Australia’s Aristocrat Leisure to buy Churchill Downs unit Big Fish for $990m

Australian dollar denominations shown in a photo illustration at a currency exchange in Sydney, Australia, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo - RTX2K2T5

Gaming machine maker Aristocrat Leisure Ltd said on Thursday it will acquire gaming company Big Fish Games, a unit of Churchill Downs, for $990 million in cash to increase its social gaming footprint.

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