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Aristocrat confirms £2.7bn proposed Playtech buyout

Sports betting software and online gaming supplier Playtech is set to be purchased by Australian-listed gaming manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure, which has announced a cash offer of £2.7 billion for the FTSE250 technology group.  Aristocrat aims to leverage the company to boost its revenues, ‘operate and innovate’ in the European market through the acquisition’s Snaitech division, reach a broader range of …

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Aristocrat cuts 1,000 jobs due to COVID-19

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology group Aristocrat Leisure has confirmed that it will stand down 1,000 members of staff as it seeks to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. In a statement, Aristocrat confirmed that the majority of those that will be stood down are based in the US, where the company has the majority of its staff, but has also stood …

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Steve Morro steps down as Aristocrat Non-Executive Director

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology group Aristocrat Leisure has confirmed that its Non-Executive Director Steve Morro will be stepping down from the company. The news was confirmed in the company’s 2019 annual report for the financial year ended 30 September 2019, where the technology group praised a ‘strong performance over the 2019 fiscal year.’ In a joint statement issued by Aristocrat …

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Scientific Games hires Jamie Odell as senior advisor

Scientific Games Corporation has strengthened its leadership team after appointing former Aristocrat Leisure CEO Jamie Odell as the group’s new special advisor to the chairman and CEO. Odell joins the company after an 8 year tenure at Aristocrat, where he oversaw the company’s market capitalisation, growing Aristocrat from a $1.3bn company up to a company valued at approximately $7.5bn. As …

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Aristocrat hooks Jeff Karp as new Big Fish Games CEO

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology group Aristocrat Leisure has confirmed the appointment of Jeff Karp as Managing Director & President of Big Fish Games, heading up its recently acquired social gaming subsidiary. Seeking to diversify its corporate entity beyond casino technologies, in December 2017 Aristocrat completed its $1 billion acquisition of Seattle-based Big Fish, from former owner Churchill Downs. Regarded as …

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Strategic acquisitions aid Aristocrat business evolution

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Aristocrat Leisure has reported a strong 2017 showing, “against a backdrop of broadly flat markets and increasing pressure from existing and new competitors”. Speaking at the firm’s annual general meeting, Trevor Croker, Aristocrat CEO, highlighted a fiscal year rise of 15% in group revenue in reported terms, to a record result of more than $2.45b. Earnings before EBITDA also rose …

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Las Vegas relocation sees Toni Korsanos step down as CFO of Aristocrat Leisure

Australia ASX-listed gambling technology firm Aristocrat Leisure is seeking a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), following the decision of current incumbent Toni Korsanos not to relocate to Las Vegas. Following a corporate restructure, Aristocrat has plans to relocate its executive management team to Las Vegas, moving the company closer to its main market. However, Korsanos who has acted as CFO …

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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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Aristocrat ends Japanese business division

Gambling technology provider Aristocrat Leisure has confirmed the sale of it Japanese division to Fields Corp, a Japanese gaming machines manufacturer who specialises in pachinko style games content. Following a strategic review of its operations, Aristocrat governance decided it was best to sell its Japanese operations, which consist of KK Aristocrat and KK Spikey products and services. The company had …

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