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Paddy Power Betfair Merging with FanDuel for US Operations

Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel are merging their US operations, creating a US-facing gaming entity with a focus on sports betting. It’s the first major UK/US gaming merger to emerge from the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to leave the future of American sports betting in the hands of American …

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Paddy Power Betfair Looking at Possible FanDuel Acquisition

Officials from Paddy Power Betfair are in negotiations to possibly acquire the US daily fantasy sports site FanDuel. It’s the first major, potential, acquisition of a US sports wagering firm since the US Supreme Court green-lighted regulated sports betting at the state level earlier this week. And, in the eyes …

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Paddy Power Has Meh Q1 Because of Awesome Q4

When the earnings report for Q1 2018 came into the Paddy Power offices, it’s possible that someone asked if maybe they had too much of a good thing in Q4 2018? That’s because Paddy Power’s so, so entree into 2018 may have been the result of a truly spectacular Q4 …

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ASA Pulls Paddy Power Ad for Promoting Workplace Gambling

Paddy Power is under fire from the UK Advertising Standards Bureau (ASA) for running an advertisement that, supposedly, promotes workplace gambling. It’s just the latest in a long series of dust-ups between the UK-facing operator and the stiff upper lips who oversee how the gambling industry advertises itself. The advertisement …

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Paddy Power (Briefly) Suspended from Twitter

Paddy Power has a reputation for being the online gambling operator that’s willing to push the envelope when it comes to online marketing on social media. That reputation, however, may have caught up with the Irish bad boys this week when their Twitter account (@paddypower) was briefly suspended for violating …

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Paddy Power Betfair Diving into US DFS Market with DRAFT Acquisition

Paddy Power Betfair, the Ireland-based operator, is dipping its toes into the US daily fantasy sports market with its recent acquisition of an American DFS site called DRAFT. It’s a gutsy move that puts Paddy Power Betfair in direct competition with the industry’s biggest players, Draft Kings and FanDuel. The …

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Gambling on Chaos: Paddy Power Seeks Trump Expert

The American political system is in chaos and Paddy Power is looking for the right political handicapper to help them wade through the mess. Late last week, the Irish bookmaker listed a job opening for a Trump expert to handle all their Trump-related wagering. Anyone who is interested in the …

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Paddy Power Betfair Reports Solid 2016 Revenue

Paddy Power Betfair’s first year of combined operations was highlighted by increased revenue. That revenue boost, however, was dragged down a bit by the costs of joining the two companies. The company’s 2016 results were released in the form of an earnings report on Tuesday, which was well received by …

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Paddy Power Rails Against ‘Addictive’ FOBTs

Paddy Power co-founder Stewart Kenny is so opposed to the spread of fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) that he secretly lobbied the Irish government in an effort to ban them entirely, according to a recent report in the Times (registration required). Stewart, who resigned his position as a board member …

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Paddy Power Backs Off From Early Presidential Betting Payouts

Paddy Power is backing off from its audacious plan to payout punters who wagered on a Hillary Clinton presidency, before the election is even held. The Irish bookmaker’s bold decision to start handing out cash weeks before Americans officially choose their next president has already cost them more than $ …

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