Wednesday March 20,2013 : LADBROKES DENIES DEAL FOR AUSSIE BOOKMAKER
 
"We've had no contact," says spokesman
 
UK land and online gambling group Ladbrokes has become the latest major betting company to deny it is making a move to acquire the top Aussie independent bookmaker Tom Waterhouse.
 
In denying that there has been any contact, Ladbrokes joins a roster of several big bookie companies that have stepped forward recently to repudiate media claims that bids of up to A$200 million have been offered to the 30-year-old head of the Australian family business.
 
CEO Tom Waterhouse has declined to comment specifically but has revealed that the company regularly receives calls exploring acquisition possibilities.