Tag Archives: The Stars Group

Singular to sign 100% of shares over to Flutter as new journey begins

B2B igaming software developer Singular has confirmed that 100% of its shares will be transferred to Flutter Entertainment, completing its acquisition by the FTSE100 gambling giant. Singular will become a technology asset of Flutter,  helping power its tier-1 brand portfolio of Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Bet and The Stars Group, and further represents the expansion of the gambling group’s operations …

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Flutter considers ‘matter closed’ as $300m paid to Kentucky

Flutter Entertainment has paid $300 million to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to fully settle its legal dispute with the state concerning The Stars Group.  The Dublin-based gambling group has paid $200 million to the state, on top of a $100 million previously handed over to the state relating to a superseded bond in the case. A statement from Flutter read: …

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Flutter takes £870m Kentucky ruling to US Supreme Court

Flutter Entertainment has taken its legal contest with the Commonwealth of Kentucky regarding a $870 million ruling against the firm to the US Supreme Court. Describing the ruling as having caused ‘monstrous damages’ against its commercial operations, the FTSE100 company has questioned whether “an award of statutory damages violates due process when it exceeds by a factor of more than …

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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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Fox challenges Flutter on FanDuel’s ‘fair market pricing’

Fox Corporation has launched legal proceedings against Flutter Entertainment in relation to the former exercising its option to acquire an 18.6% stake in the FanDuel sportsbook. Flutter has argued that Fox must conduct the transaction at a ‘fair market price’, whilst the American multimedia corporation maintains that it should pay the same amount Flutter paid in December 2020. Through its …

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Flutter to appeal Kentucky Court’s $870m TSG ruling

Flutter Entertainment is expected to appeal a $870 million ruling made by the Kentucky Supreme Court, having argued that the litigation ran contrary to modern US legal precedent. The case, which was reversed in late 2018, was initially filed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 2010, approximately four years prior to The Stars Group’s (TSG) acquisition of the PokerStars business.  …

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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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Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect

Tabcorp Holdings will write down its wagering and media business by at least AUD $1 billion (€605m) as a result of COVID-19 shutdowns and ‘the possible acceleration of retail contraction’. The company made its statement in a filing to the ASX Exchange, in which it revealed that it had undertaken a ‘review of assets’ in which it expects to incur …

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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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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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