Tag Archives: Pontus Lindwall

Euro market adjustments see Betsson anticipate a tougher 2021 landing

Betsson AB has maintained confidence in its sports betting operations, with revenue in the sector offsetting a decline in casino, whilst also lauding its acquisitions strategy but acknowledging hurdles in the newly regulated Dutch market. Publishing its Q3 trading update, the Nasdaq Stockholm registered group reported overall revenue of SEK 1,733.3 million, representing a 3% increase on the corresponding quarter …

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Betsson withdraws Lindwall CEO exit as headwinds loom

The board of Betsson AB has withdrawn its decision to replace Pontus Lindwall as Group CEO.  The decision follows a consideration of the Stockholm-listed group’s ‘near-to-mid future priorities’, made in light of Betsson’s unexpected failure to secure a Dutch KOA online gambling regime licence and to help further execute new market expansion projects in the US and LaTam. This September, …

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Betsson secures Peru top spot by completing $25m Inkabet takeover 

Betsson AB has completed its ‘strategically important’ acquisition of market-leading Peruvian operator Inkabet for $25 million.  This morning, the Stockholm-listed online gambling group confirmed that it had finalised all necessary requirements to acquire Inkabet’s B2C online business – bringing a close to a deal that had been brokered last August. Under the terms of the acquisition, Betsson has agreed to …

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Betsson seeks new CEO as Lindwall completes turnaround objectives 

The board of Betsson AB has informed that it has begun an executive search to find a replacement for Group Chief Executive Pontus Lindwall. The leadership succession has been authorised as Betsson’s board concludes that Lindwall has achieved all objectives of the group’s ‘Back on Track’ strategy under his stewardship. In September 2017, Lindwall re-took leadership of Betsson as the …

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Betsson commits to Canada through Slapshot investment

Betsson AB has continued its strategic expansion into new markets by disclosing that it has acquired a 28% stake in Canadian start-up Slapshot Media Inc. The investment led by subsidiary ‘Betsson Perch AB’ will provide Slapshot Media with CAD $3 million (€2m) in enterprise funding as the wider Betsson group commits to becoming a participant within Canada’s transformed gambling marketplace.  …

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Betsson delivers record earnings results as leadership targets dominance of new markets

Betsson AB has lauded its capacity to match operational scale demands, after the online gambling group posted record-breaking Q2 2021 earnings of SEK 472 million (€46m). Publishing its interim 2021 trading results (period ending 30 June), Betsson recorded Q2 group revenues to SEK 1.75 billion (€175m) – up 14% on corresponding 2020 results of SEK 1.53 billion. Q2 trading’s results …

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Betsson establishes Belarusian foothold via Europebet launch

Betsson has expanded its Eastern European operations, establishing a position in the Belarusian betting and gaming sector via the launch of its Europebet brand. The new brand will encompass sports betting, online casino and poker offerings, marking the first time online poker has been offered in the Belarusian market, and has secured agreements with several gaming providers. Additionally, the NASDAQ …

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Betsson secures Greek gaming licences to launch flagship brand

Betsson AB has obtained online licences from Greece’s Hellenic Gaming Commission (HGC), and has confirmed that it will move ahead with plans to launch its flagship Betsson brand in the country within the coming weeks.  The Stockholm-listed operator confirmed that HGC had approved its upcoming brand to offer the full regulated market provisions for online sportsbook, casino and virtual sports.     …

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Record-breaking Betsson rides out a ‘year of changes and challenges’

Betsson AB has reported an ‘all-time high’ record fourth-quarter performance, having recorded sustained growth despite ‘unprecedented challenges across all operating regions’. Publishing its full-year 2020 results, Betsson recorded Q4 group revenues of SEK 1,762 million (€175 million), up 37% on corresponding Q4 2019’s SEK 1,289 million. Record trading saw Betsson deliver ‘growth across all products and regions’ as Q4 online …

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Betsson rides high on global profile following record Q3 performance

Betsson AB has continued its strong 2020 momentum after the Stockholm-listed online gambling group backed its domestic and international prospects closing year-end trading.  Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update, Betsson recorded group revenues of SEK 1.67 billion (€161m), up 31% on corresponding 2019’s SEK 1.27 billion.   Driving performance, Betsson noted a record 46% increase in active customers across its online …

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