Tag Archives: Spain

Daniel Graetzer: Mediatech – “Spain is now too big to ignore”

As further tier-1 operators emphasise regulated market growth, can the Spanish market deliver solid business conditions and long-term value for industry stakeholders? SBC speaks to Daniel Graetzer, executive director at Mediatech Solutions (R Franco Group) an industry technology supplier founded in Spain, on how the Spanish market is developing and becoming an attractive proposition to new players. ____________________________ SBC: Hi …

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Group efficiency strategy pays off for Grupo Cirsa in 2016

Publishing its full-year 2016 results, Spanish gambling group Grupo Cirsa (Cirsa) has declared its ‘best year in business’, as the company benefits from the growth of its home market assets and Latin America operations. Detailing its FY 2016 financial breakdown, Cirsa would report flat-line group revenues of €1.6 billion. However, the company would benefit from its ‘group efficiency strategy’ which …

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Luckia Spain commits to NYX gaming systems extension

Continuing to reshape its digital overhaul, Spanish gambling operator Grupo EGASA has confirmed that subsidiary Luckia (luckia.es) has renewed its online gaming services partnership with NYX Gaming Group (NYX) platform system provisions for a further seven years. The partnership extension will see Luckia’s Spanish online casino provisions serviced by NYX group’s ‘Open Gaming’ and ‘Open Platform’ system provisions.  In addition …

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R.Franco purchases Mediatech Solutions outright

Seeking to boost its digital capabilities, Spanish gambling operator Grupo R.Franco (R.Franco) has moved to fully acquire industry omni-channel platform provider Mediatech Solutions outright. In February 2016, both parties entered an online gambling platform provisions partnership, which would see the R.Franco governance invest in Mediatech as the operator moved to launch its digital services for the Spanish gambling market. Confirming …

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Betting Gods extends reach with European language versions

Betting Gods - Copyright: convisum / 123RF Stock Photo

Betting Gods has extended its reach in Europe after a successful move into the Maltese sports betting market highlighted a clear demand for expansion. Since launching in Malta in December, Betting Gods has seen a growth in business of 17.27%. The company, which was previously available in English only, has reacted by creating French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish …

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Codere ups Italian presence by acquiring 51% stake in Nori Games

Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere (Codere) has acquired a 51% stake in Italian gaming machines supplier Nori Games Services SRL through its Italian business subsidiary ‘Codere Italia’. Seeking to increase its presence within the Italian gambling market, Codere acquires its majority stake in Nori Games from the Cimmino family for an undisclosed sum. At present, Nori Games holds a portfolio …

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Interwetten eyes European ‘Top 5’ slot following remarkable 2016

The board of European sports betting operator Interwetten has labelled 2016 as a ‘remarkable year’ for its business and operations, as the company eyes aggressive future growth within its new and established markets. Presenting its full-year trading results, Interwetten governance detailed that group wagering turnover had increased by 29% to €1.2 billion as the company outperformed its expected 2016 performance …

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Goodboy wins second edition of R. Franco’s Game Weekend

Game Weekend, Recreativos Franco

Goodboy, an educational Christmas game for children, was crowned the winner at the second edition of Recreativos Franco’s Game Weekend. Developed by a group of young people aged 23 to 39, Goodboy is a game where children communicate with Santa Claus, who defines the number of sweets they need to unlock each present. A parents’ management application then displays different …

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Sportium becomes the 22nd regulated operator to join ESSA

Spanish-licensed Sportium has become the 22nd leading regulated operator to join the international betting integrity body, ESSA. The official betting partner of Spanish football’s La Liga has become the fourth operator to join the association this year, in a move which further strengthens ESSA’s alert and reporting system. Khalid Ali, ESSA Secretary General, said: “Sportium is a major player in …

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FIFPro survey reveals harsh realities for non-elite footballers

FIFPro has completed its biggest ever football survey, which found that nearly 45% of players earn less than $1,000 a month, and 60% receive less than $2,000 a month. In fact, only 2% of players take home $720,000 or more per annum, and 40% of players experience late payment of wages. The ‘Global Employment Report’, which was conducted by Manchester …

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