Hot on the heels of a trading update from Ladbrokes comes an interim management statement from perennial bookmaking rival William Hill.
"The key catalyst will be the successful resolvement [sic] of the William Hill Online (WHO) JV [joint venture] with Playtech," reckons Panmure Gordon.
"We expect trading to have remained robust with a better Cheltenham festival than last year and unpredictable football results," the broker said.
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Peel Hunt expects a continuation of the positive trends seen over the past few years, although it notes that William Hill online is up against tough benchmarks.
"It will be interesting to see how machine gross win per week is progressing, given that the company was well ahead of Ladbrokes in terms of implementing a successful machines strategy," Peel Hunt added.
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