Tag Archives: FTSE250

Playtech examines all options for transformative 2022

The board of Playtech Plc has stated confidence in achieving the group’s full-year 2022 commercial and corporate objectives following ‘an excellent start to year trading’.  Issuing a snapshot trading update, the FTSE250 gaming technology group revealed that positive Q1 trading had generated unaudited EBITDA results of more than €100 million, with the ‘run rate continuing through to April’.  Strong EBITDA …

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Playtech stands by Aristocrat deal amid rumours of Asian investors revolt

The board of Playtech Plc has this morning responded to media speculation of a ‘contingency plan’ to break-up its business units, should the sale of the company be thwarted by a ‘collective of Asian shareholders’. As reported by Sky News, boardroom concerns loom at Playtech that the recommended £2.7 billion takeover offer made by Aristocrat Leisure will be voted down …

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UKGC orders William Hill to correct COVID-19 data supply

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that it has received an ‘incorrect data supply’ from William Hill in its efforts to monitor online gambling trends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March 2020, the UKGC has published monthly breakdowns reporting on the key criteria of total wagers, gambling yield by product type, active player accounts and average customer session times. …

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888 flexes tech and product muscle as company upgrades all 2020 forecasts 

Reporting growth across all core metrics and strong progress on its year objectives, 888 Holdings has upgraded its full-year 2020 earnings to be ‘significantly ahead of its prior expectations’.  Publishing its 2020 interim results (period ending 30 June), 888 has recorded a 37% increase in group revenues to $379 million (H12019: $277m) which the company stated was largely driven by …

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GVC promotes ‘proven talent’ Hurst to Group Corporate Affairs lead

GVC Holdings has this morning confirmed the promotion of Grainne Hurst to the position of Group Corporate Affairs Director, becoming a member of the FTSE250’s firm’s executive leadership team. Hurst has formerly served as GVC’s Director of Responsible Gambling, a position she held since the Group’s acquisition of the Ladbrokes Coral Group in March 2017, where she led the company’s …

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William Hill presents its global future prospects amid UK woes

Publishing its latest trading update (17-43 week period ending 28 October), FTSE250 William Hill Plc details ‘rapid US progress’, however, the betting group cannot escape its UK woes. Despite progress on its digital agenda, William Hill’s 2018 trading has been impacted by negative sporting results and further group-wide adjustments undertaken to counter a tougher UK regulatory environment. Continuing its digital …

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Playtech offloads entire Plus500 shareholding

FTSE250 industry technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed this morning that it will sell its entire holding of ordinary shares in CFD trading platform Plus500. Updating investors, Playtech governance has sanctioned the sale of 11.4 million shares in Plus500, targeting a sale price of ‘1,550 pence per ordinary share’ – £176 million (€196m/$228m). Playtech’s current holding represents approximately 10% of Plus500’s issued …

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