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Merkur begins Polish journey by overhauling Totolotek assets

Merkur Sportwetten, the sports betting subsidiary of German gambling conglomerate Gauselmann AG, has begun its rebrand and restructuring of newly acquired Polish asset Totolotek SA. Last April, Merkur acquired Polish heritage bookmaker Totolotek outright from Greek gambling group Intralot SA, targeting Poland as the fifth active market for Merkur’s sports betting expansion. Merkur governance details that from this July ‘the …

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BetFan sets top five target for Poland’s online betting market

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BetFan has set a target of “three to four years” to secure its place in the top five for licensed online bookmakers in Poland. The Warsaw-based operator wants to stand out for its diverse offering of bets – up to 1.5 million different bets each month – and for innovative solutions that guarantee both fast payouts and a simple/automated registration …

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Niko Steinkrauß, Merkur Sportwetten: The Polish sports betting market will pose some challenges

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Last week, Merkur Sportwetten GmbH grew its European and Polish presence by announcing that it was acquiring Warsaw-based Totolotek SA. Merkur Sportwetten operates as a subsidiary of the Espelkamp-based Gauselmann Group, consolidating the group’s national and international operations. SBC spoke to the CEO of Merkur Sportwetten Niko Steinkrauß to discuss the new acquisition and the challenges in navigating a new …

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Ekstraklasa launches broadcasting rights tender for operators

Top-tier Polish football league Ekstraklasa has launched its tender to offer sportsbook operators the chance to purchase live broadcasting rights for fixtures during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The initial tender sale will solely focus upon offering domestic rights, with a fresh tender covering international broadcast rights hoped to be launched following the conclusion of the 2018/19 season. The league’s …

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Mateusz Juroszek: Building the STS brand outside of Poland

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It was confirmed late last week that STS, the biggest bookmaker in Poland, was ready to enter 11 new European markets – including the UK and Germany – after reaching a deal with BetConstruct for the provision of both sports betting and gaming content. Just a few days on, we caught up with Mateusz Juroszek, CEO of STS, to discuss …

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TotalCasino launch sees Playtech up Polska profile with Totalizator Sportowy

FTSE-listed gambling technology group Playtech Plc has announced the launch of TotalCasino (TotalCasino.pl) – Poland’s first regulated online casino in partnership with state-owned national lottery operator Totalizator Sportowy. Entering 2018, Playtech had been selected by Totalizator Sportowy as its lead digital systems provider, with the legacy Polish operator seeking to expand its services. Totalizator Sportowy has run Poland’s lottery services for …

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Polish “trendsetter” STS launches mobile esports section

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Star-Typ Sport (STS), the first Polish bookmaker to introduce esports betting in 2014, has now added an esports section to its mobile application. The new STS section, available on both Android and iOS, will enable its players to engage with tournaments in Poland and those organised abroad through a wide range of live bets. The apps have been designed to …

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SB Betting strikes the right retail balance with forBET

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SB Betting has put the early success of its self-service betting terminal (SSBT) rollout in Poland down to finding the right balance between retail and online betting. In August, the Malta-based sports betting software provider concluded nine months of development by releasing a new two-screened SSBT for one of its Polish clients, forBET – one of just six sports betting …

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Q3 bounce back sees bet-at-home recover its 2018 expectations

The governance of Frankfurt Xetra-listed bet-at-home AG has detailed a significant upturn in its Q3 2018 trading (period ending 30 September), as the company remains confident of delivering its full-year 2018 expectations. Updating investors, bet-at-home reveals a ‘record-breaking’ Q3 2018 EBITDA of €13 million, as the operator benefitted from its ‘intensified marketing measures’ executed for World Cup Russia 2018 during …

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Witamy! Cherry launches PZBuk as first Polish property

Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Cherry AB has announced the launch of its first polish market property, launching sportsbook PZBuk – PZBuk.pl. In its July 2018 interim update, Cherry governance announced that it would enter the regulated Polish online gambling market having been granted an operator license by Poland’s Ministry of Finance. Adhering to Polish gambling laws, Cherry AB has …

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