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SIS acquires full ownership of 49’s from GVC and William Hill

Sports Information Services (SIS) has taken over full ownership of UK-based lottery and virtual sports supplier 49’s from current owners GVC Holdings and William Hill.

The acquisition bolsters the SIS product portfolio with 49’s live draws offering, which includes the Irish Lotto Bet, World Lotto and Rapido, as well as virtual [...]

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Golden Nugget Online Gaming set for Nasdaq debut

Leading US iGaming operator Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) is set to become a publicly traded company after entering into a purchase agreement with special purpose acquisition vehicle Landcadia II.

Tilman Fertitta-owned GNOG is the iGaming arm of land-based casino operator Golden Nugget and is being acquired by Landcadia II, a [...]

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Eldorado Resorts

FTC approves Eldorado Resorts merger with Caesars Entertainment

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has cleared the way for Eldorado Resorts to complete its $17.3bn merger with Caesars Entertainment.

The FTC approval requires Eldorado Resorts to divest casino assets in the South Lake Tahoe area of Nevada and the Bossier City-Shreveport area of Louisiana in order to avoid any [...]

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Sazka Group

SAZKA Group increases Casinos Austria stake to over 55%

European lottery and gaming operator SAZKA Group has completed its acquisition of a 17.19 per cent stake in Casinos Austria from Novomatic.

The transaction follows an agreement with Novomatic in December and increases SAZKA Group’s shareholding in the Austrian casino and lottery operator to 55.48 per cent.

In connection with the transaction, [...]

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NetEnt

Evolution Gaming swoops in to take control of rival NetEnt

Stockholm-listed supplier Evolution Gaming has made a bid to acquire rival NetEnt in an all share transaction.

Evolution is offering NetEnt shareholders 0.1306 shares in Evolution Gaming for each NetEnt share held, valuing each share NetEnt share at SEK79.93, a 43 per cent premium on the stock's closing price on Tuesday [...]

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BetBull acquires UK-facing social betting start-up Wager

Social betting start-up Wager has been acquired by UK-licensed betting operator BetBull for an undisclosed amount.

Backed by London-based venture capital fund Forward Partners, the UK-facing peer-to-peer football betting app was developed by Oxford University graduates Leo Barnes and Elliott Robinson, and launched last August ahead of the Premier League football [...]

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SciPlay

SciPlay enters casual gaming segment with Come2Play acquisition

New York-listed social casino operator SciPlay Corporation has acquired Israeli casual game developer and operator Come2Play for an undisclosed amount.

Headquartered in Tel Aviv, with additional development offices in Ukraine, Come2Play's social mobile games include its flagship Solitaire Pets Adventure game and Backgammon Live.

SciPlay’s previous acquisition of SpiceRack brought the popular [...]

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Global Daily Fantasy Sports completes Playgon acquisition

Toronto-listed fantasy sports provider Global Daily Fantasy Sports (GDFS) has completed its acquisition of live casino provider Playgon Interactive.

Having entered into a definitive agreement in December, GDFS has now acquired full ownership of the business in an all-share transaction valued at approximately CAD$9.5m, with Playgon founder and chief executive Guido [...]

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XLMedia

XLMedia prepares sale of Finnish casino assets

London-listed digital marketing specialist XLMedia is looking to sell its Finland-facing casino assets, among other websites, as the company focuses its resources on regulated and high-growth markets.

XLMedia has appointed Akur Capital to manage the sale process and will use any proceeds to expediate its growth strategy through acquisition and product [...]

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Enlabs invests €8.7m to become largest shareholder in Global Gaming

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Enlabs has increased its stake in rival operator Global Gaming 555 to nearly 30 per cent.

Enlabs has entered into agreements with Global Gaming shareholders Arne Reinemo and Adriana Hamberg to purchase 11.3m shares in the company at a price of SEK8 per share, equivalent to a total [...]

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Flutter Entertainment

Flutter Entertainment to raise £812.6m to drive continued expansion

London-listed betting and gaming operator Flutter Entertainment is seeking to raise £812.6m from a private placement of more than 8m new shares with institutional investors including US media giant Fox Corporation.

A total of 8,045,995 new ordinary shares in the company have been placed by Goldman Sachs International and J&E Davy [...]

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FansUnite Entertainment acquires UK operator McBookie

Vancouver-based social betting operator FansUnite Entertainment has acquired UK-licensed betting and gaming operator McBookie for a total consideration of CAD$2.2m.

Founded by Paul Petrie and Damian Walker, McBookie has been operating in the UK market since 2009 and currently has approximately 10,000 active customers. Since inception it has generated $340m in [...]

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