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LeoVegas positive over 2019 outlook despite UK & Sweden adjustments

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Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has detailed a positive opening to 2019 trading, as the company adjusts to new regulatory conditions within the UK and Sweden. Publishing its Q1 2019 trading update (period ending 31 March), LeoVegas reports a 12% increase in corporate revenues to €86 million (Q12018: €77m), as the company records double-digit growth in customer metrics related …

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Spelinspektionen issues second licence to LeoVegas

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Online betting operator LeoVegas is growing its Swedish presence after gaining its second licence in the country for its new brand, pixel.bet. The five-year licence has been issued by the country’s regulator, Spelinspektionen, for both online casino and sports betting. Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas’ Group CEO, celebrated the new licence: “During a year when we focus on strong growth but also …

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LeoVegas looks to the future after closing challenging 2018

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Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB recovered from a transitional Q3 period to post a 25 per cent revenue increase to €84.5m for Q4 2018 (1 October to 31 December) trading. However, the operator’s organic growth in local currencies excluding the UK was just 14%, a figure which, according to Regulus Partners, “represents a material gap down on what the …

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LeoVegas sets 50% regulated market revenue target for 2019

The end of a long and ultimately successful road towards gambling market liberalisation in Sweden has put one of its own – Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB – on target to break the 50 per cent barrier for revenues derived from regulated markets. ________________ LeoVegas has told SBC Magazine that it expects to derive more than 50 per cent of its revenues …

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LeoVegas AB targets Spanish entry in Q1 2019

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has targeted entering the Spanish online gambling market by Q1 2019. Updating stakeholders, LeoVegas governance has this morning confirmed that it has filed for a Spanish DGOJ licence for online sports betting and casino services. Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas AB Group CEO, detailed Spanish market entry as a key directive for 2019. He said: “We are now taking the …

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LeoVegas rides compliance challenges to post 41% revenue gains

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LeoVegas has emerged from a “challenging quarter” for its two largest markets – UK and Sweden – to post a year-on-year (YOY) revenue increase of 41% to €78.6 million, despite a focus on compliance measures to facilitate the next steps in the company’s development. Reporting on the three-month period from 1 July to 30 September 2018, the mobile gametech group …

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LeoVegas seeks to broaden tech talent pool launching Regulus Programme

Stockholm-listed LeoVegas AB has launched its new corporate initiative ‘LeoRegulus Programme’ seeking to widen its talent development resources whilst further expanding its access to tech talent. The LeoRegulus initiative was disclosed to Swedish business news source Dagens Media last week by Chief Executive Gustaf Hagman alongside Group HR Officer Caroline Palm. Seeking to widen its tech talent pool, LeoVegas governance launches …

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LeoVegas adds Pixel.bet to fold via majority stake purchase

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The LeoVegas Group has purchased a 51 per cent stake in Pixel Holding Group Ltd, the organisation which runs the esports betting operator Pixel.bet. Making the acquisition through its LeoVentures Ltd wholly owned subsidiary, the investment amounts to a fee of €1.5m, with the firm stressing it’s aligned its vision with Pixel’s “to create the greatest gaming experience in betting …

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LeoVegas relaunches BetUK as a UK sportsbook property

Stockholm-listed online gambling group LeoVegas AB has confirmed that it will strengthen its UK sports betting proposition, adding new sportsbook provisions to its BetUK brand. Updating the market, LeoVegas governance outlines that it will relaunch BetUK as a sportsbook property, having recently secured the brand’s first sponsorship agreement with Championship football club Swansea AFC. Entering 2018, LeoVegas secured the BetUK …

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LeoVegas strengthens compliance efforts via new position

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Swedish online gambling group LeoVegas AB has announced a further strengthening of its compliance and legal efforts, with the creation of a new Chief Compliance and Legal Officer (CCLO) role within the firm’s core management group. Issuing a desire to enhance its focus on compliance “by providing training throughout the entire organisation and expanding the teams in these area,” LeoVegas …

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