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The Stars Group To Report on Acquisition

David Burgundy | 13 Sep 2018

The Stars GroupCanadian iGaming powerhouse The Stars Group Inc. has announced it will be filing its business acquisition report on Monday the 17th of September. The report contains information about its acquisition of Sky Betting and Gaming, which was finalized in June 2018.

Information that will be included in the report is the audited and some unaudited financial reports for Sky Betting and Gambling’s last financial year, which ended on the last day of June 2018.

The group will also be releasing the details of their planned conference call and webcast taking place on Monday 17th September. They plan to discuss the reports contents, additional information, metrics and other updates about Sky.

Webcast and Conference Call Details

Interested parties may use the below access information for the call and webcast. A replay will be available two hours after the event ends.

  • Access to the conference call on 1-877-451-6152 or 1-201-389-0879 ten minutes prior to its scheduled start.  
  • Access to the replay on 1-844-512-2921 or 1-412-317-6671. The Conference ID number is 13683167.
  • Access to the webcast on the brand’s official site

An Industry Leader

The Stars Group (Nasdaq: TSG ) (TSX: TSGI)  is the provider behind well-known brands PokerStars, PokerStars Casino, BetStars, Full Tilt and PokerStars Live. They are one of the largest listed online gaming companies.

They own licenses in 19 markets including Europe, Australia, and the US. Their focus is on iGaming and, with their new acquisition; they have added even more brands to their portfolio.

The group's acquisition of Sky Betting and Gaming for $4.7 billion was finalized in July. The deal was a mix of cash and stock options. As a result, The Sky Group is now the biggest listed online gaming company.

Over and above its Poker offering, the company now also has a broad spread across the rest of the sector. The acquisition of Sky has added an extensive sportsbook to the group's portfolio. The channels they are now able to offer clients will all contribute to the company’s continued growth.

The acquisition increased the group's presence to around 75% in revenues across markets. In addition, the diversity the portfolio offers creates an opportunity to cross-sell to clients.

About Skybet

At the time of the acquisition, Sky Betting and Gaming had the largest active player database in the United Kingdom. It reported revenue of £624 million for 2017.

The company gives bettors access to a wide range of sports betting options. Their portfolio includes all types of sports, instant games, and virtual sports.