Tag Archives: Sweden

Strategic product Investments reap H1 2017 rewards for Betsson AB

Stockholm-listed European online gambling group Betsson AB has detailed a strong six month opening to 2017, driven by ‘organic growth’ in its Scandinavian and Western markets, as the company continues to support its operations with strategic product investments. Presenting its H1 2017 trading update (period ending 30 June), Betsson would detail all ‘core metric gains’ on corresponding 2016 period performance, …

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Oskar Mühlbach – Garbo – Taking a niche product into a crowded industry

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Mr Green chief venture officer (CVO) Oskar Mühlbach has been tasked with relaunching Garbo.com, the company’s female player focused online casino brand. We caught up with Mühlbach to discuss his plans for the Swedish target market, providing a customer-centric experience and standing out within a crowded industry. SBC: With the relaunch of this product, what have you done differently and …

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Play’n GO hires Stuart Trigwell as UK commercial lead

Swedish industry games and content provider Play’n GO has moved to strengthen its UK commercial operations by appointing Stuart Trigwell as its new UK Sales Manager. Trigwell joins Play’n GO having served as UK Director of Sales for international betting systems Global Bet (2015 -2017). He will be charged with leading Play’n GO UK industry commercial partnerships; a key area …

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Sporting Index boosts B2B arm acquiring Touchbet risk management systems

Spread betting operator Sporting Index Group, has this morning announced that it has agreed to acquire Touchbet, an industry provider of trading and risk management services. Issuing a market update, Sporting Index stated that the undisclosed sum acquisition aimed to enhance its B2B division Sporting Solutions, optimising the firm’s Risk Management Services (RMS) capabilities. Founded in 2006 Sweden and Malta-based …

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Ladies First…Mr Green relaunches Garbo.com

Nordic Nasdaq-listed European online gambling group Mr Green & Co (Mr Green) has announced the relaunch of its female player focused online casino brand Garbo – Garbo.com. Named after iconic Swedish-American film actress Greta Garbo, Garbo.com formed part of Mr Green acquisitions undertaken in 2014. However, the female-focused brand was put on hold as Mr Green management expanded its flagship properties. …

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Newly reformed Sper becomes trade association for Swedish marketplace

As Sweden prepares to re-regulate its gambling market, allowing for newly licensed online betting operators, gaming ethics council Speletiska Rådet (Sper) has announced that it has reformed its body to become an industry trade association. Previously acting as a sector ethics council, Sper focused on implementing best practices and consumer protections for Swedish state-owned gaming enterprises. However, Sper CEO Jenny …

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Jesper Kärrbrink – Mr Green – An entertainment focus for Sportsbook 2.0 development

Mr Green

In June of last year, Mr Green launched its Kambi-powered sportsbook product in time for UEFA Euro 2016. Less than a year on, we caught up with the company’s CEO Jesper Kärrbrink, a speaker at the recent Betting on Football conference, to discuss operational challenges of the launch, balancing the revenue potential of the sportsbook with increased associated costs, and a newly …

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Lotteriinspektionen appoints Camilla Rosenberg to acting Director General as National Gambling review enters ‘crucial period’

Sweden’s gambling regulator Lotteriinspektionen, has confirmed the appointment of Camilla Rosenberg as Acting Director General, as Swedish Parliament reviews its national gambling framework. Updating industry stakeholders, Lotteriinspektionen governance confirmed that Rosenberg who has acted as internal Head of Operations will takeover leadership of the regulator as of 15 May. The appointment sees Rosenberg replace Haken Hallstedt as Director General, who …

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iGB Affiliate – Inaugural NAC Stockholm conference sold out

Industry marketing news source and event organiser iGB Affiliate has announced that tickets to its first ever Nordic Affiliate Conference (NAC) in Stockholm have sold out ahead of schedule. Seeking to push insight, opinion and debate on the Nordic industry affiliate landscape, NAC will bring together key affiliates, media agencies, advertising networks and operators discussing the lucrative Scandinavian igaming/betting market. …

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Sweden awaits Lotteriinspektionen gambling report

Swedish gambling regulatory body Lotteriinspektionen will today publish its commissioned report, detailing provisions for a potential national regulated gambling framework. Swedish MPs and industry stakeholders have eagerly awaited the report, which was commissioned by the government in 2015 for the purpose of commencing a license-based system for gambling operators. In January, fears arose of further industry regulatory delays following the …

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