Bet365 recorded revenue of £1.7bn last year and improved margins, with profits rising 9% to £498m. As well as being able to bet on a variety of sports and watch 64,000 live sporting events every year, customers can bet on the financial markets and play casino games. The business is owned by the Coates family, and is the majority shareholder of Stoke City football club. It has customers in more than 100 countries.

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Company details
Year2016
Rank26
Companybet365
ActivityOnline bookmaker
LocationStoke-on-Trent
Sales £m*1,659
Profit £m*498
Year endMar 16
Principal shareholdersCoates family (93%), Will Roseff (7%)
Staff3,398
Founded1974
Websitewww.bet365.com

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