Paddy Power and Betfair fined £490,000 by UK gambling regulator

Bookmakers fined for sending promotional notifications to online customers who had opted out of marketing service

The chief executive of Flutter in the UK and Ireland, Ian Brown, apologised for the company's mistake. Photo: Igor Golovniov

Josie Clarke

The UK gambling regulator has fined the owner of bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfair £490,000 (€563,000) for sending promotional push notifications to customers who had signed up to exclude themselves.