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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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Spotlight Sports Group partners with Paddy Power for Cheltenham showcase

Spotlight Sports Group will bolster its Cheltenham Festival coverage with the launch of a new mini-series in partnership with Paddy Power. The live daily show, which will be named Good Morning Cheltenham, will be presented by Racing Post’s David Jennings – who will be joined by a number of guests including Paul Kealy, Mick Fitzgerald, Matt Chapman and Paddy Power. …

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Flutter adopts ‘comprehensive and challenging’ sustainability strategy

Flutter Entertainment has tasked itself with achieving three core objectives by 2030 in pursuit of its new sustainability strategy, dubbed the ‘Positive Impact Plan’. The FTSE100 gambling group intends to build on its previous achievements in sustainability and target areas where it can maximise its positive impact, in particular leveraging its ‘global scale’ to support local initiatives that provide impact …

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Irish bookmakers challenge lottery betting ban

Bookmakers in Ireland have voiced their opposition to the potential passing of a law that would prohibit bets on the National Lottery. As reported in the Irish Examiner, the Seanad will debate a bill today that would ban firms from offering bets on the outcome of the National Lottery draw, which has been available since its formation in the 1980’s. If passed, the bill …

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Paddy Power orders in-store display upgrade powered by BoscaSports

Paddy Power has moved to upgrade its in-store customer engagement by deploying BoscaSports cutting-edge digital displays.  The heritage bookmaker has informed that it will introduce BoscaSports displays to more than 40 of its betting shops in the UK and Ireland by the end of 2022 trading. BoscaSports are the leading provider of digital display technology offering integrated sports display solutions …

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Freebets.ltd.uk reports ‘record’ opening month of 2022

Free bets portal freebets.ltd.uk, which targets the British sports wagering market, has reported a ‘record’ number of users in January 2022. The betting aggregator business detailed that its user base increased by 45% year-on-year during the opening month of the year, with the firm accrediting platform updates and onboarding of new partners as key growth drivers.  Notable firms to have …

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ASX incorporates rugby union ahead of Six Nations

ASX, the venture of Paddy Power’s former marketing chief, has moved to bolster its sports content ahead of the Six Nations, which commences this weekend. The platform, which functions as a ‘virtual stock market’ for NFTs, has incorporated rugby union into its wider sports offering in anticipation of the tournament, supported by data from Rugby Analytics.  Players invest in the …

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Paddy Power debuts hard hitting docuseries – ‘Jamie Redknapp investigates’

Paddy Power has announced the launch ‘Jamie Redknapp Investigates’, the bookmaker’s latest ‘hard hitting’ documentary series examining ‘modern football’s biggest crimes’.  In the first of a three-part series – with episodes two and three released over the fortnight, football pundit turned investigator Jamie Redknapp explores the ‘tragedy of half-and-half football scarves’. Episode-1 sees Redknapp track down Brian, the inventor of …

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Flutter moves ahead with M&A strategy as Tombola acquisition completed

Flutter Entertainment has announced the finalised acquisition of Tombola, as it completes its second major takeover in as many months to continue its M&A focus into 2022. Detailing its ambitions following the merger, the FTSE100 gambling group has emphasised that Tombola will deliver ‘key strategic advantages’ as part of its wider portfolio of brands, in particularly diversifying its products. Additionally, …

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