The North West based bookmakers Bet Fred have announced record turnover for the last financial year, reporting a pre-tax profit of £23m.
The business is one of the biggest employers in the North West with over 10,000 staff, 3,200 of which are based in Wigan and Warrington.
Founder of BetFred, Fred Done said;
“I am delighted to report such a positive set of results. We continue to grow strongly and evolve our range of products. Our estate of 1,375 betting shops is performing well and we are making great strides in improving and enhancing our online and mobile offerings.
“We are very excited about the future and are positive about the outlook for the business.”
The fortunes of BetFred are set to continue with the growth of online and mobile betting, and they are due to open another 25 shops in 2014.