Number Crunching - Everton, Dortmund and GambleAware

Number Crunching - Everton, Dortmund and GambleAware

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
A breakdown of some of the more interesting figures to emerge from the gambling industry in the past seven days.

€3 million - The per year partnership between Bwin and Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund. The deal will see Bwin become a feature marketing partner of one of the most famous German footbal clubs. The Bwin brand will be displayed prominently throughout the Westfalenstadion which houses one of football’s truly unique sights in ‘the wall’. 

$12 million - The funding secured by San Francisco-based WinView Games. WinView games is a start up that aims to revolutionise viewer engagement and participation with live sporting events. The company announced that it had secured $12 million of Series B funding. The funds generated will be used to develop new features, bolster internal resources and add further sports content. 

£8 million - The record amount of money raised by industry charity GambleAware in the 12 months ending 31st March 2017. Although it’s a record, it still falls a whopping 20% below the target set by the Responsible Gaming Strategy Board. 

€50 million - The amount of money that Catena governance has announced it may release in a ‘tap issue’, from its secured maximum €100 million bond. It comes as the Stockholm listed company looks to review its funding options for its ongoing mergers and acquisition strategy which the firm has executed in the last two years. As consolidation in the affiliate market increases, Catena Media is looking to place itself at the forefront. 

5 years - The length of the sponsorship deal that will see SportPesa appear on Everton’s shirts. The partnership has been described as the biggest commercial partnership in the club’s 140-year history. It comes after recent news that SportPesa is to base its European headquarters in Liverpool, opting for the Merseyside location over the likes of London, Manchester and Madrid.

€280 million - The total consideration for Malta-based online gambling operator ComeOn as Cherry AB confirm that they have completed the outright acquisition of the company. Cherry governance informed the market that it completed the 100% takeover of all ComeOn related assets for a total consideration of €280 million, from which the firm’s initial €80 million payment has been deducted. 60% will be paid via cash and 40% new shares combination. 


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