Ladbrokes Logo – Ladbrokes is a British company dedicated to gambling and sports betting in both the off-line and in the on-line. Its headquarters are located in Rayners Lane, Harrow, London, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250. The company was founded by Schwind and Pendleton in 1886 and definitely doptó Ladbrokes name in 1902 when Arthur Bendir joined her and moved its operations to London.
The first offices of Ladbrokes in London were situated in the Strand, later moving to Hanover Square. During this time and until the acquisition of the company by Mark Stein and his nephew Cyril Stein in 1956, Ladbrokes customers was based exclusively on the British aristocracy and upper-class Londoners. By then, the company was going through a good time, since after the Second World War began a decline prompted by the economic and social situation of the time.
This changed after 1961 when the British government passed the betting. Sheltered by this new legislation, Stein began to establish a chain of betting shops and, in fact, the company was first to introduce fixed fees in football. In 1966, Cyril Stein became chairman of Ladbrokes and the following year launched the company on the London Stock Exchange with an initial assessment of a million pounds. In 1993, at the age of 65, Cyril Stein retired as president and in 1999 the company acquired the Stakis hotel chain, renamed Hilton Group plc. On December 29, 2005, the company announced the sale of the operation of your hotel to Hilton Hotels Corporation.