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Paddy Power named as sponsor of the Irish Gold Cup

Paddy Power has strengthened its commitment to Irish racing after being named as the new sponsor of the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown Racecourse. The €250,000 Grade 1 chase, first run in 1987, is considered to be one of the highlights of Dublin Racing Festival and will be run on the second day of the Festival at Leopardstown on Sunday, …

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Paddy Power enters fresh turf by launching ‘From the Horse’s Mouth’ podcast

Paddy Power marketing has continued to diversify its media coverage after confirming the launch of its first podcast ‘From the Horse’s Mouth’ dedicated to the sport of racing. Launched today, the Irish bookmaker’s foray into podcasting has been developed by new marketing division ‘Paddy Power Media’ – an umbrella unit which seeks to maintain Paddy Power’s mass-market profile across multiple …

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Bookies Corner – Final Take on UK 2019

Just one day of campaign shenanigans remains as the UK electorate heads for General Election 2019 polls on Thursday 12 December. How confident are bookmakers of their market readings, as polls and punters anticipate a Conservative majority outcome, or will  Britain be hung out to dry on its Brexit election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown.!  _______________ SBC: Entering the final …

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Paddy Power – Trump hits shortest impeachment odds yet remains 2020 frontrunner

Paddy Power Politics has shortened President Donald Trump’s impeachment odds following an explosive first day of testimonies related to ‘Ukraine transcripts’, in which the President is charged with seeking dirt on political rival Joe Biden. Yesterday, US media was gripped as the House of Representatives questioned acting US Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and State Department official George Kent on Trump’s exchanges …

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Paddy Power’s Sandra Gilmartin wins ‘Betting Shop Manager of the Year’ award

Sandra Gilmartin has been announced as the new Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year, becoming the first Paddy Power store manager to take the title. Gilmartin, 49, operates Paddy Power’s Cross Cheaping branch in Coventry and was announced as the winner earlier this week when she received her award from TV personality Chris Hughes at the JW Marriott Grosvenor …

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Flutter continues to feel the effect of FOBT ruling during Q3

Flutter Entertainment Plc, has seen its total group revenues jump by 9% during Q3, despite its retail division continuing to feel the effects of the changes in fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT) legislation implemented earlier this year. Publishing its interim report for the three months ended 30 September 2019, Flutter Entertainment disclosed a 9% year-on-year decline in retail revenues, down …

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Finalists announced for Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year

Representatives from six different bookmakers will duke it out for the prestigious Racing Post/SIS Betting Shop Manager of the Year next month as the competition announced its eight regional champions. Independent bookmakers Jenningsbet and Toals Bookmakers have managers on the shortlist, alongside Betfred, Paddy Power, William Hill and three from GVC Group’s Ladbrokes and Coral operations. Selected from a shortlist of …

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Bookies Corner: A Snap Christmas is betting’s most intriguing market

In a bid to break Brexit’s three-year deadlock over British politics, the UK will head to the polls on 12 December, as Parliament delivers the nation’s first ‘Christmas Election’ since 1923. How do bookmakers assess a General Election of multiple variables, divided constituencies, seasonal factors and fractured parties…  SBC gets the bookies lowdown! ________________________ SBC: For the Conservative Party to …

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Irish bookies to receive tax relief under 2020 budget

Announced as part of the Irish financial budget for 2020, bookmakers are set to receive a  €50,000 a year relief from the 2 per cent tax levied on betting in the Republic which is hoped will support the country’s independent bookmaking sector.  Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe confirmed yesterday that bookmakers across the Republic will not be subject to tax …

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Flutter and Stars ‘confident’ of mega-merger green light

Following this morning’s announcement that The Stars Group (TSG) is to be acquired by Flutter Entertainment, board members have emphasised their confidence that the mega-merger would gain the necessary regulatory approvals to go ahead. Confirmed in a conference call with both investors and industry analysts, Flutter chief executive Peter Jackson emphasised that he believed there should be no concerns regarding …

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