Tag Archives: The Stars Group

Flutter appoints Fiona Thorne as Corporate Affairs lead

Flutter Entertainment Plc has confirmed the appointment of Fiona Thorne as new Group Corporate Affairs Director. An expert in corporate communications, agency and stakeholder management for mass-market enterprises, Thorne was the former Director of Corporate Affairs for Gala Coral (2014-2016) prior to its merger with Ladbrokes and subsequent takeover by GVC Holdings. Thorne joins Flutter’s executive leadership team from New …

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North American operators land SBC Awards shortlist spots

SBC Awards US Nominees

FanDuel Group and The Stars Group lead the North American charge at the SBC Awards 2019 with places on the shortlists of the headline operator categories.  The SBC Awards, which take place in the stunning setting of Battersea Evolution in Central London on Tuesday 3 December 2019, were established to recognise excellence in the sports betting and igaming sectors around …

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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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Flutter and Stars Group agree takeover deal

In the latest mega-merger to hit the gambling industry, The Stars Group (TSG) is to be acquired by Flutter Entertainment, operator of Betfair, FanDuel and Paddy Power via an all-share combination.  Immediately following completion of the Combination, Flutter Shareholders would own approximately 54.64 per cent and TSG Shareholders would own approximately 45.36 per cent of the share capital of the Combined Group. …

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PokerStars decline see The Stars Group reduce IoM headcount

The governance of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will reduce employee headcount within its Isle of Man office, restructuring its flagship PokerStars online gambling division. Stars Group governance has chosen not to disclose specific figures with regards to staff being made redundant from its Isle of Man offices, which have served as the company’s operational …

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Stars Group appoints video games pioneer John Schappert as corporate advisor

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has strengthened its corporate governance’s strategic capacity and technology-led competencies by confirming the appointment of John Schappert as a new independent director. Regarded as a pioneer of the video games industry, Schappert is the co-founder of Tiburon Entertainment, the original games development studio of ground-breaking sports titles Madden NFL, NFL Street and NASCAR Racing. …

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Stars Group revises 2019 guidance citing enlargement responsibilities

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has revised its full-year guidance after citing a number of market headwinds. Publishing its interim H1 2019 trading update (period ending 30 June), the Stars Group has adjusted its 2019 revenue guidance to $2.5-2.58 billion mark (previous form $2.6-2.76 billion) and reduced its EBITDA guidance to $905-930 million, having previously held a 2019 earnings target …

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PokerStars begins Paysafe ‘Rapid Transfer’ Euro rollout

The Stars Group Inc’s flagship online poker brand PokerStars is set to boost its transactional capabilities by rolling-out Paysafe Group’s ‘Rapid Transfer’ solution across ten European territories. Launched in 2016 with the aim of bolstering merchant seamless transaction capacities and further improving all-round user conversions, Paysafe’s Rapid Transfer allows digital consumers to make payments instantly from their bank account, without …

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Eight operators fall foul of Spelinspektionen

Eight gambling operators, including Flutter Entertainment and GVC Holdings, have fallen foul of Spelinspektionen after it was revealed that the operators had been offering betting markets on events where the majority of the players were under the age of 18. Bet365, GVC, The Stars Group, Flutter Entertainment, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), Bethard Group, Casinostugan Limited and Polar limited had all …

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The Stars Group deepens Right to Play commitment

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will extend its partnership with global charity partner ‘Right to Play’ for a further two years, aiming to raise £1 million to help provide education for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Founded in 2000 by Norwegian speed skating Olympian Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is an international …

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