Power struggle

Breon Corcoran shocked the betting world last week by abruptly parting company with Paddy Power Betfair. What comes next for him, and for the gambling giant?

13th August, 2017
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‘I was thinking this morning,” Breon Corcoran said, just seconds into a conference call with analysts last week, “that I’ve been working in this industry longer than most of us would ever be married . . . so it’s been a while.”

The comparison with marriage is not unreasonable. Corcoran has been the central figure in the union of two titans of the betting industry, the conductor that allowed for...

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