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September to October 2020 in Review: Autumn signals a ‘generational change’

2020’s Autumn months held no respite for betting leadership, as the sector was placed at the forefront of global business headlines reporting on inbound changes be it through regulatory challenges, M&A or leadership changes… SBC – Politics and M&A make global betting the headline maker…  The betting industry’s autumn proceedings begun with further political maneuverers centred around the UK government’s …

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Heavy-duty Casinos Austria integration dominates SAZKA Q3 trading

SAZKA Group wants to exploit the benefits of its expanded business entity, as the Czech gambling conglomerate returns to operating all business units having navigated 2020 Covid headwinds.  Publishing its Q3 trading update (period ending 30 September), the firm told investors that an easing of Covid restrictions across European markets had seen it return to ‘normalised trading in markets and …

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IGT sheds Italian weight by offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

IGT sheds Italian weight offloading Lottomatica B2C units to Gamenet SPA

Italian gambling has woken up to a seismic M&A deal after it was confirmed that IGT Plc had agreed to sell its Lottomatica B2C gaming and sports betting units to Gamenet SPA in a transaction valued at €950 million. After revealing that it will divest its Lottomatica ‘Scommesse‘ (sports betting) and ‘Videolot Rete‘ (B2C machines), IGT informed its stakeholders that …

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Roger Devlin: Caesars offers the best foundation for William Hill’s US multi-state growth

In accordance with City Laws, William Hill Plc has published a full breakdown and notice of deal procedures related to its agreed £2.7 billion takeover offer by US Nasdaq gambling group Caesars Entertainment Inc.  Approved by William Hill’s board of directors, Caesars £2.7 billion offer will be presented to investors of the FTSE betting group on 17 November for its …

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Caesars makes early £2.9bn play on William Hill takeover

Caesars Entertainment has confirmed that it will move forward with an initial £2.9 billion ($3.7bn/€3.3bn) offer to acquire US wagering partner William Hill Plc outright. Closing Friday trading, William Hill confirmed to markets that Caesars alongside US private equity fund Apollo Global, are the two suitors seeking to buyout the heritage UK bookmaker. Caesars has confirmed that it has concluded …

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William Hill confirms Apollo vs Caesars takeover battle

William Hill has issued a statement clarifying media speculation, as city rumours intensify that the FTSE betting group is subject to an imminent US takeover. The board of William Hill has this afternoon confirmed that it has received ‘separate cash proposals’ from US private equity fund Apollo Global Management and its current US markets strategic partner Caesars Entertainment. William Hill …

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