William Hill PLC (WMH.L)
* Shares down more than 6 pct (Recasts, adds CEO comment, detail, updates shares)
Oct 23 Britain's biggest bookmaker William Hill Plc said it expected full-year operating profit to be near the lower end of analysts' expectations after a weak third quarter.
* Year-on-year results significantly impacted by swing from outstanding gross win margin in Q3, 2014 to a less strong gross win margin in Q3, 2015
LONDON, Oct 2 England's Rugby World Cup showdown against Australia is expected to attract the most money ever gambled on a rugby match with more than 10 million pounds ($15.16m) wagered, British bookmaker William Hill said on Friday.
Bookmakers lengthened the odds that European soccer boss Michel Platini will succeed Sepp Blatter as head of global soccer body FIFA, after Swiss prosecutors said they were investigating Blatter over a payment to Platini.
LONDON, Sept 15 William Hill began the year as Britain's biggest bookmaker, with an online and retail business that rivals struggled to match. A series of summer mergers is pushing it down the pecking order and putting it under pressure to react.
** Bookmaker William Hill shares down c.2 pct in strong volumes & top loser on FTSE leisure index
DUBLIN Betfair and Irish rival Paddy Power have reached agreement on a £6 billion pound ($9.2 billion)combination, first set out last month and designed to secure leadership of Britain's competitive online gambling market. | Video
LONDON UK-listed Bwin.party ditched an agreed deal with 888 on Friday in favor of a higher 1.1 billion-pound ($1.7 billion) offer from GVC Holdings , creating a sports betting heavyweight in a sector being reshaped by consolidation.
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