulates to draconian measures after 17 hours of late night talks: as it happened image This included "four wide-body Airbus jets, a state lottery, a state horse-racing concession and sports book, stakes in a casino, several ports, a national post office, two water companies, a nickel miner and smelter, a munitions maker, electricity and gas monopolies, a telecommunications operator, shares in a half dozen banks, hundreds of miles of roads, a defunct airport, old Olympic venues and thousands of acres of land, including magnificent stretches of Greece's famed coast". ...
Déjà vu for Ladbrokes investors as bookie gambles on mega-merger image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 27th of June 2015 04:19:47 PM
.... Bookies were relieved when Labour, which had threatened even tougher measures on FOBTs, lost the general election, but the Conservative victory does not necessarily offer much respite. In March, George Osborne, the Chancellor, said he would press ahead with the introduction of a horse-racing right, which would replace the levy and ensure that offshore online operations contribute some of their profits to the sport. ...
Ladbrokes and Gala Coral in merger talks image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of June 2015 09:19:59 PM
.... As a result of the talks, Mr Mullen, who joined the bookmaker in April, said he could delay his strategic review scheduled for June 30. The chief executive had brought the review forward shortly after he arrived, after revealing operating profits more than halved in just three months, as the group was knocked by unfavourable football and horse-racing results. ...
How match fixers can cripple a sport image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 17th of May 2015 08:59:36 PM
....Ex-West Brom and Grenada striker Facey was found guilty of conspiring to bribe non-league players. But football is not alone - cricket, snooker, and horse-racing, to name a few - have all been hit by scandals in recent years. ...
William Hill takes £16m hit from taxes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of April 2015 06:52:50 AM
.... . Rival Ladbrokes announced yesterday that profits had been knocked by unfavourable football and horse-racing results. ...
Ladbrokes profit knocked by adverse gambling results image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:15:14 AM
.... . Operating profits at under-pressure Ladbrokes more than halved in just three months, as the group was knocked by unfavourable football and horse-racing results. ...
A go-alone Scottish economy is viable but would it be any better? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of September 2014 07:38:53 PM
.... First, for all the numbers and letterheads, they are not the word of God. They are a cross between a commentary and a forecast: think of a horse-racing tip without the colourful names, or Simon Heffer with more graphs. ...
Paddy Power hit harder than 'John Cleese divorce' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of August 2014 11:07:31 AM
.... . Many results at this year's Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot also went the way of horse-racing fans. ...
Is horse racing entering the final furlong? image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of August 2014 07:30:06 PM
.... Long coats and hats usually reserved for jump-racing fixtures such as the Cheltenham Festival had to be dusted off for the Ebor Festival, one of Yorkshire’s most prestigious racing events, which came to a close on Saturday afternoon. But the changeable weather was not the only thing to be sending a chill through the horse-racing industry. ...
William Hill boss: journey to the top is a 'long haul' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 2nd of August 2014 03:12:28 PM
.... . It was here that a young Henderson “got the thrill” of a sport that had always played a big part in his childhood thanks to his father, “a horse-racing fanatic”. ...
James Henderson confirmed as new William Hill CEO image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 4th of July 2014 01:34:48 PM
.... . A lover of horse-racing, Mr Henderson has stayed with the company ever since and has risen through the ranks, taking on many of the roles that Mr Topping himself held, including overseeing the bookmaker’s online business and retail division, before getting the top job. ...
James Moore: High property prices may damage the capital but so could rash solutions image
.... After a revolving door at the top with a bewildering array of both chairmen and chief executives stopping off to pick up a few quid before departing, things seem to have settled down a bit. Perhaps the company’s coterie of big-gun investors, which include the likes of the billionaire currency trader Joe Lewis and the horse-racing magnate John Magnier, have realised the benefits of allowing their investment to plot a steady course for a while. ...

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