Tag Archives: Peter Jackson

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GVC Holdings Group CEO Kenneth Alexander has withdrawn from this week’s Gambling Related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group (GRH APPG) hearing, with the group’s chair Carolyn Harris MP branding the executive’s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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No-deal Brexit ‘is a real risk to racing’ warns Flutter’s Peter Jackson

With only 79 days until the UK is pencilled in to leave the European Union, horse racing stakeholders continue to make preparations in anticipation of potential disruptions to the sport and further impacts on betting markets.  The Financial Times reported this morning that a no-deal Brexit – which at present appears to be the UK’s likely outcome – will threaten …

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UK Top 5 commits to ‘clear responsibilities’ on problem gambling support

Advancing UK betting’s social responsibility agenda, bet365, William Hill, Flutter Entertainment, Sky Betting & Gaming and GVC Holdings have this morning committed to a ‘package of safer gambling measures and support for problem gamblers’. The ‘UK Top 5’ directive follows discussions with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on social and safer gambling responsibilities. The package of …

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Paddy Power Betfair begins life as Flutter Entertainment

The governance of FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair Plc has confirmed that it has officially sanctioned the firm’s corporate rebrand to ‘Flutter Entertainment Plc’. The Flutter Entertainment rebrand was approved outright (99%) by company shareholders at the firm’s 15 May 2019 AGM. As previously communicated, the FTSE betting group undertakes the rebrand to ‘better reflect its broader business’ within …

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Global profile helps Paddy Power Betfair post strong 2019 opening

FTSE100 gambling group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has reported a strong start to 2019 trading, despite recording unfavourable sporting results in the UK and Ireland. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading statement (for the period ending 31 March), PPB reports a ‘good underlying momentum’, as group revenues grow 17% year-on-year to £478 million (Q12018: £408m) driven by ‘excellent growth in both …

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Paddy Power Betfair looks to rename to reflect growing brand portfolio

Bookmaker group Paddy Power Betfair has released a proposition to rebrand the group as Flutter Entertainments in a bid to reflect the group’s growing brand portfolio. In a release of the group’s preliminary full-year 2018 results, the group outlined that its recent merger and acquisition drive meant that a rebrand would be essential in order to represent its global range. …

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Paddy Power Betfair seeks ‘global podium position’ following year of strategic investments

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has published its preliminary full-year 2018 results, detailing that the firm has made progress on its global agenda, whilst navigating UK home market complexities. PPB maintains its corporate revenue growth at £1.87 billion (FY2017: £1.74bn), with the betting group detailing robust digital revenues of £948 million (FY2017: £898m), combined with an underlying digital …

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Paddy Power Betfair enters Georgian market with Adjarabet acquisition

FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) has expanded its reach into the Georgian regulated gambling market acquiring a 51 per cent shareholding in leading betting and gaming group Adjarabet. The initial cash consideration put forward for Adjarabet’s  majority shareholding totals £101m, with the UK operator granted first right to acquire the remaining 49 per cent within a period of three years. …

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Changing global dynamics see Paddy Power Betfair & Stars Group discuss giant merger plans

The Sunday Times has this weekend reported that the governances of Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) and The Stars Group Inc held mutual talks in late 2018, discussing a ground-breaking merger. The two enterprises, which are competing to dominate global gambling’s new landscape disrupted by the repeal of US PASPA federal laws, multiple changes in European regulatory frameworks and the UK’s enforced …

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Product shrewd Paddy Power Betfair confident of future prospects

The governance of FTSE100 Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) is confident of delivering on its full-year corporate expectations, following a robust Q3 2018 trading period, in which the company has made significant progress on its US agenda. Publishing its Q3 2018 (period ending 30 September) trading update, PPB records a 12% increase in group revenues to £483 million, with PPB governance …

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