Tag Archives: Spain

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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Action Plan 2018-2020 sees Spain reclassify gambling-harm as a drug addiction

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Seeking to revamp Spain’s support structures for tackling addiction, Spain’s ‘Drug Support Council’ will introduce gambling harm to its upcoming ‘Action Plan on Addictions 2018-2020’ mandate. The Action Plan incorporates the recommendations of a number of Spanish national health stakeholders, regulatory policy advisors and industry standards associations. Amongst the stakeholders taking part in the development of the new plan, are …

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Sportium network reaches 3,000 Spanish betting points

Grupo Cirsa and Ladbrokes Spanish market joint-venture Sportium has announced that it has reached a milestone 3,000 active betting points within Spain. The bookmaker details that it has managed to significantly expand its betting-point inventory, partnering up with Spanish arcade and leisure firm Grupo El Dorado, boosting its retail network. The El Dorado partnership has seen Sportium expand its in-store …

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Codere hurt by Argentine Peso collapse

The plunging Argentine Peso has impacted the performance of Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, which has reported exchange rate losses of €22.5 million, publishing its 2018 interim results (period ending 30 June). Updating investors, Codere governance details that corporate performance has had to adjust to Argentina’s ongoing monetary crisis, which has seen the ARG Peso decline almost 50% against …

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Sportium revamps YouTube profile for new La Liga Season

Spanish bookmaker Sportium has relaunched its YouTube channel seeking to deliver the best content, discussion and betting viewer engagement for La Liga season 2018/19 and beyond. Sportium, the Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa Spanish market joint-venture details that its revamped YouTube channel will support its status as ‘official betting partner’ of La Liga. Spain’s new football season kicked-off this weekend with …

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JPJ Group divests Social Media division as company eyes H2 growth return

London-listed JPJ Group (formerly Jackpotjoy Plc) has published its H1 2018 interim results, confident of achieving its full-year market expectations, despite its flagship Jackpotjoy brand facing increased demands within the UK market. Updating the market, JPJ records year-to-date group revenues of £161 million, up 10% of corresponding H1 2017’s £147 million. Despite its revenue growth, JPJ records a 4% group …

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Blackstone & Codere eye Televisa Play City MX quick sale

Mexican media and entertainment group Televisa has confirmed that its seeks to sell its entire gambling portfolio, operating under the ‘Play City Casino’ and ‘Play City Apuestas’ brands. Televisa currently operates a total of 17 Play City casino/betting establishments across Mexico, having been one of the few companies granted a land-based gambling license by the Vicente Fox government in 2005. …

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Blackstone eyes tricky Codere Spain buyout

Spanish business news source OK Diario has reported that US multi-national private equity firm Blackstone is preparing a bid for Grupo Codere, Spain’s largest gambling operator. The private equity firm, seeks to create the world’s leading Spanish-language gambling/betting group, merging its recently acquired Grupo CIRSA asset with Codere’s enterprise. In its report, OK Diario details that Blackstone executives have turned …

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The World Cup’s Finest with SBC Global MD Andrew McCarron

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. For the final entry in our summer series we have looked internally, with our Managing Director Andrew McCarron the final entrant in …

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The World Cup’s Finest with Scout Gaming’s James Camilleri

In The World Cup’s Finest we ask various individuals to delve into their own personal history of football’s quadrennial showpiece extravaganza, selecting a number of favourites as well as revealing what is their very first World Cup memory. Joining The World Cup’s Finest in its penultimate edition is James Camilleri, Head of Sales and General Manager at Scout Gaming Group, …

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