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|Deals looking like kicking off in Australia. Can't help thinking that Hills are really getting left behind here.
They really have to do something. The Amaya bid was just plain silly. They need someone who knows the sector properly.
888 is a obvious choice but it has its issues and a high sale price.|
|Think it is a matter of time...|
|Not sure to be honest it would be nice if the struck a takeover deal 3rd time lucky!|
|Up quite nicely in the last week, wonder if anything is going on in the background... any views?|
|Daily Mail, page 60 letters to the editor, betting farce.
GOVERNMENT MUST ACT TODAY.|
|We need an overhaul of the Fixed Betting Odds business's in this country. Every evening there are TV adverts inviting people to gamble. However, like most of our bad habits they have been imported from the US. and we start by stopping outside countries from having over 29.9% of our quoted and unquoted companies.
With regard to Brexit and Donald Trump's victory in the polls, for heavens sake get over it, lets live with Brexit as the result of the DEMOCRATIC VOTE. and we can work
with Trump and if we all try to be British again, we all strand to be successful again.
With regard to WMH it has gone down far enough and DYOR and decide wether to invest or not.|
|Punish this stock for destroying the lives of innocent and gullible people who have lost their homes and lives because of these scum bag FOBT machines that destroy anyone who goes near them ban this scum and scam from the British High Street before other innocent people fall victim to this incredible 21st century con|
Still down at the moment - missed alot of important CL games.|
|Well put together articles from the last two poster. Obviously spent a lot of time
working out an unbiased piece of research. I don't have a position at all, but you two could not even have an credit for 'stating the bleeding obvious.|
|sell sell !!|
|Sell sell sell !!!|
|William Hill boss pays price for 'blunders'Chairman to go after riling investors with botched Canadian mergerPeter EvansOctober 23 2016, 12:01am, The Sunday TimesOdds-on he's off: Gareth Davis has been struggling to keep up with William Hill's bigger rivalsShareSaveWilliam Hill will begin searching for a new chairman next year after a series of "blunders" by Gareth Davis - who is under attack from some of the FTSE 250 bookmaker's biggest shareholders.Davis has come under fire for attempting a £6bn merger with Canada's Amaya, the owner of the PokerStars website, which collapsed last week.Shareholders have also raised concerns that he chairs two other listed companies and is unable to devote enough time to the troubled bookie. "His lack of judgment has clearly impaired his chairmanship," said one big shareholder.The gambling giant has been without a permanent chief executive since July, when Davis ousted James Henderson - whom he had hired just two years before.Once Davis has found a replacement for Henderson, the board will start looking for a new chairman, sources said. It is understood the process will start early next year.Davis came under pressure from shareholders after a series of crippling profit warnings during Henderson's tenure. Several senior executives have also quit.Davis, 66, became chairman of what was then Britain's biggest bookmaker in 2010 after nearly four decades at the tobacco giant Imperial Brands, including 14 years as chief executive. His departure will come as investors turn the screw on corporate governance.The recent ructions at William Hill suggest that Davis is struggling to keep on top of his broad portfolio of directorships, investors said. In addition to leading the bookmaker's board, he is also the £360,000-a-year chairman of the FTSE 100 building materials firm Wolseley and receives £263,000 from the FTSE 250 cardboard maker DS Smith as chairman. He was paid £319,221 last year by William Hill."Three is one too many," said another of William Hill's largest shareholders.Samuel Johar, chairman of headhunter Buchanan Harvey & Co, said Davies had suffered "two major slip-ups" at William Hill. "He had to fire a chief executive he had hired, and then blundered into discussions on a deal few people thought made sense. A chairman can survive one mishap, but not two," said Johar.William Hill argued that Davis had "an exceptional track record" and that his experience and insights "are hugely valuable". The search for a chief executive was "progressing well", it said.Gambling companies have been squeezed from all sides in recent years. Rising taxes on in-store betting machines and a mooted crackdown on daytime television advertising has forced companies to do deals to safeguard their future. Ladbrokes and Coral will soon complete a £2.3bn tie-up. Betfair and Paddy Power merged last year.|
|Can anyone tell me if I'm correct in thinking that anyone selling WMH shares today will still receive the dividend payment, I realise they went ex dividend yesterday, today being the record day, thanks in advance|
|http://business.financialpost.com/midas-letter/podcast-amaya-gaming-and-william-hill-are-both-troubled-companies-says-john-colleyAn interesting read|
|Skybet is a better deal for Hills.
I am underwater so little chance to break even but shares in the new company might be a better long term bet.|