Stoke-on-Trent’s biggest private-sector employer enjoyed an 11% rise in profits to £508m last year when it moved to custom-built headquarters on the outskirts of the city. It has customers in more than 100 countries, who can bet on the financial markets and a range of sports, play casino games and watch more than 100,000 live sport events a year. The Coates family owns the business, which is the majority shareholder of Stoke City football club.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank30
Companybet365
ActivityOnline bookmaker
LocationStoke-on-Trent
Sales £m1,653
Profit £m508
Year endMar 16
Principal shareholdersCoates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
Staff3,404
Founded1974
Websitewww.bet365.com

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