The state is selling Hotel Zagorje, a former political school in Kumrovec

first_imgThe Ministry of State Property has published a public call for bids for the purchase of real estate owned by the Republic of Croatia, ie Hotel Zagorje, a former political school in Kumrovec. Hotel Zagorje “has a total gross construction area of ​​11.310,00 m2 distributed on four floors and a gross volume of 34.464,20 m2. The starting price is HRK 11.960.000,00, while the deadline for submitting bids is May 07, 2019. So far, according to unofficial information, there has been investor interest in the said hotel, even specific inquiries from Chinese investors. But now the public call is open and the first interest for the investor will be seen, there is no more talk, only officially. center_img Attachment: Public invitation for submission of bids for the purchase of real estate owned by the Republic of Croatia – Hotel Zagorjelast_img read more

European TV & Sports rocked by Comcast £30 billion takeover of Sky

first_img Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share Share The landscape of European media and sports is set to be disrupted, as this weekend US telecoms and entertainment giant Comcast won the blind-bid to take majority control of Sky Plc.Tabling a £29.7 billion offer at £17.29 per share, Comcast won the blind auction for Sky hosted by the UK Takeover Panel, completing European Media’s biggest ever acquisition.Led by Chief Executive Brian L Roberts, Comcast outgunned Rupert Murdoch’s Fox and Walt Disney backed £15.60 offer, valuing Sky assets at £26.5 billion.The agreed transaction sees Comcast end a high-stakes two-year bidding war for Sky assets, which will see the US conglomerate significantly expand its European footprint, securing circa 23 million pay-TV customers across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Italy.This week, business eyes will be focused on Rupert Murdoch who maintains a 39% stake in Sky Plc, through 21st Century Fox, his entertainment vehicle acquired last July by Walt Disney & Co for $70 billion.Having gained shareholder approval, today Comcast will begin its purchase of Sky shares, seeking to secure 51% of the European media firm by 11 October.Media rumours are rife with regards to Disney and Murdoch’s position over the 39% Sky stake. Disney’s pursuit of 21st Century Fox, was primarily led by the desire to acquire the media firm’s film and TV assets, helping Disney become the world’s largest entertainment operator.At £17.29 per share, Disney may seek to cash-in on Sky’s pay-TV assets. However, rumours circulate that Murdoch may choose to tender a sum of the equity independently through his Fox enterprise, maintaining a significant influence in Sky, the broadcast company he founded in 1989.At present, little is known with regards to Comcast’s future plans for Sky assets and how the US conglomerate will structure its operations to tackle the European TV markets.On Sunday Brian L Roberts confirmed to the Financial Times that Jeremy Darroch would remain as Group CEO of Sky and that he wanted the pay-TV firm to maintain its independence as new Comcast asset. Submit EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

Online casino on “strong footing” to absorb live sports return

first_imgShare Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 StumbleUpon Alberto Alfieri: Leading the way for Gamingtec’s B2C growth August 25, 2020 SBC News caught up with Soft2Bet CEO Boris Chaikin to discuss whether the recent spike in online casino activity during the break from live sports events could be sustained as Europe’s biggest football leagues kick back into action.Chaikin was asked if the traffic for online casino games – beneficiaries of the COVID-19 pandemic (at least relative to sports betting) – would drop significantly with a more ‘normal’ availability of sports to bet on, rubber stamped by this week’s Premier League resumption. “Yes and no,” he replied. “Casino traffic will be lower but not because of the return of live sports. When people resume their usual lives, they will no longer have the leisure time available during lockdown to enjoy online casino entertainment. “Budgets could be constrained too, due to the anticipated economic consequences of the pandemic and job pause experienced by a significant proportion of the population. “That is not to say that we will see a major drop off in volumes, however; since customer acquisition and engagement over the last few weeks has put us on a strong footing.”Chaikin noted that the Bundesliga, the first of the major football leagues to return, had brought about a significant increase in traffic for sports betting, but not instigated a significant decline in online casino traffic.He admitted that the Premier League is likely to tilt the global casino-sports betting balance to a greater extent than the Bundesliga, but added that he hoped that sports bettors would “continue to enjoy the products they were introduced to during lockdown alongside betting on sports, albeit less frequently, than abandon them entirely”.Chaikin also reiterated that the COVID-19 crisis has magnified the need for gambling operators – and white label providers such as Soft2Bet – to diversify their offering in terms of non-mainstream content, casino games and traditional sports betting favourites.Referring to COVID-19 as a ‘black swan’ that no one expected, he explained: “Navigating the crisis has taught us some valuable lessons that will help shape how the industry moves on, not least the importance of product diversification and versatility.”He added that while online casino as a sector may appear “less vulnerable” than its sports betting counterpart, these ‘unprecedented times’ – combined with regulatory rumblings in the background – dictate that one vertical is never necessarily more stable than another.Gazing into his crystal ball for igaming’s short to mid-term future, he predicted: “The appearance of new solutions, not only for cross-selling but in attracting new players to igaming, will continue to develop in the coming months and drive strategies going forward.”last_img read more

Víctor Sánchez del Amo meets with Molina at the FEF

first_imgVíctor Sánchez del Amo was on Thursday meeting at the headquarters of the Federation (RFEF) with the sports director of the institution, José Francisco Molina. The president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, offered Victor a position in the technical structure of the RFEF when he was fired from Malaga after a sex video with him they wanted to extort him. For now, regarding this crime, the National Police has already arrested six people. For his part, the technician claims that his dismissal be declared void, compensation of 600,000 euros for moral damages and readmission at his job. The meeting between Víctor Sánchez del Amo and José Francisco Molina has taken place in the sports director’s office. In the federal facilities was also the coach, Luis Enrique, which this Thursday will witness live the Copa del Rey match that will face Real Madrid and Real Sociedad at the Bernabéu. The relationship between Luis Enrique and Víctor is magnificent, although it was Víctor Sánchez del Amo who he went up to the first team that then led Capello to cover the gap left by Luis Enrique, what he distanced himself from Madrid before signing for Barça after an economic disagreement with Lorenzo Sanz, former president of Madrid.last_img read more