Tag Archives: Portugal

ESA Gaming: Banking on Portugal

ESA Gaming, developer of mobile games that enable cross-selling opportunities for sportsbooks, recently announced its market entry into Portugal following a deal with local operator Casino Portugal.  SBC sat down with Maria Luisa Malfasi (pictured below), Business Development Manager at ESA Gaming, to talk about the potential of the Portuguese market and the company’s future growth plans.     SBC: You recently …

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Betclic revamps US sports trading capacity with Sports IQ

Betclic Group has optimised trading provisions across its US sports inventory by integrating the odds maker and customised trading solutions of Sports IQ. The pan-European betting group has agreed terms on a multi-year arrangement, which will see its sportsbook teams supported by Sports IQ’s automated trading suite, covering all major US sports events. Operating since 2018, Montreal-based Sports IQ is …

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Betano to challenge Liga Portugal contract break-up 

Kaizen Gaming’s Betano sportsbook subsidiary has taken legal action against Portugal’s Professional Football League (LPFP) in light of not securing the naming rights of Liga Portugal.  Betano had been favourites to replace telecom operator NOS as title sponsor of Liga Portugal, having agreed terms with the LPFP on a four-year sponsorship deal valued at €5.5 million per season. However, last …

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Betclic Portugal debuts tough-tackling ‘RASTRO’ film

Betclic Portugal has debuted its first feature short film ‘RASTRO’ depicting the story of an amateur footballer tackling the decrepit social and environmental conditions of Lisbon’s Setúbal district – the birthplace of world football icon Cristiano Ronaldo.  RASTRO forms part of Betclic Portugal’s wider ‘Futebol Bonito’ social responsibility project, in which the bookmaker will continue to raise funds for amateur …

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Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Diversified Entain rides out 2020 retail storms

Entain plc has lauded its ability to maintain a strong trading momentum in Q4 2020, with its diversified portfolio being attributed as a key driver for growth.  Delivering its 20th consecutive quarter of growth, Entain has projected that full-year net gaming revenues (NGR) will grow by 27%. Closing 2020 trading on a high, the FTSE100 group delivered double-digit NGR growth …

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GVC eyes Portuguese top spot with Bet.pt takeover

GVC Holdings has confirmed that it will return to Portugal by acquiring online sportsbook Bet.pt for an undisclosed sum.  The FTSE100 betting group announced its latest acquisition as part of its Q3 2020 trading update, which saw GVC increase full-year EBITDA guidance to the £770-790 million range following a rapid recovery across all core regulated marketplaces. In its trading statement, …

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Altenar: Supporting expansion plans in Denmark and Portugal

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Altenar has continued to support the expansion efforts for its sports betting and gaming customers by securing certification for both Denmark and Portugal. We spoke to the company’s CEO Stanislav Silin about the “technical and procedural synergies” between the two, challenges relative to other territories, and the need for a software provider to be “the enabler, not a blocker” for …

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EGBA responsible advertising code gains European broadcaster approval

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has confirmed that the European Associations for TV and Radio publishers has become the latest organisation to welcome its new code of conduct on responsible advertising for online gambling. Becoming the first pan-European initiative for gambling advertising, the code establishes responsible standards for advertising for the online gambling sector. The egta will subsequently …

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Nuno Gomes joins BetConstruct and FeedConstruct as brand ambassador

Gomes - England goalkeeper David Seaman (r) flies out of his goal to block an effort from Portugal's Nuno Gomes (c)

Portuguese football player Nuno Gomes has become the latest brand ambassador for BetConstruct, and the software provider’s data feed subsidiary FeedConstruct. A striker who played in two World Cups and three European Championships for the Portugal national team, he scored the winner against England at Euro 2000. BetConstruct, a company with such a robust sports betting offer and broad coverage of …

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Betclic launches first interactive show keeping Portugal busy

Betclic has launched its first interactive live streaming event ‘Betclic Game Changer’, seeking to maintain and further expand its Portuguese market profile during lockdown. The bookmaker’s interactive series has been co-developed by Lisbon-based ‘live engagement’ agency New Collective, organisers of Portugal’s popular ‘Revenge of 90s’ youth culture events. The interactive series will debut this weekend, live-streamed across Betclic Portugal’s social …

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