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LATAM woes see Codere track year losses of €240m 

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA has published its Q3 2020 earnings report, revealing that its year-to-date corporate net losses currently stand at €240 million.  The Bolsa Madrid gambling firm continues to absorb COVID-19 impacts following a staggered reopening to its South American gambling venues, combined with severe LATAM currency fluctuations against the US dollar. Despite reopening its European (Spain …

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Argentina opts for a higher online gambling tax rate

Passing its federal budget, Argentina’s government has moved to impose a higher rate of tax for online gaming for the forthcoming year, despite the fact that the sector is not regulated on a federal level. The two most populated jurisdictions – the city and province of Buenos Aires – are in the process of debuting their markets, while there are other regions …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: South American high hopes require concrete actions

Following 2020’s disrupted proceedings, leadership eyes have turned to 2021 to see whether LatAm governments will finally deliver on their regulated market agendas for sports betting.  As part of an evening deep dive on LatAm’s regulatory roadmap and political developments Kristal Rovira, Research Director of Americas for VIXIO, asked the panel whether any legislative progress has been achieved during 2020. …

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Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline 

Embattled Codere SA has published its Q1 2020 trading statement, declaring group-wide losses of €97m as the company continues to seek vital funding for its operating units. The figure represents a 10X increase on its corresponding Q1 2019 losses of €8.6m, as Codere’s European and South American gambling venues have ceased trading due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  The Bolsa …

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Codere Chairman pursues final options to save the company 

Codere SA is pursuing emergency financing options having failed to convince investors to back its business recovery plans, according to Spanish business news source La Razon.  The embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group has failed to secure a further €100m credit line to keep it’s Spanish and LaTam retail business units afloat during lockdown. On the edge of bankruptcy, Codere is …

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Codere secures €20m loan to safeguard Mexico unit

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has informed investors that it has secured a further €20 million loan which will support its Mexican business unit.  Sanctioned on Friday 13 March, Codere governance secured access to an additional MXN 500-million-peso bond (€20 million) with debt terms set for maturity in 2025.   Updating investors, Codere stated that the loan has been sanctioned …

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Codere pays high price for 2019 auditing blunders

Publishing its full-year 2019 trading results, Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has recorded corporate net losses of €62 million, representing a 32% increase on the firm’s cumulative €47 million loss recorded during FY2018.  Codere investors had little to cheer over as the embattled operator recorded declines across all core operating metrics, reporting a 6% drop in group revenues to …

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New BA governor Kicillof appoints Omar Galdurralde as IPLyC lead

Argentine business news sources report that newly elected Governor of Buenos Aires Province Axel Kicillof is set to appoint close associate Omar Galdurralde as the new Director-General of the Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC). Kicillof, Argentina’s former Economic Minister, takes charge of Buenos Aires executive having won BA Province’s 27 October governorship election against former incumbent Maria …

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Juan Barrachina – Kambi is the proven player for LatAm incumbents

Stockholm-listed sports betting systems provider Kambi Group Plc has set about dominating all wagering provisions for South American incumbents by expanding its existing commercial pipeline from Mexico’s borders to the “end of the world” in Tierra del Fuego Chile. Speaking to SBCNoticias, Kambi LatAm commercial lead Juan Barrachina underlined that the technology group is eyeing growth in Brazil and Buenos …

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Argentina: Paving the way for exponential iGaming growth

Argentina is regarded by igaming experts as a country with huge potential, writes BtoBet CEO Alessandro Fried. In fact, big recent strides to regulatory laws have cemented its igaming credentials. From a regulatory point of view there remain provinces yet to allow online betting, but it seems that the country as a whole is keen on regularizing the industry – albeit …

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