Tag: Simon French

Light at end of tunnel for William Hill CEO search

William Hill Grand Parade CEO
Objection from shareholders could hamper the board once more over the company’s ongoing search for a permanent CEO, a process now believed to be drawing to a close.   Delivered in tandem with William Hill’s full year report (which saw adjusted profits come in £1.5m above its second revised-down expectation), chairman Gareth Davis said: “at the outset of the CEO process,...

Bookmakers demand inquiry into “anti-betting shop” FOBT review

Betting Business Bookmaker ABB
British bookmakers have hit out at the parliamentary review of fixed-odds betting terminals, claiming the group was “deeply flawed” and funded by a consortium of anti-bookmaking interests.   The All-Party Parliamentary Group of British MPs gave their recommendations to government on FOBTs early December, suggesting the maximum reduction in machine stakes, from £100 to £2 per spin. The Association of British Bookmakers...