“It is clear to me that the GalaCoral and Playtech shareholders are the big winners here with Ladbrokes shareholders once again paying the price of management ineptitude,” Dermot Desmond said. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Dermot Desmond will challenge Ladbrokes’s and Coral’s agreement to pay their partner Playtech €106 million, in a bid to have the pair’s €3.3 billion (...)

CRH gained 1.07%  to close at €27.39 after more than 880,000 of its shares changed hands in Dublin

European stocks declined as commodity producers slid on a stronger dollar, with healthcare and leisure-related shares also falling. DUBLIN Index hea(...)

Gambling technology company Playtech said it was terminating its agreement to buy retail forex trading company Plus500 Ltd as it was unlikely to obtain approval for the deal from UK’s Financial Conduct Authority by end-December.
Playtech terminates Plus500 deal

Gambling technology company Playtech said it was terminating its agreement to buy retail forex trading company Plus500 Ltd as it was unlikely to obta(...)

Gaming technology company Playtech said it intended to challenge the decision of the Central Bank of Ireland opposing its $105-million acquisition of Ava Trade. Photo: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Gaming technology company Playtech said it intended to challenge the decision of the Central Bank of Ireland opposing its $105-million (€94 million) a(...)

The company, which operates 20 stores in the Republic, said it recorded a positive performance in Ireland from the Cheltenham Festival

Bookmaker Ladbrokes recorded net revenues for its Irish operations which were down 12.8 per cent in the first quarter of 2014 The company attributed t(...)

Ladbrokes said operating profit would take a hit in the first half of 2014 due to upgrades to its online service. Photo: Bloomberg News

Britain’s second-biggest bookmaker, Ladbrokes, said operating profit would take a hit in the first half of 2014 due to upgrades to its online (...)

Ladbrokes’ customers shunned betting shops during July’s heatwave, contributing to a slide in first half operating profit which underscored the need t(...)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie

Online gambling is set to become a reality in New Jersey, which recently legalised the practice, late this year or early 2014. The precise timi(...)