Playtech extends takeover talks with JKO Play

Finance News

Playtech told investors on Wednesday it was also postponing court and shareholder meetings relating to the offer by Australia-based Aristocrat Leisure Limited, previously scheduled for 12 January, to 2 February.  

Aristocrat is the current frontrunner to acquire Playtech after the two businesses agreed to a deal in October. However, talks with the Eddie Jordan-led JKO are still ongoing.

“Playtech and JKO Play have requested the panel set a revised date, aligned to this new date for the shareholder meetings.