William Hill PLC (WMH.L)
|Market Cap (Mil.):||£3,062.71|
|Shares Outstanding (Mil.):||875.06|
LONDON - Ladbrokes said it had a strong World Cup, laying the foundations for a better second half after disruption caused by switching its online operations to a new platform caused first-half operating profit to fall by a third.
LONDON, Aug 1 - Leading British bookmaker William Hill said the soccer World Cup had boosted revenues in the first half of the year, with growing numbers of its customers betting on matches online.
LONDON, Aug 1 - William Hill, Britain's largest bookmaker, said betting on the soccer World Cup this year had increased by 80 percent from the last time the tournament was played.
* H1 operating profit 176.9 million pounds, down two percent
* Announces appointment of Tom Waterhouse as chief executive officer of William Hill Australia
LONDON, July 11 - William Hill has beaten its 200 million pound ($340 million) target for betting on the World Cup despite an early English exit from the soccer tournament, Britain's largest bookmaker said on Friday.
* Industry facing higher taxes, regulatory pressure (Adds comments from new CEO, chairman, shares)
LONDON, July 4 - Bookmaker William Hill has appointed its operations director James Henderson as chief executive, the company said on Friday.
LONDON, June 7 - Latest World Cup betting from British bookmaker William Hill:
LONDON, June 4 - Private equity company 3i and Intu Properties are to join Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 equity index, at the expense of bookmaker William Hill and industrial investment group Melrose Industries.