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Jason Ader demands that Playtech refocus on gambling

Renowned activist investor Jason Ader has stated to Playtech Plc governance, that the FTSE250 technology group should refocus on its gambling foundations, over expanding its subsidiary divisions. During  2018, Ader’s Springowl hedge fund has accumulated a $100 million stake in Playtech Plc, seeking to grow its influence on shareholders and the firm’s board of directors. Speaking to Reuters International, Ader …

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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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Playtech pushes on despite difficulties in Asia

Detailing its financial results for the six months to June 30, 2018, Playtech revealed that in spite of difficulties with its Asian operation, the firm’s overall revenue grew 4%. The gaming technology giant did however report a reduction in its EBITDA, which fell 13% to €145m, additionally, its adjusted net profit was €83.3m for the period, down 34 per cent …

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Playtech to recruit Ian Penrose as governance advisor building ‘US Vision’

The Sunday Times has this weekend reported that Playtech Plc is set to recruit former Sportech Plc Chief Executive Ian Penrose as a non-Executive Director advising the FTSE250 technology group on its US market expansion strategy. Penrose is considered one of the leading industry figureheads on US sports betting, having led racing systems provider Sportech Plc’s North American corporate transformation …

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Winning Post – Deals continue to be secured in the US market

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: post PASPA positioning – first mover advantage? It has been a very busy week of deal-making, launches and planning in the US, as well as the Q2 reporting season. The biggest …

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Playtech confirms the departure of Paul Hewitt as corporate advisor

FTSE250 gambling technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed the departure of Paul Hewitt as a corporate non-executive director. A veteran in corporate financing Hewitt joined the FTSE enterprise in 2015, advising Playtech governance and leadership on capital structures, large-scale growth planning and M&A strategies. Hewitt is set to join the board of UK consumer finance and insurance group Provident Financial …

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Winning Post – A boost for British horseracing

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. K: betting on horseracing – 2017-18 Levy, the last hurrah? The GB Horserace Betting Levy Board reported an annual income of £95m in 2017/18. This represents a 46% increase on the previous …

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Playtech ‘squeeze-out’ marks final days of Snaitech as a Borsa Milan enterprise

Updating the market, FTSE250 technology group Playtech Plc has confirmed that it will ‘squeeze-out’ the remaining minority 3.5% shareholding in Snaitech SPA, moving to obtain the full operating equity of the Italian betting group. Following the closure of its £845 million acquisition of Snaitech (deal officially completed in June 2018), Playtech currently holds 96.5 % stake in the Milan-listed enterprise. Playtech’s …

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Vamos! Snaitech makes ‘first international play’ in Spain

Italian gambling operator Snaitech SPA has confirmed that it will enter the Spanish betting market, having been granted a B2B supplier licence by Spain’s Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ).   The Italian technology group, which was acquired by FTSE-listed Playtech Plc for €840 million (deal completed June 2018), will undertake its ‘first international steps’. Updating the market, Snaitech …

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Playtech continues Portuguese expansion

Omni-channel betting and gaming supplier Playtech has detailed the launch of Placard.pt, a venture by Portugal’s largest online gaming and betting operator, Sociedade de Apostas Sociais (“SAS”). The launch follows Playtech striking a landmark deal for SAS to use its IMS player management platform and new Playtech BGT Sports (“PBS”) online sportsbook offering earlier this year. Now live, Placard becomes …

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