In 2022, David Newton was shortlisted for the Global Gaming Awards for ‘Executive of the Year’.
In 2021, Paddy Power won the ‘Betting Shop Operator of the Year’ award for the second consecutive year at the Global Gaming Awards London.
Then, in 2023, Paddy Power won the Award for Retail Operator of the Year at the Global Gaming Awards London.
In December 2011, he started serving as the Operations Director of Paddy Power Betfair (which became Flutter Entertainment in February 2016, after the merger of Paddy Power and Betfair). Four years later he started serving as the UK Retail Director and, between February 2017 and September 2020, he was Managing Director of Paddy Power Betfair’s Retail branch.
Before working with Paddy Power, Newton worked for almost four years for Ladbrokes Coral as the Head of Gaming Operations and as Regional Manager.
Between August 2004 and March 2008, he was the Arena Manager/ Store Manager of Woolworths and between December 2002 and August 2004, he was a self-employed Web Designer.
At the end of 2022, the company announced an exclusive, long-term deal with the B2B gaming content provider, Inspired Entertainment.
That deal saw Paddy Power gain access to Inspired’s fully integrated managed services for its entire UK estate consisting of approximately 1,400 terminals.
“The way I would go about opening a unit is we go where customers want us. And we won’t if they don’t. I think London in particular but it’s also true of other cities with big populations. London is a very vibrant city – you’ve got lots of football and customers milling around.” David Newton
Interviews and public speeches
At the beginning of 2022, Newton spoke with GI’s Tim Poole about his time at Woolworths, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power.