Fintan Drury: What does the apathy of the political class to the dangers of gambling tell us about forthcoming legislation?
Since launching Stop Gambling Harm with two other former Paddy Power executives, Fintan Drury has been surprised by the lack of engagement from Irish legislators.
19th Mar, 2022 - 9 min read
Fintan Drury: Larry Fink has opened the corporate morality drawer but he can’t shut it without looking at all the dirty laundry
Larry Fink's north star of sustainability can't be limited to the climate crisis, no matter how critical that is. Investors need to be conscious of social harm in other sectors, the betting industry among them.
4th Feb, 2022 - 8 min read
“Paddy Power ended up paying back a semi-state for money that was stolen by an addict who ended up doing jail time. You’d wonder why they did that?”
Aaron Rogan's book on Paddy Power details the rise of the company and why their expansion is just beginning. But in this podcast with Dion Fanning, they discuss why regulation may not be the only cloud on the horizon for betting companies.
13th Nov, 2021 - 6 min read
“Civil unrest doesn’t come from the impoverished, it comes from the people who have paid their dues and feel let down“
Gary McGann believes people need to see evidence of improvement if they are to regain trust in the establishment. In this candid interview, the business leader talks about politics, housing, betting and the highs and lows of his life in business.
12th Feb, 2020 - 26 min read
Inside Paddy Power’s mega-merger: in the gambling business, better to be big
To justify the current share price of Paddy Power, it would help for the merger with Stars to go through. More importantly, Flutter needs billions of dollars to flow, from punters all over America, into their slick new FanDuel Sportsbook apps.