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Paddy Power Betfair begins life as Flutter Entertainment

The governance of FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair Plc has confirmed that it has officially sanctioned the firm’s corporate rebrand to ‘Flutter Entertainment Plc’. The Flutter Entertainment rebrand was approved outright (99%) by company shareholders at the firm’s 15 May 2019 AGM. As previously communicated, the FTSE betting group undertakes the rebrand to ‘better reflect its broader business’ within …

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Global profile helps Paddy Power Betfair post strong 2019 opening

FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has reported a strong start to 2019 trading, despite recording unfavourable sporting results in the UK and Ireland. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (for the period ending 31 March), PPB reports a ‘good underlying momentum’, as group revenues grow 17% year-on-year to £478 million (Q12018: £408m) driven by ‘excellent growth in both …

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Paddy Power Betfair looks to rename to reflect growing brand portfolio

Bookmaker group Paddy Power Betfair has released a proposition to rebrand the group as Flutter Entertainments in a bid to reflect the group’s growing brand portfolio. In a release of the group’s preliminary full-year 2018 results, the group outlined that its recent merger and acquisition drive meant that a rebrand would be essential in order to represent its global range. …

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Paddy Power Betfair seeks ‘global podium position’ following year of strategic investments

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has published its preliminary full-year 2018 results, detailing that the firm has made progress on its global agenda, whilst navigating UK home market complexities. PPB maintains its corporate revenue growth at £1.87 billion (FY2017: £1.74bn), with the betting group detailing robust digital revenues of £948 million (FY2017: £898m), combined with an underlying digital …

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Paddy Power Betfair enters Georgian market with Adjarabet acquisition

FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has expanded its reach into the Georgian regulated gambling market acquiring a 51 per cent shareholding in leading betting and gaming group Adjarabet. The initial cash consideration put forward for Adjarabet’s  majority shareholding totals £101m, with the UK operator granted first right to acquire the remaining 49 per cent within a period of three years. …

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Changing global dynamics see Paddy Power Betfair & Stars Group discuss giant merger plans

The Sunday Times has this weekend reported that the governances of Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) and The Stars Group Inc held mutual talks in late 2018, discussing a ground-breaking merger. The two enterprises, which are competing to dominate global gambling’s new landscape disrupted by the repeal of US PASPA federal laws, multiple changes in European regulatory frameworks and the UK’s enforced …

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Product shrewd Paddy Power Betfair confident of future prospects

The governance of FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) is confident of delivering on its full-year corporate expectations, following a robust Q3 2018 trading period, in which the company has made significant progress on its US agenda. Publishing its Q3 2018 (period ending 30 September) trading update, PPB records a 12% increase in group revenues to £483 million, with PPB governance …

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Paddy Power Betfair issued £2.2m penalty package

Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m after an investigation by the Gambling Commission found that the UK operator was guilty of various social responsibility shortcomings. The UKGC investigation brought to light that the firm had failed to intervene when a bettor played with large sums of stolen charity money on its site, as well as falling short when it …

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Peter Jackson: PPB’s FanDuel to maintain DFS focus in US expansion

US expansion was a key theme of Paddy Power Betfair’s (PPB) corporate update on Wednesday, with the FTSE100 firm outlining its mandate to maximise the FanDuel merger and develop as a household proposition for the US sports scene. Facing increased US competition, PPB detailed that it won’t disregard the fantasy sports element of FanDuel’s offering, as the vertical enhances the …

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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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