Tag Archives: Valencia

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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Spain bans gambling shirt sponsorships

Gambling companies will no longer be permitted to appear as front-of-shirt sponsors for La Liga clubs next season, according to a report in El Pais. Spanish Minister of Consumer Affairs Alberto Garzón has proposed a series of new draconian measures which will toughen up regulations on betting companies, including restrictions to sponsorship agreements and advertising exposure. Currently, eight clubs in …

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Valencia moves to revamp its autonomous gambling code

Valencia becomes the latest Spanish autonomous region to update its laws governing gambling establishments operating within its municipality. Concluding its plenary session, Valencia’s municipal government ‘Generalitat Valenciana‘ confirmed that it had given approval to drafting the ‘Ley del Juego’ bill, moving to establish measures preventing minors from accessing gambling halls and implementing further support programs tackling problem gambling. In its …

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7 football players implicated in Spanish match fixing investigation

An investigation has found up to seven players and a criminal gang guilty of match fixing during a game between Valladolid and Valencia, with a number of matches investigated during the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 seasons. The match between two-goal win over Valladolid landed Valencia a spot in the Champions League for the next season. However, both goals in the tie …

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Trio of appointments to bring added strength to the TIU

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The Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) has announced a strengthening of its investigative, intelligence and educational capabilities, with the addition of a new trio of staff members. Responsible for enforcing the zero tolerance policy on betting related corruption encapsulating all professional tennis on a worldwide basis, the TIU states that the fresh appointments add greater depth, expertise and capability to the …

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OPTIMA continues to build on prosperous year

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Seville based supplier of platforms, OPTIMA has built on what has so far been a potentially record breaking year, by recording another successful month. At the EXPOJOC in Valencia earlier in the month, the company introduced a new range of platforms that have undoubtedly aided the growth that OPTIMA has  enjoyed. The new product range follow on from OPTIMA’s plans …

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OPTIMA to present multi-channel gaming platform at EXPOJOC

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Spanish-based sports betting and gaming provider OPTIMA will introduce its MGS multi-channel gaming platform at EXPOJOC 2017 in Valencia (13-14 June). OPTIMA said that visitors to its EXPOJOC booth (B-7) will be able to see a complete range of products, designed for operators who want to contract an independent platform which they can develop in a personalised way without sharing …

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Bwin nets hattrick of La Liga betting sponsorships

FTSE-listed GVC Holdings European online betting subsidiary Bwin has moved to aggressively expand its profile and coverage within the Spanish betting market targeting football marketing. In the past week, the bookmaker has announced three new betting sponsorships with La Liga football clubs’ Valencia CF, Sevilla FC and Atletico Madrid, three of Spain’s most high-profile clubs. Last week, Bwin marketing announced …

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