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Paddy Power says bye to mischief maker Paul Mallon

Paul Mallon has confirmed his departure as Head of Brand Marketing for Paddy Power, ending his 10-year tenure as an advertising executive of the Irish bookmaker.  A key member of Paddy Power’s Mischief Making department, Mallon has joined London advertising agency Lucky Generals, taking on the role of Head of Special Ops. Mallon had formerly served as Paddy Power’s ‘Head …

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Interest in William Hill retail divisions remains after 888 acquisition

As this morning 888 Holdings is declared the winning bidder of Caesar Entertainment’s auction of William Hill’s non-US assets – uncertainty remains as to the future of the heritage bookmaker’s retail unit and how it will reshape betting’s presence on the high-street.   The deal will enable 888 to quadruple its market share, becoming the third-largest group operator in the UK …

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Flutter joins EGBA as organisation strengthens sustainability pledge

Flutter Entertainment has become the latest operator to join the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA). By joining the Brussels-based trade group, Flutter has reiterated its commitment to industry responsibility and safer gambling across the European betting and gaming sector, with the organisation representing EU licenced and regulated operators. The Dublin-based FTSE 100 company joins a range of prominent betting …

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888 wins transformative buyout of William Hill heritage assets

888 Holdings is reportedly the winning party of the hotly contested auction for William Hill’s combined UK and European business assets – put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment.  As reported by The Times, Caesars has accepted a +£2 billion buyout offer put forward by 888, out-bidding US private equity fund Apollo Global as the auction’s last remaining suitor.    Coordinated …

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Flutter sets monthly net deposit limit for under-25s to £500

Flutter Entertainment has announced the reduction of its net deposit limit for all customers under 25 years old – setting the figure at £500 per month. The group’s new policy will be implemented across its UK and Irish Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Betting & Gaming brands, as part of a general move to ‘further enhance protections for younger customers …

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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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Enteractive: Tough new regulations in Germany can be addressed

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New iGaming regulations in Germany mean a tough environment for licensed operators who will have to work within strict guidelines when it comes to marketing. However, there are ways they can communicate with their players and add to their experience, writes Enteractive founder and CEO Mikael Hansson.      The German InterState Gambling Treaty that came into force at the beginning of …

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GambleAware names Entain as top Q1 donor with £2m contribution

GambleAware has published its list of Q1 betting industry donors, revealing that Entain topped its list of contributors with a donation of £2 million. GambleAware currently requests that all licensed operators donate 0.1% of their gross annual gambling yield directly to GambleAware, whilst firms with an annual gross gambling revenue under £250,000 per annum are asked to donate a minimum …

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Former F1 team manager Eddie Jordan to lead $1bn bid for OpenBet

Eddie Jordan, the Irish businessman who made his name in Formula One management and analysis, is leading a $1 billion bid for Scientific Games’ OpenBet sports betting division, according to The Currency. The planned takeover was reportedly confirmed by former Australian Formula One racing driver Mark Webber in an Instagram post, describing the development as ‘a mega acquisition in gaming’. …

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