20/11/2017 | The Board of the Investment Partnerships Program of the Presidency of the Republic (PPI) formalized on Friday (17), in the Official Gazette (DOU) changes in the conditions of the privatization process of the Exclusive Instant Lottery (Lotex) currently managed by Caixa . Now, Lotex's concession term will be 15 years instead of 25.
20/11/2017 | The National Basketball Association (NBA) has revealed plans to lobby US Congress to legalise and regulate sports betting across the country. The move represents a significant turnaround for the NBA, which last year said that although it would support federal regulation of sports wagering, it would not directly advocate it.
20/11/2017 | Casinobarcelona.es has launched a new online and mobile Playtech casino and gone live on Playtech's iPoker.es, joining a host of well-known brands on Spain's largest poker network. "We look forward to working with the team there and adding to their growing online gaming offering," said Pedro Extremera, Playtech’s Spain Country Manager.
20/11/2017 | Interblock signed an agreement with Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino that will bring electronic table games (ETG) to Jeju-Do Island in South Korea for the first time ever. Formally known as THE Hotel & Las Vegas Casino, Bloomberry Resorts -owners of Solaire Casino Resort in the Philippines- acquired the property in 2015 and was remodeled and rebranded as Jeju Sun Hotel & Casino.
20/11/2017 | During the first nine months of the year a total of US$1.71 billion was bet in Panama on games regulated by the Gaming Control Board (JCJ) compared to US$1.68 billion in 2016. The increase of US$27 million – a 1.6% at the close of the third quarter – is the highest increase of the year.
20/11/2017 | Macau’s rich cultural history will be key to turning the city into “must-see” tourist destination, but opportunities also exist in bolstering hospitality offerings and the growth of new industries, such as esports, said a panel of experts at the MGS Summit last week.
20/11/2017 | Swedish regulator Lotteriinspektionen said that international operators are responsible for around 25% of gambling revenue in the country. For the nine months through to the end of September, gambling revenue amounted to US$1.97 billion, an increase of 3% on the previous year.
18/11/2017 | Hard Rock International presented its casino plans at a press conference in Yokohama, with a concert from Grammy-award winning band Muse. The plan was to drive home the entertainment aspect of the Hard Rock experience. “We are an entertainment company first and a casino company second,” said Hard Rock Asia CEO, Ed Tracy.
18/11/2017 | (Exclusive GMB) - Sirplay started its successful path in Latin America since its first participation in SAGSE, so the company did not hesitate to be part of the event for the fourth time in a row. Its CEO, Bart Esposito, comments on a new presence in Buenos Aires, the positive 2017 that the company experienced and the outlook for next year with South America in the spotlight: "There is a revolution in the continent with online gaming. Surely 2018 will be the year of Brazil."
18/11/2017 | Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. Company, has been selected as the preferred banknote validator supplier for Casino Schaanwald, Casinos Austria International’s first venture into Liechtenstein. The casino, which held its grand opening on October 25, utilises SC Advance banknote validators across its slot floor.
18/11/2017 | The Stars Group could raise up to US$2.5 billion for future acquisition deals, CEO Rafi Ashkenazi revealed in an interview cited by Reuters. The gambling giant, which recently switched its Montreal-based headquarters with a new building in Toronto, has been looking to expand its business both through organic growth and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity.
18/11/2017 | The widely celebrated 25th edition of SAGSE proved to be a spectacular success for the newest subsidiary of Merkur Gaming Americas. Merkur Gaming Argentina, with its team headed by gaming veteran Alejandro Saraintaris, was ably supported by colleagues from throughout Latin America and Europe and recorded a highly successful show presence.
18/11/2017 | Caesars Entertainment Corp informed it would buy privately owned casino and horse racing company Centaur Holdings for US$1.7 billion in cash to expand in Indiana. The deal comes about a month after Caesars’ main operating unit emerged out from a near three-year bankruptcy.
18/11/2017 | Sky Betting & Gaming has announced a pertnership with SBTech, which will supply the operator with a full sportsbook platform in Germany. “This deal consolidates our position as the market-leading provider of sportsbook and platform solutions for premium operators worldwide,” said Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech.
18/11/2017 | Leading provider of land-based casino games and key player in the mobile social casino gaming market, AGS, added a powerful new partner-focused component to its AGS Interactive business: a Social White Label Casino (“Social WLC”) platform. This product soft-launched in the first quarter of 2017 and is already live with six customers, quickly gaining momentum.
18/11/2017 | The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has laid out a three-year plan to help shape a well-regulated gaming market, improving consumer protection standards and strengthening regulatory controls. “This is an ambitious strategy to deliver fairer and safer gambling over the next three years,” said Bill Moyes, UKGC director.
18/11/2017 | Novomatic’s Interactive division, Greentube, has announced a key appointment as Michael Bauer assumes the company’s new position of CGO – Chief Games Officer. Bauer joined the Novomatic Group in 2013 and became Greentube CFO in 2015, a role that he will continue as well.
18/11/2017 | Plus500 has extended a shirt sponsorship deal with Spanish LaLiga football club Atlético Madrid for a period of three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21. Plus500 will continue as the club’s main shirt sponsor, with company branding to remain on the front of Atlético’s playing and training jerseys.
16/11/2017 | Metal Casino has sealed a deal with the ‘Prince of Darkness’, Ozzy Osbourne. The 'Godfather of Metal’ has signed up with the biggest and most hardcore online casino on the planet. In fact, Ozzy loves Metal Casino so much, he has become a part owner of the company.
16/11/2017 | Gaming technology specialist EveryMatrix has launched ReactCasino.com, a website that showcases the company’s new front-end technology. New development introduces players to an immersive gaming experience while preserving the necessary online security to protect from online threats and attacks.
16/11/2017 | Leading mobile slots specialist Play’n GO has launched Fu Er Dai , a lavish slot inspired by the designer lifestyles of China’s super-rich. Players will enter a world of flash gold watches, expensive cell phones and other luxury items in the five-reel, 10 pay line slot.
16/11/2017 | Leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, BMM Testlabs, informed that Marzia Turrini, former SVP, Operations Europe and South America is moving to a new role as SVP, Business Development Europe and South America.
16/11/2017 | eSports company eFootball.Pro and the developer behind the Pro Evolution franchise, Konami, have reached an agreement to create a new competition. “The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards eSports,” said Gerard Piqué, firm’s President and FC Barcelona star.
16/11/2017 | Federal deputy Elmar Nascimento (DEM-BA) defended the creation of resorts with casinos in Bahia, a proposal envisaged in PLS 186/2014, a law that legalizes gambling in the country. The parliamentarian is president of the Special Commission of the Regulatory Framework of Gaming in the Chamber of Deputies. The proposal will still be voted on in the Senate and then goes to the Chamber. The text predicts the running of casinos, bingo, jogo do bicho and online gaming.