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Slice of the action: Inside The Stars Group’s aggressive Australia M&A

The firm’s $433m entrance into the Australian sports betting market raised more than a few eyebrows around the industry, but the potential impact on the US market could be flying under the radar

PokerStars dealt its last digital hand of poker in Australia on 11 September 2017, pledging to return as and when it could. But no-one expected The Stars Group to be back in Australia so soon and in such different circumstances. At the beginning of March, Stars triggered a chain reaction of acquisitions that ultimately saw…

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