This comes after a series of consolidations in the industry...
British bookmaker William Hill has rejected what it has called a "highly opportunistic" takeover attempt.
Rank Group and 888 Holdings offered £3.6bn to buy the company - William Hill said that this proposed deal "substantially undervalues" the firm.
The bid values William Hill at 364p per share, a 16% premium to the pre-bid price, would involve Rank and 888 merging initially that new entity then merging with William Hill.
The rejected bid is reflective of a rapidly consolidating gambling industry that has been impacted by increased regulation and higher taxes.
A series of consolidations in the bookmaking industry has left William Hill as one of the largest stand-alone operators.
Ladbrokes is in the process of merging with rival bookmaking firm Coral, while Paddy Power and Betfair merged earlier this year to form an €8bn gambling giant.
This is a stark turnaround from William Hill approaching 888 with a £700m takeover bid last year.
The bookmaker has been hit by a poor Cheltenham Festival and issued a profit warning as its online business has struggled to grow.