Bwin.Party Shares Plunge Thursday in Late Day Trading

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Aaron Goldstein
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Bwin.Party Shares Plunge Thursday in Late Day Trading

Bwin.Party witnessed more than a 12 percent decrease in its share price following a 10 percent rise Wednesday on news that it was in early takeover talks.  The price rose slightly Thursday morning peaking at 121.82 before the late afternoon plunge just shy of 104.

The statement issued Wednesday to the London Stock Exchange entitled "media speculation" said:

“The Board of confirms that it has entered into preliminary discussions with a number of interested parties regarding a variety of potential business combinations with a view to creating additional value for shareholders. Such discussions may or may not result in an offer being made for the Company.”

Playtech and PokerStars parent Amaya Gaming are widely rumored to be Bwin.Party’s potential suitors.

- Aaron Goldstein,

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