Tag Archives: Ian Proctor

Flutter chiefs swap boardroom for Paddy Power retail counters

Flutter Entertainment placed its top-ranking UK and IRE officers Ian Proctor (Chairman) and Conor Grant (CEO) at the coalface of Euro 2020 trading, as the executives spent Tuesday working on the floor of a Paddy Power betting shop. Supporting retail colleagues during a busy day featuring the final Euro 2020 Group-D matches of England vs Czech Rep and Scotland vs …

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Flutter’s Ian Proctor outlines affordability approach

Ian Proctor, Chairman of Flutter Entertainment, the bookmaking holding company behind Paddy Power and Betfair, has released a statement concerning the ongoing review of the 2005 Gambling Act. In the statement, Proctor acknowledged that: “Gambling has gone through a technical transformation over the last 15 years, and the rules have not kept pace.” The main focus of Proctor’s statement concerned …

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The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

The launch of the Gambling Act review: how the industry has reacted

As the gambling industry wakes up to the announcement that the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will be launching its review into the 2005 Gambling Act, the news has been largely welcomed by various different stakeholders from across the sector. The review, which is expected to result in the biggest reform of UK gambling laws since the …

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UK betting leadership stands firm on collaborative approach despite media scepticism

Leaders of UK betting’s top five betting operators yesterday gave insights and opinions to the House of Lords Select Committee tasked with investigating the ‘Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry’. Established in 2019, the Lords Committee continues its review of UK gambling seeking to gain valuable research and ‘reliable facts’ on unique industry factors and dynamics with for …

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Betting bosses withdraw from upcoming APPG hearing

GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander has withdrawn from this week’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) hearing, with the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP branding the executive’s decision ‘outrageous’. The APPG hearing, which will specifically focus upon identifying and resolving harms caused by online gambling, brings together representatives from a number of leading UK operators including GVC, William Hill …

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Sky Bet promotes ‘trusted hand’ Ben Wright to lead safer gambling agenda

The new executive team of Sky Betting & Gaming (Sky Bet) has moved to create a new in-house role focusing on developing safer gambling directives, procedures, schemes and communications. Sky Bet, the new online sportsbook property of Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc, has developed the senior management role of ‘Head of Safer Gambling’, which will be fronted by Ben …

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Sky Betting & Gaming appoints Vaughan Lewis as Corporate Development lead

Sky Betting & Gaming (SB&G) has confirmed the appointment of Vaughan Lewis as the firm’s Director of Corporate Development. Taking on the senior executive role, Lewis will be tasked with leading the strategic expansion of SB&G operations. Responsibilities will include setting up corporate goals and targets, assessment of SB&G divisional performance and management of the operator’s intellectual property. Seeking to …

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Sky Betting & Gaming’s Ackroyd wins Best Finance Director

Sky Betting & Gaming’s Caroline Ackroyd has been named as the Best Finance Director of a Private Equity Company (£50m+) in the 14th annual Yorkshire Finance Director Awards. Ackroyd, who wasn’t even aware she had received a nomination, was selected from a shortlist of 32 candidates across the country. The judging process involved a panel interview with the four awards …

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