UK-listed online gaming operator GVC Holdings has reported a 45 per cent increase in net gaming revenue to €105.1m for the first half of 2014, following record trading for the second successive quarter.

GVC said that its second quarter results were boosted by the 54 games of the World Cup held in June in Brazil, which helped the company recruit 81,000 new customers during the quarter, including 35,000 in June alone.

As a result of the strong H1 performance, GVC has proposed a quarterly dividend of 12.5 cents per share, an increase of 19 per cent compared to a year ago and 9 per cent higher than its dividend in the first quarter.

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