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Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB

Betsson AB has moved to strengthen its governance advisory confirming the appointment of former Paddy Power Chief Executive Andy McCue as a company non-executive director. The appointment of McCue follows the conclusion of Betsson’s AGM, in which the Stockholm-listed online gambling group re-elected all members of its existing board led by Chairman Patrick Svensk. A ten-year Paddy Power senior executive, …

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Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya

Betsson AB has confirmed its intention to enter the Kenyan sports betting marketplace after starting a joint venture with Bet High Ltd. Yesterday, Kenyan media reported that Betsson’s flagship sportsbook subsidiary Betsafe had replaced blacklisted SportPesa as shirt sponsor of KPL football clubs Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards. Betsafe is yet to register its Kenya Betting Control Board (BCLB) licence. …

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Betsson to appeal ‘hefty’ Spelinspektionen penalty

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB will appeal its SEK20m (€2m) penalty issued by Spelinspektionen for the sale of games through ‘unregistered agents’ and the use of unauthorised bonus incentives. Responding to the penalty notice, Betsson emphasised that ‘the warning, the sanction and the hefty sanction fee come as a surprise’, and will be appealed. The group commented in a media release: “The …

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Betsson falls foul of Spelinspektionen with SEK20m penalty

Spelinspektionen has issued a warning and SEK20m (€2m) penalty fee to Betsson Nordic for the sale of games through an unregistered agent and the use of an unauthorised bonus offer. Betsson was found to be allowing customers to fund their accounts through retail vouchers, while the regulator also ruled that a Betsson-branded Mastercard was offering players illegal bonuses. The online …

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Optimised communications help Wiraya deliver 15% reactivation boost

Wiraya is helping operators to navigate COVID-19, by engaging with sports fans that have become dormant during the football ban.  The German Bundesliga made a return earlier this month, and with Premier League fixtures already in the pipeline for 17 June, it is more important than ever for betting operators to re- engage with punters that have become inactive during …

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B2B plans on hold for Betsson despite strong Q1 opening

Betsson AB has reported a strong opening to 2020 trading, as the company moves to significantly expand its B2C portfolio and sportsbook capacities. Publishing its Q1 2020 trading update for the three month period ending 31 March, Betsson recorded group revenues of SEK 1,417m (€130m) – up 7% on corresponding Q1 2019’s SEK 1,333m. Betsson attributed growth during the period …

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GiG completes B2C unit offload to Betsson 

Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has maintained its 2020 corporate agenda, confirming that it intends to fully divest its entire B2C unit to Stockholm counterpart Betsson AB by mid-April. Last February, GiG accepted a €31 million cash and shares deal offered by Betsson to divest its entire B2C unit, including control of its flagship properties Rizk, Guts, Kaboo and Thrills.  Agreeing …

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Andre Gelfi – Suaposta strengthened by Betsson’s Brazilian intent

Andre Gelfi, CEO of Brazilian racebook Suaposta, has backed Betsson AB’s early mover advancements, despite facing significant unknowns related to Brazil’s future sports betting make-up. Closing 2019, a refinanced Betsson sanctioned the purchase of a 75% stake in Suaposta, Gelfi’s online racebook licensed by Brazil’s Ministry Agriculture and Livestock in partnership with Porto Alegre’s heritage  ‘Rio Grande do Sul Jockey …

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Transitioning GiG faces B2C and B2B declines closing tough 2019

Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has detailed confidence in its future outlook and prospects as the company transitions to becoming a single-focus B2B technology incumbent. This morning, GiG published its Q4 2019 results, recording corporate declines across all major operating metrics and citing a number of factors impacting both B2C and B2B performance. Recording a 26% decline in Q4 2019 …

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Matthew Piscopo joins Videoslots as new CPO

Matthew Piscopo has been named as the new Chief Product Officer for Videoslots.com, significantly enhancing the operator’s senior executive team. Piscopo brings with him a wealth of experience from the betting and gaming industries, having started his career at Betsson Group before going on to work with a number of other companies across the sector. Commenting on the new appointment, …

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