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Bookmaker William Hill has hailed a 16% surge in online betting revenues since the start of the year thanks to a concerted push including the launch of a new app and website overhaul.  Photograph: Steven Paston/PA Wire

William Hill has been hit by a slowdown in wagers at its UK betting shops, as punters increasingly choose to place their bets online and as other comp(...)

Ladbrokes had its worst football week of 2016 in December with nine of the 11 domestic favourites winning over two days and all four of the top Premier League teams winning on December 26th

Betting giant Ladbrokes Coral has defied the “sporting gods” to remain on track for a rise in profits despite a “savage” December for horseracing and (...)

In July the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority said the merger could proceed subject to the divestment of 350 to 400 shops. Photograph: Moya Nolan

Irish bookmaker Boylesports claims it bid higher than the price accepted by Ladbrokes and Gala Coral for 359 betting shops. The sale took place un(...)

Among the biggest challenges William Hill faces is reviving a struggling online business.

William Hill shares rose in London after the bookmaker softened the blow of an abandoned takeover by saying full-year profit would be at the top end (...)

 William Hill  bookmakers, London: the company’s board has “unanimously rejected” the new offer. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

William Hill, the British bookmaker, has rejected an audacious consolidation attempt by two of its smaller rivals, dismissing a complex £3.6 billion b(...)

Gavin Sheehan on Cole Harden celebrates winning the Ladbrokes World Hurdle, during the Cheltenham Festival. Ladbrokes is forecast to report earnings of 2.7p per share on revenue of £628.5 million for the first half of 2016.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Bookmaker Ladbrokes, which is in the midst of a £2 billion (€2.83 billion) merger with Gala Coral, is due to report quarterly earnings this week. Lad(...)

Ladbrokes agreed the terms of a £2.3 billion all-share merger with Coral in July last year, and shareholders backed the deal in November.

Irish bookmaker Boylesports signalled that it could bid for British betting shops that Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell so their proposed £2.3 billi(...)

A man fills out a betting slip in a William Hill betting shop in the borough of Mayfair in London.

British bookmaker William Hill gave a frosty response to a proposed takeover bid from 888 Holdings and Rank Group on Monday, saying it saw little meri(...)

Ladbrokes and Coral may have to sell as many as 400 shops to get approval of a merger that would create the Britain’s biggest betting-shop chain, the UK’s competition watchdog said.

Irish bookie Boylesports may bid for some or all of the 400 British betting shops that Ladbrokes and Coral will have to offload to get their proposed (...)

Paddy Power Betfair will be headquartered in Dublin. Photograph: Bloomberg

Paddy Power looks set to complete its near €10 billion merger with rival Betfair in a little more than two weeks after the Republic’s competition reg(...)

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