16/08/2019 | GMB follows its series of interviews with Brazil's state tourism secretaries. This time the guest is the Assistant Secretary of Tourism of Mato Grosso, Jefferson Preza Moreno. He defends the legalization of casinos in the country, whether linked to major hotel chains or not, "because it would attract more tourists to the state, who would also know the natural attractions that exist in Mato Grosso."
16/08/2019 | São Paulo media continue to be interested in investigating the operation of bingo halls in the city. Last week was “O Estado de S. Paulo”, and today it is Veja Sao Paulo who publishes an article that reports that with a "charitable" character, the establishments reopened at the same addresses where they operated until the ban thanks to a temporary license under Law 13204/2015, which text allows philanthropic entities to organize draws.”
16/08/2019 | During the 41st Ordinary Meeting of the Federal Senate Foreign Relations and National Defense Commission, diplomat Eugenia Barthelmess was elected to the post of Brazilian Ambassador to Singapore. At the session, Senator Roberto Rocha and the diplomat themselves stressed that the country should follow Singapore's lead and authorize casinos in resorts such as Marina Bay. “They have already surpassed the turnover of Las Vegas and they still only lose to Macau,” they said.
16/08/2019 | The president of Caixa Econômica Federal, Pedro Guimarães, will be invited by the House of Representatives' Labor, Administration and Public Service Commission (CTASP) to talk about the privatization of the bank's profitable and strategic areas such as lotteries and LOTEX. The scheduled date for Guimarães presentation at CTASP is next October 1st. The intention of the commission was to convene the Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes.
16/08/2019 | During a session of the Federal Chamber last week, Deputy Herculano Passos (MDB-SP), president of the Parliamentary Front in Defense of Tourism, recalled Paulista businessman Ciro Batelli, who recently died in Las Vegas at the age of 85. “Ciro was an omnipotent figure on the wheels of São Paulo society, a leader of the Caesars casino hotel chain and a pioneer in raising the legalization of gaming in Brazil,” said Passos.
16/08/2019 | Online bookmaker 1XBET has selected Malta-based payments company, Truevo Payments, to facilitate the acceptance of Visa, Mastercard and Maestro deposits from players across the globe. 1XBET will also make use of Truevo’s OCT (Original Credit Transfer) solution to process almost instant payouts to over a billion eligible bank cards.
16/08/2019 | The Iberoamerican Corporation of State Lotteries and Betting (Cibelae), together with the Social Protection Board of Costa Rica and WLA, organize the XVII CIBELAE Costa Rica 2019 Congress “Pura Vida” (Pure Life) on November 6, 7 and 8, 2019, which was called "Building Partnerships for Development." Caixa from Brazil is one of the Regular Members of the entity.
16/08/2019 | The government of Macau says it collected US$8.3 billion in tax revenue from the city’s gaming industry in the first seven months this year, what represents a 2.3% up so far this year compared to the amount collected in the prior-year period. The latest data indicated that revenue from gaming collected so far in the calendar year accounted for about 89.8% of the US$ 9.25 billion the government collected from all sources.
15/08/2019 | Since he was elected chairman of the House of Representatives’ Tourism Commission earlier this year, Newton Cardoso Jr has been a major supporter of the legalization of the gaming sector. Speaking exclusively with GMB, he talks about Bill 442/91, the importance of states and tourism in the process, his meeting with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and reveals that Rodrigo Maia expects an agreement between leaders and those involved in the cause to take the liberation of the activity to Plenary.
15/08/2019 | The new edict will be released later this month, probably on the 26th, with the event scheduled for October. The minimum grant amount will be about US$ 150 million. The winner of the dispute may split the purchase eight times. The previous version of the edict foresaw payment four times. The minimum annual revenue required by the groups to participate in the competition was reduced from US$ 300 to about US$ 150 million.
15/08/2019 | Espirito Santo Governor Renato Casagrande (PSB) confirmed that he is studying the feasibility of setting up a state lottery and that the idea is to allocate the funds raised to three areas: urban mobility, sports and culture. Gazeta Online columnist Beatriz Seixas informs that the proposal is still in an initial stage, but more members of the governor's team have already sought references from other states such as Minas Gerais.
15/08/2019 | School and college sports managers differ on the percentage of lottery resource usage. The debate in the Sports Commission on Wednesday (14) was around the bill (2937/19) that almost doubles the allocation of lottery resources to the Brazilian School Sports Confederation (CBDE) and almost quadruples the values intended for the Brazilian Confederation of University Sports (CBDU).
15/08/2019 | Casino operators across the United States continue to invest in JCM Global Digital Signage Solutions. The latest is the Clearwater River Casino & Lodge in Lewiston, Idaho. JCM installed two 1.9mm direct view DSS LED displays, each measuring roughly 15 feet by 8 feet. The displays appear in the casino’s Stadium Sports Bar and are the largest in the Valley.
15/08/2019 | Igaming platform provider Sportingtech has increased its African market share by closing a deal with MENA Sports Consulting, trading as BetOn in Uganda. “We are extremely happy to widen our impact in the African igaming market. Entering the Ugandan market with BetOn is a vital milestone,” commented Vito Sesar, Business Development Manager at Sportingtech.
15/08/2019 | Shares in Argentinean companies fell sharply after the results of the Argentine primary election. Codere bonds experienced their worst session since their restructuring in 2016. The actions of the gaming firm only declined by around 0.86%, but the company’s debt is at its worst point since 2016.
15/08/2019 | Casino Iguazú is promoting several satellite poker tournaments this year, an opportunity for those who want to participate in the big disputes without paying any entry. In this mode, the ticket and re-entry fee is US$ 50 and the prizes are invitations worth $ 1,100 for the main poker stages. The next satellite takes place on August 24 (Saturday).
14/08/2019 | The next guest in the series of interviews that GMB is conducting with state tourism secretaries is Eliane Sinhasique from Acre. She defends the casino legalization inside and outside major hotels, and states that not enabling them will lead to continue placing gambling in an unnecessary black market. “In Acre I think we could have casinos in Rio Branco, the state capital, in Cruzeiro do Sul in the Juruá Valley and in Brasiléia or Assis Brasil in Alto Acre,” she says.
14/08/2019 | Federal Congressman Marx Beltrão, former Tourism Minister and coordinator of the Alagoas federal bench in the Congress, said this Tuesday (13th) that a regulation to allow casinos in resorts in Brazil "will help the economy and national tourism, offering jobs to thousands of Brazilians.” Beltrão's speech comes after Veja's Radar column states that President Jair Bolsonaro supports gaming legalization with an emphasis on necessary state oversight.
14/08/2019 | International bookmaker 1xBet has denied allegations it has been operating in an irresponsible manner, instead citing third party networks for the issues that have apparently forced its UK-facing site offline. The operator has vowed to work with the GB Gambling Commission to address the issue, and also revealed that it is working to secure a full gambling licence for the market.
14/08/2019 | English football giant Manchester United have added Yabo Sport to its portfolio of partners. The Asian betting brand has secured a deal that includes branding across the Premier League club’s physical and digital branding worth as much as UK£3 million a year. Following the deal, Yabo Sport, whic replaces Mo Play, will now be the official gambling partner of the club.
14/08/2019 | Caixa Econômica Federal's intentions to structure its operating arms to go public on the Brazilian and foreign stock exchanges should only be in 2020. The intention was to launch lottery and insurance divisions IPO later this year. The information comes from the Coluna do Broad, of the local popular O Estado de Sao Paulo newspaper.
14/08/2019 | NetBet and Fortaleza EC have expanded their sponsorship partnership that began in 2019. The sports bookmaker will now support the tricolor women's football team in state professional and U-20 competitions as the master sponsor until the end of the season. This is the second sponsorship of national sports besides men's football announced by the firm that struck a deal with Cearense Basketball last week.
14/08/2019 | Legal representatives, presidents and managers of companies affiliated to the Colombian Federation of Games of Chance Entrepreneurs (Fecoljuegos) who attend Gaming Colombia event may participate in the training course "Fundamentals of Online Gaming" to be held at the Grand Hyatt Bogota Hotel. It has the support of Optima, a Spanish B2B company that provides and develops betting and gaming platform.
14/08/2019 | Clarion Events, one of the world's leading event organizers, promoted on Tuesday (13th) the webinar ‘Breaking into Brazil: a guide for affiliates’. At this event, Luiz Felipe Maia, founding partner of FYMSA law firm, Witoldo Hendrich Júnior, lawyer specializing in tax and gambling regulation, and Florencia Brancato, Latin America manager at Pinnacle, spoke about business strategies with possible betting market regulation in Brazil.