23_2020.gif
23_2020.gif
23_2020.gif

Turkish football chairman and Scientific Games make best bid for Turkey’s sole operator

By Nathan Joyes

The company owned by the Turkish Football Federation Chairman, Yildirim Demiroren, has put in the highest bid to operate the country’s sole betting company, Iddaa.

According to NTV, Demiroren Holding has teamed up with supplier Scientific Games (forming the subsidiary Sans Girisim) to make the best offer of taking a 0.2% share of revenues.

Demiroren Holding is owned by the current chairman of the Turkish Football Federation and owns the vast majority of media outlets across Turkey.

The other main bidder was the Inteltek joint venture between Intralot and Turkish mobile phone operator Turkcell, which offered to take 0.5% commission.

All other betting and gambling platforms apart from Iddaa are currently prohibited within Turkey.

This was the second round of the tender, with the final decision on the outcome being given later this week.

TAGS:

Share This Post


NEWS SPONSOR
2020_19_gig.gif

More News

The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has announced that Safer Gambling Week 2020 will take place from 19th to 25th November. The six-day event, a rebrand of the Responsible Gambling Week of...




It’s almost expected for any newly re-regulated market to experience a few growing pains. However, the Swedish market has had more than its fair share. Since its re-regulation on 1 January...