Founded in 1967 by brothers Fred and Peter Done, Warrington-based Betfred is now one of Britain’s biggest privately owned bookmakers and will invest £70m in further expansion over the next five years. As well as traditional bookmaking, Betfred offers telephone betting and online poker and other casino games. Turnover reached £967m in 2007 under Fred Done, who remains chairman. The figure represents all money wagered by customers.

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Company details
Year2008
Rank43
CompanyBetfred
ActivityBookmaker
LocationWarrington
Sales £m967
Profit £m24
Year endApr 07
Principal shareholdersFred and Peter Done and family (100%)
Staff1,989
Founded1967
Websitewww.betfredcorporate.com

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