Irish customers on Betfair placed 500,000 bets on the World Cup in Brazil

Online gambling exchange Betfair has reported a 40 per cent jump in Irish customers with soccer, racing and GAA sports proving popular with punters.Th(...)

Betfair operates an exchange that allows gamblers to bet against each other and has sought to attract more mainstream customers by developing products where the bookmaker sets the odds centrally

Betting on the soccer World Cup helped to drive quarterly revenues and profit at Betfair to record levels, the online gambling company said on Thursda(...)

Online gambling exchange Betfair said it wanted England to do well at the World Cup and boost its betting revenue after its annual profit beat forecasts. Photo: Bloomberg

Online gambling exchange Betfair said it wanted England to do well at the World Cup and boost its betting revenue after its annual profit beat forecas(...)

Betfair, which operates an exchange that allows gamblers to bet against each other, has been slimming down its operations and cutting costs under chief executive Breon Corcoran. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Online gambling exchange Betfair said today it was on course to reach the top end of its profit guidance as investments in Italy and New Jersey(...)

Betfair launched online casino operations in New Jersey late last month and is seeking to set up a betting exchange in Italy. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Online betting exchange Betfair said it was looking to expand in Italy and the United States after reporting a 16 per cent rise in underlying profit i(...)

Betfair’s decision to pull out of markets including Greece, Germany, Cyprus and Spain where regulatory risks or tax hurdles were too high is beginning to yield benefits for the company. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Betfair is starting to reap the benefits of cost-cutting and its focus on attracting more punters in well regulated betting markets such as Britain an(...)

Betfair  said  negotiations with CVC Capital Partners had foundered on strategy. Photograph: Graham Turner

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners has ended a £1 billion (€1.17 billion) attempt to buy online betting exchange Betfair after the two co(...)