Tag Archives: Spain

Ross Haselhurst, Bede Gaming: Rising above the noise in fast-growing Spanish market

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Having received full licensing from the Spanish gambling regulator (DGOJ), Bede Gaming kick-started 2019 with a concerted expansion in the country. We caught up with Ross Haselhurst, Commercial Director at Bede Gaming, to discuss why Spain is “well primed” to provide players with a richer gaming experience, positioning Bede as the “safest place to play”, and strengthening its market presence …

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Playtech to power RETAbet casino drive

Playtech Plc has become lead online casino platform and live table games supplier for Spanish online bookmaker RETAbet (Retabet.es). RETAbet is the online sportsbook property of Basque country gambling group Euskal Kirol Apostuak SA, which has sanctioned Playtech to boost RETAbet’s online casino capacity. The partnership sees Playtech provide RETAbet with a tailored casino suite featuring the technology firm’s high-performance gaming …

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Madrid enforces tougher retail operating framework

The executive of Madrid Province has moved to install tougher restrictions on retail gambling premises, with a view to protecting ‘vulnerable groups’. Issuing its latest legislative update, the Madrid executive has sanctioned new demands on premises, enforcing mandatory customer ID checks and player registrations upon entering gambling establishments. The Madrid executive has stated that new ID protocols must be implemented …

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CIRSA completes €390 million bond placement eyeing future investments

Spanish gambling firm Grupo CIRSA has confirmed that it has secured a €390 million bond placement with private investors. Issuing a market filing, CIRSA majority owned by US private equity firm Blackstone, confirms that 120 institutional investors have backed its bond arrangement, which maintains a 4.75% annual interest rate, with debt maturity triggered in 2025. In its update, CIRSA governance …

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Spanish regional broadcasters terminate betting advertising

Basque country public broadcaster Euskal Irrati Telebista (EITB) has confirmed that it will no longer broadcast gambling-related advertising across its TV, Radio and digital platforms. The board of EITB issued a statement detailing that its actions were a ‘necessary enforcement’ as a regional broadcaster ‘protecting and safeguarding the right of the most vulnerable against the serious problems of addiction that …

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No way back! Spain heads for an inevitable gambling reform

Regardless of the outcome of Spain’s General Election this Saturday 28 April, the ensuing government in whatever shape or form will be tasked with reforming the nation’s advertising and gambling codes. The week of Good Friday, Spanish news sources reported that the minority PSOE government had agreed to Podemos party demands on restricting gambling services and betting advertising. Campaigning in …

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Codere reforms organisation to drive ‘global efficiencies’

The governance of Bolsa Madrid-listed Grupo Codere SA has allowed the firm’s executive team to carry out a series of organisational reforms, designed to improve and simplify Codere’s globalised day-to-day operating structures. In its update, the executive of embattled Codere, details that organisational reforms are needed to simplify the firm’s regional units, enhance commercial capacities, whilst improving corporate operating margins …

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Podemos sounds Spanish warning signal for betting leadership

Industry leadership will be monitoring the results of the Spanish General Election on Saturday 28 April closely, which could lead to severe ramifications for betting incumbents. Last February, the Spanish Parliament rejected Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s PSOE minority government budget, forcing the PM to call for a snap election – Spain’s third in the past four years. Spanish media indicates …

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Codere Apuestas seeks to broaden appeal with ‘Nube’ campaign

Bolsa Madrid-listed Grupo Codere SA has taken a new creative approach in promoting its Codere Apuestas online sportsbook property. This April, Codere Apuestas released its new home market TV and digital advertising campaign ‘Nube’ (translated – ‘The Cloud’) –  publishing/broadcasting the campaign across multiple Spanish media portals. Continuing to work with Madrid-based creative advertising agency El Ruso de Rocky, the …

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Hervé Schlosser: Sportnco – French experience will power growth in Spain with LATAM to follow

It is widely acknowledged that France is a tough market to operate in, but as Sportnco CEO and founder Hervé Schlosser explains, it is possible to be successful there with the right approach. He explains how his company has become the leading sports betting solutions provider in the country and how this experience is helping his group grow in Spain, …

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