Tag Archives: Paddy Power Betfair

Paddy Power Betfair sets up ‘Alpha Hub’ Romania accelerator to tackle responsible gambling dynamics

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has announced the launch of its Cluj Romania ‘Alpha Hub’ accelerator program, focusing on enhancing the industry’s responsible gambling and sustainability dynamics. The accelerator programme sees PPB partner with Romanian technology enterprise groups’ Techsylvania and Risky Business Romania to open its initiative to the top development and engineering talent. For a number of …

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Paddy Power Betfair renews FTP drive with SportCaller

Free-to-play industry games developer SportCaller extends its two-year partnership with FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) announcing the launch of a new ‘Beat The Drop’ game. SportCaller and PPB had previously launched the ‘Beat The Drop’ FTP game during World Cup Russia 2018, with the title receiving great acclaim whilst beating partnership expectations. With the new European football season underway, …

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Nigel Eccles sues Paddy Power Betfair for ‘purposely undervaluing’ FanDuel

US Tech news source Recode has reported that FanDuel enterprise co-founder Nigel Eccles (former CEO) is preparing to take Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) to court, regarding its $465 million takeover of FanDuel completed in July 2018. Eccles representatives have filed a Scottish court order against PPB, representing four of FanDuel’s enterprise co-founders; Nigel Eccles, wife Lesley Eccles (former CMO), Tom …

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Paddy Power Betfair positive on performance despite facing new international realities

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has readjusted its full-year 2018 underlying EBITDA to be between £460 – 480 million range, detailing that its momentum will be impacted by the introduction of ‘new taxes in Australia and costs incurred by its acquisition of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel’. Despite the cost adjustments, PPB governance declares positive interim H1 …

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FanDuel seeks to become NJ leader with IGT sports betting systems

The newly formed FanDuel Group (Betfair US + FanDuel) has confirmed that it will utilise IGT Group systems as its lead sports betting technology provider for the regulated state of New Jersey. FanDuel Group, the strategic US subsidiary of FTSE100 betting firm Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has chosen IGT as its lead sports betting platform supplier, servicing its New Jersey …

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Paddy Power Betfair confirms FanDuel merger for US expansion

Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel have confirmed the creation of a new operator to the US market, merging its Betfair US brand with renowned daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. The combination enriches the potential online betting experience in the US, and creates the largest online sports destination in the country, with a range of products and experiences for all sports fans. FanDuel …

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Paddy Power Betfair forms new US entity with FanDuel

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed that it will create a new US-facing subsidiary, joining forces with daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. Updating the market this afternoon, PPB governance confirms that it will merge its Betfair US division with FanDuel’s enterprise, as the company seeks to accelerate its position within the newly opened US market. The new …

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Paddy Power Betfair appoints legal leads for FanDuel buyout

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed the appointment of London law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as its lead legal advisor in its pursuit of US-facing DFS operator FanDuel. This week PPB governance confirmed industry rumours that the company was seeking to acquire New York-based DFS operator FanDuel, following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate. The …

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Paddy Power Betfair stands by FOBTs judgement

The governance of FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has restated its support of the government’s £2 cut on FOBTs machine wagering. Issuing a corporate update, following yesterday’s DCMS triennial review judgement, PPB governance stated that the drastic FOBTs cut would not change the firm’s UK retail strategy. Updating the market, PPB estimates a 33-43% decline in total machine …

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