Deal Pricing Upended As Regulatory Threats Hit Gambling M&A

A deal announced in December between DraftKings and SBTech is the latest piece of gambling M&A to highlight the extent to which regulatory considerations are now intrinsic to all potential transactions.

In seeking a tie up with SBTech, DraftKings will be buying its way into a number of jurisdictions via a network of supply deals in Europe, Asia and the Americas.

The protracted nature of the discussions — rumours first hit the wires of a deal in June last year — hints at the complexities encountered.

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