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‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure 

Flutter Entertainment has confirmed that former The Stars Group Inc (TSG) Group Chief Executive Rafi Ashkenazi has chosen to end his responsibilities as a non-executive director of the company, effective immediately.   The confirmation of Ashkenazi’s departure follows Flutter publishing its 2020 interim statement this morning, in which corporate governance underlined that it would accelerate technology integrations and regulatory alignment with …

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BlueRibbon signs strategic partnership with The Stars Group

B2B marketing platform provider BlueRibbon Software has strengthened its network of partnerships after inking a new deal with The Stars Group (TSG). The agreement with BlueRibbon will see the Canadian gaming and online gambling giant implement new jackpot-based promotions across its online casino assets throughout its multi-national jurisdictions. Commenting on the agreement, Amir Askarov, co-founder and CEO of BlueRibbon, said: …

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Ashkenazi joins BlueRibbon as strategic advisor

Rafi Ashkenazi, the former Chief Executive of The Stars Group, has joined BlueRibbon Software as its strategic advisor, supporting the B2B marketing platform provider in strengthening its foothold across a range of global gaming markets. BlueRibbon praised Ashkenazi’s expertise in the igaming industry, and hopes that his experience from holding a series of c-suite management positions will ‘add to the …

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Flutter begins ‘new era’ by completing merger with Stars Group

A new FTSE100 gambling giant was formed this morning, as Flutter Entertainment Plc confirmed the outright completion of its $11 billion merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG).   Flutter has completed its six-month merger pursuit of TSG ‘on schedule’, securing all regulatory (Australia, UK and US) and shareholder approvals during the first half of 2020 trading.  Updating its timetable, the …

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Diversified Stars Group rides out first wave of COVID-19 headwinds 

Mirroring merger partner Flutter Entertainment, this morning The Stars Group Inc (TSG) has issued a trading update detailing that Q1 2020 revenue performance has been maintained despite facing COVID-19 disruptions. TSG has predicted that it will generate circa $735 million in group revenues for Q1 2020 trading, reflecting a 27% increase on Q1 2019’s $580 million. The TSX Group cited …

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Flutter maintains confidence in Stars Group agenda 

FTSE100-listed Flutter Entertainment has underlined that its multi-billion pound merger with The Stars Group Inc (TSG) remains on track, as the group plans to undertake several COVID-19 adjustments.  Planning for 2020 disruptions, Flutter confirmed that it has secured a new debt arrangement which provides the company with access to a £1.3 billion revolving credit facility, supporting the group’s business continuity …

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Stars Group retains Q1 confidence despite COVID-19 impact

The Stars Group said that Q1 2020 trading is currently ‘ahead of expectations’, but the Toronto TSX-listed enterprise anticipates encountering near-term COVID-19 disruptions. Updating investors today, Stars Group explained that it has maintained ‘strong underlying momentum’ within its UK (Sky Bet) and Australia (BetEasy) divisions, which gives it confidence that a sequential improvement in quarter earnings will be delivered. “Overall, …

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UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’

Publishing its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31 2019, Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has lauded strong growth across its UK division despite international betting revenue falling by 8.3% for the year.  Stars Group revealed that its new UK and Australian divisions delivered growth in the year, which was ‘largely driven by strong underlying trends …

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Enlarged Stars Group focuses on debt reduction despite Flutter movements

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc underlines its corporate focus of integrating its new international sportsbook assets and reducing its debt load, after publishing its Q3 2019 trading update (period ending 30 September). Incorporating the assets of Sky Bet (UK) and its newly formed Australia division merging Crownbet and William Hill AUS, the Stars Inc records an 8% increase in Q3 …

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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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