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Leisure William Hill reports a mobile gaming rise of 126%

3 October 2013

Financials

British bookmaker William Hill has announced a poor performance for its retail stores in the third quarter meant operating profit had fallen 20 million pounds below expectations, warning that short...

Leisure Global online gambling market to increase at a rate of rate of 5.5%

11 September 2013

Market

Over the five years to 2013, revenues within the global online gambling industry have increased at an estimated average annual rate of 2.4% to $132.9 billion, including expected growth of 3.2% in 2...

Leisure Cineworld reports a 24% growth in pre-tax profits

15 August 2013

Market

The UK's biggest cinema chain, Cineworld, said big blockbusters helped boost its box office receipts by 10.5% in the first half of the year.Cineworld reported a 24 per cent growth in pre-tax...

Leisure Ladbrokes pre-tax profits halve to £67.3m

8 August 2013

Financials

Shares in Ladbrokes plunged over five per cent today as the UK betting company reported its pre-tax profits nearly halved to £67.3m from £123.7m in the first half of the year. Basic earnings per sh...

Leisure Cineworld boosted by blockbuster releases

4 July 2013

Market

Cineworld has reported strong growth in the first half of the year, with films such as Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness helping the chain take box office market share from rivals Vue and Odeo...

Leisure Doughty Hanson sells stake in Vue cinema chain for £935 million

10 June 2013

Market

Private equity firm Doughty Hanson today announced that it has sold the Vue Entertainment cinema chain for £935 million.The firm has more than doubled their investment on today's sale, havin...

Leisure Cineworld boosts revenues by raising ticket prices

16 May 2013

Financials

Cineworld has boosted revenues since the start of the year by raising ticket prices to offset falling admissions.The chain, consisting of 80 cinemas, 78 of which are located in the UK, with ...

Leisure Australian gym industry to increase by 3% through 2013

9 May 2013

Market

Despite Australia's ever-growing waistlines, revenues within the Australian gym industry grew by a modest annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2012-13. However, the timid growth reflects dec...

Leisure Nintendo bounces back into profit

25 April 2013

Market

Nintendo has bounced back into profit, thanks to a weaker Japanese yen.The games maker reported an annual profit of 7.1 billion yen ($72m; £47m), It suffered a loss of 43 billion yen in the ...

Leisure Poor results lead to a drop in Ladbrokes shares

15 April 2013

Financials

Bookmaker Ladbrokes has warned that trading was worse than expected in the first three months of 2013.A poor string of results at the Cheltenham horseracing festival and winter race cancella...

Leisure Scottish snowsports give welcome boost to economy

10 April 2013

Market

Stunning snow conditions at Scotland's ski resorts have earned a massive £23 million for the local economy since the start of the season, it was revealed yesterday.The tourism body said appr...

Leisure Online dating site shares fall by more than half

25 March 2013

Financials

One of UK's biggest online dating providers has seen its shares fall by more than half after announcing an audit into the way it operates.Shares in Edinburgh-based Cupid Plc, which include c...

Leisure Leisure boat industry to rise to $48 billion by 2014

19 March 2013

Market

The global leisure boat market has been forecast to hit a value of $48 billion in 2014, rising from 2012's value of $43.3 billion, with major markets such as the US, France and Italy accounting for...

Leisure Gym customers given new rights to cancel memberships early

8 March 2013

Market

Millions of gym members have been given new rights to cancel membership contracts, after an investigation by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).Three of the UK's biggest gyms, Bannatyne Fitnes...

Leisure Paddy Power profits rise thanks to an increase in online activity

5 March 2013

Market

Bookmaker Paddy Power has reported "another strong year" after seeing a rise in both profits and revenue.Pre-tax profit for 2012 rose 15% to a record 139.2 million Euros (£120 mill...

Leisure UK cinema market led by Cineworld

25 February 2013

Market

The UK cinema market has traditionally proved fairly resilient to recessionary forces. However, with consumers being squeezed by a combination of higher taxes, low earnings growth and high inflatio...

Leisure UK musical instrument market facing competition from video games such as Guitar Hero and Rock Band

25 February 2013

Market

The UK musical instrument market has been adversely affected by a number of factors over the past five years. The recession that struck the United Kingdom in 2008 resulted in high levels of unemplo...

Leisure Mobile gaming market sees spending eclipse that of portable gaming handsets

25 February 2013

Market

Recent reseach has revealed that spending on video games for Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms has eclipsed that for Sony and Nintendo's handhelds.Just five years ago, gaming was pr...

Leisure Sony unveil next-generation PlayStation 4

21 February 2013

Product

Sony has announced its next-generation gaming console - the PlayStation 4 - at an event in New York, with the reinvented console, demonstrating faster, graphics-rich hardware with new Internet-base...

Leisure UK spa market growing throughout hotels and fitness clubs

11 February 2013

Market

The UK spa market is estimated to be worth over £1.5 billion including retail and treatments, with UK consumers making an estimated 6 million visits per annum to spas throughout Britain.The ...

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