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Cherry eyes Nordic takeover with full buyout of ComeOn shares

The governance of Cherry Gaming AB has confirmed that it has executed its right to acquire the remaining 51% of shares in European igaming operator ComeOn Malta (ComeOn). Last July, Cherry had acquired 49% of equity in ComeOn for a shares + cash combination valued at €80 million. Moving to buy ComeOn outright, Cherry governance detailed this morning that it …

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Olli Sarekoski takes leadership of merged Veikkaus enterprise

Finland’s Economic Committee has announced the appointment of Olli Sarekoski as new Chief Executive of state-owned gambling enterprise Veikkaus. This month the committee had informed that state-owned gambling assets RAY, Fintoto and Veikkaus would operate under the principal brand of ‘Veikkaus’, following 2015s decision to merge all enterprises under a single entity. Promoted to CEO of Veikkaus, Sarekoski has held numerous executive positions …

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Finland unifies gambling assets under Veikkaus brand

Finland’s state-owned gambling operators; RAY, Fintoto and Veikkaus are set to operate under the unifying brand of ‘Veikkaus’ (English translation: betting). The decision taken by Finland’s Committee on Economic Policy follows 2015’s decision to merge the Country’s gambling assets forming a single entity. Seeking  to create a more effective national enterprise with better consumer services, which will help reduce social harms …

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Colossus Bets prepares for winner of £10,000,000 Euro 2016 Pool

Colossus Bets has announced that the predictable results of Euro 2016 have resulted in the winning of two ‘Millionaire’ correct score Pick 6 pools. The company has also confirmed that they could have a first ever winner of the ‘The Colossus’ by tonight, the headline pool worth £10,000,000. Poland’s 1-0 defeat of Northern Ireland on Sunday night was the final …

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VonBets seeks Scandinavian uplift with Jonatan “Tintti” Johansson & Janne Niinimaa as Brand Ambassadors.

Seeking to further its coverage within Scandinavian markets, European online betting operator VonBets (www.VonBets.com) has confirmed the appointment of former Finnish football international  Jonatan “Tintti” Johansson along with Finnish Ice Hockey Legend Janne Niinimaa as VonBets Brand Ambassadors. Popular former Finland striker (106 caps) Jonatan “Tintti” Johansson, brings a wealth of expert football knowledge having played in various European football …

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Christer Fahlstedt takes over as Paf CEO

Åland licensed gambling operator Paf has confirmed the appointment of former Betting Promotion and Tain Networks Chief Executive Christer Fahlstedt as its new CEO. A Scandinavian igaming veteran Fahstedt replaces Ander Ingves, who stepped down as CEO of Paf last February following a dispute with governance regarding the operator’s corporate strategy.   Announcing Fahlstedt as its new CEO, Paf governance …

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Finnplay signs agreement with Trustly Group AB

Finland-based gaming platform provider, Finnplay, has signed an agreement with Trustly Group AB to integrate its online payment solutions. Trustly Group AB is a European FinTech company, named by Deloitte as one of Sweden’s fastest growing technology companies in 2004. Martin Prantner, CEO of Finnplay, commented: “We are delighted to partner with one of Europe’s fastest growing FinTech companies and …

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Thomas Igou – i-Gaming Forum – Spotlight on Nordic market diversity

The i-Gaming Forum today returns to Stockholm, as industry delegates gather to discuss the latest factors, trends and regulatory impacts effecting the lucrative Scandinavian online betting markets. SBC caught up with i-Gaming Forum Programme Director Thomas Igou to discuss this year’s conference and overall sector developments. Igou details how i-Gaming Forum aims to showcase the diversity of individual Nordic betting …

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Dutch football alleges first case of attempted match-fixing

Attempts to fix the result of a Dutch league match seven years ago have been uncovered by a Dutch football association (KNVB) investigation, the first time for such a case in the Netherlands. As reported in the Guardian, the investigation has uncovered a bid by Ibrahim Kargbo, then a player at Willem II Tilburg, to fix the outcome of a …

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Corporate strategy fallout sees Ander Ingves depart as CEO of Paf

Scandinavian news sources have reported that Ander Ingves has resigned as Chief Executive of Paf following an ongoing dispute with corporate governance regarding the future strategy of the gambling operator. The board of directors of the Aland Islands licensed company, confirmed to local news sources that Ingves had left the company last week, and had been temporarily replaced by Chief …

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