Esports Entertainment Group, a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce the closing of its acquisition of LHE Enterprises, the holding company of online sportsbook and casino operator Argyll Entertainment AG and its operating subsidiaries.
Argyll Entertainment, winners of the Innovative Start-up of the Year at the 2018 EGR Marketing & Innovation Awards, launched its flagship brand, www.sportnation.bet in the summer of 2017. Argyll has established itself as a fast growing and innovative gaming company within the UK and Irish market leveraging its expertise in marketing, technology, risk management, and regulation to offer its customers an entertaining, safe and secure online gaming experience, an award winning rewards program and access to exclusive sports and gaming content.
“Acquisitions are an important component of our growth strategy and completing our first acquisition as a NASDAQ company is a tremendous milestone for us,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “Argyll generated $12m in revenue in 2019, and with its base of more than 100,000 registered users, combined with the deep domain knowledge of its accomplished team, we have a strong foundation to build upon as we seek to capitalise on the wealth of opportunities ahead in this rapidly growing market.”
Argyll CEO Stuart Tilly and CFO Dan Marks joined the Esports Entertainment Group senior leadership team in June as Corporate Secretary and Chief Financial Officer, respectively.
Argyll, incorporated in Switzerland, with operational support services in London, UK and Malta, is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Irish Revenue Commissioners to operate online sportsbook and casino sites in the UK and Ireland, respectively.