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Baazov ends bid to buy Amaya
David Baazov, Amaya’s founder and former CEO, has ended his efforts to buy back the company, following a difficult initial bid....
GVC selling Kalixa Group to Senjo
GVC Holdings has agreed to sell its Kalixa Group payments arm to payments operator Senjō Group for €28m (£25m/$30.4m). Total...
Consortium offers A$7.3bn counterbid for Tatts Group
A consortium including private equity firm KKR, Morgan Stanley Infrastructure and Macquaire Group Ltd has offered up to A$7.3bn to buy...
Gaming Nation set to acquire BD Sport Group
Gaming Nation has agreed to acquire UK stadium betting service company BD Sport Group, and will obtain a 100% stake in...
Ladbrokes Coral shares fall as GVC acquisition talks fail
Recently merged Ladbrokes Coral saw its shares drop 9% on Monday after news broke that the operator’s discussions with online gambling...
GVC linked with reverse Ladbrokes Coral takeover
According to a report published in the Financial Times, the newly merged entity of Ladbrokes Coral has been targeted for a...
Shareholder scorns Bazoov’s bid for Amaya
Jason Ader, CEO of Amaya shareholder and New York hedge fund SpringOwl, has made it clear that he opposes founder and...
Catena set to acquire Casinouk.com
Catena Media, a lead generation and online performance marketing company, has set a deal to acquire Casinouk.com and all related assets...
Playtech acquires 70% of CFH
Having concluded its regulatory filing with the London Stock Exchange, Playtech Plc has completed its acquisition of 70% of Consolidated Financial...
Intralot completes 80% sale of Peru business to Nexus Gaming
Keeping to its Q2 report, Intralot finalised the sale of an 80% stake in Intralot de Peru to Nexus Gaming for...
Ladbrokes Coral show interest in acquiring Tabcorp
Ladbrokes Coral PLC, following the £2.3bn merger of Ladbrokes and Coral in November, are reported to be weighing up the possibility...
DraftKings and FanDuel agree merger
The two largest operators in the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry have announced their agreement to merge. The pair are...
Ex Chief Executive offers C$3.8bn for Amaya
Former Chief Executive of Amaya, David Baazov, has offered to buy the Canadian online gambling company for C$3.48bn. Baazov, who...
IGT purchases assets from Leap Forward Gaming Inc
International Game Technology Plc (IGT) announced the acquisition of assets, patents and other intellectual properties from Leap Forward Gaming Inc (LFG)....
Football Pools sale to Burlywood Capital cancelled by Sportech
Sportech informed the market today that the sale of its Football Pools division will be called off. In September, Sportech...
DraftKings and FanDuel merger discussions reaching final stages
On Monday, Bloomberg reported that daily fantasy sports operators DraftKings and FanDuel are coming closer to reaching a merger deal. Their...
Ladbrokes completes merger with Coral
Ladbrokes has finalised its 18 month long merger with Gala Coral, the new £2.3 billion combined entity will now be known...
Competition issues cause UK CMA to call for ‘Phase 2’ investigation of Novomatic Talarius buyout
The £116 million acquisition of Talarius arcades by Novomatic Group which would see Novomatic taking control of 169 additional adult gaming...
DraftKings and FanDuel leaders discuss projected merger
Executives of the two leading daily fantasy sports operators, DraftKings and FanDuel, are considering a merger, following a year full of...
Does BoyleSports have a justified grievance over Ladbrokes-Coral shop sales?
Back in July, the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled that in order for Ladbrokes and Gala Coral to complete...
UK CMA approves Ladbrokes-Coral merger
The Ladbrokes Coral merger has been given final approval by the UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), finalising the £2.3 billion...
Tabcorp shareholders voice disappointment on merger vote and executive pay
Some Tabcorp investors have expressed disappointment with Chairman Paula Dwyer’s decision to reject a vote on its deal with Tatts Group...
Playtech acquires bingo solutions provider ECM Systems
Industry supplier Playtech has announced its acquisition of UK-facing bingo software and hardware solutions provider ECM Systems. Playtech...
Tabcorp, Tatts agree A$11bn merger
Australian gambling giants Tabcorp Holdings and Tatts Group have unveiled the terms of a merger to create a A$11.3bn wagering powerhouse....
Tabcorp and Tatts merger talks back on
Australian business news sources are speculating whether a merger between leading gambling operators’ Tabcorp Plc and Tatts Group could be revived...
William Hill and Amaya end merger talks
William Hill and Amaya have put an end to talks over a potential £4.5bn merger. The pair announced a possible...
Betfred and Stan James to purchase Ladbrokes and Coral shops
The “last significant hurdle” to the £2.7bn planned merger of Ladbrokes and Gala Coral has been cleared, with the pair having...
William Hill's largest shareholder blasts potential Amaya merger
The £4.5bn potential merger of William Hill and Amaya has been dealt a blow, after the British operator’s largest shareholder came...
William Hill and Amaya in £4.5bn merger talks
Over the weekend news broke about a potential merger between PokerStars operator Amaya and British sports-betting giant William Hill. Initial...
Football Pools sale draws nearer
Sportech has announced it has granted investment firm Burlywood Capital exclusivity regarding the sale of its Football Pools product, in a...
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