The confirmation comes after the Australian Financial Review reported that Entain had “axed more than 50” jobs in its Australia business. The exact number of redundancies has not been confirmed. However, sources who spoke to the newspaper gave 60 and 80 as potential totals.
An Entain spokesperson said the job losses stemmed from Entain’s continued growth in Australia.
“Entain has enjoyed a rapid period of growth in Australia and, like any major technology-led company, we continue to review business operations and tweak our structures to set us up for the next stage of growth,” read the statement.
“Unfortunately, this has led to a small number of redundancies across a range of business units.”
Spinning the rumour mill
Rumours surrounding sackings at Entain have been swirling for some time.
Last month, Andrea King – a former marketing manager at Entain and marketing and sales executive at Entain-owned PartyPoker – wrote on LinkedIn that “mass redundancies” had occurred at both Entain and PartyPoker, affecting up to 80% of employees.
“A few days ago I heard the devastating news of mass redundancy at PartyPoker and Entain,” she wrote. “The figure that I have heard is up to 80% redundancy across the company.”
At the time, an Entain spokesperson told iGB that Entain is “constantly evolving”, choosing not to directly address the rumours.
“As a global business that continues to grow organically and through M&A we are constantly evolving to ensure that we are positioned as strongly as possible to capture the significant opportunities in front of us, as well as ensuring we continue to deliver the best offer to our customers.”