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888 regulated market efficiency clears German/Dutch hurdles

​​888 Holdings hails ‘another record breaking year’, as the FTSE250 gambling group publishes its pre-close trading statement ahead of its transformative enlargement with William Hill.     Of significance, expansion within regulated markets offset German regulatory challenges for 888, as the firm detailed that a strong performance in four key markets helped drive revenue by 14% in 2021. Updating investors, the company …

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888poker enlists Chris Eubank Jr as cultural ambassador

888poker has signed middleweight boxer Chris Eubank Jr as a cultural ambassador, with the deal coinciding with the 20th anniversary of its launch.  In celebration of its two decades of operations, the 888 Holdings online poker brand intends to host various events over the next 12 months, including a series of player-focused sessions with the number one ranked middleweight.  The …

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888 anticipates closure of William Hill acquisition in Q2 2022

888 Holdings has updated that the full completion of its takeover of the non-US assets of William Hill and William Hill International will take place in the second quarter of 2022. Additionally, Q2 2022 will also see the international gambling group publish a combined circular and prospectus for the acquisition and capital raise, with a shareholder vote scheduled to follow.  …

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Year in Review Part Three – Firms look to Nasdaq whilst William Hill auction comes to a close

The third quarter of 2021 saw further regulatory developments across Europe, and one of the year’s biggest M&A saga’s concluded as 888 Holdings finalised the terms of its William Hill acquisition.  Sportradar, the Swiss sports data and technology company, successfully completed its public listing on the US Nasdaq stock exchange in September, with some assistance from basketball legend Michael Jordan. …

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Year in Review Part Two: Bidding battle for Hills and legislative backlash in Germany

The second quarter of 2021 saw major developments across the European betting industry, as Germany introduced a new tax regime, British regulators came under increasing scrutiny and a major bidding contest got underway. In Germany, April saw the ratification of the federal Fourth Interstate Treaty on Gambling (GlüNeuRStV) by the Bundesländer of Saxony-Anhalt, following approval by 13 other states.  The …

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888 sells Dragonfish bingo unit to Broadway for $50m

Broadway Group’s Saphalata Holdings Ltd is due to acquire the Dragonfish online bingo business units of 888 Holdings for a total consideration of $50 million, as the latter looks to focus on its US operations and other B2C assets. Under the terms of the transaction Broadway Group will integrate 888’s Dragonfish B2b holding and multiple B2C operators, including its technology, …

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Betegy partners with Tipico for German and Austrian content rollout

Betegy has strengthened its position in central Europe by entering into an agreement with German sports betting operator Tipico, launching its full-service marketing service across the company’s retail suite. Under the terms of the deal, the sports data and automated content provider will deliver its services in Tipico retail outlets in Germany and Austria, focusing on content generation. Tipico will …

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888 secures regulatory clearances to move ahead with William Hill takeover

888 Holdings has confirmed that it has moved closer to completing its full acquisition of William Hill’s international non-US assets, predicting closure of the acquisition in Q1 2022. In an update this morning, the FTSE250 gambling group confirmed that it has secured mandatory antitrust and pre-completion gaming regulatory clearances, paving the way for finalisation of the takeover. Confirmed on 9 …

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Investment firms reportedly circling Scientific Games’ lottery unit

Two international investment firms are reportedly interested in acquiring Scientific Games Corporation’s (SGC) lottery divisions, according to Bloomberg. Citing ‘people familiar with the matter’, the outlet reported that Brookfield Asset Management Inc.’s private equity arm and Apollo Global Management Inc are interested in purchasing the Nasdaq-registered igaming provider’s lottery unit. SGC disclosed that it would pursue a ‘strategic divestment’ of …

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