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Aug 29, 2014
Aug 29, 2014

Bwin.Party outlines turnaround plan, more cost cuts

LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Online gambling company
Bwin.Party set out plans on Friday to cut costs further
and improve the performance of a business that has suffered a
series of setbacks since its creation three years ago.

Under pressure from a new U.S. activist shareholder, Bwin
said it would be prepared to play a part in industry
consolidation, comments that could revive speculation over a
possible break-up of the company.

Aug 28, 2014

Lifted by new contracts, Playtech set to top forecasts

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) – Playtech said on
Thursday that profit was likely to come in ahead of forecasts
this year, with new contracts in Mexico, Britain and Italy
underpinning optimism at the online gambling software company.

Playtech shares, which are listed in London, traded 7.7
percent higher at 714p by 0900 GMT, valuing the company at about
2 billion pounds.

Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014
Aug 22, 2014

Soap opera dashes hopes of stability at crisis-hit Palace

LONDON (Reuters) – Crystal Palace fans could scarcely believe their eyes when their team signed off at Selhurst Park last season with a three-goal blitz that helped to end Liverpool’s Premier League title dreams and capped a fine return to the top flight for the London club.

Three months later, Palace have been plunged into disarray by the shock departure last week of manager Tony Pulis, followed by the resignation on Thursday of sporting director Iain Moody.

Aug 22, 2014

Soccer-Soap opera dashes hopes of stability at crisis-hit Palace

LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters) – Crystal Palace fans could scarcely believe their eyes when their team signed off at Selhurst Park last season with a three-goal blitz that helped to end Liverpool’s Premier League title dreams and capped a fine return to the top flight for the London club.

Three months later, Palace have been plunged into disarray by the shock departure last week of manager Tony Pulis, followed by the resignation on Thursday of sporting director Iain Moody.

Aug 1, 2014

World Cup boosts revenue for bookmaker William Hill

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Leading British bookmaker William
Hill said the soccer World Cup had boosted revenues in
the first half of the year, with growing numbers of its
customers betting on matches online.

In his first day in the job on Friday, new Chief Executive
James Henderson said his priorities were to grow the business
internationally, develop its technology and profit from the
increasing number of ways in which its customers can now bet.

Jul 31, 2014
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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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