Tag Archives: Peter Jackson

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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Paddy Power Betfair issued £2.2m penalty package

Paddy Power Betfair has been fined £2.2m after an investigation by the Gambling Commission found that the UK operator was guilty of various social responsibility shortcomings. The UKGC investigation brought to light that the firm had failed to intervene when a bettor played with large sums of stolen charity money on its site, as well as falling short when it …

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Peter Jackson: PPB’s FanDuel to maintain DFS focus in US expansion

US expansion was a key theme of Paddy Power Betfair’s (PPB) corporate update on Wednesday, with the FTSE100 firm outlining its mandate to maximise the FanDuel merger and develop as a household proposition for the US sports scene. Facing increased US competition, PPB detailed that it won’t disregard the fantasy sports element of FanDuel’s offering, as the vertical enhances the …

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Paddy Power Betfair positive on performance despite facing new international realities

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has readjusted its full-year 2018 underlying EBITDA to be between £460 – 480 million range, detailing that its momentum will be impacted by the introduction of ‘new taxes in Australia and costs incurred by its acquisition of US fantasy sports operator FanDuel’. Despite the cost adjustments, PPB governance declares positive interim H1 …

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Paddy Power & Chime Sports seek ‘No Nonsense’ Russia 2018

The first weekend of World Cup Russia 2018, saw Paddy Power launch its first TV advertising campaign under the guidance of new creative agency Chime Sports. The Irish bookmaker debuted the first TV advert of its new campaign series ‘Paddy Power – Enough of the Nonsense’, competing for brand coverage during a saturated Russia 2018 opening weekend. “While VAR is …

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Paddy Power Betfair forms new US entity with FanDuel

FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed that it will create a new US-facing subsidiary, joining forces with daily fantasy sports operator FanDuel. Updating the market this afternoon, PPB governance confirms that it will merge its Betfair US division with FanDuel’s enterprise, as the company seeks to accelerate its position within the newly opened US market. The new …

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Paddy Power Betfair stands by FOBTs judgement

The governance of FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair Plc (PPB) has restated its support of the government’s £2 cut on FOBTs machine wagering. Issuing a corporate update, following yesterday’s DCMS triennial review judgement, PPB governance stated that the drastic FOBTs cut would not change the firm’s UK retail strategy. Updating the market, PPB estimates a 33-43% decline in total machine …

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Peter Jackson – Paddy Power Betfair eyes growth in disruption  

Taking on Paddy Power Betfair’s Q1 investor conference call, Group Chief Executive Peter Jackson has stated that the FTSE100 betting group has made substantial progress on its key initiatives, despite closing a disappointing trading period. With PPB development teams delivering the firm’s combined technology platform this January, Jackson details significant progress on his initial leadership goal of ‘returning Paddy Power …

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