Oct 31, 2017
Bookmakers' shares end higher
Bookmakers held on to share price gains on Tuesday after the government announced a review into fixed-odds betting terminals. The 12-week government consultation has proposed limiting the maximum £100 bet to between £2 and £50. William Hill shares rose 2.4% and Ladbrokes added 1.7%, while the FTSE 250 index finished up just 14.6 points at 20,227. Easyjet shares also rose, picking up by 3.1% to £13.39 following strong results from rival Ryanair. Shares in Ryanair ended 6.4% higher at €16.82 in Dublin.
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