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 03 March 2012
Gambling charges against 40 elderly women, including a 98-year-old, who held weekly poker-and-bridge parties in Cyprus, were dropped yesterday by the country's Attorney General.
Friday 02 March 2012
The ROH's latest 'everyday' tale revolves around a lottery, its star and composer tell Jessica Duchen
Saturday 25 February 2012
US Outlook: There are no Puritans in a recession.
Saturday 25 February 2012
William Hill is planning a major expansion both in mobile phone betting and internationally "as more governments open up their regulated gambling markets," according to its chief executive, Ralph Topping.
Thursday 23 February 2012
American cardstacker Bryan Berg completed a giant model of the Houses of Parliament yesterday, after a week's modelling.
Saturday 04 February 2012
Originally devised to keep the racing and betting industries on the move during exactly this kind of freeze, the all-weather has since evolved into a surface for all seasons. Many trainers nowadays like to start off well-bred young horses on the polytrack rather than on firm, heavy or unevenly watered turf.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
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Tuesday 10 January 2012
On the face of it, only one of the novice hurdle winners at Taunton yesterday could be described as breathtaking. The first, after all, was returned at 200-1; and the second, sent off at odds-on, won by only half a length. But the manner of Darlan's success was such that he stole the show even from the eye-watering starting price of Lights Of Broadway.
Monday 26 December 2011
No matter what the heart says, one look at the odds is enough to make the head hopelessly confused.
Saturday 03 December 2011
When Simonsig coasted up to challenge Fingal Bay at Sandown yesterday, it seemed clear that a new star was about to announce himself. The twist was that the star was Fingal Bay.
Wednesday 30 November 2011
These things tend to level themselves out in the end. Just as an unnervingly mild, dry autumn could not last forever, so Nicky Henderson knows that the very best horses in his care will ultimately complete a cycle rendered almost as inexorable by his past champions.
Sunday 27 November 2011
Proposals to change the taxation of online betting companies which are based offshore could lead to 40 per cent of gamblers using unauthorised traders.
Monday 21 November 2011
Saturday 19 November 2011
Cash-strapped families across Britain are increasingly putting their faith in winning a bumper jackpot, as sales of National Lottery tickets hit record highs.
Friday 18 November 2011
National Lottery operator Camelot has paid out record amounts to prize winners and good causes after its draws and scratchcards surged in popularity.
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