INTERTAIN GROUP MULLING CAD$1 BILLION ACQUISITION
27th January, 2015 at 14:17:31
Could it be GameSys Group?
The Intertain Group revealed today (Tuesday) it is in advanced discussions regarding a significant acquisition of certain assets of an unnamed third party, who the rumour mill speculates may be the Gamesys Group founded by Noel Haydn.
Should the acquisition prove successful, as it's still subject to the finalisation of definitive documentation and approval of the boards of directors of both companies, the consideration would be in the range of CAD$1Billion.
Intertain recently acquired the Vera&John online casino operation for $126 million, prior to which it snapped up Mandalay Media for $82.4 million in July 2014 (see previous reports).
SNEAK PEAK INTO MICROGAMING'S FEBRUARY GAME RELEASES
Something for everyone.
New titles from Microgaming set for release in February include the titles Lucky Firecracker, Cricket Star and Golden Era along with HTML5 games Secret Admirer and Vegas Single Deck Blackjack Gold Series.
The Chinese New Year-themed Lucky Firecracker features glowing Chinese paper lanterns, fireworks, sparklers and traditional symbols across its five reels.
It's a 243 ways-to-win title featuring wild symbols on reels two and four during the base game. When three or more scatter symbols appear on the reels, 15 retriggerable free spins are delivered, during which all wins are multiplied by three. There's also the gamble feature, where players can try their luck and double their wins by betting on the correct card colour.
Cricket Star is the latest sports-themed game which will be released simultaneously on desktop and mobile.
Also a five reel, 243 ways-to-win slot, this title features wild wickets on reels 2, 3 and 4 and Rolling Reelsā„¢. 25 free spins, with a multiplier trail, is up for grabs during the free spins feature triggered by three or more scatter symbols on the reels.
Hollywood Glamour themes Golden Era a five reel, 15 line game that combines visually rich artwork with a classic cinematic score.
Golden Era's base game features wild and scatter symbols, three or more of which will trigger the free spins bonus selection. Players can choose from either 12 free spins with embracing wild reels or a double feature bonus.
For February, we're delivering games with perfectly timed themes, commented Mike Hebden, head of casino games at Microgaming. The romance and glamour of Hollywood to coincide with Valentine's, Lucky Firecracker to celebrate the Chinese New Year and a fantastic cricket themed game as cricket takes centre stage on the world's sporting calendar. There's something for everyone!
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