Betfred owners make millions from company treating gambling addicts Rob Davies, The Guardian · January 17, 2020 at 6:41 am The brothers who own the high street bookmaker Betfred are making millions from a business that treats public sector staff for health problems including gambling addiction, the Guardian can disclose. Betfred’s owners, the billionaire Tory party donors Fred and Peter Done, also own Health Assured, which holds dozens of government contracts to provide health and wellbeing programmes to staff. Its taxpayer-funded clients include multiple NHS trusts that also treat gambling addicts, as well as MPs’ employees, some of whom campaign for tighter restrictions on gambling. The Dones have taken £5.2m in dividends from the business in the past three years. They have donated £375,000 to the Conservative party since 2016.