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Tom Watson's remarks calling Paddy Power 'dirty' emerge as he takes job

2020-09-18 13:30:59| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

Former MPs 2014 comments were made about firm taking bets on trial of Oscar PistoriusFormer Labour deputy leader Tom Watson, who accepted an advisory role with the owner of Paddy Power this week, previously described the companys actions as dirty and money-grabbing after it took bets on the murder trial of former athlete Oscar Pistorius.In an exchange with a company representative on BBC Radio 5 Live, Watson also said the company was not remotely interested in anything other than making money. Continue reading...

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Tom Watson takes job as adviser to Paddy Power and Betfair

2020-09-17 17:00:29| Guardian Unlimited Business - more business news

Owner Flutter Entertainment says it will pay former Labour MP for advice on problem gamblingTom Watson, the former Labour MP who was one of parliaments most virulent campaigners for gambling reform, has joined the worlds largest online betting company as an adviser.Flutter Entertainment, which owns Paddy Power, Betfair and SkyBet, said it would pay Watson a retainer, understood to be 100,000, to advise it on tackling problem gambling. Continue reading...

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