Tag Archives: Fortuna Entertainment

Fortuna confirms Per Widerström leadership departure

The board of Fortuna Entertainment has confirmed that Per Widerström has chosen to end his seven-year tenure as Chief Executive of the Central and Eastern European (CEE) betting group. David Vaněk, General Manager of Fortuna Entertainment’s Czech unit, has been named as the formal successor of Widerström, who will take charge of group leadership on 1 March. Issuing a personal …

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Fortuna rolls out OpenBet’s SportsCast content in key European markets

Central and Eastern European omnichannel betting group Fortuna Entertainment has gone live with content from OpenBet’s SportCast business. The rollout extends across its online and retail operations within a host of key European markets. As part of the new deal, Fortuna has deployed SportCast’s accumulator service, BetBuilder, which allows consumers to build their own bets within a single event across …

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Enteractive to lead reactivation campaigns for Fortuna Entertainment’s Romania properties 

Enteractive has secured a breakthrough partnership with Fortuna Entertainment, with the tier-1 Central European betting group appointing the customer retention specialist to lead its player reactivation campaigns for Romania. The partnership will see Fortuna Romania and subsidiary Casa Pariurilor deploy Enteractive’s proprietary-build customer reactivation cloud platform. The integration will allow Enteractive’s native-speaking agents to approach players in a more personalised …

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Fortuna Entertainment appoints Carlo Di Maio as Romania CEO  

Fortuna Entertainment has confirmed the appointment of Carlo Di Maio as new Chief Executive of its FEG Romania subsidiary.  A 20-year industry executive, Di Maio will lead Fortuna’s Romanian units, having formerly served as General Manager of Goldbet and Intralot sportsbook divisions for Italian gambling conglomerate Gamenet Group SPA. Di Maio will oversee the day-to-day operations and growth strategy of …

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GRAJ: STS grows in dominance of ‘unprotected’ Polish market

GRAJ Legalnie, Poland’s sports betting trade association, has warned the government that the performance and tax earnings of licensed incumbents is being impacted by ‘grey zone operators’. Publishing its 2020 market report tracking the activities of Poland’s regulated sports betting incumbents, GRAJ has revealed that ‘grey zone activities account for several dozen percentage points from the licensed market’. The association …

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Czech gambling reforms brightened by ‘bank-ID’ approvals 

Czech Republic gambling stakeholders hope that the government will proceed with regulatory adjustments to banking and customer verification requirements that will allow for a smoother market entry.  Following 2017 amendments to the ‘Czech AML Act’ in connection with the implementation of a new ‘Czech Gambling Act’ – the Ministry of Finance enforced the requirement for operators to impose ‘face-to-face’ customer …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: A new reality for omnichannel

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In principle, the challenges for delivering an effective omnichannel strategy remain the same across all gambling territories, but in some cases regulations dictate that this is now more about recreating the same user experience than it is syncing up distribution channels. That was one of the main takeaways from the ‘Creating an omnichannel experience’ panel, sponsored by Italy-based B2B service …

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Fortuna completes Playtech IMS upgrade for Polish profile

Leading CIS markets bookmaker Fortuna Entertainment has completed the full migration of its Polish sportsbook property onto the Playtech ‘IMS platform’. Optimising its group omni-channel capacities, Fortuna has sanctioned Playtech to deploy new systems integrations across its active market portfolio, which sees Poland join Fortuna’s home markets Slovakia and the Czech Republic in upgrading to IMS.  Completing its Polish deployment, …

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Catena restructures board as Optimizer Invest decreases shareholding

The governance of Stockholm-listed industry affiliate marketing network Catena Media has confirmed that it will put forward the appointments of Göran Blomberg and Per Widerström as new members of the board, to be voted on at the firm’s upcoming AGM scheduled for 2 May 2019. Issuing a corporate filing, Catena governance discloses that Optimizer Invest senior partners Henrik Persson Ekdahl …

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Fortuna records strong 2018 opening as new CIS assets deliver for enlarged enterprise

Publishing its Q1 2018 trading update (period ending 31 March), CIS betting group Fortuna Entertainment has reported significant progress on its commercial agenda following a strong opening to its 2018 performance. Updating the market, an enlarged Fortuna reports growth across its core metrics and corporate KPIs as the operator records a 163% increase in group revenues to €797 million. In …

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