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Las Vegas Sands makes first digital investment in US Integrity

New York-listed casino operator Las Vegas Sands has invested an undisclosed sum in US Integrity, a data analytics company that monitors match-fixing and other unethical or illegal sports betting-related activity.

US Integrity is Sands’ first announced investment since launching a new digital investment team with the hire of Davis Catlin from [...]

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Better Collective expands eSports focus with Futbin acquisition

Stockholm-listed betting and gaming affiliate Better Collective has strengthened its presence in the eSports sector through the acquisition of Futbin.

Better Collective has acquired Denmark-based Futbin and related domains, constituting esports media brands within esoccer (FIFA), for a total price of up to €105m.

The acquisition further diversifies Better Collective’s income streams, [...]

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OPAP to divest stake in online gaming operator Kaizen

Athens-listed OPAP is selling its stake in multinational online gaming operator Kaizen Gaming in order to focus on its home markets of Greece and Cyprus.

OPAP is selling its 36.75 per cent stake in Kaizen Gaming (Betano) to Rubidium Holding 2, an indirect subsidiary of parent company Sazka, on a debt [...]

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Bally's Corp

Bally’s acquires minority stake in Snipp Interactive

New York-listed Bally’s Corporation has agreed a deal to acquire a minority stake in Vancouver-based digital marketing solutions provider Snipp Interactive for $5m.

The deal will see Bally’s become Snipp’s exclusive gaming partner for its Gambit loyalty gaming platform, which was acquired earlier this year from Gambit Rewards and will be [...]

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Online Gaming

Yolo Investments acquires stake in iGaming reactivation specialist Enteractive

Yolo Investments has expanded its iGaming portfolio with the acquisition of a multi-million Euro stake in Malta-based reactivation specialist Enteractive. 

The non-controlling interest equity stake will enable Enteractive to further enhance its player reactivation services, which it has been providing to iGaming operators since 2008.

“We love businesses which find creative [...]

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Sportradar acquires AI specialist Vaix

New York-listed sports data technology provider Sportradar has acquired Artificial Intelligence solutions provider Vaix for an undisclosed amount. 

The purchase will enhance Sportradar’s Managed Trading Services (MTS) platform to help betting operators increase player engagement and retention by providing a more targeted experience.

Sportradar has partnered Vaix for the past two years, [...]

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IGT agrees deal to acquire iSoftBet for €160m

New York-listed International Game Technology (IGT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire online casino games provider and third-party game aggregator iSoftBet for €160m in cash.

The acquisition will more than double IGT PlayDigital’s content library to around 225 proprietary games, while the deal will also provide IGT with a [...]

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LL Lucky Games agrees deal to acquire slot studio ReelNRG

Stockholm-listed slots developer LL Lucky Games is expanding its operations after entering into a deal to acquire London-based games studio ReelNRG.

The acquisition will see LL Lucky Games add 46 new games to its portfolio, and secure B2B supplier licenses in Britain and Malta.

LL Lucky Games will pay for the acquisition [...]

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RAW iGaming makes first acquisition with Leander Games deal

Malta-based iGaming supplier RAW iGaming has acquired online slot developer Leander Games for an undisclosed amount.

RAW said that the deal will enable the rapid expansion of its SuperSlice games across regulated markets in Europe and South America, as well as the introduction of a new content aggregation platform.

“This is an [...]

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William Hill

888 shares surge on revised acquisition agreement with Caesars

Shares in 888 Holdings jumped by close to 30 per cent in London Thursday morning after the company announced that it has renegotiated the terms of its proposed acquisition of William Hill’s non-US business from Caesars.

888 has agreed to pay a cash consideration of £584.9m to acquire the business, down [...]

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Scientific Games completes sale of lottery business for $5.8bn

New York-listed Scientific Games, doing business as Light & Wonder, has completed the sale of its lottery business to Brookfield Business Partners for $5.8bn.

The sale marks a major milestone in transforming the company and its balance sheet following a strategic review last year, and allows Scientific Games to focus its [...]

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Tekkorp brings in Crispin Nieboer to head up new advisory arm

Las Vegas-based digital gaming investment firm Tekkorp Capital has established a new advisory arm, which will be headed up by former William Hill Online CEO Crispin Nieboer.

With a track record of investing in fast-growing and innovative companies, Tekkorp is now offering advisory services to its clients, including M&A, strategic and [...]

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