09:11 | Over the weekend the more important Brazilian football league kicked-off and it was notorius the presence of leading international bookmakers in the stadiums through displays, 3D rugs, LED front panels and pitch signs. Betcris, Betfair and Bodog sponsor Serie A, MarjoSports Serie B and estadium.bet, Serie C. SportPromotion, marketer of spaces in A and B divisions, told GMB that it is already negotiating with other international betting companies to join in soon.
10:27 | The pro-civilian armament group -locally known as “bullet bench”- evaluates using a Bill by Senator Ciro Nogueira on the legalization of gambling to supply the budget of the new ministry. The idea is to free up the operation of casinos and the local popular ‘jogo do bicho’. The tax proceeds would be fully allocated to the Ministry of Public Security. There is strong resistance from the evangelical front, which has already opposed the release last year.
09:53 | In countdown to the return of the Libertadores Cup games, Betfair.net, the official sponsor of the competition, launched the first episode of the series "Todo Result é Possível" (Any Result is Possible). The initiative will make fans remember eight memorable moments of the tournament. The attraction of the debut is Flamengo’s title in 2019, when it defeated River Plate 2-1 in the final minutes in Lima. It was analyzed by well-known commentators Mauro Cezar Pereira and Chico Garcia.
10:03 | Representatives of Caixa employees promise pressure in Congress and in Justice to try to overturn a Provisional Measure (PM) that allows the privatization of state-owned bank subsidiaries, issued last Friday (7) by President Jair Bolsonaro to streamline the sale of transactions such as insurance and cards. In addition, the government plans to sell other divisions such as lotteries, resource management and digital banking, according to Fenae's president, Sergio Takemoto.
09:25 | Working for two years in the sports betting market, Wilkson Araujo decided to use the niche to innovate and reinvent himself in the face of new opportunities. Bets1.pro, of which he is a director, brought up resources that are not only related to sports betting. The director, born in Minas Gerais, had the idea of making his portal even more complete and attractive. In addition to broadcasting games and competitions live, Bets1 recently implemented a Fintech system.
11/8/2020 | The Ministry of Health Social Protection of Colombia published resolution 1359 of 2020, under which the biosecurity protocol is adopted for the country's casino and bingo establishments. With this administrative act, gambling hall operators will be able to finish the application of sanitary measures and, in this way, the mayors of all the country's municipalities will be able to initiate pilot plans for the return of the activity.
08:58 | As an Authorized Gaming Operator of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, BetMGM will collaborate with NASCAR to create and promote engaging sports betting experiences, including introducing in-race betting options, for racing fans across the United States. BetMGM is currently licensed for sports betting in seven states and has plans to be in 11 states by the end of 2020.
12/8/2020 | Spain’s Directorate for Gambling Regulation entity (DGOJ) has published its latest quarterly report on online gambling in the country, referring to the January-March period. According to its figures, the internet gaming sector recorded a strong performance during the quarter, with all verticals contributing to increased revenues both on a year-on-year (12.5%) and on quarter-on-quarter (18%) basis. Half of the internet operators offer sports betting.
12/8/2020 | The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has called for the introduction of a specific set of consumer rights for the online gambling sector in the European Union. The association claimed that despite the cross-border nature of gambling, online players are not equally protected throughout the EU, as each member state creates and implements its own gaming regulations.
12/8/2020 | Sands China will postpone the opening of The Londoner Macao until the number of visitors crossing the border into Macau increases, even though most of internal renovations on the property are already complete, said the operator’s President Wilfred Wong. The external transformation of project, due for completion in 2021, will see the property’s main façade recreate the architecture of the Houses of Parliament, including a replica of the Big Ben clock.
11/8/2020 | After working for almost two years at Twin, and with experience in similar positions in other firms, Rafael Costa was named new Affiliate Manager at BETWINNER, where he is responsible for promoting the brand in Brazil and Latin America. "The ambitious proposal is to double the number of affiliates by the end of 2020," revealed Costa exclusively to GMB. Recently, the firm has invested in expansion within the country and has even hired former football player Roberto Carlos as ambassador.
11/8/2020 | Caixa Econômica has launched a bidding notice that seeks to contract a maximum of three companies to provide online payment methods insurance services for placing lotteries bets with credit cards and paying lottery prizes on the bank's electronic channels, Internet-based, for a period of 12 months. Caixa projects a collection of R$820 million (US$ 150m) and a remuneration (rate of 3%) of R$24.6 million (US$4.5m) for this service.
11/8/2020 | Online casino Campobet has just signed a partnership with Salsa technology and now offers on its platform Pachinko and bingo games of one of the most important developers on the market. Campobet recently opened its doors to welcome Brazilians and has shown that it is focused on pleasing its Latin players and chose Salsa to create games with very popular themes from local culture, such as carnival, samba, Rio de Janeiro, all created in Portuguese and Spanish.
11/8/2020 | Pay4Fun proudly announced its first brand representative. Rodrigo Garrido, the holder of several poker titles around the world, is the new comapny’s representative. “We are a company that works with technology, but above all, we value the credibility, humanization, and professionalism that Garrido can translate through his career,” commented Leonardo Baptista, Pay4Fun CEO.
11/8/2020 | Betsul, one of the leading sports betting sites in South America, innovated with the creation of a TV sports show, ‘Quebrando a Banca’ ("Breaking the bank"), which debuted last Saturday on Band network, with the broadcast of the Russian championship, Premier Russia’s Football League. The weekly attraction will be led by the duo Karina Brunel and Guilherme Pallesi (Guipa) and will have the special participation of Lucas Strabko, also known as ‘Cartolouco’.
11:26 | BtoBet has announced its partnership with Global Bet in a deal that will see the content provider’s Pro-Series content bolster the iGaming platform provider’s virtual sports catalogue. For Sabrina Soldà, BtoBet’s Chief Marketing Officer, Global Bet’s wide range of content add more value to the company’s portfolio, with their life-like elements making the games amongst the most sought after virtual sports games.
11/8/2020 | MGM Resorts International has welcomed the announcement that IAC/InterActiveCorp, the media and technology company led by renowned business leader Barry Diller, has made a significant investment in the company. IAC has spent more than US$1bn to buy 59 million shares in MGM Resorts, giving the firm a 12% of the operator, which has casinos in Las Vegas, Maryland, Mississippi, Ohio, Michigan, and New Jersey.
11/8/2020 | R. Franco Group’s digital division has signed an agreement with leading gaming and sports betting partner GAMING1, in a move that further enhances both companies’ growing worldwide appeal and development. GAMING1 operates more than 20 online gaming brands with land-based partner operators in Spain, Portugal, France, Serbia, Peru and Colombia.
11/8/2020 | Despite a legal conflict with the regulatory authority, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed bill No. 2285-d on state regulation on organizing and conducting the gambling activity in the country. The Ukrainian parliament confirmed on its website that the bill was returned with the signature of the head of state this August 11.
11/8/2020 | Sports Information Services (SIS) has extended its presence in Central and South America. The expansion comes about following a new partnership the multi-channel supplier has signed with Betcris. The arrangement will find Betcris offering a 24/7 Live Betting Channel provided by SIS, greatly enhancing its product portfolio and giving sports fans more options for their entertainment.
11/8/2020 | Global online betting company Betway has signed a two-year deal to become the official jersey sponsor of Spanish football club Real Betis Balompié. The partnership will see the Betway logo appear on the famous green and white jersey from the start of the 2020/21 La Liga season as well as around the perimeter of their Benito Villamarin stadium.