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|Don't think it will take long this time. They have a great track record,lots of fans and are making good progress in a growing market|
|It looks positive. I'm apprehensive that the Teddy Sagi sale overhang is over. When he sold in March 2014 it struggled for the year. It wasn't until 2015 that we were back at the pre-sale peak, then it flew as demand outstripped supply.|
|Grinding out a recovery.|
|Maybe something is brewing. Another acquisition for instance. They have moved the Playtech FD over to financialsso they are obviously very serious. And why not? They have plenty of money.|
|Every day this nudges up , onwards to 900p|
|Decent update - so far so good and hitting targets is impressive in these times of uncertainty|
Playtech will announce its full year results on Thursday 23 February 2017.
Playtech is pleased to report that both the Gaming division and Financials division have enjoyed similar trends to those reported at the time of the Investor & Analyst Event on 9 November 2016. Accordingly, results for the full year to 31 December 2016 are expected to be in line with market expectations and the Board remains confident of further growth in 2017 and beyond.
Playtech is also pleased to announce that it has agreed an extension to its arrangements with the William Hill Group until the end of 2019.|
|Happy New Year to all PTEC traders.I have a feeling that 2017 will be a good year.|
|Good post Nod. Thank you. Exciting times|
|This could be a new online poker market for PTEC. Poker has not been PTEC's revenue stream as it has proved difficult to regulate and akin to the Wild West. PTEC decided to step out of unregulated markets at a revenue cost. But there is a possible return here in highly regulated markets - an area which has been PTEC's focus.Two highly regulated markets are expanding their player base across countries. We could be seeing the early stages of an international regulated poker network (i.e.100% trusted and regulated) with PTEC as the service provider. This must be attractive to the many countries that want to ban online poker. I'm not a poker player, what do you think shareholders?From news media:"Finnish company RAY and Austria-based win2day have agreed an 'industry-first' deal to share cross-border poker liquidity on the Playtech network.The two companies will launch a joint network which pools their Finnish and Austrian player bases, with customers of each brand able to access Playtech's omni-channel poker products.Playtech said the deal, which was made possible by the recent approval of the Finnish Ministry of Interior, represents the first time that two regulated entities have joined forces to share cross-border poker liquidity. RAY was previously limited to offering online poker services to players in Finland only.Jan Hagelberg, Vice-President of Digital Channels for RAY, said: "Working with win2day has been an extremely smooth process and this announcement significantly improves the game selection in both Finland and Austria."Read more: http://www.sbcnews.co.uk/igaming/2016/12/23/playtech-launches-cross-border-poker-network-ray-win2day/#ixzz4TjbGx3Cv|
|Agreed nod. PTEC on the right side of the law ... On average...|
|We'll see what happens without that support. PTEC acquired 13.6% of the shares that Sagi released. Not a huge proportion but it helped to hold up the share price|
|I agree and it gives them even more credibilty in other jurisdictions to get more deals done. Quite a few very chunky buys and sells yesterday again. Plenty of institutional action. I am thinking time to add more while they are down a little.|
|The above is an example of how PTEC works with regulators in highly regulated markets. I'm all for greater regulation in the gambling sector and especially on responsible gaming frameworks.|
|Playtech agrees to FRV Finland contract20 December 2016(PRESS RELEASE) -- Playtech, the world's leading gaming content and software, systems and services supplier, and Veikkaus, the lead brand behind the country's enlarged FRV Finland group made up of the recently merged Veikkaus, RAY and Fintoto companies, have agreed a landmark contract that will guarantee growth in the Finnish market.Building on six years of partnering with RAY, Finland's Slot Machine Association, Playtech will supply the new Veikkaus-led brand with a full suite of exclusive, best-performing Playtech games and casino content with further phases planned for the future.The new brand is formed of three merged government-managed companies including Veikkaus, RAY, and Fintoto and has plans to significantly grow the market in the coming years.Playtech has worked closely with RAY since 2010 and established one of the fastest growing online gaming operations in the region generating year-on-year double digit growth. This includes casino and poker games and a series of localized RAY-branded exclusive games. In addition, both companies have worked on a responsible gaming framework specifically designed and adapted in-line with Finnish regulatory requirements.Playtech's partnership with RAY has set the benchmark in the Nordic market on how to deliver an outstanding gaming platform and significantly grow an operator's offering and, in 2015, both companies extended their contract by a further 20 years.|
|U.K. Gov makes too much tax out of gambling to close it down. I agree the focus should be on cleaning the industry up and eliminating the fraudulent marketing practices that draw in mug punters who can least afford to lose their cash.|
|Regulatory disruption can be good as well as bad. PTEC and relatively good actors - it is the more fly by night companies that will get hit hardest and should lead to more customers or at least the retention of exisiting companies.
Not too concerned - they are developing a strong position with increasingly high barriers to entry.
Holding and buying - a good yield also.|
|A good summary in Money-AOL"Shares of software group Playtech (LSE: PTEC) have fallen by 13% since the end of November. One of the main reasons for this decline is that the group provides software for online spread betting firms. New proposals from the FCA to tighten the regulation of this sector seem likely to reduce profit margins.Investors are concerned that demand for Playtech's software could fall. But management says the proposals "are not expected to have a material impact". If correct, then the shares could be attractively priced at the moment. The stock currently trades on a forecast P/E of 14 for the current year, falling to a P/E of 11.5 in 2017.Playtech also has income potential, thanks to strong free cash flow. In addition to a forecast ordinary dividend yield of about 3.3%, it has just paid a special dividend of EUR0.46 per share, and commenced a EUR50m share buyback programme.Current forecasts suggest adjusted earnings per share could rise by 23% in 2017. The group's recent growth has been strong, and may continue. However, investors need to remember that the two main sectors in which Playtech operates -- online gambling and financial betting -- are at constant risk of regulatory disruption."As things stand, I'd rate its as a hold.|
|There may lay the opportunity.|
|Maybe you are right but I was a client for years and then a shareholder and I dont have a good feeling about IG! I dont feel there management is as robust as before.|
|IG would do me just fine. We would be internet conglomerate.|
|And maybe it would rule them out from deals with all of IG's many competitors. If I thought they were going after IG I wou;ld sell fast!!|
|Oh sorry of course it could just do a mix of cash debt and equity I guess..|
|Hi, even with no debt and say 600m ish Euro cash, could it really raise enough to buy IG? Wouldn't that be an EBITDA multple of circa 5?|