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Aristocrat strategy to remain unchanged following Playtech acquisition fall through

Aristocrat CEO and Managing Director, Trevor Croker, has detailed that the company’s ‘commitment to participate in the RNG sector’ as part of its wider strategy will not be altered, following news of the collapse of its acquisition of Playtech. Issuing a statement this morning, Playtech anticipated that the minimum threshold of 75% of shareholders would not vote in favour of …

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Playtech reviews alternative options as proxy votes reject Aristocrat takeover

The board of Playtech Plc has this morning communicated that its designated £2.7 billion sale to Aristocrat Leisure will likely be rejected by shareholders. The statement follows proxy votes ahead of today’s official vote on Aristocrat’s bid, that have failed to meet the minimum threshold 75% of votes cast needed for Playtech governance to approve the transaction. ASX-listed Aristocrat began its …

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Playtech reschedules JKO offer confirmation date as shareholder meetings adjourned

Playtech Plc has announced that the make or break deadline by which JKO should confirm its intentions with regards to a takeover of the gaming content and technology developer. Under the initial terms, JKO would have until 5:00pm on 5 January 2022 to make a firm offer to buy Playtech, but the revised conditions will see the company have until …

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English speakers identified as most at-risk problem gambling group by Gambless

Gambless has recorded 3,500 self-assessment tests completed via its mobile app, revealing strong differences in problem gambling across international borders, with English speakers encountering issues much more than other linguistic groups. Publishing its first annual report, the Mindspa-funded and ORCHHA-certified international gambling harm prevention app found that English speakers, mainly from the US, UK, and Australia, recorded a 57% higher …

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SpringOwl backs Aristocrat takeover of Playtech

SpringOwl, the independent buyout firm of activist gambling investor Jason Ader, has outlined its support for Aristocrat’s $3.7 billion (£2.7bn) takeover of Playtech Plc.  This morning, Playtech confirmed that it had approved Aristocrat’s 680 pence per share (58% premium) offer to be recommended to investors of the FTSE250 technology group. SpringOwl is listed amongst Playtech’s private investors that will vote …

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Scientific Games appoints Rich Schneider as group product strategy lead

Nasdaq gambling technology supplier Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) has confirmed the appointment of Rich Schneider as Group Chief Product Officer (CPO). A key new hire for SGC, Schneider has joined the executive team from Australia ASX competitor Aristocrat, where he served as CPO leading creative studios, hardware and product development. Updating investors, SGC governance details that it has secured an ‘industry …

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Business Briefs – featuring Christmas cheer, profits and parties

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The round up includes news of a fresh UKGC license being granted, Australian and American full year and Q3 results and Christmas promotions getting underway as the festive season begins. Aristocrat posts positive results A record revenue figure of $2.45bn has been announced by Aristocrat in its full year results, a 15.3% increase from the $2.1bn shown for the previous …

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Aristocrat ups Social portfolio acquiring $990 million Big Fish Games from Churchill Downs

Australia ASX100 gambling technology supplier Aristocrat Gaming has strengthened its position within the social gaming sector, acquiring Seattle-based Big Fish Games from US racing operator Churchill Downs for a reported $990 million (£735 million) cash transaction. The acquisition sees Aristocrat expand its Social Gaming portfolio, having acquired Israeli games studio Plarium Gold last August for $500 million. Updating investors, Trevor …

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Signed cross-licensing agreement sees IGT & Aristocrat end patent dispute drama

Updating the market, New York-listed gambling technology provider IGT Plc has announced that it has reached a comprehensive cross-licensing agreement with Aristocrat Leisure Limited (Aristocrat). IGT governance confirmed that the agreement would cover intellectual property involving game features and system patents between the two firms. Having committed to the licensing agreement terms, the participating firms have agreed to settle all outstanding litigation …

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