Tag Archives: Spain

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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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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