23/04/2019 | This week kicks-off the most important football championship in Brazil with a great novelty. Two leading online betting houses sponsor the tournament for the first time. 1xBet and Bodog, who were already supporting the Serie B, will now be present in different field advertising spaces and LED animations in live broadcasts of Brasileirao 2019 on TV, according to Sport Promotion, a company that explores static advertising in Series A.
23/04/2019 | Manufacturer of card decks Copag has obtained in court convictions against importers who bring to Brazil products that illegally reproduce their brand. Two decisions are already of second instance. They were granted by the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJ-SP). In all, 25 lawsuits were filed by the centenary manufacturer. The majority are still in the lower court, according to lawyer Eduardo Ribeiro Augusto, of Siqueira Castro Advogados, who represents Copag.
23/04/2019 | In Brasilia, today's conference of 11th Brazilian Congress of Convention & Visitors Bureau (C&VBx) will have five speakers, among them the Federal Deputy Marx Beltrão, former Tourism Minister, who will speak about the impact of the visa exemption on the national economy. Then, Deputy Herculano Passos, president of Frentur, will comment about the release of the gambling sector in the country. The event takes place in the Nereu Ramos Auditorium, in the National Congress.
23/04/2019 | A few days before the great event Zitro Experience in Argentina (April 25th), Zitro reviews the progress made since the last edition of this event last year that have made their Bryke Video Slots a safe bet for any operator from Argentina. “The success of Zitro’s Bryke products in Argentina is a reflection of what we are experiencing in other markets across Latin America, Europe and globally,” said Zitro’s CEO, Sebastián Salat.
23/04/2019 | The continuous expansion of Greentube as a leading online games supplier has reached the Americas. A premium selection of Greentube’s market-leading slot, video bingo and table games have been successfully and seamlessly integrated via the Greentube platform, and are now available for players through Wplay in the Colombian market. The company is also moving forward in other markets such as Mexico, Argentina, Peru and the US.
23/04/2019 | According to figures from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Macau would overtake oil-rich Qatar with the highest per-capita gross domestic product of any country or jurisdiction on earth by 2020. The IMF’s World Economic Outlook Update reports that, next year, the city would reach a per capita GDP of US$143,116, leaving Qatar in second place with a GDP of US$139,151.
23/04/2019 | The inaugural edition of ICE North America (May 13-15 in Boston) is leading the pack when it comes to ROI (return on investment), said Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group. As sole Global Advisory Partners to the event, he underlines a vital message for North American gaming professionals, provides tips for savvy attendees and explains the value of having so many viewpoints gathered in a single location.
23/04/2019 | Japan’s cabinet has approved a “basic plan” that will add protections against gambling problems at pachinko parlors. The initiative will remove cash withdrawal machines from different gaming venues. All of this is to protect the local population for when the IRs eventually start operation. Casinos aren’t expected to be completed until 2025.
22/04/2019 | In a novel that seems to have no end, the Brazilian Government decided to postpone the bidding for the Exclusive Instant Lottery (LOTEX). Tody (Monday 22), proposals from interested companies were due to be delivered, but on the afternoon of last Thursday, it was officially informed that the Requests for Clarifications could be made by April 23, the Submission of Proposals will take place on May 6 and the Auction Public Session will be held on the 9th of the same month.
22/04/2019 | Jornal do Comércio (RS), one of the more important media in Brazil’ state of Rio Grande do Sul, has published a full report on the expectations, doubts and step-by-step regulation of sports betting in the country. The newspaper spoke with specialists Luis Felipe Maia and Pedro Trengrouse who defended an intelligent legislation so that the activity reaches greater results than the lotteries can achieve today.
22/04/2019 | On Easter Sunday, Fortaleza -coached by local star Rogério Ceni- beat Ceará by 1-0 in the state’s derby played at Castelão and secured the championship of Ceará. "The entire board of NetBet is very happy to be able to have Fortaleza Champion as our partner," said to Games Magazine Brasil Alceu Aragao, marketing director of the betting site that has been sponsoring the team since January. Netbet already prepares draw through its social networks to celebrate this title.
22/04/2019 | Macau's CEO, Chui Sai On, said that he does not want to extend gambling concessions in the territory and promised a public tender in 2022. In mid-March, the government extended until 2022 concession contracts of the Macau Gambling Society (SJM) as the sub-concession granted to MGM. It is now time to "create the conditions for a public tender," he said.
22/04/2019 | The Chairman of the Malaysian casino giant, Lim Kok Thay, said he is optimistic about his company getting a casino license in Japan. Genting is gearing up preparations to bid for one of three licenses up for grabs for entry in the Japanese market. The firm’s subsidiary Genting Singapore currently runs Resorts World Sentosa, one of the two operational IR in the Southeast Asian city-state.
22/04/2019 | Scientific Games Corporation launched OpenSports, the company’s unparalleled suite of sports betting technology. OpenSports signals the transformation of its sportsbook product vision through an enhanced stack of solutions and speed to market delivery with player experience at the core of the proposition.
22/04/2019 | International leading provider Novomatic boasts another milestone in its strategy to expand across the lucrative Asia-Pacific region. The company has joined forces with Australia-based firm Indo Pacific Gaming to jointly supply the gambling markets of Laos, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Nepal, and the Indian state of Goa.
22/04/2019 | Kambi will power the international sports betting expansion of Bulgaria’s National Lottery JSC after the two companies strengthened their partnership by signing an extended sportsbook agreement. I’m confident players will enjoy our exciting sports betting experiences in both the online and retail environments,” said Kambi’s CEO, Kristian Nylén.
18/04/2019 | Colombian telecommunication leader Megared has announced that it is partnering with leading technological multinational company BtoBet to launch its new brand Megapuesta in the regulated Colombian gaming market. This is the 16th online gaming license to be issued by Colombian gambling regulator Coljuegos.
18/04/2019 | Sportradar and SportsGrid announced an exclusive partnership to launch the first free, 24-hour network dedicated to the sports betting audience. The deal marries Sportradar’s ad tech, OTT technology and data with SportsGrid’s engaging original programming providing fans with accurate coverage and analysis of stats and odds across professional sports.
18/04/2019 | The Parliamentary Front in Defense of Lottery, an entity with about 200 deputies who defended changes in the contractual relationship between the owners of the lottery stores and the Caixa Econômica Federal, was re-launched on Wednesday in Brazil’s Chamber. The Front is coordinated by Deputy Weliton Prado (Pros-MG), which advocates legislative changes to benefit a sector present in 96% of the country’s municipalities.
18/04/2019 | As a leading company in the development of products and solutions for virtual betting, Golden Race participated with great success in FADJA last week. Leonardo Improta, Sales Latam of the company, does not hesitate to qualify as very positive the last edition of the Colombian fair, where Golden Race received a large number of interested in its developments. While it prepares its participation in next BgC in Sao Paulo, the firm says to be prepared to enter the Brazilian market.
18/04/2019 | Legalization of games of chance would be an alternative of collection for the State in the face of the crisis of recent years. As the new government considers the issue, foreigner companies plan to invest in the country. The first step has already been taken, with the approval of law 13756/18, by former president Michel Temer, regarding the regularization of sports betting at the end of 2018.