Belfast Telegraph

Online punting hikes Hill's profits

A jump in punters betting online helped William Hill end an "already good year" on the front foot.

The growth of 27% at Britain's largest bookmaker and a rise of 6% from its portfolio of 2,390 UK betting shops meant overall revenues were up by 12% in 2012, helping operating profits to improve by an estimated 20% to around £330m.

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