888 handed 7.8m GBP fine over self exclusion failings

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Online gambling firm 888 have been hit with a £7.8m fine (€8.5m or $10.1m) for failing to protect vulnerable customers on their websites. The fine has come from the UK Gambling Commission, who had identified 7000 customers who had ‘self-excluded’ their accounts, but were still able to access websites from the 888 gambling group. When… Read more »

GVC beats 888 in race to takeover bwin

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GVC, owner of several gaming brands including Sportingbet, have beaten off competition from 888 Holdings to secure bwin.party entertainment. The deal, which was announced Friday, will see GVC pay £1.1bn (€1.5bn or $1.7bn) in cash-and-shares for the gaming business. It was widely reported that 888 had secured bwin.party back in July, however GVC did not… Read more »

888 shares increase after William Hill takeover bid

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Casino operator 888 saw its share prices increase by more than 20% this week after reports revealed a takeover bid from leading UK bookmaker William Hill. The news announced by 888 comes just hours after it was speculated by media outlets that William Hill was involved in advanced talks with the operator over a potential… Read more »

NetEnt confirms supply deal with 888

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Online casino software developer NetEnt confirmed that it had agreed a supply deal with online gaming operator 888. As part of the new supply deal, NetEnt will offer its portfolio of games to 888’s online casino and bingo products with games also being supplied for 888’s Italian market product. NetEnt is renowned for its dazzling… Read more »