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Government to review 'fixed-odds' gambling machines.|
|DYOR person who doesn't pay to use this service.|
|????? Statement of the year without any substance!!!|
|No wonder it's falling today.|
|http://business.financialpost.com/midas-letter/podcast-amaya-gaming-and-william-hill-are-both-troubled-companies-says-john-colleyAn interesting read|
|Only a matter of time now they must come back|
|Hills have to look elsewhere now.
888 will be next on list unless they go for GVC (too big really).
Good chance 888 will be involved somewhere done the line|
|https://www.ft.com/content/29622d42-94fb-11e6-a1dc-bdf38d484582FT suggests WH should make an offer for 888|
|888 would be a much better fit under the GVC umbrella given 888 engage in a lot of grey market activity.
It all revolves around GVCs next move by the looks of it.|
|Big FTSE 100 companies need the backing of large shareholders, pension funds etc. Pension funds by there very nature have to make safe long term investments.If William Hill was a private company run by an aggressive forward looking MD then 888 would not be independent now.888 is doing well but as time moves on the competition from larger players will mount.The largest shareholder in 888 wants top dollar, could that be the downfall in the long run or will 888 continue to prosper.William Hill are still playing the safe game, the lack of interest in the proposed merger is clear to see.Even if Hills came back to the table with more money I'm not certain it would be the right thing for 888.I wonder if the competitions board to allow GVC in for 888.To soon maybe for GVC but it would make a great combination.I keep thinking time must be running out for 888 but who knows.|
|I'm happy to be 'swallowed up' for £3 per share.|
|The City on Monday delivered a lukewarm early verdict on struggling bookie William Hill's bid to create a £5 billion gaming giant via an all-share "merger of equals" with Canada's Amaya, the owner of PokerStars.Shares in Hills, which believes the deal can massively accelerate its international growth, added 3%, or 9.8p, to 304.4p but long-suffering investors in the bookmaker have still seen their shares lose 23% this year.Hills, which sacked chief executive James Henderson after a profit warning, refused to engage with a consortium proposal from online gaming firm 888 and Grosvenor casinos owner Rank in the summer, which offered 394p in cash and shares, pricing it at around £3.4 billion. Sources close to the deal hinted Hills could even turn the tables on 888 again and revive last year's attempted takeover of the online firm after a merger with Amaya, saying: "We become a big player and that enables us to swallow smaller players as appropriate."Sources said the deal would create a diversified business across poker, casino and sports betting, with 40% of revenues from overseas and 40% from bricks-and-mortar betting shops. A combination could generate £100 million in cost savings.More about: BusinessWilliam HillMergers & Acquisitions|
|No doubt 888 will have to jump into bed with someone in the next year. They need to scale up and soon or they will just suffer an inevitable decline.
Once the family work this out I expect things will happen soon. Once we see the Hills fallout whoever is left will have 888 in their sights (Skybet, Pokerstars or PE)|
|http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/10/09/william-hills-canadian-merger-in-play-before-failed-takeover-bid/WH was never going to do a deal with 888|
|Another possibility, Amaya has a lot of debt and has let it be known it's open to offers. A merger with 888 would create the biggest online company and resolve the Pokerstars issue in the States .|
|888 should be looking good for £2.50 fairly soon.Maybe after the dividend is paid in early Oct.Shares traded upto £2.40 after the full year results in March.Half year results were very good.Why on earth William Hill don't just pay the £3 - £3.20 a share to get 888 on board I really don't know.In the short term maybe the deal looks expensive on paper but in the long term its a no brainer. Hats off to the boss of GVC.The Bwin deal looked a bit top heavy at the time but he had the vision to see how the integration would work and now 6 months later the shares have gone from £4.50 to £7.50.Sack the William Hill boss and get someone in with some serious ambition.Even if William Hill had to pay £3.50, there is a good argument to write down the asset in the short term for tax reasons and then work on the integration.Its staring them in the face.I would also have to say that there must be questions about some of the moves 888 have made recently.Get the personal Ego's out the way and get down to business.|