Flutter Entertainment has appointed Amy Howe as chief executive of its FanDuel business in the US after what it called an extensive selection process.

FanDuel's former CEO Matt King left the business in May and the betting group had warned that his exit would delay FanDuel's potential US listing.

Matt King had been the boss at FanDuel for four years and had overseen the growth of the online sports betting and gaming business after a 2018 lift on a ban on sports betting made the US the next big growth market.

Ms Howe joined FanDuel in February 2021 as President with responsibility for leading its core commercial functions across its Sportsbook, Casino, Racing, and Daily Fantasy businesses.

She was appointed Interim CEO in July.

Before joining FanDuel, Ms Howe was global chief operating officer of Ticketmaster, the largest division of Live Nation Entertainment.

Peter Jackson, Flutter chief executive, said that since joining the business at the start of this year Amy Howe has done an excellent job of leading the commercial functions and ensuring that the company executes well at this critical phase of growth for the business.

Mr Jackson said the expansion of the US market represents the single most exciting opportunity for Flutter today.

"Amy's track record of leadership and experience in scaling a digital business will be invaluable as we look to grow our leadership position there," he added.