“Don’t like it at all. The Oompa Loompas, singing and dancing. They’re supposed to be working in that factory. Maybe if they were focused on doing their job that poor boy wouldn’t have fallen in the chocolate river.”
Once-off costs left Paddy Power and Betfair owner Flutter Entertainment with a £305 million (€343 million) loss last year.
The Irish gambling giant said on Thursday that revenues rose 27 per cent to £7.7 billion in 2022 from £6 billion the previous year.
Pretax losses narrowed to £305 million last year from £412 million in 2021, the company’s financial results show.
However, stripping out several once-off costs and expenses that are not part of its normal business, Flutter’s pretax profit slipped 26 per cent to £336 million in 2022 from £454 million the previous year.