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William Hill Confirms Merger Talks With Amaya

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Posted on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by "T".
Canadian and UK gambling groups are currently in merger discussions worth about £4.5 billion, despite major challenges for both companies. Along the waves of merger deals that is transforming the industry of betting, Canada's Amaya and UK's William Hill both agree that combining the two troubled gambling companies could potentially be a perfect match. Amaya runs PokerStars, the world's bi[...]   Read more » William Hill Confirms Merger Talks With Amaya

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  11-Oct-16, 10:21   #1
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yayoav 

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Amaya (PokerStars) is doing with all the gaming market gradually, that's not good.
Monopolizing and abusing'd just be their placement on the market to impose its policy, always to the detriment of the players

     
  11-Oct-16, 11:13   #2
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shokaku 

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A bit like the Party-bwin merger on steroids. One compamy very strong in the poker business, the other in betting. So it could make sense. But this trend to bigger and bigger merges will put pressure in the competition, and we could end up with a few really big companies dominatig the scene.

     
  11-Oct-16, 12:15   #3
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Tony_MON7ANA 

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Very interesting news!
Apparently this is a mutually beneficial decision. By merger both William Hill and Amaya would create a clearer global leader across online sports betting, poker and casino. The deal could also lead to enormous revenue synergy potential.

     
  11-Oct-16, 13:22   #4
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yayoav 

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Remember that Amaya (Pokerstars) is also bidding for the purchase of Party / bwin as well as 888poker.
If Amaya gets 2 platforms, it would be put in a position of privilege in the market.
Would always be to the detriment of the player.

     
  11-Oct-16, 14:26   #5
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TheMachineQC 

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Posted by yayoav:

Remember that Amaya (Pokerstars) is also bidding for the purchase of Party / bwin as well as 888poker.
If Amaya gets 2 platforms, it would be put in a position of privilege in the market.
Would always be to the detriment of the player.


Yes of course, especially considerign their promotions are the worst of all. And have been for a while. 888 and Party being about 100x or 200x smaller are able to offer good promotions, and Amaya isn't?

I say screw this company. I like stars platform but it's just a platform, I don't understand most people's inconditional love about it...

We'll see I guess! I may boycott Amaya if they get too big and don't offer s**t in return to players.

     
  11-Oct-16, 15:09   #6
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dule-vu 

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ofcourse this will bad for lot of players,if one or two company have most of market,they can choose what to give,what not,to reduce promotions and loyalty program!everybody can see how different is bwin in last 2 years,there is no more b isnide prize,like they had,clothes,electronics and so on,so this will be bigger problem in future!
but for me huge problem is how in last months we have lots of restriction for countries to play on some sites,even its EU country or some other!they dont give option for us,beacuse your country dont get any tax from that,so they want to close playing for us!politicians D O N K S!

     
  11-Oct-16, 17:08   #7
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pochui 

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emotions aside bout how great amaya is and what a fantastic thing it turned out to be for all the pokerstars fans, i must admit that this merger of companies where one is good in betting and shitty in poker, and other not so shitty in poker (good in poker previously) and quite shitty in everything else makes some sense.

     
  11-Oct-16, 19:38   #8
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damosk 
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It's always the way when huge amounts of money are involved that the big boys want a bigger piece of the pie until it all implodes in itself and eventually it will al turn full circle.... But by then we will all be playing poker on one platform and playing huge fields of players.... Or relatively few dos people will have had enough and walk away.

     
  11-Oct-16, 21:04   #9
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Mober 
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From bad to worst for the layers at the end. They keep shrinking things down.
At the end when only a couple are still standing, that will be the worst, for the players
in terms of promotions and offers.
Already the deals for the new players, have nothing to do with what use to be in the past.

     
  11-Oct-16, 23:48   #10
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bowie1984 

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Wonder why not trying to go after b365 if they really want a strong sportsbook site with a wide arrange of users...
Will Hill is really not that great on their online platform hence their share of the online bookie market.

     
  12-Oct-16, 07:00   #11
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pajalnick 

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merger and monopolization is not very zhorosho consumer .... am I missing just one example that touched me personally ... I have long played in FullTilt and I really liked the room ... it was for me an alternative to PokerStars ... .. and then merged with PokerStars and all e ended up what was over and it was very bad

     
  12-Oct-16, 08:45   #12
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doubletop777 
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This could well be a very good merger for both parties. William Hill have been struggling to keep up with the other large High Street chain of bookmakers and this can only be a help for them

     
  12-Oct-16, 15:00   #13
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dule-vu 

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as I said,I dont like this market moving and its not good that small numer of companies or just two or three have monopoly!its same as you dont want that some big grocery stores have monopoly at your country and that they have to fight for your money and to have low prices!its same with this,you have to have "fight" at betting,casino and poker market!

     
  13-Oct-16, 01:47   #14
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demodawggy 

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... Big Smile< ...Fat Bastard and Doctor Evil had an offspring,....and they DID get a room together,..trust me on that one...I had my camera handy as evidenced in the video I posted on YouTube (below)

... Big Smile< ...They named that demonic offspring Amaya Nosferatu...

... Evil< ...Bwuaaaaa-Haaaaaa-Haaaaaaaaaaa.... I want to suck your wallet.... Angry

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Edited by demodawggy (Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 01:55 GMT)

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  15-Oct-16, 15:38   #15
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dule-vu 

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will see what will happen with this things and what will bring to us!I have some sites,like paddy power,where I love to play all kinds of things and hope that they will stay as they are now!if we wouldnt have market,we will have big problems!

     
  16-Oct-16, 02:39   #16
 
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  25-Oct-16, 23:37   #17
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Tony_MON7ANA 

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William Hill walked away from merger talks with Amaya the other day.
They have called off a proposed £4.6 billion merger after William Hill's largest shareholder, Parvus Asset Management, opposed the deal, raising questions about future of UK's biggest bookmaker.

     
  26-Oct-16, 01:33   #18
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bowie1984 

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Posted by Tony_MON7ANA:
They have called off a proposed 4.6 billion merger after William Hill's largest shareholder, Parvus Asset Management, opposed the deal, raising questions about future of UK's biggest bookmaker.

Amaya may as well could go on the route of a hostile takeover if they really want this since WillHill shares are openly traded in the London Stock Exchange.

     
  31-Oct-16, 16:41   #19
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DaCapo71 
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It was not good that Amaya dominate the poker online market without a Opponent on the same Level. We Need 2-3 big poker companies to get some interesting promos and a fair poker market Blink Off course, poker stars are the best site, but we Need more interesting rooms to choose.

     
  31-Oct-16, 19:32   #20
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Mober 
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Not a bad result for the players i guess if the deal is off the table.
It helps the field remaining a bit bigger.
The closer it goes to monopoly, the worst it will be for the players of all kinds of games.
the more competition there is the better.

     
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