Paddy Power has seen the revolving door swing at board level with a distinguished name from the banking sector arriving as one of the company’s stalwarts retires. Brody Sweeney, for six years a non-executive director, will retire on 1st September 2011 and be replaced by Cormac McCarthy. His background saw him with the role of chief executive of Ulster Bank from 2004 and 2011. During this period, he assumed roles as a member of the Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”) Group Management Committee and as Deputy Chief Executive of RBS UK Retail. Nigel Northridge, chairman of Paddy Power, said, “I am delighted that Cormac has agreed to join the Board of Paddy Power. I look forward to him making a strong contribution to the continued growth and development of the Group in the years ahead.”
Now just for the leprechaun uniform fitting and you’ll be a fully-fledged member of the board Cormac. Top o’ the mornin’ to ya.
Rank’s sportsbook brand Blue Square has refreshed its mobile sportsbook to welcome the new Premier League season with the focus on in-play betting. Implemented by the company’s mobile gaming industry partner, mkodo sees the product optimized for one of the mobile gambling industry’s fastest growing sectors. Simon Woolf from Rank added, “The new site ensures that users with the latest and most popular phones for sportsbook access can use the functionality offered to them by those phones to enhance their mobile betting experience. We are also keen to focus on football and the in-play markets at this point in the season.”