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Flutter replaces KPMG with Deloitte as sportsbook auditor

Flutter Entertainment has named Deloitte as the auditor for its Paddy Power and Betfair sportsbook brands, according to a report from The Times. Deloitte replaces KPMG – one of its rivals in the ‘Big Four’ auditing firms alongside PwC and EY– as Flutter’s auditor partner, ending a 20 year business relationship. By entering into the agreement with Flutter, Deloitte has …

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Flutter calls on start-ups to enhance retail offering

Flutter Entertainment plans to enhance  Paddy Power’s retail offering via its Alpha Hub ‘global innovation community’, calling on emerging tech start-ups to participate.  The group, which operates 625 betting shops across the UK and Ireland, is looking for firms with ‘tenacious ideas’ focused around data and analytics, the in-store experience and the future of self-service terminals.  Interested companies will also …

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GambleAware lauds ‘Big Four’ donations but decries ‘inconsistent approach’

GambleAware has published its list of corporate donors for the 12 months ending 31 March 2022, revealing that the ‘Big Four’ group of UK operators generated 89% of all contributions. The responsible and safer gambling organisation updated that Entain, Flutter Entertainment and William Hill all made donations in the millions, with total industry contributions to GambleAware reaching £34.7 million. The continued …

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Flutter brands FanDuel its hyper-growth child as costly UK headwinds mount   

Flutter Entertainment Plc has secured a ‘positive start to year trading’ as the FTSE100 betting group expands its recreational player base to ‘+8.8 million active monthly players (AMPS)’ across its global brand portfolio mitigating UK and Euro market headwinds.  Publishing its Q1 trading update (period ending 31 March), Flutter registered group revenues of £1.56 billion, up 6% on comparative Q1 …

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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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SSG sees 20% rise in betting engagement with Superfeed

Technology, content and media company, Spotlight Sports Group (SSG), has released the results of an independent study into its own in-play content engine – Superfeed. Tested on a UK bookmaker, results showed that 20% of customers added a selection to their bet slip when the in-play content was shown.  The independent study was conducted by LeanConvert and found an 8.24% …

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Paddy Power Christmas radio ad complaint upheld by ASA

A consumer complaint regarding a football-themed Paddy Power advert broadcast on the radio at Christmas last year has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).  The complainant argued that the advertisement could be viewed as misleading due to the terms and conditions at the end of the broadcast being too quiet and spokent too quickly in comparison to the …

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Peter Jackson: Sustainable play is key for Flutter to match changing UK economics

Peter Jackson, Group CEO of Flutter Entertainment Plc described 2021 results as a ‘tale of two halves” for the FTSE100 betting group’s UK&IRE brands.   Matched against COVID-influenced record wagering Q4 2020 comparatives, Jackson admitted that the group’s flagship UK&IRE business had somewhat lost its trading momentum. UK&IRE teams “saw a very material swing in sports results year-on-year. The swing from …

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Paddy Power’s boxing refund: A case for a gambling ombudsman?

Last Saturday’s light-welterweight title fight between Josh Taylor and Jack Catterall ended in a controversial decision, garnering criticism from boxers, pundits and fans alike.  Many felt that England’s Catterall had done enough to win the bout for the undisputed light-welterweight title fight – including Flutter Entertainment’s Paddy Power.  The bookmaker made the decision to offer all refunds to its customers …

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