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Worldpay predicts Boxing Day boost for online bookmakers

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Worldpay has predicted that Boxing Day will provide a boost for Britain’s online bookmakers, as punters hope to cash in on the day’s biggest sporting events. Gambling data from 2015 reveals that Britain’s bookmakers saw a 10% increase in online betting activity and a 9% spike in total betting value on Boxing Day compared with an average Saturday in December. …

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Ladbrokes 2014 profits hit by declining retail performance

Ladbrokes Plc disclosed its preliminary results for its 2014 performance, as forecasted by numerous business sources the operator revealed that pre-tax profits were down 13.5% to £98 million (FY 2013 : £113.3 million). 2014 group revenues had increased to £1.15 billion, up 3.8% on 2013 (£1.1 billion) as Ladbrokes saw increased wagering on its football betting markets during Q1 2014 …

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Spring Carnival boosts William Hill Q4 performance

William Hill’s Australian operation was the only one that increased its operating profit in the fourth quarter, thanks to the Spring Carnival period, with a 59% jump mitigating somewhat a 13% drop in retail operating profit and a 6% dip online. It meant that the group’s Q4 operating profit as a whole dropped 7%. On a full-year basis, Group net …

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Black Boxing Day as bookies take £30 million battering!

UK bookmakers had a Boxing Day to forget as they took a combined £30 million hit on Friday’s football fixtures, making it a very merry time of year for football betting punters. The football fixtures on Friday 26 December saw all betting favourites win their respective matches, as bookmakers cashed out thousands of pounds on winning bets and accumulators. Coral …

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