Original article by John Stensholt
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 19 : 1-Dec-17
Aristocrat Leisure’s push to reduce its reliance on poker machine sales continued on 30 November with its announcement that it had acquired US social gaming firm Big Fish Gaming for $US900 million ($A1.3 billion). The purchase will increase the percentage of its revenue that comes from digital sources to around 38 per cent, and follows its August purchase of Israeli-based game developer Plarium. Aristocrat also handed down its 2017 fiscal year results on 30 November, reporting a net profit of $A495 million, up 41 per cent, earned on revenue of about $A2.4 billion.
ARISTOCRAT LEISURE LIMITED – ASX ALL, BIG FISH GAMING INCORPORATED, PLARIUM LLC, CHURCHILL DOWNS, MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE INCORPORATED, VIDEO GAMING TECHNOLOGIES INCORPORATED