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Interest in William Hill retail divisions remains after 888 acquisition

As this morning 888 Holdings is declared the winning bidder of Caesar Entertainment’s auction of William Hill’s non-US assets – uncertainty remains as to the future of the heritage bookmaker’s retail unit and how it will reshape betting’s presence on the high-street.   The deal will enable 888 to quadruple its market share, becoming the third-largest group operator in the UK …

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888 acquires ‘hugely exciting’ £2.2bn William Hill International

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888 Holdings CEO Itai Pazner has confirmed the ‘hugely exciting acquisition of William Hill’s non-US business from Caesars Entertainment for £2.2bn.  The deal, news of which broke earlier this week, is expected to deliver ‘significant operating efficiencies’, including pre-tax cost synergies of at least £100 million per year, which 888 says will lead to improved profit margins. On a pro …

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888 wins transformative buyout of William Hill heritage assets

888 Holdings is reportedly the winning party of the hotly contested auction for William Hill’s combined UK and European business assets – put up for sale by Caesars Entertainment.  As reported by The Times, Caesars has accepted a +£2 billion buyout offer put forward by 888, out-bidding US private equity fund Apollo Global as the auction’s last remaining suitor.    Coordinated …

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888 delivers 40% H1 profits jump but warns of tough year-end landing

888 Holdings maintains confidence in achieving its full-year revenues and earnings expectations ’, as ‘tougher comparatives approach during the second half of year trading, in light of ‘exceptionally strong performance in both betting and gaming revenues during 2020’. Publishing its H1 Interim results 30 June, total group revenue increased by 39% in comparison to $528 million (H12020: $379m), as 888 …

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888 confident that product growth will outride inbound headwinds 

888 Holdings has cited confidence in achieving its 2021 growth objectives, as the company enters a crucial H2 trading period aware of numerous dynamics impacting its commercial performance. This morning, the LSE-listed online gambling group published a pre-close Q2 trading update, anticipating group revenues of $257 million – up 20% on 2020 corresponding results of $214 million. The revenue uplift …

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William Hill initiates LatAm expansion with Colombia launch

William Hill has made the first steps into expanding into the burgeoning South American gambling landscape, building on its acquisition of Alfabet SAS to launch in Colombia. The acquisition of Alfabet was initially conducted in December 2020, in a deal which saw the then Gibraltar and UK-based operator acquire a majority stake in the company which has operated the BetAlfa.co …

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Entain monitors sale of William Hill’s European assets

The leadership of Entain Plc is closely monitoring the planned sell-off of William Hill’s UK and European assets by new owner Caesars Entertainment.  Group CEO, Jette-Nygaard Andersen, disclosed to Bloomberg that the FTSE100 firm was looking at the possibility of acquiring William Hill’s UK/European divisions, which are set to be divested by Caesars Entertainment as new owner of the heritage …

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Caesars initiates bidding contest for William Hill’s UK and European assets

Caesars Entertainment has announced that it will begin the bidding contest for the European and UK home assets of WIlliam Hill, formally completing its takeover of the heritage bookmaker last month.  Reported in The Telegraph, the sale will include all of William Hill’s high street shops – which number around 1,400 in the UK and Ireland – as well as …

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Regulated and taxed market growth fuels 888 Q1 uptake

888 Holdings has underlined its confidence in delivering on its 2021 financial expectations and corporate objectives, following a strong opening to its full-year trading.    Publishing its trading results for Q1 2021, 888 registered a substantial increase in revenue driven chiefly by expansion in regulated markets and growth across all core product channels.  The group reported an overall revenue increase of …

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888 forms new CSR committee led by Lord Mendelsohn 

The board of 888 Holdings has formed a new ‘Environment, Social and Governance’ (ESG) committee to help structure and guide the FTSE250 online gambling group’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) duties and objectives. The ESG Committee will be led by Lord Jon Mendelsohn, 888’s forthcoming non-executive Chairman who will take leadership of the firm’s corporate governance duties from May onwards.  A …

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