Anders Ström launched in 1997 a sports gambling operator for Swedish gamblers that would give them the chance to stake over the phone. The company was called Unibet. The Swedish sportsbook belongs nowadays to Kindred Group Plc. His company has grown over the years, establishing itself as a well-respected international bookmaker. Thus, Ström announced earlier this year that at the end of his current tenure as the non-executive chairman, he would leave the company.
During the first two years of its inception, Unibet saw its first major growth; having a dual-language, English and Swedish, website and an expansion in Malta. The acclaimed Swedish gaming operator is now the largest online gambling company to be listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange; known nowadays as the Nasdaq Stockholm AB exchange.
Ström explained in his statement that: “Some years ago I made the promise to myself that before my 50th birthday, I would start to disengage from the forward positions in the companies that I am invested in, and spend more time managing the investments as such and with my family.”
Ström turned 50 and is ready to depart. He continued saying that: “Kindred has undertaken a fantastic journey during the 23 years that have passed since I founded its most well-known brand, Unibet, and has developed into a great company with almost 30 million players, 1,600 employees, and with excellent further opportunities of growth with the right strategies and focus. Hence, I look forward to taking part in such a growth in value as an owner and investor.”
Why choose Unibet
- 10,000 Live Events/Month
- 300+ Extra Markets for Elite Leagues
- Bet Builder
- Request A Bet
- Cash Out
- Fast Markets
- Mobile App
- 24/7 Customer Support
Unibet needs no introduction, even for newbies, after 20+ years of experience in the betting industry. The brand provides exceptional services in strategically regulated markets, like Australia and Italy, licensed by MGA and UKGC, among other local permits. The massive range of 40+ sports, 250,000 yearly events, and 10,000 monthly ones secures several alternative options for their million bettors. The odds for high-profile leagues, like the English Premier League and the NBA, create an attractive Sportsbook alongside handy features like Live Streaming, Bet Builder, Request A Bet, and Cash Out. The Live Chat is available 24/7, and the website offers 15 languages. However, I have noticed that the in-play prices and the odds for secondary and lower-tier leagues have a downfall, while the absences of Partial/Auto Cash Out and Quick Bet services are notable. The winning limits are high, and the payment methods offer alternatives, but two significant drawbacks are the need for cryptocurrencies and a quicker response to E-mail requests. I also firmly believe that the app is one of the most modern in the industry. Overall, Unibet is a safe bookmaker, ideal for recreational bettors, with several valuable services for them.