Tag Archives: Sportium

Winner Group & Sportium merger sees CIRSA transform its Colombia vision 

Blackstone-owned Grupo CIRSA has reorganised its Colombian market presence, allowing its Winner Group CIRSA casino subsidiary to take control of the Sportium Colombia brand.  The move was sanctioned as CIRSA aims to support Winner Group’s ambitions to become ‘Colombia’s leading gambling operator for land-based and online gambling disciplines’. Established in 1997, CIRSA’s Winner Group subsidiary operates 72 gambling venues (arcades, …

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CIRSA improves trading outlook following positive LatAm reopenings

Grupo CIRSA, the Blackstone-owned Spanish gambling group, revealed that 2021 trading is ‘on par with company expectations’ as its global land-based units continue to be impacted by COVID circumstances.  Publishing a Q1 2021 trading overview, the CIRSA registered group operating profits of €28.6 million, generated from corporate revenues totalling €156 million. CIRSA underscored that period operating profits were generated against …

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CIRSA stands by global portfolio despite €255 million loss

Grupo CIRSA, Spain’s largest gambling operator, has published its 2020 financial accounts, revealing group-wide operating losses of €255 million.  CIRSA, which is fully owned by US private equity fund Blackstone Group, cites that its financial performance had ‘rebounded’ during the second half of 2020 trading, as the company posted a better than anticipated full-year EBITDA of €126 million. Nevertheless, CIRSA …

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Blackstone reviews CIRSA options as pandemic wipes out IPO potential

US private equity fund Blackstone Group has moved to safeguard its investment in Spanish gambling operator Grupo CIRSA purchasing €120 million of the firm’s debt notes. Last week, CIRSA published headline Q1 trading figures, revealing that company growth had been wiped out during March, with the company being forced to shut down its entire retail presence across Spain and South …

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CIRSA focuses on Spanish reopening following Q1 wipeout

CIRSA has reported that strong January and February growth was wiped-out by Coronavirus circumstances, which forced the Spanish gambling operator to shut down its entire retail gambling presence. The Blackstone Group owned operator reported that company performance had been in-line with expectations until March, as Q1 operating revenues declined by 6% to €355 million. Publishing its top-line results, CIRSA revealed …

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Sportium upgrades entire security infrastructure with Dell EMC

Sportium, the flagship bookmaker property of Spanish gambling conglomerate Grupo CIRSA, has completed a network securities upgrade led by multinational IT infrastructure and engineering group Dell EMC. The project saw Sportium revamp its entire IT securities infrastructure operating across its network of 3,000 retail betting points servicing +8,000 wagering terminals. Sportium’s systems upgrade was led by Dell EMC’s technology security …

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Sportium declares its ‘Panama intent’ for 2020

Spanish bookmaker Sportium has confirmed that it will enter Panama’s sports betting marketplace in 2020, and plans to launch 20 new betting points across the nation. Accompanied by Panama’s most famous sporting son, boxing legend Roberto ‘Hands of Stone’ Duran, last week Sportium leadership held a conference in Panama City’s Majestic Casino – a property which will serve as one of …

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CIRSA gains competition clearance on Sportium takeover

Spain’s Competition & Markets Authority (CNMC) will allow Grupo CIRSA to acquire bookmaker Sportium outright, permitting the Blackstone owned operator the right to purchase Ladbrokes 50% joint-venture shareholding. The CNMC had been forced to review CIRSA’s pending €70 million acquisition of Ladbrokes JV stake in Sportium, which would see CIRSA control Spain’s biggest wagering network made-up of 3,000 retail betting …

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GVC Holdings confirms Sportium JV disposal

FTSE100 GVC Holdings has this morning disclosed that it will sell its 50% stake in Spanish bookmaker Sportium to joint-venture partner Grupo CIRSA for €70 million. GVC secures its interest in Sportium, through its ownership of Ladbrokes, who in 2007 launched Sportium entering a 50/50 partnership with CIRSA. Last May, Spanish business news sources reported that CIRSA had filed a …

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Sportium delivers on Andalusian racing promise

Sportium the Spanish market joint-venture of Ladbrokes and Grupo Cirsa has announced a new dawn for Andalusian racing opening its new wagering property at the ‘Gran Hipódromo Dos Hermanas’ racetrack. Last November Sportium announced that it had secured an exclusive partnership with Dos Hermanas operator AHD Iberia, moving to revamp the historic Andalusian racetrack’s entire wagering capacity. Citing a number …

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