Tag Archives: Spain

Winning Post – US operators dive into integrity

Brazil: regulated sports betting – more nutcracker than sweet Regulated sports betting in Brazil is now awaiting only the signature of President Michel Temer, who has previously said he would approve any gambling liberalisation plans. Legislation to regulate sports betting in Brazil is therefore now a near certainty, in our view. However, as we flagged last week, the final shape …

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Spanish leaders commit to CAJR advisory promoting ‘health & responsiblity’

Spanish gambling executives have formed a new ‘advisory committee for responsible gambling’, with Spain having revamped its online gambling framework this year, and expanding its market to new incumbents in 2019. The ‘Consejo Asesor del Juego Responsible – CAJR’ advisory has been approved by Spanish gambling regulatory body DGOJ, and will act as the betting industry’s point of contact with Spain’s …

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Sportium CEO Alberto Eljarrat seeks to deliver ‘new horizons’ for Spanish racing

Grupo Cirsa and Ladbrokes Spanish sportsbook joint-venture Sportium continues its commitment to modernizing Spanish horseracing, announcing that it has secured an exclusive partnership with ‘Gran Hipódromo Dos Hermanas’ – Andalucía’s biggest and most prestigious racetrack. The agreement sees Sportium become the lead betting services supplier to Apuesta Hípica y Deportiva Iberia (AHD Iberia), the province’s sole racetrack operator. Moving forward, …

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Codere crushed by Argentine Peso collapse losses

Bolsa Madrid-listed gambling operator Grupo Codere SA cannot escape the Argentine Peso collapse as the company records continued declines across its 2018 corporate metrics and KPIs. The reality of 100% Argentine Peso decline against the Euro, has seen Codere undertake a number of adjustments within its biggest operating market. Publishing its Q3 2018 trading update, Codere reports a group net …

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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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SBC’s On The Ball – MK Dons, Ajax and FIFA’s Club World Cup proposals

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has you covered. This edition takes a look at a unique new partner for West Ham, as well as a fresh obstacle for FIFA. FIFA halts World Cup plans amid UEFA backlash Fifa president, Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club …

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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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Spain’s 2019 budget seeks to implement tough betting advertising code

Spanish news sources report that the upcoming 2019 budget will likely carry severe advertising restrictions for licensed gambling/betting incumbents, as the PSOE minority government seeks to revamp Spain’s advertising code. Last week, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez (PSOE – Socialist Workers Party) struck a budget proposal deal with socialist Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias. Branded as Spain’s ‘socially progressive budget’, PSOE …

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Sportium ESP expands racing live inventory with French PMU

Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa, Spanish market bookmaker Sportium has announced that it will amplify its horseracing inventory by adding the syndicated content of French racing operators Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU). Agreeing on partnership terms, Sportium will be able to offer PMU French racing days and events, which will further be streamed across Sportium betting platforms (land-based and digital). Working on …

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Betsson revamps Spanish market loyalty program

Betsson.es the Spanish market online gambling property of Stockholm-listed Betsson AB, has revamped its customer loyalty and bonuses program launching ‘Betsson Puntos’ (Betsson Points). Tailored for the market, Betsson Puntos simplifies Betsson.es customer rewards under the slogan ‘loyalty always pays back’, with the operator launching a ‘points-per-wager’ program. Moving forward, all Betsson.es customers who wager €10 on betting markets, slots …

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