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A new consortium has entered the fray to acquire Australian gaming giant Tatts Group with an offer of as much as AUD$7.3bn, which would see Tatt’s wagering and gaming businesses spun off and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) or sold to a strategic party.

South African investment holding company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HIC) has moved to combine its gaming assets into a single company by having hotel and entertainment business Tsogo Sun acquire Niveus Investments' gaming machine and bingo hall businesses.

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Cherry has acquired the remaining 51 per cent stake in ComeOn Malta which it does not already own, through a combination of cash and new shares amounting to a maximum outlay of €200m.

Austria's Novomatic is finally moving towards its goal of taking control of the country's leading casino and lottery operator Casinos Austria, after a deal to acquire a 17.2 per cent stake in the business was ratified by the company's shareholders.