Acquisition trifecta, restrictions and New York: The week in numbers


Every week, CasinoBeats Breakdown of the numbers behind some of the industry’s most interesting stories. Today we’re taking a look at a trifecta of acquisitions, temporary restrictions, multiple fines, and an increase in expectations for 2021.


Gaming giant evolution has taken over his entire stake NetEnt the group confirmed around 96.8 percent of the outstanding shares and 98.6 percent of the votes after the extended acceptance period for the offer had expired.

After the brand change in early October, the new company will operate as a single organization under the Evolution banner and will continue to offer products under the four Evolution brands. Ezugi, NetEnt and red tiger.

Evolution confirms that it has “initiated a mandatory buy-out process under Swedish Company Law to acquire the shares not in the offer”.

In addition, NetEnt has also applied to delist its shares from Nasdaq Stockholm. The last trading day is published when the exchange has made a decision.

Evolution documents the composition of the expanded company even further and has initiated a “complete reorganization and integration” of NetEnt. This reorganization has also resulted in a “business streamlining” in the development of slots games as well as the closure of the NetEnt Live business proposal.


Fluttering entertainment is to assume his participation FanDuel to 95 percent following the announcement of a conditional agreement for $ 4.175 billion (£ 3.131 billion) to acquire the 37.2 percent interest in the group currently held by Fastball. The remaining five percent are still held by Boyd Gaming.

The global gaming and sports betting group, which is increasing its stake in FanDuel by 57.8 percent, is set to fund the deal with a combination of $ 2.088 billion in cash and the issuance of 11.7 million common shares. Flutter has also announced that it will conduct a £ 1.1 billion equity placement.

Flutter, who says the deal is contingent on shareholder approval, comments that the translation greatly increases exposure to what he claims is “the most attractive opportunity for the sector today.” The deal ends Fastball’s economic interest in Fox Bet.


Norwegian gambling has implemented a number of temporary measures for its “high risk games” including a 25 percent reduction in the maximum monthly loss limit.

This step, which was introduced to contain risky gaming activity in the short term, will give customers access KongKasino, eFlax, Bingoria and Yezz may lose up to NOK 7,000 (£ 592) a month.

In addition, the maximum daily loss limit for these games was reduced by 50 percent to NOK 2,000 (£ 170), with the length of the mandatory break increased from 90 seconds to 15 minutes after one hour of continuous play.

The “popular” label for selected online casino games will also be removed and marketing via SMS and email to customers aged 18 to 25 will be discontinued.


888 holdings announced three multi-year market access agreements in the US as the group increased expectations for the full year based on continued strong operational performance in the second half of the year.

The company represents the latest milestones in the Group’s strategic growth strategy in the United States, starting in Colorado, Indiana and Iowa 888Sport Brand, will begin in 2021.

In the former, the 888sport is licensed by the Colorado Grande Casino The Hoosier State, based in Cripple Creek, sees an agreement on the side Harrah’s Hoosier Park, owned by Caesars Entertainment, while an Iowan debut will be made under license from Catfish Bend Casinos.

In addition to revealing plans to expand its U.S. presence to six states, the 888 board of directors anticipates full year revenue to be 45 percent ahead of $ 560.3 million in 2019.


BetMakers has entered into binding agreements to acquire global assets from an international online sports betting company Sports for AU $ 56.2 million in one step that is supposed to “charge” entry into the USA.

Given that the acquisition represents a transformation for the company’s financial and growth prospects, the purchase includes an American carrying business that serves more than 50 customers in the US, Canada, betting solutions, hardware and operational services for over 200 track, Casino and betting venues and Latin America.

The deal also includes a digital business offering white label betting solutions to more than 25 customers in North America. a UK and European carry business serving more than 35 customers in the UK, Ireland, Europe and Asia; and Quantum Tote Technology.


Resorts World Casino New York City announced that it has generated more than $ 3 billion for New York lottery Education fund since it opened in October 2011.

During its nine years of existence, the property has generated enough revenue to fund 12 million laptops for students (based on $ 250 cost) or 37,500 annual salaries for public school teachers (based on New York’s average of $ 80,000) or the public Fully fund education for 150,000 students for one school year (based on average cost of $ 20,000 per year) or provide 6,082,725 students with school lunches for an entire school year (based on average cost of $ 2.74 across the country) .

The New York Lottery contributed $ 3.38 billion to support education in the state in fiscal 2019/20, of which RWNY generated $ 348 million. This number represents “a larger percentage than any other video game operator” in the jurisdiction.

These proceeds will be used to support education in more than 700 school districts in New York State, distributed through a statutory formula that provides greater funding to lower-income school districts.


The government of Gibraltar has imposed multiple fines totaling £ 2.5 million across the gaming sector after: a “thematic review” from land Gambling department.

After identifying weak money laundering protection processes and controls, the gaming division found in its assessment that the operators “worked together” in their investigation to “fix generic system weaknesses shared by more than one operator are”.

The Government of Gibraltar confirmed that fines totaling £ 2.5 million will be distributed to the Gibraltar Gambling Care Foundation to support the use of training initiatives at Gibraltar University in AML and the social responsibility of its employees.

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