Paddy Power expects to make more money this year than it anticipated after it experienced strong revenue growth between July and November.
The gambling firm, which is headed by chief executive Patrick Kennedy, said it has benefited from good top-line-growth and favourable sports results.
Total group net revenue in the period was up 38pc year-on-year.
The company said it is now expecting an increase in earnings per share in the high teen percentage range, compared to the mid-teens previously.
It said that the number of active online customers is up 33pc in the period in Europe and 37pc in Australia.
The World Cup in Brazil helped to lure more customers, said Paddy Power. Like-for-like revenue growth was 16pc higher in its UK retail arm and up 11pc in its Irish retail division. Stripping out more favourable sports results, there was also solid organic growth.