Monday November 30, 2020

Can the Irish betting firms crack the US?

With the United States’s gambling laws being overturned, the likes of Paddy Power and Dermot Smurfit jr’s GAN are hoping to capitalise on a new gold rush

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
12th August, 2018

Investing is a matter of timing. Get the idea and the timing right and you make a fortune – but with the right idea and the wrong time, you could end up losing your shirt. Dermot Smurfit jr, the founder and chief executive of GAN, a gambling technology firm, knows this better than most. Five years ago, he plunged GAN – which was then called Game Account Network – into the US, despite the fact...

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