Alexander was speaking yesterday as GVC
unveiled its final results for 2017, reporting a 17 per cent rise in net gaming revenue (NGR) to €925.
management believes that Crystalbet is the largest online sportsbook, and the second largest online gaming brand overall, in the Republic of Georgia.
The two groups announced on Thursday that they are in advanced discussions over GVC
buying Ladbrokes Coral.
Under the partnership, GVC
will deploy Jumios Netverify solution, which combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and human identity experts, to accurately and securely verify the identity of new account holders.
boss Kenny Alexander insisted the group was "100% committed" to keeping Ladbrokes Coral shops - but both firms said the business would be "online led".
Shares in Ladbrokes raced as much as 34% higher after the pair revealed "detailed" discussions over a tie-up that would see GVC
- which also owns Sportingbet and PartyCasino - has tabled a cash-and-shares approach valuing Ladbrokes at 160.
3billion merger with Gala Coral in November last year, but it is understood GVC
first approached Ladbrokes over a takeover when it was finalising the deal.
Parthemer, the order states, "misrepresented and omitted material information about the GVC
investments to his investment advisory clients, some of which was based on information provided to Parthemer by GVC
doggedly pursued its goal, ironing out potential snags in its offer.
Bwin said it has received a revised proposal from Gibraltar-based rival 888 and will consider it alongside a new offer made last week by GVC
in a two-way bidding war that has swung back and forth throughout the summer.
The opportunities to increase and optimize GVC
participation are plenty for APEC.