Thirsty punters will mull over the outlook for pubs when Greene King and Spirit Pub Company report today and tomorrow respectively.
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Saturday 28 July 2012
Bookmakers have pledged to refund all bets placed on who would light the Olympic cauldron after some of Britain's greatest Olympians teamed up with young athletes for the honour.
Saturday 21 July 2012
Italy and Spain drag on Vodafone
Saturday 21 July 2012
Betting exchange Betfair hit out at William Hill yesterday as it thwarted the bookmaker's latest attempt to make thousands of its customers pay the UK's horseracing levy.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Roger Federer's win over Andy Murray has won more than £100,000 for charity.
Saturday 07 July 2012
While the nation roots for its first British Wimbledon champion in 76 years, one charity could be hoping that Federer takes the title.
Saturday 23 June 2012
William Hill, the UK's biggest bookie, has made its first foray into the US by winning a licence to operate in the state of Nevada, home of the Las Vegas casino industry.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
The wretched weather is giving an unhappily literal quality to the way the domestic programme treads water between Epsom and Royal Ascot. The card at Salisbury today is subject to a morning inspection, and likewise the turf races at Lingfield. And while the French did contrive a fleeting moment of quality yesterday, deteriorating conditions locally may also limit its significance.
Friday 01 June 2012
With Camelot looming tomorrow, and six fillies in the Investec Oaks today, Aidan O'Brien and his patrons at Coolmore have every chance of making it four wins from four British Classics this season.
Friday 01 June 2012
The withdrawal of three stablemates at the final declaration stage for the Investec Derby at Epsom tomorrow means that Camelot will face the smallest field since Orby likewise met just eight rivals in 1907. Imperial Monarch will instead contest the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly on Sunday, while the further defection of Tower Rock and Father Of Science leaves just Astrology, the front-running winner of the Dee Stakes at Chester, to escort the hot favourite from Ballydoyle. Astrology will be ridden by Ryan Moore.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Outlook Talking of shareholder revolts, William Hill, became the latest victim yesterday.
Thursday 26 April 2012
The barometer may be set fair for its most venerable prize, given a spectacular vote of confidence from the sponsors of the Derby yesterday, but otherwise the Turf seemed to lie in a soggy, midwinter time-warp. The steeplechases scheduled at Punchestown were abandoned, and the remaining hurdle and bumper races run in conditions bordering on the farcical. An inspection will be required this morning to pass the course for a card that features the outstanding mare, Quevega.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
The Indy's annual top 10 of stocks to pick have shown a 33 per cent return so far. James Moore, chief tipster, reflects on the gambles that seem to be paying off
Tuesday 03 April 2012
A retired tax inspector has been jailed for life for murdering her husband who disappeared without trace 11 years ago.
Thursday 22 March 2012
The leisure and gaming industries were spitting tax yesterday as they faced a hit of up to £50m from the new Machine Games Duty which will affect all fixed-odds betting terminals as well as fruit machines and other gaming terminals.
Saturday 03 March 2012
The National Lottery operator Camelot is threatening the Gambling Commission with a judicial review within days unless it shuts down upstart competitor The Health Lottery, run by the Daily Express proprietor Richard Desmond.
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