Tag Archives: Spain

Spanish Ministers stop Real Madrid & Barcelona from negotiating individual TV rights

Spain’s Council of Ministers has banned Real Madrid & Barcelona from exclusively negotiating their television rights deals, in the upcoming and future La Liga broadcast licensing negotiations. The two biggest football clubs in La Liga (Spain’s premier football division) will be forced from 2016 to share in a collective TV Rights pool which will be distributed and controlled by La …

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CIRSA on the up with improved 2014 results

Spanish gambling operator Grupo CIRSA were pleased to announce an improved corporate performance for 2014 as the company finished 2014 strongly. The Barcelona based operator recorded improved revenues of 22% to €360 million for full year 2014. The improvement in revenue performance carried through to CIRSA’s top line metrics as the operator recorded a 2014 net profit of €56 million. …

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DGOJ adds Spanish new gambling advertising standards provisions

Spain’s gambling regulator the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), has pushed forward with amendments to the regulations of advertising and marketing of online gambling products to Spanish consumers. The regulator published amendments for online gambling advertising to be added its existing regulatory framework. Under the new terms all operators will have to market their products in accordance with …

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Spanish Ministers want tougher advertising laws for online gambling operators

Having recently reviewed its online gambling framework to allow for licensed operators to provide slots play, the Spanish Gambling Authority is facing calls from political parties to reduce and restrict online gambling advertising targeting Spanish consumers. This week the Spanish Senate heard a cross-party agenda outlining potential advertising restrictions and constraints on national broadcasters, media owners and sporting bodies. Ministers …

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Spring Carnival boosts William Hill Q4 performance

William Hill’s Australian operation was the only one that increased its operating profit in the fourth quarter, thanks to the Spring Carnival period, with a 59% jump mitigating somewhat a 13% drop in retail operating profit and a 6% dip online. It meant that the group’s Q4 operating profit as a whole dropped 7%. On a full-year basis, Group net …

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Betfair becomes Liverpool’s latest signing

Betfair has become Liverpool Football Club‘s official betting and gaming partner in the United Kingdom, Spain, Ireland, Denmark, Bulgaria and Italy. The partnership will see Betfair using the strength and scale of LFC’s digital platforms to connect with fans in these regions, bringing Betfair’s range of innovative betting products, including Price Rush and Cash Out, to fans. Features of the …

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Sportium becomes official betting operator for La Liga

The Spanish Football League Association (Liga de Fútbol Profesional  – LFP) announced that Spanish sports betting operator, Sportium had been selected to become official betting operator for Spain’s top two professional football divisions – La Liga & Segunda division. Reporting for its headquarters in Madrid, the LFP confirmed that the operator would serve as immediate partner for the two highest …

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Rory Anderson: 12Bet happy to be in Hull

12Bet will be back on a Premier League team shirt this season after the Asian-facing bookmaker signed a deal to become Hull City’s new main sponsor. 12Bet CEO Rory Anderson explains how the deal came about and what value it gives to the firm in terms of international exposure.   SBC: First up – Why Hull City? Anderson: There were …

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Genting Hong Kong surge in profits leads to potential Spanish expansion plans

Asian Casino operator Genting Hong Kong Ltd, forecasts a net profit of more than US $180 million (£107 Million) for the opening half of 2014. The forecasted figure represents an improvement of 88% on the first half of 2013, where Genting Hong Kong reported a consolidated net profit of US $23 million. Genting pointed to the March sale of its …

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Swedish football the key for Europe’s top tipster

Swedish punter ‘Zami‘ has just won €10,000 and the title of bettingexpert Tipster of the Year after outperforming  more than 1,500 other tipsters who give their tips for free on bettingexpert.com. How does it feel to win the very first bettingexpert Tipster Of The Year award? It feels great to be the winner of the bettingexpert Tipster of the Year …

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