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Paf acquires Swedish rival Mandalorian Technologies

Åland-based charitable gaming operator Paf has expanded its presence in Sweden with the acquisition of licensed iGaming operator Mandalorian Technologies.

Mandalorian Technologies operates the No Account Casino, No Account Bet and Prank Casino brands, and has been acquired by Paf for an undisclosed amount. The operator has a team of around 20 employees [...]

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Sazka Group

SAZKA set to increase stake in Casinos Austria to over 50%

European lottery and gaming operator SAZKA Group is set to become the largest shareholder in Casinos Austria following an agreement with Austrian state holding company Österreichische Beteiligungs AG (ÖBAG).

SAZKA and ÖBAG said Friday that they have agreed to jointly control Casinos Austria, with ÖBAG waiving its pre-emption rights on 78 per cent [...]

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Better Collective acquires leading eSports platform HLTV.org

Stockholm-listed sports betting affiliate Better Collective has acquired leading eSports platform HLTV.org in a deal worth up to €34.5m.

Better Collective has paid an initial €26.4m to acquire the HLTV.org platform, one of the world’s most popular eSports platforms for the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) game.

The payment comprises €23.7m in cash and Better Collective [...]

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Galaxy Gaming agrees deal to acquire its iGaming partner for $12.4m

Las Vegas-based gaming supplier Galaxy Gaming has entered into an agreement to acquire its iGaming partner Progressive Games Partners (PGP) for $12.4m.

PGP has held the exclusive online distribution rights for Galaxy’s gaming content for a number of years, with the acquisition set to provide Galaxy with direct control over its iGaming activities.

Subject [...]

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Vereeni Investments acquires stake in Megalotto

Malta-based venture capital fund Vereeni Investments has invested a six-figure stake in newly launched lottery betting operator Megalotto.

Powered by Gaming Innovation Group’s (GiG) platform and backed by Optimizer Invest, Megalotto went live earlier this week under its recently awarded Maltese licence, led by an executive team consisting of former executives from [...]

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Penn National Gaming completes acquisition of stake in Barstool Sports

US racing and gaming operator Penn National Gaming has completed the acquisition of its 36 per cent stake in New York-based sports and pop culture blog Barstool Sports for $163m.

The investment comprises approximately $135m in cash and $28m in shares of non-voting convertible preferred stock.

The acquisition sees Penn National Gaming become Barstool Sports’ [...]

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Betsson Group

Betsson acquires Guts, Kaboo, Rizk and Thrills brands from GiG

Stockholm-listed gaming operator Betsson has agreed a deal with Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) to acquire GiG’s consumer facing business and brands.

Betsson will acquire GiG subsidiary Zecure Gaming Ltd. for an initial consideration of €22.3m, which corresponds to 2.9x EBIT in 2019, giving it control of B2C brands Guts, Kaboo, Rizk and Thrills.

The [...]

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The Gaming Intelligence HOT 50 of 2020 – Acquisition specialists

Consolidation continues to be one of the driving factors for the betting and gaming industry. And the deal of the year in the online space was Flutter Entertainment’s acquisition of The Stars Group.

The deal creates a £10bn market cap company. It will have more than 13 million customers, revenue of £3.8bn and EBITDA [...]

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UK competition watchdog to review Flutter-Stars Group merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it is investigating the proposed merger between operators Flutter Entertainment and The Stars Group.

The CMA has begun a merger inquiry to consider whether the £10bn merger will create a “substantial lessening” of competition within the United Kingdom for goods or services.

To assist [...]

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Penn National Gaming acquires stake in Barstool Sports for $163m

US racing and gaming operator Penn National Gaming has acquired a 36 per cent stake in New York-based sports and pop culture blog Barstool Sports for $163m.

The initial investment comprises approximately $135m in cash and $28m in shares of non-voting convertible preferred stock.

As part of the agreement, Penn National will become Barstool Sports’ [...]

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Push Gaming to launch own platform through GSI acquisition

London-based game development studio Push Gaming has agreed a deal to acquire iGaming platform provider GSI for an undisclosed amount.

Push Gaming said that the acquisition would give the supplier more flexibility and control over its technology, as well as the development of platform functionality, game design and industry distribution.

The agreement will allow Push [...]

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MGM Resorts

MGM Resorts agrees $2.5bn sale of MGM Grand Las Vegas retail estate

New York-listed MGM Resorts International has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its MGM Grand Las Vegas real estate assets in a deal worth $2.5bn.
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