Flush 888 looks for a full house

Online gaming firm 888 said that it is close to making an acquisition after strong trading on its casino, bingo and sports betting websites led to an improved performance in the second quarter. 888 reported operating income of $61m (&pound;40m), up seven per cent on the previous quarter. The firm, which holds cash of $110m and has no debt, said it is in talks with a number of targets and expects a deal to be completed soon.<br />