Gambling firm 888 wins big

Online gaming company 888 Holdings yesterday said second quarter revenues rose 17 per cent to $92m but added that it was not yet clear what effect the London Olympics would have on its business. The firm said third quarter trading started in line with expectations, with July's average daily revenue 10 per cent above a year ago, the company said. At the end of June, 888 had 12.1m registered users, up a quarter on the same point last year.