14/11/2018 | In exclusive, Games Magazine Brazil acceded to the first list of the confirmed speakers by Clarion for the Online Gaming Summit, the Brazilian event of online gaming and sports bets that will take place in the mythical Stadium of Pacaembu of Sao Paulo next December 3-4. Secretaries of government, CEOs, teachers, businessmen, consultants and lawyers will take the floor to discuss and share knowledge about the millionaire market that will soon open in the country. Know who they are here.
14/11/2018 | French company responsible for the management and commercialization of bets on horse racing adopts Smart Terminals, from Ingenico, at all points of sale in Brazil. The goal is to enable greater mobility for sales promoters and to improve the customer experience for payments at accredited agent points and on the website.
14/11/2018 | IGT will showcase what's next in creating a seamless and connected experience for lottery players in its booth themed "Future of Connected Play" at the World Lottery Summit 2018 (WLS), on November 18-22, at the Hotel Hilton Buenos Aires. IGT will present a vision of convenient, fun, and secure lottery play in four settings: At Home, In Social Environments, On the Go, and In-Store.
14/11/2018 | AGS informed that Glen Bullen has joined the company as Commercial Director for its AGS Interactive division. “I’ve never met a more knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate group of people than those at AGS, with such a clear focus on making a major impact in the online gaming space in a very short time,” Bullen commented.
14/11/2018 | Major Spanish-based gambling operator Codere has released its third quarter 2018 results. They show that the operating income decreased by 8.2% to €1.1bn, mainly through a fall in revenues from Argentina where there had been a sharp devaluation of the Argintine peso against the euro. Spain and Italy, however, were improved, said the company.
14/11/2018 | Innovative Technology Americas welcomes this week Beth Clark, Office Manager, to their Wisconsin office. She joins the company’s US operations at a crucial time of growth and is an integral part of ensuring excellent customer service provision to its extensive US customer base.
14/11/2018 | The Sun Monticello casino, flagship of the operator of gaming firm Sun Dreams, continues to increase its commitment to non-gambling businesses and has just opened two new gastronomic venues. Starbucks and Burger King, two of the most important US chains in the world, arrived at Boulevard Monticello to expand the gastronomic offer of the South American resort.
14/11/2018 | Thanks to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, France’s online sports betting market posted its biggest growth in eight years. Figures released by France’s online gambling regulator ARJEL show the nation’s online sports betting licensees handled wagers totaling €995m in the three months ending September 30.
14/11/2018 | The Swiss Federal Council, the executive branch of the country’s government, has agreed to enact the country’s new gambling law (Geldspielgesetz), from January 1st, 2019. The introduction of the controversial provisions to block access to unlicensed gaming sites will not come into force until July 2019.
13/11/2018 | The opening of the three envelopes for a new casino tender is scheduled for November 30 for a casino licence in the Paraguayan Department of Alto Paraná. According to José Antonio Ortiz Báez, the new head of the local gaming commission (CONAJZAR), three companies have put forward a bid for the hotel and casino.
13/11/2018 | As the central government moves toward compiling its regulations for the “core facilities” for Japanese IRs, it became apparent at a meeting of the Experts Committee last week that a minimum size for hotels would be among the requirements.
13/11/2018 | One of the most popular online betting houses in Russia, FonBet, becomes the new "regional" sponsor of LaLiga for a three year period. FonBet has managed to position itself as a leader in the Russian market and in other Eastern countries, such as neighboring Kazakhstan, as well as being present in other jurisdictions.
13/11/2018 | Daniel Sturridge has been charged with misconduct in relation to alleged breaches of the Football Association betting rules in January, although the Liverpool striker insists that he has “never gambled on football”. The 29-year-old could now face a fine and lengthy ban depending on the severity of the incident. He has until November 20 to respond to the charge.
13/11/2018 | In her new article "Gaming and the Myth of the Cave," published in O Globo’s blog "Sport and Innovation”, Maureen Flores, PhD in Public Policies at UFRJ, reveals the inertia of Brazil's gaming legislation by comparing with developments in laws in countries such as the US that will also help in the growth of sports. Fortunately, the newspaper says its new stance is in favor of legalized gambling.
13/11/2018 | Zitro has had a high level delegation visit its Barcelona headquarters. The group from the Aragón and Catalonia regions was led by the interior justice director Maria Angeles Júlvez León of Aragón and the tax and gambling director of Catalonia, Natalia Caba Alba. They were joined by the head of authorisation and sanctions service at Aragón and the gambling deputy director from Catalonia.
13/11/2018 | The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) has confirmed that it has reached an agreement with BlockRe, an international risk assessment firm with offices in London, San Francisco and New York, to explore leveraging its blockchain technology risk assessment framework in the gaming industry.
13/11/2018 | The American Gaming Association (AGA) has released a comprehensive study, produced by Meister Economic Consulting that reveals, on a state-by-state basis, the positive impact that tribal casino gaming has on the United States economy. California is the largest tribal gaming state by economic activity, jobs and tax payments.
12/11/2018 | Inbet Games, a company that provides all-in-one solutions for lottery retailers, visited the Ministry of Finance last week to present its portfolio of products and services. The meeting held in Brasilia had the goal to look for "solutions for low cost electronic lottery distribution." The firm had already shown its interest in the Brazilian market when it participated in the BgC 2018 organized by Clarion last April.
12/11/2018 | Sergio Moro, the judge that President-elect Jair Bolsonaro chose to become the next Minister of Justice, defended the approval in the National Congress of PM 846/18 that provides for the allocation of funds from federal lotteries to public safety and legalizes sports betting. "I believe Congress has the sensitivity to approve this provisional measure," said Moro, who gained fame in 2015 for being in charge of the prosecution of the crimes identified in the Lava Jato case.
12/11/2018 | On October 30th the New Mexico Lottery Board voted unanimously to move forward with the creation of a game tied to the outcome of sporting events (Sports Lottery) as well as to grant a 2-year extension on its existing online systems contact with Intralot. “This is a special day for us as this is our first such venture in the US in the post-PASPA period,” commented Intralot Group CEO, Antonios Kerastaris.
12/11/2018 | Scientific Games has revealed plans for a possible initial public offering (IPO) for a minority interest in its social gaming business, while the company has cited its acquisition of NYX Gaming Group as one of the main reasons behind a 7% year-on-year jump in revenue during the third quarter.