Tag Archives: Pontus Lindwall

Betsson rides high on global profile following record Q3 performance

Betsson AB has continued its strong 2020 momentum after the Stockholm-listed online gambling group backed its domestic and international prospects closing year-end trading.  Publishing its Q3 2020 trading update, Betsson recorded group revenues of SEK 1.67 billion (€161m), up 31% on corresponding 2019’s SEK 1.27 billion.   Driving performance, Betsson noted a record 46% increase in active customers across its online …

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Online casino and safer gambling under the spotlight on SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital’s final day

SBC Summit Barcelona - Day Four Preview

SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital will draw to a close on Friday 11 September with a roster of senior executive speakers sharing their vision for the future of the online casino sector and on working together to develop ideas to improve player protection.  Delegates attending the final day of the betting & gaming industry’s largest ever virtual conference and exhibition …

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SBC provides the best speaker line-up of 2020 – direct to your desk

SBC Summit Barcelona - Digital

The sports betting industry has been advised to prepare for the biggest virtual gambling event in history next week – SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital. SBC’s Founder and CEO Rasmus Sojmark is encouraging everyone to plan their week very carefully, otherwise they risk missing some of the expert insight that will be shared over the course of the week.  He …

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Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom

Betsson AB has published its 2020 interim results stating that it has ‘delivered all-time highs in revenues under the most challenging conditions’. The Stockholm-listed online gambling group praised its swift actions undertaken during March, which allowed the company to continue to ‘execute the strategic priorities’ as part of its ongoing transformation programme. Trading under unprecedented circumstances, Betsson recorded Q2 2020 …

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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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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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Swedish leadership hits back at Shekarabi’s ‘torpedo orders’

The Chief Executives of Sweden’s leading online gambling businesses have written to the government urging for the suspension of temporary deposit restrictions sanctioned by the Ministry of Health & Social Affairs. A letter co-signed by Pontus Lindwall (Betsson), Henrik Tjärnström (Kindred Group), Gustaf Hagman (LeoVegas), Therese Hillman (NetEnt AB) and Ulrik Bengtsson (William Hill Plc / Mr Green) – urged …

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B2B plans on hold for Betsson despite strong Q1 opening

Betsson AB has reported a strong opening to 2020 trading, as the company moves to significantly expand its B2C portfolio and sportsbook capacities. Publishing its Q1 2020 trading update for the three month period ending 31 March, Betsson recorded group revenues of SEK 1,417m (€130m) – up 7% on corresponding Q1 2019’s SEK 1,333m. Betsson attributed growth during the period …

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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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Betsson AB sees no home comforts closing tough 2019

Publishing its full-year 2019 results, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB details that it has achieved its strategic goals in a year of tough industry challenges and corporate adjustments. Tougher operating conditions within its Nordic home markets and the Netherlands see Betsson record a 5% decrease in group revenues to SEK 5,173m / €493m (FY2018: SEK 5,419m). Lower group revenues …

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