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If so, make sure to get PokerNews updates on your social media outlets. That, however, did not prevent GVC from presenting several new bids and from bringing their offer to buy the bwin. Analysts expect GDP grew 2. MS Macau - September 14, Boohoo poaches Primark boss to be its new chief exec; Top Unilever shareholder to vote against headquarters shift to Netherlands; Cake maker Finsbury Food Group posts a Speculation around the 888 and Bwin deal

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Yet Another Proposed Deal

Now that that possibility is off the table, only Playtech remains as a possibility from the ranks of the top online poker operators. Bet is probably the only serious online poker operator left that could muster the financial fire power for a bid to buy Amaya, and it has shown no real interest in either acquiring or being acquired by another company.

Last year, lost the deal to buy bwin. Rank would not have agreed to form part of a consortium with if it had not been reassured that it was committed to doing the deal. Nevertheless, if William Hill shareholders hold out for a high price, may well reconsider its position. William Hill pointedly quoted the U. Highlighting The Legal Advantage. This article may be outdated. Get the latest news on International here. His career path has taken him from the British Army, through business and finance to seven years as a successful professional poker player.

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GVC's offer of They have got much longer track record in terms of the management team and much higher rating for the stock," analyst Simon Davies of Canaccord Genuity said. Davies expects a new offer price of p or more from Bwin said its board's unanimous recommendation of 's offer, that was announced on July 17, was unchanged by Tuesday's announcement, although it could yet have a change of heart and choose GVC.

Bwin shares, up 27 percent on a year ago, were down 0. GVC's shares, up 3 percent in a year, were up 0. Editing by Anupama Dwivedi and Keith Weir.