Flutter owns Paddy Power, Betfair, Australia’s Sportsbet and various betting businesses in Europe, the US.

Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment plans to buy out backers including Google Ventures and New York-based investor KKR to take 95 per cent of its (...)

Rupert Murdoch at Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, with Donald Trump and Murdoch’s wife Jerry Hall, in June 2016. File photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

A “cancer on democracy” is a stark description of anybody, but former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd knows what he’s doing when he applies it to(...)

The Kentucky Derby in Louisville. US states, strapped for cash as a result of the coronavirus crisis, are expected to speed up the regulation of online gambling.

Peter Jackson, chief executive of Paddy Power owner, Flutter Entertainment, is preparing to double down again in the US – with the help of Fox and fri(...)

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox will be split, with the mogul hanging onto much-criticised Fox News. Photograph: Mark Lennihan / AFP

Wholesome Disney has gained what might yet be the definitive edge in its battle with Comcast to buy the entertainment assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st (...)

The Murdoch family had spurned a takeover offer from Comcast in favour of a less valuable all-stock bid by Disney last December, calculating that a deal with the owner of Pixar and Marvel Studios would face less regulatory risk and create a limited tax liability for Fox shareholders.

Comcast has launched a $65 billion (€55 billion) takeover bid for some of the marquee assets of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, gatecrashing the me(...)

Bill O’Reilly: the size of his payment to Lis Wiehl caught executives at the company by surprise this week. Photograph: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is facing renewed scrutiny after it emerged that it had signed a new $25 million contract with its star Fox News hos(...)

Britain’s Culture, Media and Sport secretary Karen Bradley after announcing that she is ‘minded’ to refer the proposed takeover of pan-European satellite TV giant Sky by Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox entertainment group to the competition and markets authority regulator for in-depth further investigation. Photograph: AFP Photo/PRU

The UK plans to expand its probe into 21st Century Fox’s bid for pay-TV broadcaster Sky, exposing Rupert Murdoch and his family to further scrutiny ov(...)

Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

News Corp has moved closer to gaining a foothold in Australia’s free-to-air television market following a decision by competition authorities to clear(...)

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