18/10/2019 | Although BNDES has not yet officially published the number of offers received, Games Magazine Brasil has learned that the consortium of companies integrated equally by market giants IGT and Scientific Games finally presented the long-awaited proposal to keep the concession for 15 years of the Instant Lottery of Brazil (LOTEX). The auction will be held next Tuesday, October 22nd.
18/10/2019 | Brazil’s Tourism Minister, Marcelo Alvaro Antonio, met with Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of the Melco Resorts & Entertainment hotel and casino group. The businessman revealed that he has plans to invest in Brazil, mainly in the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, and the Northeast and North. The group promises a project "bold and with Brazilian roots". They will make a technical visit later this year to the country to see tourist destinations.
18/10/2019 | Brazil had a great time during the iGB Affiliate in Lisbon, a trade show focused on the affiliate marketing sector within the igaming industry, where the activity is debated and business is promoted. Alessandro Valente (Director of Super Afiliados), Monica Rangel (COO of Gamesoft), Pedro Lucas (CEO of Apostas Online) and Thomas Carvalhaes (Country Manager of LeoVegas) talked about how affiliates are growing in the country.
18/10/2019 | Rio City Hall plans to build a casino resort in the city's Port Zone. The information is from Tourism Secretary Paulo Jobim. According to the head of the portfolio, the government has been in talks with business groups in Las Vegas and Singapore and the venture will boost the tourist capacity of the city. "It is time for parliamentarians and society to reflect on this,” said Jobim.
18/10/2019 | The president of Brazil’s Embratur, Gilson Machado Neto, met this Thursday (17), with the president of Turismo de Portugal, Luiz Araújo. In Lisbon, both discussed the tourism management model of the countries, the importance of capturing foreign tourists, and discussed the Portuguese government's collection from gaming. Machado Neto was accompanied by Embratur’s Marketing Director Osvaldo Matos and Rafael Luisi, advisor to the Institute's Presidency.
18/10/2019 | One of the major online payment platforms in the Brazilian market released new website. Pay4Fun’s new design offers a better aesthetic, faster and a total adaptability of the content for mobile phones and tablets that, with same security and functionalities for users. "Our main objective was to make a much simpler website with better navigability for all users on any platform," said company CEO, Leonardo Baptista, to GMB.
18/10/2019 | Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has been named ‘Responsible Business of the Year’ in the 2019 Global Gaming Awards. “We are honored and humbled to be recognized by the global gaming industry for our efforts to be a responsible business and to be a good partner to our host communities around the world,” said President and CEO James Maida.
18/10/2019 | JCM Global has partnered with eConnect to further increase security and enhance surveillance through real-time AML (Anti-Money Laundering) and SAR (Suspicious Activity Reporting) alerts. “The integration with eConnect further demonstrates that our FUZION technology provides a level of technology and security that no one else can offer,” said JCM’ SVP of Sales, Marketing & Operations, David Kubajak.
18/10/2019 | BMM TestLabs announced that its commitment to the ongoing care and development of its staff continues to grow its brand as a most responsible business in gaming, as measured independently by Glassdoor, the web company that gets the inside scoop on companies and places millions of people. “How we treat our staff is how we treat all other stakeholders. With respect, honesty and integrity,” commented firm’s CEO Martin Storm.
17/10/2019 | For the first time in the history of one of the largest international gambling trade shows, some of the leading companies in the sector met to discuss the regulation of the activity in Brazil. The event was organized by the Brazilian Gaming Institute (IBJ), in a room reserved by the American Gaming Association (AGA), and that was supported by several important institutions such as IAGA and UNLV, which were present together with leading firms such as Zitro, Hard Rock, BMMTestlabs, Intralot, Clarion and Patagonia, among others.
17/10/2019 | The National Federation of Staff Associations of Caixa Economica Federal (Fenae) and the National Confederation of Financial Workers (Contraf-CUT) filed this Tuesday (15th), Civil Action in the 16th Federal Court of Brasilia requesting the suspension and cancellation of Lotex auction, whose bid opening is scheduled for October 22nd. This is the third time trying to auction off the exclusive instant lottery.
17/10/2019 | App7 Sistemas, a Brazilian startup focused on developing software and solutions for the online betting market, was present at the match between CSA X Atletico-MG, at Estádio Rei Pelé in Alagoas with advertising boards. "The Brazilian Championship is today undoubtedly the largest showcase for the national sports betting market," said Elvis Lourenço, director of the company that will also launch two new partnerships, with Bola Na Rede Plus and FourBet.
17/10/2019 | Brazil’s Superior Labor Court (TST) dismissed the appeal of a bingo hall owner of Manaus state against the condemnation of recognition of labor relationship with a former security guard. The collegiate understood that it is possible to recognize the validity of the contract when the employee's position is not linked to criminal misdemeanor. "It's the case of security guards, or waiters, who are casually working in an illegal establishment, but who could perfectly well do the same work in lawful places," said appeal rapporteur and minister Agra Belmonte.
17/10/2019 | MGM Resorts International informed it would sell its Bellagio and Circus Circus resorts in Las Vegas in separate deals valued at about US$5 billion, as the company seeks to monetize its real estate assets and bolster its balance sheet. “These transactions also reinforce our commitment to target new growth opportunities, including investing in a license for an integrated resort in Japan and becoming a leader in sports betting in the U.S.,” said firm’s CEO, Jim Murren.
17/10/2019 | BetConstruct releases its new Spring Pro, an innovative solution that allows operators to choose, adjust and configure its products to their desired specifications. “This is the next generation of our vision for the relationships between us, as a provider, and our partner operators who want to separate themselves from the pack and gain more flexibility,” comment Vigen Badalyan, BetConstruct Founder & CEO.
17/10/2019 | Codere has decided to provisionally separate the firm’s COO, Carlos Villaseca, while finalizing the internal investigation with it hopes to narrow the magnitude of the hole in the accounts of its Latin American subsidiaries, announced on October 7th, and debug responsibilities. The preliminary analysis of these inconsistencies determines a maximum impact of around 13-18 million euros.
17/10/2019 | AGS announced that its new Starwall LED merchandising display for its premium Orion Portrait games won the Silver Medal for ‘Best Slot Product’ in the 18th Annual Gaming & Technology Awards presented by Global Gaming Business magazine. The awards are presented this week at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) at the Sands Expo Convention Center in Las Vegas.
17/10/2019 | Clarion Gaming has demonstrated a commitment to help stakeholders take advantage of new vertical markets following the appointment of William Harding to the newly created post of Head of eSports. “There are fantastic opportunities for the eSports and gambling sectors to work alongside each other. This is a fantastic time to be part of an energetic team which is constantly looking forward,” commented Harding.
16/10/2019 | The Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) of Brazil reviewed the first stage of this privatization, because the modeling of the concession changed after two occasions in which the dispute was considered deserted. Items such as bid and contract guarantee values, among others, have changed. Bids are received until tomorrow and the auction will be held on October 22nd at 10.00 am.
16/10/2019 | Mobile gaming brand and platform BetWarrior has moved to further bolster its casino content offering after landing a deal with leading software provider, Microgaming. The deal allows BetWarrior to broaden its online casino gaming portfolio by offering access to the wide range of innovative and engaging slot games available on Microgaming's award-winning platform.
16/10/2019 | Today, Wednesday 16th, Gene Chayevsky, Executive Vice President of BMM TestLabs, will be one of the speakers invited to participate in a meeting for stakeholders interested in investing in Brazil that takes place at 11.00 am at the Las Vegas Sands Expo. The professor of the Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and consultant of the Brazilian Institute of Jogos (IBJ), Pedro Trengrouse, will be in charge of the opening and closing of the event in which also participates Cristina Romero de Alba (LOYRA) and George Rover (SWIMA ).
16/10/2019 | A record 49% of American adults have a favorable view of the casino gaming industry, up four percentage points from 2018, according to new research from the American Gaming Association (AGA) that was unveiled yesterday (15th) at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), the premier gathering of the global gaming industry presented by the AGA and organized by Reed Exhibitions.
16/10/2019 | AGS announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer David Lopez received the Global Gaming Award for 'American Executive of the Year' this week. The presentation ceremony was held at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas during the Global Gaming Expo (G2E), where AGS is showcasing its newest and most innovative products in Booth No. 1253.
16/10/2019 | The president of Embratur (Brazilian Tourism Institute), Gilson Machado Neto, said in an interview to Lusa that it will be proposed to the Congress to authorize the opening of casinos in integrated resorts such as Macau and Singapore. On the sidelines of an international forum dedicated to tourism, he assured that there are several "ambitious actions" that will be sent to the Brazilian Congress later this year, but that there is also a proposal that is being analyzed: the opening of casinos in Brazil.