Tag Archives: unibet

Kindred challenges Spelinspektionen penalty on player incentives

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group Plc has become the latest to fall foul of Swedish gambling inspectorate Spelinspektionen’s rules on customer bonusing and incentives. Spelinspektionen has confirmed that it has issued Kindred a fine totalling SEK 100 million (€9m) following an inspection undertaken across its Swedish brand portfolio. The regulator stated that Kindred’s flagship Unibet brand, as well as subsidiaries Maria Casino, …

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SIS secures Saudi Cup distribution with leading bookmakers

Bet365, Betfred and Ladbrokes Coral are among a whole host of bookmakers who have secured rights with Sports Information Services (SIS) to distribute live pictures and data from this month’s Saudi Cup, nicknamed ‘The world’s most valuable horse race’. Customers of these bookmakers will gain access to live streams of the full two days of horse racing at the King …

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Tax realities bite Kindred in year of corporate adjustments

Stockholm-listed Kindred Group has reported that a group-wide increase on taxes and a significant jump in operating costs has weighed heavily on its Q4 and full-year performance. Publishing its year end report for January – December 2019, Kindred revealed that due to the changes in betting duties across France, the financial impact to Kindred has been ‘greatly increased’. Henrik Tjärnström, …

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BetEasy deploys GTG iSport Genius player engagement suite

BetEasy, the Australian flagship sportsbook property of The Stars Group Inc will deploy the GTGnetworks (GTG) ‘iSport Genius’ software suite, improving its all-round player engagement and content capacities. The partnership will see BetEasy deploy iSport Genius modules, which will see its sportsbook supported by the ‘betting choice’, GTG’s content-and-insights platform designed to inform and educate customers about their choice of …

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Unibet signs ‘Mozart of Chess’ Magnus Carlsen as brand ambassador

Unibet, the flagship European sportsbook property of Kindred Group Plc, has signed Chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen as a ‘Global Brand Ambassador’. Carlsen has joined the bookmaker’s stable of sporting figureheads to promote fair play and responsible gambling. Nicknamed the ‘Mozart of Chess’, Carlsen – a Grandmaster since the age of 13 – has reigned in all formats of the game …

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Fast growth FSB appoints Susan Ball as corporate advisor

Industry figurehead Susan Ball has joined the board of governance of fast growth betting platform and systems provider FSB, advising the company on its corporate expansion strategy amid changing market and regulatory demands. Issuing a market filing, FSB expands its governance appointing Ball as a Non-Executive Director, working closely with CEO Dave McDowell as FSB prepares for ‘rapid expansion across …

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BGC dismisses educational data allegations as ‘categorically untrue’

Responding to recent media reports which alleged that UK betting firms had been engaging with breached data from the ‘Learning Records Service’ educational index, the Betting and Gaming Council (Betting and Gaming Council) has stated that the allegations ‘are categorically untrue.’ In a statement on its website, the BGC reiterated that all betting companies are legally required to conduct age …

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SportCaller supports Unibet retention with Streakr roll out

Kindred Group subsidiary Unibet has signed a new agreement with free-to-play (FTP) sports-game specialist SportCaller to its marketing capabilities and support retention rates for the operator. Under the terms of the new agreement, SportCaller has rolled out its new game Streakr, which is expected to drive ‘deeper engagement and reliable retention.’ Johannes Nijboer, Sportsbook Business Portfolio Manager at Kindred Group, …

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Encore… Unibet nets PSG extension

Kindred Group Plc flagship European sportsbook property Unibet has confirmed that it has expanded its sponsorship agreement with French Ligue 1 champion PSG, running until the 2023 campaign.  The expanded arrangement sees Unibet enter PSG’s ‘third level partnership tier‘.  Sponsorship terms will include increased branding opportunities within the US and Australia key new market territories for Unibet, plus enhanced PSG …

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Degree 53 ‘UX Review’ reviews operators against latest Apple app guidelines

Industry design and innovation studio Degree 53 has published a new ‘UX Review’ detailing guidance on how operators can meet Apple native design standards with their current product catalogue. In June 2019, Apple updated its App Store review guidelines to impose restrictions on real-money apps, enforcing stricter guidelines on clamping down of non-native applications – a decision that caused much industry …

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