M/15/022 – Paddy Power / Hacketts

Transaction details

The proposed acquisition of six licensed betting offices of Davisdorf trading as Hacketts Bookmakers by Paddy Power, has been cleared by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Notification date Decision date
Friday May 1, 2015 Thursday, June 4, 2015
Parties Involved Business activities
Paddy Power plc

Paddy Power is an international multichannel betting and gaming group that offers sports betting, casino games, poker and bingo to consumers in regulated jurisdictions through mobile and desktop, as well as operating 566 licensed betting offices (“LBos”) and telephone betting "dial-a-bet" in the UK and lreland.

Davisdorf, T/A Hacketts Bookmakers

Hacketts is an independent bookmaker with a network of 30 LBOs located throughout the Republic of Ireland. Hacketts has an online presence, whereby its customers can place bets on affiliate website BetPack.com. Hacketts also offers a telephone betting service for its customers. The target consists of six Hacketts LBOs, three located in Co. Dublin (Cloghran, Sandymount, and Artane), two in Co. Cork (Skibbereen and Buttevant) and one in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

Economic sector Media merger
Sports betting services No
Submissions from third parties due by:
Phase 1 Phase 2
Friday, May 15, 2015
Current status: Completed
Cleared (Phase 1)
Authorised Officer Assigned Contact Details
Barry O'Donnell

Tel: 01-470 3696, e-mail: barryodonnell@ccpc.ie

Media enquiries: MKC Communications: 01 7038600

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