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‘Deal maker’ Rafi Ashkenazi ends Flutter tenure 

Flutter Entertainment has confirmed that former The Stars Group Inc (TSG) Group Chief Executive Rafi Ashkenazi has chosen to end his responsibilities as a non-executive director of the company, effective immediately.   The confirmation of Ashkenazi’s departure follows Flutter publishing its 2020 interim statement this morning, in which corporate governance underlined that it would accelerate technology integrations and regulatory alignment with …

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PokerStars moves to refresh global appeal with ‘I’M IN’

PokerStars has refreshed its marketing profile under the new ownership of FTSE100 Flutter Entertainment Plc by launching its new global advertising campaign – ‘I’M IN’.  Promoting PokerStars full product range of online poker, casino and sportsbook, I’M IN, is the first advertising campaign launched by the operator under the creative guidance of new marketing agency Anomaly. Last summer, the Stars …

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UK drives Stars Group growth despite international ‘disruptions’

Publishing its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31 2019, Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has lauded strong growth across its UK division despite international betting revenue falling by 8.3% for the year.  Stars Group revealed that its new UK and Australian divisions delivered growth in the year, which was ‘largely driven by strong underlying trends …

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Enlarged Stars Group focuses on debt reduction despite Flutter movements

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc underlines its corporate focus of integrating its new international sportsbook assets and reducing its debt load, after publishing its Q3 2019 trading update (period ending 30 September). Incorporating the assets of Sky Bet (UK) and its newly formed Australia division merging Crownbet and William Hill AUS, the Stars Inc records an 8% increase in Q3 …

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PokerStars begins Paysafe ‘Rapid Transfer’ Euro rollout

The Stars Group Inc’s flagship online poker brand PokerStars is set to boost its transactional capabilities by rolling-out Paysafe Group’s ‘Rapid Transfer’ solution across ten European territories. Launched in 2016 with the aim of bolstering merchant seamless transaction capacities and further improving all-round user conversions, Paysafe’s Rapid Transfer allows digital consumers to make payments instantly from their bank account, without …

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The Stars Group deepens Right to Play commitment

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed that it will extend its partnership with global charity partner ‘Right to Play’ for a further two years, aiming to raise £1 million to help provide education for the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Founded in 2000 by Norwegian speed skating Olympian Johann Olav Koss, Right to Play is an international …

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The Stars Group appoints Anomaly as US market creative lead

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has confirmed the appointment of New York and London based advertising agency Anomaly as lead creative account for its US business and flagship PokerStars property. The Stars Group undertakes its appointment, following a competitive pitch, in which Anomaly is reported to have beaten London agencies’ Droga5 and McCann to win the creative account. Anomaly’s …

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Argentine players seek international tie-ups to secure BA-7 licenses

Argentine news reports of a ‘diverse cast’ of national and international operators vying to secure one of seven Buenos Aires province online gambling licenses. On Monday, the Buenos Aires executive closed its ‘window of submissions’ for operators seeking to join BA’s regulated online gambling marketplace. Argentina’s first legislative code for online gambling was approved last April, as BA districts sanctioned the …

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Rafi Ashkenazi: Stars Group will take advantage of UK disruption

Rafi Ashkenazi, Chief Executive of the Stars Group Inc, has stated that effective integration of Sky Betting and Gaming (SBG) assets will simply lead to an enlarged Stars Group taking a larger market share of UK gambling. During the close of 2018, all listed gambling operators detailed tough trading, adjusting to new UK market conditions. For Ashkenazi, this represents the …

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Q4 revenues highlight growth potential for enlarged Stars Group

Toronto TSX-listed The Stars Group Inc has published its Q4 and full-year 2018 accounts, detailing that it has completed a ‘landmark year’, laying the foundations for its future global growth initiatives. Incorporating the assets of Sky Bet and BetEasy Australia, an enlarged Stars Group records group revenues of $2.1 billion (FY2017: $1.3bn), with the company detailing that it now operates …

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