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Peter O’Dwyer: Flutter’s focus moves Stateside as it eyes potential American riches

Recent comments by the gambling giant’s chief executive Peter Jackson indicate that it is pivoting away from its traditional base of Britain and Ireland

Peter Jackson, chief executive of Flutter: ‘FanDuel continues to exceed all our expectations.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

As the seconds of silence ticked on, Peter Jackson, the chief executive of Flutter, seized his opportunity to let reporters know all about the runaway success of the gambling giant’s American odyssey.

“I think it’s worth touching on the US,” Jackson said as the company’s results call neared its close.

“We’re guiding, for the year, revenue of nearly $3 billion [in the US], which would be around a third bigger than our next nearest competitor ...