09:59 | The 2018 World Cup, which takes place in Russia, brought back the fever of private bets (locally called bolões) during the competition in Brazil. Whether it's family, friends or even coworkers, the jackpots are fun and bring the possibility of earning extra cash while bettors try to match the results of the games.
08:35 | Patagonia Entertainment has signed a content agreement with Kiron Interactive to integrate a wide selection of superb virtual sports titles onto its igaming platform. “Virtual games are hugely popular and it’s going to be fascinating to see their positive impact across Latam,” commented Patagonia Entertainment’s Pedro B.
09:42 | The provisional measure provides for withdrawal of funds from the federal lotteries to the FNSP (National Public Security Fund); and who will suffer will be the Fies (Student Financing), which will lose R$ 1 billion (US$266m). Temer's decision will also cancel the funds passed to the Red Cross, Apae (Association of Parents and Friends of the Exceptional) and the Holy Houses.
21/06/2018 | Interblock is participating this week in the Peru Gaming Show (PGS) in Lima, where the company exhibits its most demanded products such as the MiniStar and Organic Roulette on stand #62. “For 2018, we project another year of double-digit increase in South America,” commented Andres Morano, VP of Latin America for Interblock. The event ends today.
21/06/2018 | Leading casino supplier Habanero has signed a deal to provide its portfolio of games to aggregator and platform provider WeAreCasino. Recent release Knockout Football will be included in the partnership, as will Fortune Dogs, London Hunter, Presto! and the full range of other titles from its extensive collection.
21/06/2018 | US Congress has postponed next week’s hearing on sports betting, while New York legislators have failed to pass a bill in time to legalise sports wagering this year. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the House Judiciary Committee had set a tentative date of June 26 for the hearing.
21/06/2018 | The American Gaming Association launched this week AGA Elevate, a new education program focused on providing value to the gaming-entertainment industry, and opened registration for its inaugural event, Lead – Adapt to Win, that will be held next August in Las Vegas.
21/06/2018 | The Dutch government informed that new progress in relation to the long-stalled Draft Bill on Remote Gambling was actually made. The legislation was approved by the House of Representatives two years ago, but has not seen much movement in the legislature since then. The bill now needs to be voted through by the Senate in order to take effect.
20/06/2018 | Casino Technology’s Ez Modulo slot machine will be at the centre of the firm’s stand 53 at this years Peru Gaming Show that kicks-off today in Lima. Dedicated to deliver contemporary touch at the bottom line, the product has an excellent feedback from operators and gains its momentum with great performance.
20/06/2018 | The Provisional Measure 841 promoted by Brazilian President Michel Temer, which provides for the allocation of proceeds from the collection of lotteries for public security actions, received 95 amendments from deputies and senators of the Mixed Commission, which must analyze it. Several of them ask to reduce the prizes and funds destined to costs of maintenance of the operating agent of the new LOTEX, only five days to the delivery of proposals to participate in the auction on July 4.
20/06/2018 | AGS announced it has acquired Gameiom Technologies, a UK and Gibraltar licensed igaming aggregator and content provider for real-money gaming and sports-betting partners. The deal bolsters AGS’ diverse product portfolio with the ability to offer igaming operators some of the highest-performing game content in the market through Gameiom’s remote game server (RGS).
20/06/2018 | After a three-month standstill period in the European Commission, the new gambling law will come into force in Malta on July 1. The act, proposed in the Maltese Parliament this spring and introduced to the EC for an obligatory review, aims to dismantle the country’s current gambling regulatory system.
20/06/2018 | Resort operators on Hainan have been in informal discussions with government officials regarding introducing “entertainment gaming”, a cashless form of casino gambling. The resorts’ owners have reportedly held informal discussions with Hainan officials in recent months and are hoping to introduce gaming floors at their properties.
20/06/2018 | Japan’s governing coalition agreed today (Wednesday) to extend the current ordinary session of the country’s parliament until July 22, which could allow passage of the Integrated Resorts (IR) Implementation Bill, a key measure for creation of a casino industry there.
20/06/2018 | The American Gaming Association (AGA) has made its sports betting priorities public after the US Supreme Court scrapped the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). The association has expressed its position on sports betting in a letter to federal lawmakers foucing on the following five points: Empower State Regulation, Consumers First, Game Integrity, Responsible Gaming, and Contracts Over Statutes.
20/06/2018 | In Extremadura, a new bill which could allow for the creation of integrated resort complexes in this Spanish autonomous community has cleared its first legislative hurdle. The project should cover at least a thousand hectares and represents a minimum investment of €1 billion. The casino portion of an IR will require a public licence tender.
19/06/2018 | Lars Felderhoff, currently Commercial Director of adp Gauselmann GmbH, will take over the position of Chief Financial Officer on 1 July 2018. The 42-year-old succeeds Alexander Vleeming, who is leaving the firm at his own request after ten years with the company.
19/06/2018 | Greentube, the Novomatic Interactive division, has announced its recent successful launch with GVC Holdings in Italy. Since signing a content deal with GVC in February last year, the partnership has gone from strength to strength and has now been extended for the Italian market.
19/06/2018 | With the support of the CBTH (Brazilian Confederation of Texas Hold'em), the ADTP (Association of Tournament Directors of Poker) will hold its fifth meeting of tournament directors and other poker market professionals in São Paulo at the Tryp Itaim hotel, next June 26-27. All those interested in participating in the event can already check the schedule of activities that will be developed during the two days of activities.
19/06/2018 | Japan’s casino legislation has taken a giant step forward after the lower house officially passed the IR Implementation Bill today (Tuesday), paving the way for the nation’s first integrated resorts. The bill will now head to the upper house where the ruling Liberal Democratic Party will try to pass it through before the end of the current Diet session.