Belfast Telegraph

Bookie feels heat as profits dip 50%

Bookmaker Ladbrokes said a slumping slot machines market, fewer football punters and the recent heatwave hurt trading as half-year profits dived almost 50%. Shares in the bookies came under pressure after it warned trading had failed to improve since the first half, with July footfall 15% lower as soaring temperatures kept customers out of its shops.

Shares in the bookies came under pressure after it warned trading had failed to improve since the first half, with July footfall 15% lower as soaring temperatures kept customers out of its shops.

Belfast Telegraph

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