Flutter imposes £500 monthly loss limit for players under 25

Flutter Entertainment, proprietors of major UK gaming brands such as Paddy Power, Betfair and Sky Betting & Gaming, is taking a bold, new move to protect younger players against the ravages of problem gambling. Starting this week, all players under the age of 25 will subject to a new £500 ($692 USD) monthly loss limit.…

Irish regulators deem Paddy Power rugby ad 'racist'

Paddy Power, the Irish bookmaker with a reputation for running cheeky advertisements ran afoul of Irish ad regulators who deemed a series of ads from the company to be "racist". Earlier this week the Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI) ruled that a group of Paddy Power ads for the 2019 Six Nations tournament earlier…

Paddy Power called to account for back taxes in Germany and Greece

It's tax season in many parts of the world and Paddy Power Betfair is sharing the pain that's being felt by many of its players as it faces some very large tax bills in both Germany and Greece. The company is currently on the hook for more than €55 million ($62 million USD) in back…

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 States. Details of the deal…

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 of gaming industry watchers, it's…

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 that left their players without…

Big Name International Operators Join American Gaming Association

The American Gaming Association (AGA) is welcoming six new members to its roster, including three big name operators who are relatively new to the US market. The new board-level member organizations are, MM Testlabs, Choctaw Casinos and Resorts, Golden Entertainment, GVC Holdings PLC, Paddy Power Betfair and The Stars Group (parent company of PokerStars). These…

UK Gambling Operators Sever Begin Severing Ties with Casino Affiliates

Some big time UK gambling operators are taking threats by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) to crack down on casino affiliate marketing quite seriously and have begun cutting ties with their UK facing affiliate marketing programs. The move was announced in an email sent to affiliate partners of Paddy Power Betfair and 888 earlier this…

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 at issue is titled, "Pappa…

Paddy Power Apologizes for Offering Odds on Deceased Footballer

Officals at Paddy Power have apologized for briefly offering odds on the chances of a deceased football player taking the helm at Birmingham City. Though the odds were live for only a few minutes, the backlash on social media lasted quite a bit longer. Paddy Power's trouble started when punters noticed that the bookmaker had…