EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Paddy Power

Paddy Power

Geographic Location

Country: Ireland
Region: Dublin; Southern and Eastern
Location of affected unit(s): Dublin


Sector: Arts / entertainment
Arts, entertainment and recreation
92 - Gambling and betting activities
Number Employed: 1983

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-10-2012
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 12-10-2012
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2015
Planned Job Creation: 800

Additional Information

The expanding Irish betting company Paddy Power has announced 800 new jobs in areas such as e-commerce, m-commerce, technology development, social media, quantitative research, risk management and online marketing, at its Dublin headquarters. Recruitment will be ongoing from now until the end of 2015. The move is part of a global expansion plan.

Paddy Power operates 365 retail outlets and is the sixth-largest online gaming business in the UK and Ireland. The company has been gradually expanding across Europe and in new locations, such as Australia, and is now focusing on new places, notably Asia.