London-listed pool betting provider Sportech said Wednesday that the company had seen a positive start to 2017, with trading in line with management expectations.

In a trading update, Sportech confirmed its Football Pools business will be accounted for as a discontinued activity following the sale of the division in March, which was approved by shareholders in last month.

Completion of the transaction is subject to the acquirer OpCapita receiving appropriate licensing from the UK Gambling Commission, which is expected in the next few weeks and would enable the deal to be completed prior to the end of June.

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