William Hill PLC (WMH.L)
28 Aug 2015
DUBLIN/LONDON - Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power have agreed in principle on a 5 billion pound ($7.85 billion) merger to stake a claim to leadership of the online gambling market in Britain. | Video
* Replaces Neil Cooper who will leave group on 6 November 2015
LONDON, Aug 7 - Britain's top equity index fell on Friday, weighed down by sharp drops in broadcaster ITV and bookmaker William Hill, though it outperformed European peers on a day when U.S. jobs data was deemed to herald a Fed rate rise.
LONDON, Aug 7 - Britain's top equity index edged slightly lower on Friday, weighed down by sharp drops in broadcaster ITV and bookmaker William Hill.
LONDON, Aug 7 - Britain's top equity index edged slightly lower on Friday as sharp drops in broadcaster ITV and bookmaker William Hill weighed on the FTSE.
Aug 7 - Britain's largest bookmaker William Hill Plc said it had acquired a 29.4 percent stake in Luxemburg-based NeoGames to enter the emerging online lottery market.
Aug 7 - Britain's largest bookmaker William Hill Plc posted a 12 percent fall in first-half operating profit, weighed down by increased machine games duty and a new tax on bets made online by its UK-based customers.
* Group operating profit down about 21 mln stg impacted by additional 44 mln stg in gambling duties
* Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (London Equities Newsroom)
LONDON - Online casino and poker firm 888 won the battle for larger rival Bwin.party Digital Entertainment on Friday, clinching a cash and stock deal worth almost 900 million pounds ($1.4 billion).