19/04/2018 | Just a few days before the awaited event, organizer Clarion Gaming confirmed the agenda of the 2018 edition of the Brasilian Gaming Congress, which will bring together local and international experts that will inform and discuss the prospects of the Brazilian gaming market and its current process of legalization. GBM is the Official Publication Partner of the event. Download the complete agenda here.
19/04/2018 | With a know-how of more than 15 years in this sector, WeContent Digital Marketing CEO Nelson Romanini Neto talks with GMB a few days after his participation in BgC 218. "The goal will be to discuss the paths to follow the rules of advertising for gaming in Brazil. I intend to address some topics that I think are fundamental in this discussion, such as responsible gambling, for example," he says.
19/04/2018 | Leo De Biase has 20 years of experience in gaming and technology areas and joined ESL, world's largest eSports firm, in November 2016. The Brazilian market moved US$655.3m in 2017 and the projection is that it will exceed US$1bn by 2019. The expert will participate in the event organized by Clarion Gaming (May 30–June 1 in Miami), where he will explain the growth of eSports in Brazil and give a worldwide panorama.
19/04/2018 | The footballer of the Argentine national team, former Barcelona, who now plays for China's Hebei Fortune, will take over the electronic sports platform of the Superliga Argentina (SAF) through the company eSports Planet, of which he has been an investor since last March. The official announcement will be next week. There would be three categories of competition and would start in August, along with the Argentine soccer championship. Austrian brand Red Bull signed to be the main sponsor.
19/04/2018 | Japan’s ruling coalition will submit its plan for large-scale casino resorts to parliament on April 27, as it pushes to get an approval for a project expected to generate billions of dollars for the country. The information was confirmed by Chikako Ikeda, an official at the LDP’s political affairs committee.
19/04/2018 | Online gaming platform provider Sportingtech is growing stronger in LATAM region and will be present as sponsor of the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit 2018, with the goal of extending its market share and meeting operators and industry stakeholders.
19/04/2018 | Innovative Technology (Asia Pacific) informed the appointment of Scott McLennan as new Business Development Manager, who will be based at ITL’s APAC office in Queensland, Australia. Scott joined the firm in January 2018 and is responsible for developing new business with a specific focus on Australia and New Zealand.
19/04/2018 | The PGA Tour has announced its support of potential sports betting in the US, should the Supreme Court find in favour of New Jersey in the current Christie v NCAA case. “Sports betting regulation will help us achieve that purpose by promoting integrity, further engaging our fans and creating new opportunities commercially,” said PGA Tour’s Andy Levinson.
18/04/2018 | Korea’s foreigner-only casinos experienced a growth in sales after a dip last year as a result of tensions between China and South Korea. According to data released by the Korea Casino Association, sales in January and February reached US$191.6 million, an increase of 15.9% from the same period last year.
18/04/2018 | Intralot’s subsidiary in Poland, Totolotek, has been re-certified by the European Lotteries for its commitment to EL Responsible Gaming principles. EL recertifies operators every three years, with Totolotek first receiving certification for its responsible gaming programmes in 2015.
18/04/2018 | Win Systems will take part in GET IN Buenos Aires, which will be held at the Hippodrome of Palermo tomorrow (19th). The provider of management systems for casinos, slot machines and electronic roulette, had already announced at the beginning of the year the strategic importance that the Argentine market was going to have in 2018.
18/04/2018 | AGS will showcase the diversity and strength of its ground-breaking hardware and game development capabilities at the National Indian Gaming Association’s (NIGA) 2018 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention on April 19-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
18/04/2018 | Pipa Studios' director of operations, Daniel Xavier, anticipates part of what will be his dissertation in the BgC that begins on Monday. His company, established in 2012, is a development and operation studio specializing in social games for bingo and casino. It has headquarters in São Paulo with 50 people and employees in five other countries. "The first app we developed was Praia Bingo, which was very well received by the Brazilians and soon became the leading game of the category," explains Xavier.
18/04/2018 | Patagonia Entertainment’s next worldwide tour stop is the Brazilian Gaming Congress, where the leading video bingo supplier will be exhibiting several new features. One of the biggest stars in the Patagonia games library is Pachinko 3D, who is serving as the tour mascot in the year of World Cup Russia 2018.
18/04/2018 | Caesars Interactive Entertainment (CIE) will begin sharing online poker liquidity between players in the US states of New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware from May 1. CIE said both its WSOP.com and 888Poker.com brands will offer the service to punters via their sites in each of the states.
18/04/2018 | Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has reportedly shelved plans to develop a casino resort on the holiday island of Boracay in the Philippines. According to the tourism official, Galaxy Entertainment will have to re-apply for a gaming licence from Pagcor.
18/04/2018 | Italian regulator Amministrazione Autonoma dei Monopoli di Stato (AAMS) has launched a new programme for consumers that want to exclude themselves from gambling activities. The ‘Unique Self Exclusion Registry’ will allow punters to opt out of gambling and related services with any operator in the country.
17/04/2018 | Macau casino operator Galaxy Entertainment Group has hired Ted Chan Ying Tat, a former senior executive of its Macau market rival Melco Resorts and Entertainment, as chief operating officer of its “Japan development team”. Melco is also a suitor for a Japan casino licence.
17/04/2018 | Caesars Entertainment Corp. announced this week plans to operate two hotels and a beach club in Dubai. The properties will be located on the artificial Bluewaters Island, off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coast line, and are slated to open doors in the fourth quarter of the year.
17/04/2018 | Inspired Entertainment informed that it has appointed Brooks H. Pierce as Senior Vice President, North America. Pierce joins the company with over 25 years of experience in the gaming industry. “He’ll play a key role in making Inspired a leader in the next generation of North American gaming and lottery products,” said firm’s , President and CEO, Luke Alvarez.