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Austria – Thousands of lawsuits await 888

By - 15 November 2021

The acquisition of William Hill by 888 Holdings for £2.2bn has consolidated a series of player issues relating to the Mr. Green brand, which has already paid millions in fines for failing to protect players in multiple jurisdictions.

Fines in Sweden and the UK hit the headlines in 2020 and 2021, but recent events in Austria look set to eclipse previous penalties as thousands of illegal gambling claims are brought by players against 888.

Advofin Prozessfinanzierung AG, the Austrian legal firm representing thousands of claimants, states that plaintiffs will now take further steps on the London Stock Exchange against 888 directly to enforce their “final and enforceable judgments.”

The scale and number of the lawsuits brought against 888 Holdings PLC in relation to the lawsuits pending in Austria is difficult to predict, but there’s the risk of damages of more than €100m.

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