Sunday December 15, 2019

The Sunday Interview: Dermot Stopford Smurfit

The US is a relatively gambling-free zone, especially online, but Dermot Smurfit jnr is on a quasi-evangelical quest to change all that

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

2nd May, 2015
Dermot Stopford Smurfit

‘Did you ever see that movie There Will Be Blood?” Dermot Smurfit jnr – son of Dermot senior, nephew of Michael, and chief executive of internet game company GameAccount Network – is drinking a triple espresso and explaining why he sees something of himself in the 2007 film’s main character.

“The John D Rockefeller character [named Daniel Plainview, played by Daniel Day-Lewis], he’s very scary, but he basically realises there’s oil bubbling...

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