Tag Archives: Flutter Entertainment

GambleAware names Entain as top Q1 donor with £2m contribution

GambleAware has published its list of Q1 betting industry donors, revealing that Entain topped its list of contributors with a donation of £2 million. GambleAware currently requests that all licensed operators donate 0.1% of their gross annual gambling yield directly to GambleAware, whilst firms with an annual gross gambling revenue under £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum …

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Former F1 team manager Eddie Jordan to lead $1bn bid for OpenBet

Eddie Jordan, the Irish businessman who made his name in Formula One management and analysis, is leading a $1 billion bid for Scientific Games’ OpenBet sports betting division, according to The Currency. The planned takeover was reportedly confirmed by former Australian Formula One racing driver Mark Webber in an Instagram post, describing the development as ‘a mega acquisition in gaming’. …

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BGC calls for ombudsman to enhance consumer complaints process

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called on the government to strengthen the gambling sector’s customer complaints process by establishing an industry ombudsman. Although a system for dealing with customer complaints already exists, the betting and gaming industry standards body has argued that the creation of an ombudsman would improve consistency of the process as well as its general …

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Sky Bet: London competition poses threat to Yorkshire vacancies

Sky Betting and Gaming has revealed that it has more than 300 vacancies available as it prepares to open its new headquarters in Leeds, West Yorkshire, in September. Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Conor Grant, CEO of Flutter Entertainment’s UK and Ireland divisions, informed the outlet about the multiple vacancies available at Sky Bet, recognised as Yorkshire’s top tech and …

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Flutter chiefs swap boardroom for Paddy Power retail counters

Flutter Entertainment placed its top-ranking UK and IRE officers Ian Proctor (Chairman) and Conor Grant (CEO) at the coalface of Euro 2020 trading, as the executives spent Tuesday working on the floor of a Paddy Power betting shop. Supporting retail colleagues during a busy day featuring the final Euro 2020 Group-D matches of England vs Czech Rep and Scotland vs …

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BGC members commit ‘vital funds’ to charities from Britannia Stakes profits

A group of Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) members have committed to donate all-profits from the Britannia Stakes, giving a ‘major’ financial boost to a selection of charities. Participating BGC members include bet365, BetVictor, Betway, Entain (Ladbrokes, Coral), Flutter Entertainment (Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet), William Hill, Kindred (Unibet), Rank Group (Grosvenor Sport), the Tote and Fitzdares. “I am absolutely …

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Matt King announces FanDuel departure ahead of US listing

Matt King, the CEO of Flutter Entertainment‘s FanDuel brand, has announced his intention to end his tenure as leader of the FTSE100 firm’s flagship US wagering unit.  King’s decision comes as Flutter continues to assess the possibility of listing a ‘small stake’ of FanDuel in the US, and the operator has acknowledged that the CEO’s departure ‘will affect the timing’ …

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Flutter restructures board duties as critical US options dawn

Flutter Entertainment Plc has restructured its boardroom duties following the departures of company directors’ Divyesh ‘Dave’ Gadhia and Peter Rigby. During Q1 trading, Gadhia, Flutter’s Deputy Chairman and long-term Non-Executive Director Rigby announced that they would resign from all commercial duties representing the FTSE100 company. Following the conclusion of Flutter’s AGM, Gadhia and Rigby have been formally replaced by the …

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Paddy Power reopens English and Welsh betting shops

Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power has announced the reopening of its English and Welsh high street betting shops, although Irish outlets will remain closed. Setting out social distancing measures and COVID-19 safety guidelines, only two gaming machines will be operational in each outlet whilst a maximum capacity of eight customers has been established. Bettors can only visit a shop for no …

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