first_img Share Thursday 21 April 2011 3:01 am John Dunne whatsapp Show Comments ▼ William Hill upbeat on full year center_img Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Britain’s biggest bookmaker William Hill said it was confident for the full year after posting a 21 per cent jump in first quarter operating profit led by demand for its onling gambling sites.The company, which has around 2,350 betting shops in the UK and Ireland, said it had also seen increased amounts wagered in its over-the-counter business and through gaming machines.William Hill, which takes over a million bets a day, said the strong performance resulted in group net revenue being up by 11 per cent, with retail revenues up eight per cent and online net revenues up 26 per cent.“We have seen excellent growth across our business in the first quarter, enabling us to remain confident in our expectations for the full year,” chief executive Ralph Topping said in a statement.William Hill said it had seen an over-the-counter gross win margin above the top end of the expected trading range of 17 to 18 per cent.Rival Ladbrokes said earlier in April operating profit rose by 1.9 per cent to £49.2m in the first quarter but warned of an uncertain outlook with the economic climate in Britain set to remaining challenging throughout 2011.Last week, William Hill said it would move into the US gaming market for the first time after agreeing to buy two American sports betting businesses for $39m. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img