History

2021

  • On 30 March Entain complete the acquisition of Enlabs AB which focuses on serving customers in the Baltic markets.
  • On 21 January Entain appointed Jette Nygaard-Andersen as CEO, succeeding Shay Segev.

2020

  • On 9 December Entain completed its renaming to Entain plc from GVC Holdings
  • 12 November, the Group set its new corporate strategy and its intention to rename to Entain plc.
  • On 8 October, GVC announced its acquisition of Portuguese based Bet.pt
  • On 16 July, the Group announced the appointment of Shay Segev as CEO, following the retirement of Kenneth Alexander. 
  • On 27 February, J M Barry Gibson succeeded Lee Feldman as the Group’s Non-executive Chairman.

2018

  • On 22 November we announced the acquisition of Neds International an Australian digital sports operation.
  • In July, GVC announced it was creating BETMGM, a 50/50 Joint Venture with MGM Resorts International to address the regulating US online gaming market.
  • On 28 March we completed the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral Group PLC, the largest in the Group’s history that transformed GVC into one of the largest listed online gaming businesses in the world.
  • On 16 March we announced the proposed acquisition of a 51% stake in Crystalbet, a
    licensed sports focused online gaming brand based in the Republic of Georgia.

2017

  • On 22 December the GVC Group and Ladbrokes Coral Group announced the terms of a recommended offer by GVC to acquire Ladbrokes Coral
  • Acquisition of  Innopark Pte. Limited operator of Cozy Games, the bingo-led B2B business
  • Disposal of Headlong, the Group’s Turkish-facing business

2016

  • GVC becomes a constituent member of FTSE 250 on 19 September
  • Acquisition of bwin.party completes 1 February 2016, admitted to Main Market of London Stock Exchange 2 February

2015

  • Announced bid for bwin.party Digital Entertainment plc

    2013

    • Acquisition of Sportingbet (ex Australia) completes March 2013

    2012

    • Announced exclusive talks with William Hill to acquire Sportingbet

    2011

    • Launch of Betboo outside Latin America
    • Acquisition of the rights to provide back-office services to East Pioneer Corporation BV, who in turn acquired Superbahis, a Sportingbet branded sportsbook

    2010

    • Re-domicile from Luxembourg to the Isle of Man to improve post tax dividend return for shareholders

    2009

    • Acquisition of Betboo, a Brazilian-focused bingo/sportsbook product

      2007

      • Launch of a sportsbook
      • Grant of a Maltese licence
      • Kenneth Alexander joins and starts to reinvigorate the Group

      2004

      • Incorporation of Gaming VC Holdings S.A. in Luxembourg
      • Shares admitted to trading on AIM
      • Acquisition of CasinoClub