Playtech is still the most likely candidate to acquire OpenBet despite William Hill looking to push ahead of its software supplier by pairing up with NYX Gaming Group for a joint bid to take charge of the business.

The race to acquire the gaming software supplier from its private equity owners Vitruvian Partners is heating up with William Hill and Playtech emerging as the two most likely buyers. OpenBet’s owners are thought to be looking for around £175m for the company – though an asking price of up to £300m has been suggested – with the price complicated by the supplier’s debt.

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