GVC Holdings

    GVC Holdings PLC (LSE:GVC) is a multinational sports betting and gaming group. Its shares are listed on the Official List (Premium Segment) and are traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. The company is incorporated in the Isle of Man under number 4685V.The Group operates some of the leading brands in the gaming sector including bwin, Sportingbet, partypoker and Foxy Bingo. In addition the Group provides online gaming services on a business-to-business basis to a limited number of third party operators.

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