Gambling News 21st August, 2016

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MERGER RUMOURS ABOUND FOLLOWING FAILURE OF WILL HILL ACQUISITION ATTEMPT (Update)

21st August, 2016 at 09:58:26
CVC Capital Partners punted as next suitor for UK gambling group.

The failure of the GBP 3.4 billion 888-Rank acquisition bid for William Hill plc (see previous reports) has triggered a wave of speculation in the UK media over the weekend, with analysts suggesting that the next suitor for the online and land gambling group could be private equity giant CVC Capital Partners.

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NEW AUSTRALIAN CLAMPDOWN ON INTERNET BETTING

21st August, 2016 at 09:58:26
Sources indicate that new Aussie legislation will have some tough measures targeting unlicensed operators and excessive advertising.

Australian media reports over the weekend indicate that an enforcement clampdown in Australia is likely to follow the imminent publication of tough new federal laws.

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