Tag Archives: Portugal

Rank confirms Portuguese expansion for YoBingo asset

London-listed Rank Group Plc has confirmed that it will expand its Spanish gambling asset ‘YoBingo’ within Portugal’s regulated online gambling marketplace. Publishing Rank’s interim trading results last week, corporate governance highlighted YoBingo as a star performer for the firm’s digital division, generating net-gaming-revenues of £13 million combined with an operating profit of £1.6 million. Issuing a strategic update, Chief Executive …

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Betclic takes aim at Santa Casa in latest Portuguese advertising campaign

French betting group Betclic has courted controversy after launching its new Portuguese advertising campaign ‘Censurado – (Censored)’ featuring popular comedian António Raminhos. The integrated campaign, which features the slogan ‘The ad that TV could not approve’, sees Raminhos ‘bleeped out’ on TV formats as he tries to explain the benefits of wagering on Betclic against Placard– the digital property of Portuguese …

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Play’n GO confirms Portuguese market presence

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Play’n GO has pulled off the latest in a series of expansion plans after securing the certification to provide its content to operators in the Portuguese market. The company said that more expansion is “set to come” to follow a very successful 2018 and moves into both Sweden and the Philippines already this year. The launch also coincides with the …

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EGBA – Unworkable Portuguese Tax code is endangering national consumers

As Portuguese business news sources report that around 75% of national online gambling consumers are wagering with unlicensed operators, the European Gaming & Betting Association (EGBA) has urged Portugal’s government to rethink its industry taxation policies. The EGBA has deemed Portugal’s current ‘turnover & revenue tax policy’ as unworkable for foreign operators, and which have further created an unappealing market …

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Sportradar extends Portuguese Football partnership

Sportradar and the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) have announced the renewal and extension of the pair’s exclusive integrity partnership for three further years with the newly-created Liga Reveleção, now part of the agreement. As part of the existing partnership with the FPF, Sportradar Integrity Services already monitored the third-tier Campeonato de Portugal football division, the first and second rounds of …

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Dave Hammond: “The SBTech culture is one of winning and driving expansion”

Earlier this month, Dave Hammond left his role as B2B Divisions Director at Paddy Power Betfair to take up the reign as COO of SBTech, charged with driving growth through 2019 and beyond. Following the appointment we spoke to Hammond regarding the transition, personal and company-wide ambitions, the future of online sports betting and much more. ____________________ SBC: Why was …

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Winning Post – Change on the horizon for South Africa

Regulus Partners, the strategic consultancy focused on international gambling and related industries, takes a look at some key developments for the gambling industry in its ‘Winning Post’ column. South Africa: National Gambling Amendment Bill – if at first you don’t succeed… The National Gambling Amendment Bill 2018 (first tabled in September 2016 but much changed since then) looks like it …

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Luckia points to a ‘cautious approach’ for Portuguese market entry

Spanish gambling group Luckia (Grupo Egasa) has confirmed that it will expand its commercial operations within Portugal, having been granted a license to operate sports betting and gambling provisions by Portuguese authorities. Closing its 2017 accounts, in which the Galician operator recorded group revenues €500 million, Luckia governance states that ‘Portugal will be the firm’s next new market destination’. However, …

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BetVictor’s Million Pound Bet scooped by 17,042/1 shot

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Online gaming organisation BetVictor has concluded its World Cup Million Pound Bet campaign, which has seen one unnamed lucky punter land a bet with odds of 17,042/1 to come out on top. Rewarding the customer with the largest winning bet with the biggest odds across any World Cup market, the triumphant customer, who requested to remain anonymous, placed the winning …

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Playtech continues Portuguese expansion

Omni-channel betting and gaming supplier Playtech has detailed the launch of Placard.pt, a venture by Portugal’s largest online gaming and betting operator, Sociedade de Apostas Sociais (“SAS”). The launch follows Playtech striking a landmark deal for SAS to use its IMS player management platform and new Playtech BGT Sports (“PBS”) online sportsbook offering earlier this year. Now live, Placard becomes …

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