Greek woes hit bwin.party profits
Revealing a 21 per cent drop in revenues in Q3, bwin.party said a block on access to its products in Greece was a factor and would continue to affect revenue and profit this year.
As revenues fell to €145.7m, bwin.party blamed action by the Greek authorities to block access to over 400 gaming sites including its own, adding that the move would have a modest net impact on revenue and EBITDA this year.
Norbert Teufelberger, bwin.party CEO, said: "As we expected, our underlying third-quarter performance appears to have represented the floor in what has been a transitional year for the group.”
He added that the effects of the Greek dispute would be offset by full-year 2013 cost savings of more than €70m.
Swedish online gambling group Cherry AB has acquired 71 per cent of the shares of the Malta-based Almor Holding, which specialises in online casino in German-speaking markets.
Online gaming harm minimisation specialist Playscan has merged into Sweden’s state-owned lottery and largest gaming operator, Svenska Spel, with immediate effect.
Payment specialist SafeCharge is once again a sponsor of the World Gaming Executive Summit in Barcelona.
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