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OFT looking into SG’s Barcrest acquisition

3rd June 2011 8:27 am GMT

The UK’s Office of Fair Trading is investigating the £35m acquisition of gaming machines business Barcrest by Scientific Games.

Scientific Games agreed a deal in April to acquire Barcrest from Interactive Game Technology (IGT), subject to obtaining UK competition approvals, in order to extend its presence in the UK server-based gaming market.

As a result, the OFT is seeking comments on the deal to establish whether it could reduce competition in the market, given that Scientific Games [...]

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