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Ladbrokes chief Bell sounds government warning

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Warning Bell

Warning Bell

Ladbrokes’ outgoing chief executive officer Chris Bell has warned the government that it must take a more enlightened approach to the regulation and taxation of the bookmaking industry or risk laying its retail sector to waste – well, damaging it a bit anyway.

Betting shops paid an extraordinary £700m in tax last year – almost as much as its £800m operating profits. Read more.

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