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13th January
Eldorado agrees sale of Shreveport resort and casino for $230m
Eldorado Resorts has agreed to sell its resort and casino in Shreveport, Louisiana to Maverick Gaming for $230m in cash. The transaction...
7th January
RB Capital Co-Founder: The structure of the DraftKings SBTech deal was "quite smart"
Julian Buhagiar, Co-Founder of M & A funding brokerage RB Capital, discusses DraftKings' planned acquisition of SBTech with Gambling Insider, as...
24th December
DraftKings – SBTech talking points: Gavin Isaacs, Kambi and more
Just as I thought it would be a slow news week this Christmas, DraftKings saved its showpiece party trick for the...
23rd December
DraftKings purchases supplier SBTech and becomes public company
DraftKings has entered into a business agreement to purchase sports betting supplier SBTech through acquisition company Diamond Eagle Acquisition...
18th December
Analysis: Denise Coates criticism underlines societal hypocrisy
Last year, Bet365’s financial results prompted a backlash against CEO Denise Coates CBE. Surprise, surprise, the mainstream media are at it...
11th December
Novomatic agrees to sell Casinos Austria shares
Novomatic has agreed to sell its 17.19% of shares in operator Casinos Austria to lottery and sports betting operator Sazka Group. The...
11th December
Betsson Group acquires 75% of Brazilian horseracing operator
Betsson Group has purchased a majority stake in Brazilian licensed horseracing operator Suaposta. The deal grants the Swedish operator access to the...
10th December
Gambling Insider’s review of 2019
As the shortest and darkest days of the year descend upon our London office, we at Gambling Insider wanted to look...
6th December
Caesars Entertainment completes Rio Casino sale
Caesars Entertainment has completed the sale of its Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for $516.3m, including certain fees, expenses and $40m...
5th December
Century Casinos receives approval for Eldorado casino acquisitions
Century Casinos has received approval from the Missouri Gaming Commission to acquire the Isle Casino Cape Girardeau and Lady Luck Caruthersville...
4th December
Better Collective sell shares to fund further M & A
Affiliate Better Collective has raised SEK 312m ($32.8m) through a directed share issue of four million new shares, earmarking the figure...
25th November
FDJ acquires payment service provider
Française des Jeux (FDJ) has signed a deal with Idinvest Partners to acquire Bimedia, a software publisher that specialises in point...
18th November
Eldorado-Caesars merger approved by shareholders
Shareholders of Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have agreed to combine the two companies in a cash and stock merger. In June,...
18th November
Should gaming firms always strive to become public companies?
It’s human instinct to crave recognition once a certain level of success has been attained. For a business, it’s much the...
11th November
DraftKings takeover reports unsurprising – but don’t expect too much too soon
In late October, Diamond Eagle Acquisition was said to be in advanced talks to purchase DraftKings. The acquisition firm, reportedly founded by...
1st November
Genting on Authentic acquisition: Live casino will be worth €2.5bn in Europe
This week, Genting reached an agreement with LeoVegas to purchase its subsidiary Authentic Gaming, for €15m ($16.7m) on...
31st October
Diamond Eagle reportedly in advanced talks to acquire DraftKings
Diamond Eagle Acquisition is said to be in advanced talks to purchase DraftKings. Both Reuters and Bloomberg have reported the company’s interest...
30th October
Genting outlines live casino plans with Authentic Gaming acquisition
Genting has agreed to purchase Authentic Gaming from LeoVegas for €15m ($16.7m) on a debt-free basis. LeoVegas reports this will provide a...
24th October
Analysis: Strength through unity for IGT and Scientific Games in Brazil
You can just hear an executive uttering the phrase "teamwork makes the dream work," after IGT and Scientific Games were this...
22nd October
GiG enters Croatian market with Top Games acquisition
Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has acquired 75% of the shares in Croatian company Top Games, which can legally operate in Croatia...
22nd October
Sportradar director: Optima acquisition a "springboard for innovation"
Following Sportradar's acquisiton of omni-channel platform business Optima, Gambling Insider caught up with Paolo Personeni, Sportradar's Managing Director MTS (Managed Trading Services). With...
22nd October
Sportsbet.io announced as Flamengo’s new shirt sponsor
Brazilian football club Flamengo has agreed a deal with Sportsbet.io for the operator to become its new shirt sponsor. The crypto-currency sportsbook...
18th October
Full House Resorts partners Wynn Resorts in Indiana and Colorado
Full House Resorts has entered online and mobile sports wagering agreements with Wynn Resorts throughout Indiana and Colorado. Both of the new...
16th October
Fox Bet signs multi-year partnership with MLB
Fox Bet has signed a multi-year deal to become an authorised gaming operator of Major League Baseball (MLB). Fox Bet will now...
15th October
San Manuel Casino becomes founding partner of Allegiant Stadium
San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has become the founding partner of Allegiant Stadium and the Las Vegas Raiders, starting in...
14th October
Red Tiger CEO: Operator mergers will inevitably cause more supplier consolidation
As the ink begins to dry on the £197m ($247.5m) deal signed by NetEnt and Red Tiger Gaming, Gambling Insider exclusively caught...
11th October
UFC and IMG Arena launch new live sports betting product
UFC and IMG Arena have come together to launch UFC Event Centre, a sports betting product which will present new opportunities...
11th October
Sportradar acquires Optima
Sportradar has confirmed the acquisition of omni-channel platform business Optima. The acquisition is effective immediately, although the data supplier has not revealed...
4th October
Churchill Downs to purchase Kentucky race track for $46m
Churchill Downs has signed an agreement to acquire Turfway Park in Florence, Kentucky from Jack Ohio, an affiliate of Jack Entertainment...
3rd October
Where does Flutter – Stars Group merger leave William Hill?
Once upon a time, Paddy Power, Betfair, Sky Betting & Gaming (SBG), Ladbrokes, Coral, William Hill and Bet365 were all separate...
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