Tag Archives: Betsson AB

Andy McCue returns to betting with Betsson AB

Betsson AB has moved to strengthen its governance advisory confirming the appointment of former Paddy Power Chief Executive Andy McCue as a company non-executive director. The appointment of McCue follows the conclusion of Betsson’s AGM, in which the Stockholm-listed online gambling group re-elected all members of its existing board led by Chairman Patrick Svensk. A ten-year Paddy Power senior executive, …

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Betsson to appeal ‘hefty’ Spelinspektionen penalty

Stockholm-listed Betsson AB will appeal its SEK20m (€2m) penalty issued by Spelinspektionen for the sale of games through ‘unregistered agents’ and the use of unauthorised bonus incentives. Responding to the penalty notice, Betsson emphasised that ‘the warning, the sanction and the hefty sanction fee come as a surprise’, and will be appealed. The group commented in a media release: “The …

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Paf CRO Daniela Johansson wins SPER’s Swedish leader of the year 

Daniela Johansson, Chief Responsibility Officer (CRO) and Deputy CEO of Paf, has been recognised as a ‘Leader of the Year’ by Swedish gambling association SPER.  Yesterday, SPER announced the three winners of its inaugural ‘Swedish Gambling Awards’, which rewarded the individuals and companies that have improved standards and championed sustainability for Sweden’s new gambling marketplace. Spearheading Paf’s mandatory deposit limit …

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Swedish CEOs challenge ‘unrealistic demands’ against threat of igaming becoming obsolete

A consortium of Swedish online gambling companies have ‘unanimously contested’ the Ministry of Finance’s proposals to place further restrictions on online gambling licensees. In a joint statement issued by Swedish igaming trade body BOS, nine CEOs have called for the government to reconsider the ‘unrealistic proposals’, which are said to ‘play into the hands of the unlicensed market’. The statement …

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Playtech trades with confidence to mitigate first stage COVID-19 impacts

Playtech Plc corporate performance remains in-line with expectations despite its business units trading in unprecedented circumstances. Playtech explained that its performance is currently tracking better than the company had anticipated in publishing its mid-March COVID-19 update.  Publishing a snapshot of key metrics, Playtech detailed a ‘strong Q1 2020 period’, in which the FTSE technology group delivered an adjusted EBITDA of …

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Swedish leaders warn Minister Shekarabi of channelisation consequences  

CEOs of Sweden’s leading igaming operators have warned health minister Ardalan Shekarabi not to ‘torpedo his own gambling regulations’, emphasising that further restrictions on the sector will result in an increase of punters betting via unlicensed operators. As health minister overseeing Sweden’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Shekarabi has ordered Swedish parliament to adopt a series of temporary online gambling …

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GiG strengthens sportsbook profile as recovery blossoms

Following four consecutive quarters of decline, a reformed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has welcomed a return to performance growth. As part of its Q1 2020 trading update, the Stockholm-listed online gambling technology supplier explained that it is benefiting from a group transformation and cost savings programme implemented during 2019, as corporate revenues return to €31m (Q1 2019: €32m). Operational highlights …

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Suaposta rebrands to reposition for Brazil’s new horizons

Brazilian online racebook Suaposta has revealed its new brand identity, as the heritage firm transitions to a new era becoming a sportsbook property of Betsson AB. Since 2012, Suaposta has operated as Brazil’s sole regulated online wagering platform offering bets on horseracing licensed by The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, operating in partnership with Rio Grande do Sul Jockey Club. …

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Transitioning GiG faces B2C and B2B declines closing tough 2019

Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has detailed confidence in its future outlook and prospects as the company transitions to becoming a single-focus B2B technology incumbent. This morning, GiG published its Q4 2019 results, recording corporate declines across all major operating metrics and citing a number of factors impacting both B2C and B2B performance. Recording a 26% decline in Q4 2019 …

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GiG divests B2C arm to Betsson AB for €31 million

Issuing a market filing this morning, Stockholm-listed Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) has disclosed that it will divest its entire B2C unit to Betsson AB. The company confirmed that it has agreed terms on a share purchase agreement worth €31 million, consisting of a €22.3 million cash payment for the assets on top of a further  €8.7 million prepaid platform fee. …

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