London – July 12, 2021 – Further to the 12 May announcement that FanDuel Group Chief Executive Officer, Matt King had given notice of his intention to leave the Group, Flutter announces that Amy Howe has been appointed Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis as a full search for a permanent successor continues. Amy will take on the Interim CEO role alongside her existing role as President with responsibility for leading the company’s core commercial functions across its Sportsbook, Casino, Racing and Daily Fantasy units. Howe joined FanDuel Group in February 2021 from Live Nation Entertainment where she most recently served as Global Chief Operating Officer of Ticketmaster. Matt will leave the business on 16 July following a short transition period.
Commenting on the appointment, Peter Jackson, CEO of Flutter Entertainment PLC said:
“Matt leaves the business in a position of strength and we wish him well for the future. The appointment of Amy, working alongside the wider FanDuel leadership team, will support the key focus on growing the business and retaining our No 1 position in the US market."
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About Flutter Entertainment plc:
Flutter Entertainment plc (the “Group”) is a global sports-betting and gaming company reporting as four divisions:
UK & Ireland: includes Sky Betting and Gaming, Paddy Power, Betfair and Tombola brands offering a diverse range of sportsbook, exchange, gaming and bingo services across the UK and Ireland, along with over 600 Paddy Power betting shops in the UK and Ireland.
Australia: the Sportsbet brand offers online sport betting and is the Australian market leader.
International: includes PokerStars, Adjarabet, Betfair and Junglee operating in multiple jurisdictions around the world offering a diverse range of sportsbook, exchange and gaming services.
US: includes FanDuel, TVG, Stardust, FOX Bet and PokerStars brands, offering regulated real money and free-to-play sports betting, online gaming, daily fantasy sports and online racing wagering products to customers across various states in the US.