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Casino news full of takeover rumours

By mr-casino on 2015-05-24 13:30:05

There are all kinds of happenings and rumours in the general casino news recently as Bwin seems to have become a target for other online casino businesses. Firstly we had an admission from Bwin/Party that it had become the target of a bid from GVC Holdings which is listed on the UK AIM market and is smaller than Bwin itself but then 888 casino seems to also be interested and there are also rumours about online casino software supplier Playtech showing an interest. Earlier this year it was reported on these casino news pages that 888 casino itself was the subject of a bid from William Hill who of course also operate online casinos but this was blocked by one family who are founders of 888. Some think that a tie up between Bwin and 888 casino might make sense as Bwin has a larger online sports gambling and 888 has a better online casino but just as people were getting their heads around that one up pops Amaya Gaming which is the Canadian owner of Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars. The casino news is reporting that Amaya Gaming have joined forces with GVC Holdings and made a €.5 billion bid in an attempt to stop 888. Amaya is particularly interested in the online poker business of Bwin and less interested in the online casino business so the rumours are that GVC would manage the business and restructure over a period of time before selling the online casino business and possible the sports gambling business to Amaya. The saga continues to run on a daily basis with various options being offered by the press but until Bwin.Party confirms something we shall not know. One thing does seem certain and that is that Bwin.Party will not continue in its current form.