* PADDY POWER BETFAIR PLC - ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DAN
CEO OF EUROPE AND BARNI EVANS AS CEO OF SPORTSBET, GROUP'S
OPERATIONS IN AUSTRALIA
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LONDON Paddy Power Betfair , the FTSE 100 gambling company, has held talks to explore a possible tie-up with Australia's CrownBet, the online betting unit of Crown Resorts, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.