Online gaming technology and services provider Playtech will pay out a special dividend of £100.0m to shareholders after the company reported a net profit of €488.8m for 2013, as a result of a gain on the sale of its investment in William Hill Online.

Playtech chairman Alan Jackson said that 2013 was another “exceptional period” in Playtech’s development, highlighted by the completion of the sale of its stake in William Hill Online (WHO) for €492.5m.

“The company has focused on deepening its licensee relationships; creating innovative new content; improving its products across web and mobile, and providing its customers with cutting edge products and services,” said Jackson.

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