William Hill has taken lead over Ladbrokes

I have just been reading the news item headlined “Coral finds head of marketing” (MW June 23) which in paragraph three notes: “Coral… is the third-largest bookmaker in the UK after Ladbrokes and William Hill.”

Since its recent acquisition of several hundred Stanley Leisure betting shops, in a &£504m deal, completed on June 19 this year (pending approval from the Office of Fair Trading), William Hill has overtaken Ladbrokes to become the number one bookmaker in the UK.

Graham Sharp

Media relations director

William Hill

Wood Green

London N22

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