This online bookmaker offers odds on everything from Premier League football to Britain’s Got Talent. Owned and operated by Denise Coates and family, bet365 moved online soon after the turn of the millennium. In 2005 it sold its chain of high-street betting shops to Gala Coral to focus on internet gambling. After logging on, customers can bet live on sports events or enter the virtual casino to play a hand of blackjack. Net revenue increased by 45% to £417.7m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank29
Companybet365
ActivityOnline bookmaker
LocationStoke-on-Trent
Sales £m*417.7
Operating profit £m*99.8
Main shareholdersCoates family (93%), William Roseff (7%)
Staff1,836
Founded1974
Websitewww.bet365.com

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