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Codere points towards stability reducing interim losses to €8.5m

Publishing its H1 2019 interim results (period ending 30 June), Bolsa Madrid-listed gambling group Codere SA improves its trading stability, reducing corporate losses by 78% to €8.5 million (H12018: -€39m). As communicated in August, the Spanish gambling group’s period performance would be impacted by Argentina’s volatile economic conditions, which sees Codere record a 6% decrease in group revenues to €712 …

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Betfair states its LATAM intent & responsibility as CONMEBOL partner

Moving to significantly expand its LATAM market profile and ambitions, Betfair has outlined securing its Official Partner’ status with CONMEBOL as one of the firm’s most important strategic marketing initiatives in the betting brand’s history. Announced last week, the partnership – which runs until December 2022 – sees the Betfair brand displayed across CONMEBOL’s flagship Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana tournaments, South …

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Argentine woes see Codere issue profit warning

Closing Monday 26 August trading, Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has issued a profit warning after admitting that a further Argentine Peso devaluation has impacted the firm’s 2019 expectations. Codere cannot escape Argentina’s economic volatility caused by the nation’s shock primary election results as voters turned against President Mauricio Macri’s government, backing the ‘Frente de Todos’ Peronist coalition. The …

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Martin Lycka: Online gambling regulation – quo vadis?

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In the first of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the history of gambling law and identifies the key elements that link the most successful regulations. When I joined the online gambling industry ten years ago one of the ultimate regulatory goals was to convince the European …

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eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

Industry player protection, safety and standards agency eCOGRA has advanced its South American profile, confirming that it has been approved as an ‘independent testing authority’ by Colombian and Argentine regulators. Updating the market, Colombian regulator Coljuegos has certified eCOGRA as an ‘independent testing platform’, which will be allowed to service player safety provisions for Colombia’s fast-growth regulated online gambling marketplace. In …

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IPLyC lays out criteria for Buenos Aires licensing

The Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), the organisation charged with regulating and monitoring Buenos Aires’ soon to be regulated online gambling marketplace, has published its ‘criteria for competition’ related to securing one-of-seven BA licenses. The board confirms that it has set a deadline of Tuesday 25 June 2019 for competing parties to submit official BA tenders, with IPLyC …

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Codere reforms organisation to drive ‘global efficiencies’

The governance of Bolsa Madrid-listed Grupo Codere SA has allowed the firm’s executive team to carry out a series of organisational reforms, designed to improve and simplify Codere’s globalised day-to-day operating structures. In its update, the executive of embattled Codere, details that organisational reforms are needed to simplify the firm’s regional units, enhance commercial capacities, whilst improving corporate operating margins …

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Argentine football demands that Macri & Vidal tango on BA gambling reforms

Political rifts are developing in Buenos Aires, as Argentina’s biggest football clubs and the governance of the Superliga and Argentine FA (AFA) demand that football is rewarded in the upcoming reform of BA’s gambling laws. Argentine Superliga and AFA officials have demanded that President Mauricio Macri (Argentina PRO), leader of the Cambiemos governing coalition, move to suspend the Buenos Aires …

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Sampedro Investor dispute continues to hurt Codere

The battle between Grupo Codere investors and the enterprise founding Sampedro family intensifies as former Group President and Chief Executive Jose Antonio Sampedro refuses to sign-off the firm’s 2018 accounts. The embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group, sees itself caught in the middle of boardroom feud between the Sampedro family who maintain 19% of the company’s shareholding and Codere’s multiple US …

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Codere backs business plan despite 2018 dramas

Embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA closes its full-year 2018 accounts reporting group-wide losses of €40 million, primarily attributed to significant Argentine market adjustments. Reported throughout 2018, Codere has been forced to navigate the +100% collapse of the Argentine Peso against the Euro, with the gambling group detailing FX losses of circa €34 million. In its Argentina market …

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