Tag Archives: Kindred Group

Swedish leaders warn Minister Shekarabi of channelisation consequences  

CEOs of Sweden’s leading igaming operators have warned health minister Ardalan Shekarabi not to ‘torpedo his own gambling regulations’, emphasising that further restrictions on the sector will result in an increase of punters betting via unlicensed operators. As health minister overseeing Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Shekarabi has ordered Swedish parliament to adopt a series of temporary online gambling …

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Kindred confirms Johan Wilsby as inbound CFO

Further to publishing its Q1 2020 trading update this morning, Kindred Group Plc has confirmed the appointment of Johan Wilsby as new Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Wilsby is to join Kindred’s executive leadership team in Autumn 2020, and will replace current CFO incumbent Albin de Beauregard. A seasoned financial lead for fast growth technology enterprises, Wilsby will join Kindred …

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Kindred Q1 growth hit by exceptional charges

Kindred Group has this morning published its Q1 2020 trading update stating that its business model has shown its ‘resilience against COVID-19’s exceptional circumstances’. The Stockholm-listed operator recorded a strong opening to 2020 trading, with group revenues ‘returning to double digit growth’ with the group reporting a 11% increase to £250m (Q12019: £224m). During Q1, Kindred detailed that all core markets …

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Henrik Tjärnström: Kindred is unafraid of challenging the status quo on sustainable practices

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has lauded its ability to ‘challenge the status quo’ when it comes to responsible gambling efforts, emphasising that the group can adapt its business strategy facing the realities and demands of sustainable gambling. Publishing its third annual ‘Sustainability Report’, Kindred has outlined five key priority areas which it will focus on in the coming years including ‘responsible …

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Affiliate leaders confirmed for CasinoBeats Malta 2020

Attendees of CasinoBeats Malta 2020 will benefit from the expertise of both affiliates and operator affiliate managers as more leading companies and senior executives have been confirmed for the March event. The agenda for the premier online casino conference and exhibition, which takes place at the InterContinental Malta on 24-26 March, makes CasinoBeats Malta 2020 one of the key dates in this year’s …

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Tax realities bite Kindred in year of corporate adjustments

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has reported that a group-wide increase on taxes and a significant jump in operating costs has weighed heavily on its Q4 and full-year performance. Publishing its year end report for January – December 2019, Kindred revealed that due to the changes in betting duties across France, the financial impact to Kindred has been ‘greatly increased’. Henrik Tjärnström, …

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SportCaller supports Unibet retention with Streakr roll out

Kindred Group subsidiary Unibet has signed a new agreement with free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller to its marketing capabilities and support retention rates for the operator. Under the terms of the new agreement, SportCaller has rolled out its new game Streakr, which is expected to drive ‘deeper engagement and reliable retention.’ Johannes Nijboer, Sportsbook Business Portfolio Manager at Kindred Group, …

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Encore… Unibet nets PSG extension

Kindred Group Plc flagship European sportsbook property Unibet has confirmed that it has expanded its sponsorship agreement with French Ligue 1 champion PSG, running until the 2023 campaign.  The expanded arrangement sees Unibet enter PSG’s ‘third level partnership tier‘.  Sponsorship terms will include increased branding opportunities within the US and Australia key new market territories for Unibet, plus enhanced PSG …

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32Red brands reports of educational data breach as “untrue and unfounded”

Kindred Group subsidiary 32Red has responded to allegations of ‘breached data’ from the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, dismissing the Sunday Times report as ‘untrue and unfounded’. The Sunday Times reported that the alleged data breaches related to third-party access to the Learning Records Service by GB Group, which had previously secured an agreement with employment screening firm Trust Systems …

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Kindred supports mental health charity with EHF rights donation

Kindred Group has confirmed a new partnership with the European Network of Active Living for Mental Health (ENALMH) which will see the gambling group donate all exposure rights during games played in Norway for Men’s and Women’s 2020 EHF Euro. ENALMH is a network that is aiming to promote active living in order to prevent and address mental health problems. Jan …

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