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Louth tops shops per capita in Paddy Power dominated Ireland

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Louth, the smallest county in Ireland, has the highest concentration of betting shops in the country with 2.6 outlets per 10,000 population. As reported in the Irish Examiner, the county’s 33 betting shops puts it 50% above the national average of 1.8 bookies per 10,000 population. The other counties with the highest concentrations of betting shops are Carlow, Westmeath, Longford, …

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KAX Media rebrands to Gambling.com Group

Following an internal review, Industry affiliate marketing and player acquisition group KAX Media has rebranded to Gambling.com Group. The affiliate marketing specialist has rebranded to better represent its legacy domain Gambling.com and to better communicate its business services. The new name only applies to the Group’s holding company. The Group will continue to use the KAX Media brand as the …

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Boylesports expands domestic portfolio buying Bambury betting shops

Irish bookmaker Boylesports has continued its domestic retail expansion by acquiring the portfolio of nine betting shops from independent bookmaker Bambury. Having agreed sale terms with Bambury owners, the purchase of the nine betting shops is currently awaiting approval by the Irish competition authority. Should Boylesports governance be successful in its purchase of Bambury estates, the Dundalk bookmaker will increase …

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Sports ‘all-in-one’ disruptor Sportdec seeks €3 million funding round

Irish start-up Sportdec is seeking to close a €3 million round in venture funding this Q1 2017 as the company seeks to bridge sports content, social gaming and betting through its mobile app expansion. Led by former Sky Betting & Gaming Head of Social Games Bruce Bale (CEO), Sportdec has pitched itself as the ‘ultimate fan-centric app’ delivering all forms …

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Paddy Power cuts 300 Irish jobs

Irish news sources have reported that Paddy Power is set to cut up to 300 jobs from its Dublin operations in-line with its post Betfair merger strategy. The betting operator informed its Dublin staff yesterday. It is reported that the job cuts will likely be in overlapping business areas such as marketing, technology development and trading. Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) …

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FTSE eagerly awaits Paddy Power Betfair results

Tuesday morning will see the first joint publication of Paddy Power Betfair results, as FTSE analysts and commentators eagerly await the performance update of online betting’ biggest market capital operator. Having opened trading with a £105 share price on the London and Dublin stock exchanges on 2 February, Paddy Power Betfair entered the prestigious FTSE 100 index last week having …

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Digital Fuel secures BetBright affiliate partnership

Irish online betting operator BetBright has secured the services of specialist online gambling marketing agency Digital Fuel Ltd to manage its new casino affiliate programme. Issuing a corporate statement announcing the partnership, Digital Fuel management detailed that the agency had been tasked with driving the ‘strategic direction and general management of BetBright’s wider affiliate and player acquisition offering’. The BetBright …

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Paddy Power–Betfair aims for £25 million savings through labour reductions

UK newspaper The Sunday Times has reported that the merged enterprise of Paddy Power – Betfair will look to implement £25 million in cost savings in 2016 by significantly reducing headcount. In September Paddy Power and Betfair governances’ had outlined a co-synergies’ savings target of £50 million, should their proposed merger receive its approval. A circular published this weekend details …

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Tom Flood swings back into profit with Boylesports

The integration of Boylesports pricing and retail provisions has helped Dublin based bookmaker Tom Flood (Boylesports retail subsidiary) post a profit of €445,000 (£325,000) in 2014. Tom Flood reverses its losses of €26,000 for 2013. Tom Flood which operates seven bookmakers in the Dublin area, was acquired by Boylesports in November 2013. The acquisition saw Boylesports invest €3 million to …

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Paddy Power Betfair aims for £50 million in synergy savings

Having announced yesterday, that governances had agreed on terms and conditions for their planned £5 billion merger. Paddy Power and Betfair executive teams have detailed further insight with regards to merger plans and long term integrations of the operators. Central to its long term growth, will be the estimated annual cost saving of £50 million through shared synergies which the …

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