The Times report on page 5 on the business section Wed 5th March.
”The highlight of last week’s results from Ladbrokes was the Â£240 million it made from high-rolling telephone punters.
Chris Bell, the Ladbrokes boss, has always refused to identify these unlucky punters, who think nothing of sticking Â£10,000 on a horse.
This year, he was even more cagey.
After much cajoling he conceded it was a ‘handful’.
I think I understand his retinence. A betting industry source says: ‘It was more likely a handful of one”. Or two?
From the Middle East.
Who may be Muslim, and so not supposed to bet.
And unwilling to be unmasked as quite so profligate, or so stupid.”