Tag Archives: Sweden

Hakan Hallstedt resignation spreads fear of further Swedish regulatory delays

Swedish gambling stakeholders have been left in limbo regarding the country’s path towards a regulated online gambling market following the departure of Hakan Hallstedt as Director General of Lotteriinspektionen, Sweden’s national gambling regulator. Last Friday, Lotteriinspektionen governance confirmed that Hallstedt would not be renewing his tenure as Director General, as he had accepted a placement as Judge for the Blekinge District, …

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Big Game Hunting…Kindred Group targets Norwegian & Swedish ‘high rollers’ with Storspiller.com launch

Entering 2017, Stockholm-listed Kindred Group (formerly Unibet Group Plc) has today confirmed the launch of new online casino brand, Storspiller.com. Launching the new brand, Kindred marketing detailed that Storspiller.com would be directed towards Norwegian and Swedish market ‘high rollers’. Storspiller.com will be added to Kindred’s large portfolio of online gambling/betting brands targeting the lucrative Scandinavian market. “You will find high …

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Spiffx enters African market with Cheza Gaming

Lennart Gillberg 2016 & Cheza Gaming

Spiffx has entered the African market after signing a deal to launch its B2B white label product, Take5Live, on regional sports betting and gaming operator Cheza Gaming. As a first step for the partnership, Take5Live, a game based on Spiffx market activity that allows customers to place bets on there being a goal within the next five minutes, will be …

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Unibet tops gambling operators for TV advert spend in Sweden

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Figures released by Sifo Advertising Measurements showed that Unibet was the top gambling operator for TV advertising spend in Sweden during the first 11 months of 2016. Produced in conjunction with Dagens Media, the figures show that online gambling companies, including state-owned monopoly Svenska Spel, spent big on Swedish advertising platforms. However, Unibet topped the lot with an outlay of …

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BetOnFinance.com launches CEO ‘sack race’ markets

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Financial betting site BetOnFinance.com has launched a new game allowing players to bet on which CEO will depart next. Punters have long been able to bet on the next football manager to get the sack, and now BetOnFinance is giving its customers the opportunity to predict the next CEO to leave their current company, allowing them to bet on one of …

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Cheshire-based player wins €7.4 million on NetEnt slot game

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The Stockholm-listed casino games provider NetEnt AB has changed another life after a BGO player from the UK won €7.4 million on its Mega Fortune Dreams slot. The Cheshire-based player picked up the €7,437,199.55 windfall, becoming an instant multi-millionaire from a bet of just £1.25. His first plan for the ‘life-changing’ sum of money is to take his children on …

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Lennart Gillberg – Spiffx – What 2016 meant to me

Lennart Gillberg 2016 & Cheza Gaming

SBC News caught up with Spiffx founder Lennart Gillberg to reflect on an eventful 2016 in the sports betting industry, and a breakthrough year for his betting exchange company. Favourite Memory of 2016 Launching the first version of the Take5Live app during Euro 2016. Take5Live is an engaging game based on Spiffx market activity that allows customers to place bets on …

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Go West…Catena Media acquires US online gambling assets

Updating the market, Stockholm Nasdaq-listed Catena Media has entered the regulated US online gambling market by confirming the acquisition of licensed affiliate website assets from three separate US founders. Specifying acquisition details, Catena governance stated that it had agreed to pay an upfront cash and shares deal valued at $15 million, with 25% of the deal being settled through a …

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Cherry eyes Nordic takeover with full buyout of ComeOn shares

The governance of Cherry Gaming AB has confirmed that it has executed its right to acquire the remaining 51% of shares in European igaming operator ComeOn Malta (ComeOn). Last July, Cherry had acquired 49% of equity in ComeOn for a shares + cash combination valued at €80 million. Moving to buy ComeOn outright, Cherry governance detailed this morning that it …

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Spiffx launches Take5Live product on Cardinal House and 21Bet

Stockholm listed betting exchange Spiffx has signed a joint venture agreement with leading Australian operator Cardinal House to roll out Take5Live and Spiffindex to the Australian and Asian market. Take5Live is an engaging game based on Spiffx market activity that allows customers to place bets on there being a goal within the next five minutes at pre-determined odds. Spiffindex is …

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