Gaming – Mergers and Acquisitions

With Canada’s gaming industry becoming more digitally focused, and with single-event sports betting on the cusp of being allowed in Canada, this sector is ripe for consolidation. This industry will look much different in the years ahead.

Gaming sector-related M&A, however, can be complicated. There are numerous regulations that companies must follow, government contracts to assess, money laundering-related laws to understand and responsible gaming initiatives to take into consideration. As the sector expands, doing the right due diligence before a transaction is a must.

Osler’s Gaming Group has the expertise needed to help companies bring their operations into the future. We’ve guided companies in both the private and public sectors as they conducted complex, multijurisdictional M&A transactions, and we provide strategic advice to U.S. operations doing business in Canada as well as Canadian companies expanding their businesses south.

With the gaming landscape shifting, it’s important to work with the right legal experts to ensure you’re achieving the best deals for your business.

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The Stars Group Inc.

The Stars Group Inc. in its business combination with Flutter Entertainment plc. The all-share combination was implemented through an acquisition of shares and created a global leader in sports betting and online gaming serving over 100 countries, with an enterprise value of  US$15 billion. 

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Scientific Games Corporation

Scientific Games Corporation in its acquisition of Don Best Sports Corporation and DBS Canada Corporation, a global supplier of real-time betting data and pricing for North American sporting events. It expanded Scientific Games’ B2B sports betting offerings and added new capabilities to the company’s sportsbook solutions.

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The Levy Family in theScore’s US$2 billion acquisition by Penn National Gaming. The acquisition creates a first-of-its-kind, vertically integrated media and omni-channel gaming business, combining sports, gaming and media in North America, and will allow the company to expand its operations in Canada and into new verticals.

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