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Codere puts forward ‘2021 transformation plan’ with uncertain horizons

Spanish business news sources have reported that the governance of embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA, are reviewing all financing options as the company embarks on a ‘three-year corporate transformation plan’. Closing 2018, a year in which Codere was branded as the Madrid exchange’s ‘biggest bleeder’, seeing its share price collapse from January’s €9.50 to €2.40 for its December …

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Daniel Graetzer launches Carousel seeking to deliver ‘superior customer-driven experiences’

In 2019 the industry welcomes new incumbent Carousel Group, an ambitious start-up seeking to deliver fresh dynamics, thinking and propositions within multiple regulated sports betting markets. Based out of Madrid Spain, Carousel is led by Founder and CEO Daniel Graetzer, a seasoned executive in industry commercial development and venture financing. This morning, an ambitious Carousel announces that it is in …

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INTRALOT appoints ‘partnership pro’ Fernando Ors Villarejo as US sports betting lead

Athens-listed gambling and lottery systems provider INTRALOT SA has this morning confirmed the appointment of Fernando Ors Villarejo as new President of Sports Betting at INTRALOT Inc – the firm’s North American division. A twenty-year industry veteran, Villarejo joins INTRALOT’s US executive from Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, where he led new market initiatives as joint Chief Development and …

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OPTIMA picks up Rising Star prize at the LinkedIn Talent Awards

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Sports betting and gaming solutions provider OPTIMA has been crowned by LinkedIn – the world’s largest professional networking site, as the firm’s Rising Star in Spain. The recognition came as part of the LinkedIn Talent Awards, which are awarded to companies based on their utilization of LinkedIn solutions and activities across the platform. OPTIMA was selected for the award based …

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Codere eyes Malta expansion for tax relief

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA is reported to be reviewing its financial structures, seeking to increase its operating presence within Malta, as corporate governance moves to lessen the firm’s fiscal liabilities. The Bolsa-Madrid enterprise seeks to replicate the operating structure of many European gambling counterparts, maintaining its management headquarters in Madrid, whilst migrating certain operational departments to Malta. At …

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Winning Post: Changing perceptions of animal betting sports

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Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. US: Florida greyhounds – dog days are over Florida, home to the oldest continually operated dog track in the world (and one of the largest) has banned wagering on greyhound races in …

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The Sampedro Family launches US appeal against governance dismissal

Spanish business news sources report that the Sampedro Family, the enterprise founders of Grupo Codere have filed a US lawsuit against the firm’s private equity debt-holders, claiming unfair dismissal and non-representation from the firm’s corporate governance structures. The filing is led by former Codere President Jose Antonio Martinez Sampedro and brother Luis Javier (former Vice President), seeking to annul Codere …

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La Liga & DGOJ collaboration strengthens Spanish football against corruption

Working alongside Spanish gambling regulator DGOJ, La Liga’s integrity unit has reported 39 suspicious betting alerts during the 2017/18 Spanish football season, which resulted in nine criminal court cases prosecuting match-fixing offences. This week, La Liga and DGOJ officials presented Spanish media, with the results of their working collaboration on maintaining Spanish football’s integrity against corruption and match-fixing. For season …

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Codere hurt by Argentine Peso collapse

The plunging Argentine Peso has impacted the performance of Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, which has reported exchange rate losses of €22.5 million, publishing its 2018 interim results (period ending 30 June). Updating investors, Codere governance details that corporate performance has had to adjust to Argentina’s ongoing monetary crisis, which has seen the ARG Peso decline almost 50% against …

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Codere seeks to refresh Madrid arcade scene with BetSlotS joint-venture

Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere has entered a strategic joint-venture with independent arcade operator Grupo Henares, to launch new gaming hall enterprise ‘BetSlotS’. The joint-venture partnership will see Codere launch eleven new Madrid-based gaming halls operated by Grupo Henares. Launching the enterprise within Madrid’s community, Codere and Grupo Henares detailed that the BetSlotS joint-venture would target a new/fresh clientele to …

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