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Nils Andén: KOA uncertainties will not derail FDJ deal…

SBC News Nils Andén: KOA uncertainties will not derail FDJ deal…

Kindred Group CEO Nils Andén has played down the risk of online slots being banned in the Netherlands or that Dutch market KOA uncertainties will derail the €2.6bn bid from Français des Jeux (FDJ) as recommended to investors. Speaking during the group’s Q1 call with analysts this morning, Andén said the recent proposal to ban online slots was just “a motion, so ultimately …

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Bookies Corner: Premier League comes down to the wire…

SBC News Bookies Corner: Premier League comes down to the wire…

SBC checks in on bookmakers’ nerves pricing the homestretch of matchdays of an enthralling Premier League 2023/2024 season. With all outcomes yet to be decided, which team or final result has bookmakers restless, as punters place bets on a record-breaking end of season… SBC: With just Six Premier League matchdays remaining, will all PL season 2023/2024 outcomes be resolved on …

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Stockholm District Court dismisses Holknekt challenge against Kindred 

SBC News Stockholm District Court dismisses Holknekt challenge against Kindred 

The District Court of Stockholm has dismissed a legal challenge against Kindred Group related to the compensation of losses of gambling addict Per Holknekt. Renowned fashion designer and founder of online retailer Odd Molly, Holknekt began legal proceedings in July 2022 against Kindred Group and its relationship with subsidiary Trannel Ltd. Holknekt claimed that he was a VIP customer of …

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Kindred nets largest ever ambassador deal with female boxers

SBC News Kindred nets largest ever ambassador deal with female boxers

Kindred has announced that three world champion women boxers have become brand ambassadors for its Unibet division. The new sponsorship of Raven Chapman, Ellie Scotney and Nina Hughes has been named the ‘largest ambassador deal with active female boxers in the UK’ – in terms of both length and value. Sam Mead, General Manager Kindred Group, emphasised: “Interest in women’s …

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FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

SBC News FDJ puts Europe on notice with Kindred move

The news that the board of Unibet’s parent company Kindred Group has approved a €2.6bn cash offer from La Française des Jeux (FDJ) comes at a crucial time for the online gambling industry in France, and further rocks the competitive landscape of European gambling across all verticals… For FDJ the announcement follows its acquisitions of Premier Lotteries Ireland and ZEturf …

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FDJ moves on €2.6bn all cash acquisition of Kindred

SBC News FDJ moves on €2.6bn all cash acquisition of Kindred

 Groupe FDJ has outlined its ambitions to create a “new European gaming champion” by launching a €2.6bn all cash tender offer to acquire Kindred Group Plc outright.  The Paris Euronext exchange was informed this morning of FDJ’s opening offer to acquire Stockholm-listed Kindred Group, putting forward a SEK 130 (€11.40) per share offer to the firm’s board.  As detailed by …

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Kindred further fuels exposure of MFC Foundation’s ‘life-changing work’

SBC News Kindred further fuels exposure of MFC Foundation’s ‘life-changing work’

Kindred has donated its branding space on Middlesbrough FC’s first team shirts to the MFC Foundation logo for this weekend’s match against Rotherham. As the Championship club’s principal sponsor, Kindred supports the move as part of the club’s ‘Foundation Weekend’ in removing its Unibet branding for the cause. The initiative aims to highlight the Foundation’s ‘life-changing work’ for participants of …

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‘There’s a risk it goes the wrong way’ – Kindred’s view on UK marketing and RET proposals

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Finance risk checks dominated conversations during Gambling Act review consultations, and with good reason, Tom Banks observed, but Kindred’s Head of Corporate Affairs UK/Global noted marketing as an area that should not be ignored. With their plans for marketing regulation, the DCMS and UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) might be overstepping the scope of the Gambling Act review itself, in Banks’ …

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“We risk problems with a good idea” – Kindred’s Tom Banks on the affordability question

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The debate around affordability checks has been an intense conversation throughout the overhaul of Britain’s gambling legislation, which the UK government hopes to update for the digital age. April’s White Paper, which brought an end to an over two year review of the 2005 Gambling Act, recommended ‘finance risk checks’ as the ideal affordability solution. Kindred’s Head of Corporate Affairs UK/Global, Tom Banks, …

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