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A Female Billionaire Bookie Bags a $281 Million Pay Packet

  • Bet365 boss’s award puts her among world’s highest paid CEOs
  • Her remuneration puts salaries of FTSE executives in the shade
Denise Coates poses with a medal at Buckingham Palace in London, in 2012.

Denise Coates poses with a medal at Buckingham Palace in London, in 2012.

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Denise Coates, the founder and chief executive of online bookmaker Bet365 Group Ltd., took home 220 million pounds ($281 million) in pay last year, putting her among the world’s best-compensated executives.

The figure comes from closely held Bet365’s accounts for the year ended March 25 that were published online Tuesday. While the documents didn’t identify Coates by name, they included the award for the company’s highest-paid director.