Tag Archives: Czech

Robert Chvátal: SAZKA’s transformation has pushed the static boundaries of European lotteries

Speaking exclusively to SBC Leaders, Robert Chvátal reflects on his eight tenure leading SAZKA Group, transforming the Czech operator into Europe’s dominant pan-national lottery operator that now targets winning the National Lottery’s 2023 stewardship by putting forward a generationally innovative bid to reinvigorate the UK’s lottery market.  ____________ SBC: Thanks for speaking with us. 2020 marked your eighth year of …

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SAZKA secures €500m Apollo investment to fund global M&A drive

SAZKA Group has accepted a €500 million ($590m) investment from New York private equity firm Apollo Global Management to advance its European and North American growth options. The transaction has been approved by SAZKA holding company KKCG AG, the investment fund of Czech billionaire Karel Komárek, who is the majority shareholder and Chairman of SAZKA Group. Apollo’s €500 million fund …

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Parimatch confirms new C-level team leading marketing & product development


CIS betting group Parimatch has confirmed a raft of executive leadership appointments strengthening its day-to-day operations and corporate strategy. Taking leadership of group marketing initiatives, Parimatch confirms the promotion of Ivan Liashenko as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Liashenko has formerly served as Parimatch’s Head of UX & Product, delivering on a number of key projects for the CIS betting group, …

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NetEnt Games launches in Czechia

NetEnt Games has continued its expansion into globally regulated markets after launching its portfolio of games in Czechia, formally known as the Czech Republic. The digital casino solutions provider has agreed a deal with Tipsport, the leading sports betting company in the country. Enrico Bradamante, Managing Director of NetEnt Malta Ltd, commented: ”We continue to deliver on our strategy to …

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