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Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks during a rates decision news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Markets fell as the European Central Bank disappointed those hoping for firm news of an interest rate cut on Thursday, although the bank did signal th(...)

Last month, Flutter chief executive, Peter Jackson, said part of the group’s strategy was to buy companies with leading positions in regulated gambling markets

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment said on Wednesday that it knew of “no material reason” for a surge in its shares prompted by speculation of a (...)

Aryzta chairman Gary McGann  during the company’s last annual shareholder meeting. The food group was the best performer on the Iseq on Wednesday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

European stock markets crept higher on Wednesday as defensive shares gained ground, but rising tensions between Italy and the European Commission over(...)

GVC Holdings is in “advanced talks” to form a joint venture with MGM Resorts to give both partners a foothold in what is forecast to grow into a multibillion-dollar sector

Rebecca Smithers The UK owner of bookmakers Ladbrokes and Coral is likely to seal a $200 million (€172 million) tie-up with the world’s biggest casin(...)

The Arctic Monkeys have been named on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, has been named among the nominees for this year’s Mercury prize. The nod makes them th(...)

Punchestown: the racecourse said the Hunt Stand was completed on time and on budget

Punchestown Racecourse has invested €4 million in a new stand that it plans to open on the first day of its annual festival next week. The Kildare Hu(...)

Paddy Power Betfair: a £195.1 million charge for February’s merger left it with a £47.5 million loss.  Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Merger costs left Paddy Power Betfair with a £47.5 million (€55.4 million) loss at the end of June. The group also announced that Paddy Power co-foun(...)

Ladbrokes and Coral may have to sell as many as 400 shops to get approval of a merger that would create the Britain’s biggest betting-shop chain, the UK’s competition watchdog said.

Irish bookie Boylesports may bid for some or all of the 400 British betting shops that Ladbrokes and Coral will have to offload to get their proposed (...)

Overhaul in British system could see a huge cash inflow into betting industry Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

British Horseracing Authority chief executive Nick Rust hailed a “truly historic” intention from the British government to replace the Levy betting sy(...)

Paddy Power’s merger with Betfair is expected to be completed next week

Paddy Power will pay dividends totalling more than €140 million or €3.18 a share to investors in early March following its merger with rival Betfair. (...)

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