Investors flew out of defence specialist BAE Systems on Friday after news it had failed to win a £6bn contract on which punters had been pinning their hopes.
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Friday 05 October 2012
City traders like a gamble, right? Well there were certainly enough punters fond of a flutter to push Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment up more than 6 per cent yesterday. The online poker business has been the subject of spurious bid rumours over the past month and yesterday the rumours, on a predominantly quiet Thursday, increased.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Floods hit demand at William Sinclair
Friday 28 September 2012
His many admirers would not be short of reasons to celebrate a first trainers' championship for John Gosden, who yesterday nosed his way past Aidan O'Brien at the top of the prize money table. Even beyond his skill, decency and intelligence, however, they might treasure the certainty that not one Clarehaven horse will be declared to run this autumn with Gosden's title challenge in mind.
Sunday 12 August 2012
One of the facts of gambling is that the longer you bet, the more likely you are to lose. No wonder then that the long-term performance of bookies highlights their strengths.
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.
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