M/20/001 – Flutter/Stars

Transaction details

The proposed merger of Flutter Entertainment plc and The Stars Group Inc., has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday January 17, 2020 Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Parties Involved Business activities
Flutter Entertainment plc

Flutter is a global gambling operator divided into four divisions:
Online: which runs the Paddy Power, Betfair, Adjarabet online sports betting and gaming brands;
Australia: which consists of the Sportsbet online sports betting brand, a corporate bookmaker in Australia;
US: which operates as FanDuel Group and runs the FanDuel sportsbook and daily-fantasy-sports brands, the TVG broadcasting and advanced deposit wagering network and the Betfair online casino in New Jersey and;
Retail: which runs over 620 Paddy Power retail betting shops across the UK and Ireland.

The Stars Group Inc.

Stars is an operator of technology-based product offerings in the global gambling and interactive entertainment industries. Stars' brands are active in online and mobile betting and gaming. Stars owns or licenses gaming and related consumer businesses and brands, including PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt, FOX Bet, BetEasy, Sky Bet, Sky Vegas, Sky Casino, Sky Bingo, Sky Poker, and Oddschecker, as well as various live poker tour and events brands, including the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship and European Poker Tour.

Economic sector Media merger
Entertainment and Recreation No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Monday, February 3, 2020
Date of Requirement for Information Date Information Received
Monday, February 24, 2020 Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Colm Roche

Tel: (+353)1 470 3662

Email: ColmRoche@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: communications@ccpc.ie

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