William Hill PLC (WMH.L)
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.
REUTERS - 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
* 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.