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Flutter chief Peter Jackson questions ESRI findings on Irish problem gambling rate

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The boss of the group which includes Paddy Power said that the research was out of line with the company’s experience and that it had ‘different data’

Peter Jackson, chief executive of Paddy Power-owner Flutter, has pushed back on a recent state-commissioned report that found one in 30 adults in Ireland are problem gamblers.

Speaking as the group reported 2023 revenue of £9.5 billion (€11 billion), Jackson said that the company has “different data”.

“If you look at the official NHS Health Survey figures for England, I think they would say that the problem gambling risk amongst the total population was 0.4 …

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