Football Results Boost Ladbrokes

19 May 2008

Betting firm Ladbrokes said profits excluding bets placed by "high rollers" rose 13 per cent in the first four months of the year, boosted by strong growth in football betting and a 26 per cent increase in take from gaming machines. CEO Chris Bell said that the group remains "mindful of general economic conditions", despite seeing no evidence of a consumer downturn.