Betfred is a bookmaker based in the United Kingdom, founded by Fred Done. It was first established as a single betting shop in Ordsall, Salford, in 1967.Its turnover in 2004 was reported to be more than £3.5 billion, having risen from £550 million in 2003 and has continued to grow to over £10 billion in 2018-2019.
Fred Done (born March 1943) is a British billionaire businessman, the owner of the bookmaking chain Betfred, which has more than 1,600 betting shops in the United Kingdom. Fred Done stepped down as CEO in 2021, remaining as Chairman. In February 2015, it was announced Fred Done was in talks to sell a 25% stake in the Tote.
Betfred owners make millions from company treating gambling addicts; How Britain got the gambling bug; Fred Done at the Betfred Man of Steel awards in 2019. He and his brother Peter control ...
Fred Done, one of the billionaire Tory donors who owns bookmaker Betfred, also bankrolls a company that makes money advising people struggling with high debts, it has emerged.
Betfred’s owners, the billionaire Tory party donors Fred and Peter Done, also own Health Assured, which holds dozens of government contracts to provide health and wellbeing programmes to staff.
October 5, 2020, 7:19 am ·. British billionaire bookie Fred Done denied reports that he mulls tabling a rival bid for William Hill, which last week accepted a £2.9 billion takeover offer from casino giant Caesars Entertainment Inc. The Telegraph reported over the weekend that Mr. Done was weighing up a higher bid for William Hill, potentially starting a bidding war for the legacy British bookmaker.
Fred Done, co-owner of Betfred. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire/PA Images Nearly £58m of the rise in operating profit came thanks to an upwards revaluation of its 1,578 high street bookmaking shops.
Betfred owner, Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Ltd, has purchased a 3% stake in rival operator William Hill. William Hill's latest market update showed 874,189,537 of its shares had been purchased by Fred and Peter Done's company, for an undisclosed fee.
Betfred owner Fred Done was stabbed five times and needed 32 stitches - but wouldn't change experience. The crook had lost a £50 bet on a horse ridden by Lester Piggot in the 70s and repeatedly ...
First published on Wed 18 Dec 2019 03.28 EST. 1,780. 1780. Denise Coates, the multibillionaire founder of the gambling company Bet365, paid herself £323m last year. The sum is the highest amount ...