ONLINE SECTOR: ACQUISITIONS AND MERGERS: Acquisitions and mergers in the online casino sector for the first quarter of 2013

Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment confirmed sale of Ongame to Amaya Gaming Group for up to Euro 25 million "on a cash-free and debt-free basis."

German Gauselmann Group-owned Merkur Casino UK Ltd (Merkur) acquired Marwyn Gaming Limited (MGL) for a gross consideration of GBP76 million in cash. Includes gaming divisions Praesepe Plc, Restcare Limited, Baleday Limited and Beacon Bingo Limited.

Cherry AB sold its maritime subsidiaries to Bell Casino AB.  It also sold its Scandinavian brands Sverigeautomaten.com, Norgesautomaten.com and Danmarksautomaten.com to Betsson. Simultaneously, Cherry acquired the brand Cherrycasino.com from Betsson AB's Maltese subsidiary, for a consideration of SEK 1 million.

Gaming machine manufacturer Aristocrat Leisure
Ltd acquired GameAccount Network's (GAN) nLive platform solution.

Station Casinos LLC
agreed to acquire a majority stake of 51 percent in Fertitta Interactive LLC for an undisclosed consideration.

Sportech plc acquired eBet Online Inc, a US business to business online betting operator and technology and services provider focused on the North American horseracing betting market.

William Hill plc and GVC plc agreed terms for the acquisition of Sportingbet plc.

Tipp24 SE
acquired a major 25.7 percent stake in UK-based Roboreus Limited, developer of the virtual location-based GeoSweep lottery game, for GBP 10 million.

Caesars Entertainment
acquired social and mobile games developer Buffalo Studios for an undisclosed consideration.

A US subsidiary of Rational Group, the parent company behind Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker, applied to New Jersey gambling regulators for permission to buy the struggling Atlantic Club land casino in Atlantic City.

Vancouver-based capital pools investment firm Cairo Resources Inc. acquired social sports betting operator Socialitize Limited.

Ladbrokes
agreed to acquire betting exchange Betdaq for Euro 30 million.

WMS Industries is to be acquired for around $1.42 billion by Scientific Games.

Aspect Gaming Asian-based gaming supplier Aspect Gaming acquired Longshot Interactive, a Las Vegas-based casino games developer focused on the Asian market.

SHFL Entertainment
acquired ProTec Games Inc., a computer based content provider for casino slot games, table games and online video games, for an undisclosed consideration.