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Caliente upgrade sees Genius Sports secure ‘another Mexican win’

Genius Sports has significantly advanced its LatAm market footprint, as Mexico’s Grupo Caliente expands its existing partnership with the sports tech firm to cover all wagering disciplines. Recognised as Mexico’s biggest gambling group, Caliente has agreed for Genius Sports’ Betgenius division to serve as lead provider of all sportsbook management provisions for its flagship Caliente.mx brand.  Caliente has, therefore, upgraded …

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Playtech outrides hazardous 2020 ahead of consensus 

Playtech Plc has published a trading update informing investors that its full-year 2020 corporate performance is expected to be ‘ahead of market consensus’. The FTSE250 technology group anticipates reporting a ‘solid financial performance for 2020’ through delivering an adjusted EBITDA expected to be ‘at least €300 million’. Providing a review of its  2020 activities, Playtech underlined that the company had …

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Liga MX appoints Genius Sports as data and integrity lead

Mexico’s football governing body, Liga MX, has signed a streaming and integrity deal with Genius Sports Group. The data and technology company will have exclusive rights to capture data from the English Premier League, Serie A, the Argentine Football Association and Dimayor Colombia, then distribute it to licensed US sportsbooks as part of the deal. The newly-formed partnership will also further engage …

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LATAM woes see Codere track year losses of €240m 

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA has published its Q3 2020 earnings report, revealing that its year-to-date corporate net losses currently stand at €240 million.  The Bolsa Madrid gambling firm continues to absorb COVID-19 impacts following a staggered reopening to its South American gambling venues, combined with severe LATAM currency fluctuations against the US dollar. Despite reopening its European (Spain …

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Codere appoints Shackleton to lead brand overhaul for Spain and Mexico

Grupo Codere has confirmed the appointment of Shackleton as its new creative marketing agency, as the Bolsa Madrid gambling group seeks to refresh its image within its home market of Spain, whilst expanding its public profile across the firm’s target South American growth markets. Shackleton wins the multinational account following a competitive pitch undertaken by Codere during May in which …

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Mexico’s igaming market blurred by new digital VAT scheme

The Mexican igaming market has been disrupted by the introduction of a new ‘16% digital services tax’ for all foreign-based companies. Last week, Mexico’s Finance Ministry launched its new ‘SAT Tax’ scheme enforcing the nation’s standard 16% value-added tax charge to be sanctioned on all digital transactions and services, effective from 1 July 2020. The VAT extension forms part of …

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Codere Chairman pursues final options to save the company 

Codere SA is pursuing emergency financing options having failed to convince investors to back its business recovery plans, according to Spanish business news source La Razon.  The embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group has failed to secure a further €100m credit line to keep it’s Spanish and LaTam retail business units afloat during lockdown. On the edge of bankruptcy, Codere is …

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Codere cancels debt repayments to review crisis options

Embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has postponed payments on its debt tranches of €500m and $300m, as corporate governance reviews the firm’s long-term financing options. Yesterday, Codere made its decision public via a corporate filing with Spain’s competition and markets authority (CNMV). In its notice, Codere informed that its suspension of debt payments formed part of group-wide contingency …

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Codere fights for survival as debt bonds are classified to junk status

Codere SA is reported to be fighting for its survival, seeking new investment options to refinance its long-standing €900 million corporate debt bonds. Spanish business news source El Confidencial has reported that the Spanish gambling group has sanctioned Bank of America to lead renegotiations with bondholders for a further two-year extension on debt maturity terms which are set to expire in 2021. …

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Codere secures €20m loan to safeguard Mexico unit

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has informed investors that it has secured a further €20 million loan which will support its Mexican business unit.  Sanctioned on Friday 13 March, Codere governance secured access to an additional MXN 500-million-peso bond (€20 million) with debt terms set for maturity in 2025.   Updating investors, Codere stated that the loan has been sanctioned …

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