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Kambi launches Argentine vision with Casino Magic

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Kambi Group plc has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide its technology and services to leading Argentinian gambling operator Casino Magic. The partnership will see Kambi support the launch of an online Casino Magic sportsbook in Argentina’s Neuquén province, with the country in the process of regulating sports betting on a province-by-province basis. Kristian Nylén, CEO of Kambi, said: “We are delighted to …

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Codere defers debt note duties until 2023

The creditors of Codere SA have allowed the Spanish gambling group to renegotiate the terms of its senior secured debt notes. The Bolsa Madrid gambling group has been allowed to defer its debt maturity payments from 2021 to 2023 as part of the firm’s ongoing restructuring arrangements. Back in July, company creditors had allowed Codere to access a further €250 …

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BA approval sees Betsson state full confidence in LatAm prospects 

BA approval sees Betsson state full confidence in LatAm prospects 

Betsson AB has underscored its ‘strong LatAm prospects’ after securing a ‘venture licence’ granted by the Province of Buenos Aires IPLyC lotteries and casinos institute. On 31 December, the IPLyC disclosed the seven ‘business ventures’ that had been granted licences to operate online gambling services within the province of Buenos Aires – Argentina’s most populous state. Betsson, seeking to participate …

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Buenos Aires finalises licensing regime but doubts remain on launch approval

2021 has kicked off to strong LatAm developments, as ‘IPLyC’  – the regulatory authority of gambling for the province of Buenos Aires – concludes its year long online gambling licensing process. The publishing of BA’s executive gazette on 31 December disclosed the seven ‘business partnerships’ that have been allowed to form online gambling ventures servicing Buenos Aires province – Argentina’s …

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LATAM woes see Codere track year losses of €240m 

Embattled Spanish gambling group Codere SA has published its Q3 2020 earnings report, revealing that its year-to-date corporate net losses currently stand at €240 million.  The Bolsa Madrid gambling firm continues to absorb COVID-19 impacts following a staggered reopening to its South American gambling venues, combined with severe LATAM currency fluctuations against the US dollar. Despite reopening its European (Spain …

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Argentina opts for a higher online gambling tax rate

Passing its federal budget, Argentina’s government has moved to impose a higher rate of tax for online gaming for the forthcoming year, despite the fact that the sector is not regulated on a federal level. The two most populated jurisdictions – the city and province of Buenos Aires – are in the process of debuting their markets, while there are other regions …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: South American high hopes require concrete actions

Following 2020’s disrupted proceedings, leadership eyes have turned to 2021 to see whether LatAm governments will finally deliver on their regulated market agendas for sports betting.  As part of an evening deep dive on LatAm’s regulatory roadmap and political developments Kristal Rovira, Research Director of Americas for VIXIO, asked the panel whether any legislative progress has been achieved during 2020. …

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Codere records 10X losses seeking vital lifeline 

Embattled Codere SA has published its Q1 2020 trading statement, declaring group-wide losses of €97m as the company continues to seek vital funding for its operating units. The figure represents a 10X increase on its corresponding Q1 2019 losses of €8.6m, as Codere’s European and South American gambling venues have ceased trading due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.  The Bolsa …

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Codere Chairman pursues final options to save the company 

Codere SA is pursuing emergency financing options having failed to convince investors to back its business recovery plans, according to Spanish business news source La Razon.  The embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling group has failed to secure a further €100m credit line to keep it’s Spanish and LaTam retail business units afloat during lockdown. On the edge of bankruptcy, Codere is …

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Codere secures €20m loan to safeguard Mexico unit

Bolsa Madrid gambling group Codere SA has informed investors that it has secured a further €20 million loan which will support its Mexican business unit.  Sanctioned on Friday 13 March, Codere governance secured access to an additional MXN 500-million-peso bond (€20 million) with debt terms set for maturity in 2025.   Updating investors, Codere stated that the loan has been sanctioned …

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