Tag Archives: FTSE100

Flutter calls on Betfair Cluj recruitment drive to support global IT expansion

Flutter Entertainment has disclosed to Romanian media that it seeks to recruit 500 new software developers and IT engineers to join its Betfair Cluj Napoca tech hub. The FTSE100 betting group has operated its Cluj tech hub since 2015, established by its Betfair business ahead of the subsidiary’s £4 billion merger with Paddy Power – a transformative deal that laid …

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JKO secures Bhargava backing in hot pursuit of Playtech  

Eddie Jordan, who leads JKO Play’s takeover pursuit of Playtech Plc, is reported to have secured the financial backing of former Party Gaming enterprise co-founder Vikrant Bhargava.  The Sunday Times reported that the British Indian tycoon will serve as a co-financier of JKO’s bid that requires its submission to Playtech governance by 2 February. As stands, Playtech governance has backed …

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City examines vital interims as gambling faces sweeping judgement calls  

From London to Wall Street, the interim results of global gambling’s listed incumbents will be probed as the industry faces systemic changes inbound during the second-half year trading. Though the finely balanced outcome of the UEFA Euro 2020 Championships will impact incumbents bottom lines – city analysts will be focused on evaluating which companies are best equipped to thrive in …

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Entain aims for new horizons in its journey towards gender parity

Jette Nygaard-Andersen takes charge of Entain as new CEO

Entain Plc has declared continued strides towards achieving its group-wide gender pay parity objectives after publishing its annual ‘Everyone’s in the Game’ – gender pay gap report. The FTSE100 firm underlined its position as ‘the betting sector’s most inclusive employer’ achieving a median hourly pay gap of 7.1%, significantly lower than the UK’s national average of 15.5% for mass-market businesses. …

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Entain seeks new CEO as Segev departs to DAZN

Entain CEO Shay Segev has resigned as Group CEO of the FTSE100 online gambling group to join DAZN as ‘joint-chief executive’ of the global sports OTT platform. “Shay has a notice period of six months and will remain in his current role for that period or until a successor is in place,” read Entain’s statement. “The Board, having considered succession issues …

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GVC secures its Blue Chip status re-listing on FTSE100

GVC Holdings has completed a further leadership objective having been re-admitted onto the FTSE100 index, bolstering its status as a London blue-chip stock. On Wednesday, the FTSE Russell published its top 100-to-250 index report having reviewed all quarterly trading statements sanctioned by listed companies. The FTSE announced the inclusion of GVC Holdings, AVAST (IT security), Homeserve (emergency repairs) and Kingfisher (home retail) …

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