16/11/2018 | Pedro Trengrouse, coordinator of the FGV/FIFA/CIES course in Sports Management, begins today our cycle of interviews with speakers of the Online Gaming Summit that Clarion organizes for the first time on December 3 and 4 in São Paulo with Games Magazine Brazil as the official media partner of the event. Trengrouse will participate in two panels and in this interview we anticipate part of his opinions based on research and statistics.
16/11/2018 | Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said that the amount collected in Brazilian lotteries will be set for the public security budget through PM 846/18 which also legalizes sports betting. "If we do not lock the agenda now, Moro (future minister of security) begins 2019 without recourse to treat much of what he intends to do, which is fight against corruption and organized crime," Bolsonaro told to the president of the Deputies Chamber, Rodrigo Maia.
16/11/2018 | The Loterias Online Portal (loteriasonline.caixa.gov.br) has completed three months of operation and has already received 4.4 million accesses, with a collection of US$ 12.3 million. The amount collected represents 1.41% of total sales, plus bets on lottery retailers, Online Lotteries and Internet Banking. "We have identified a different profile in Internet gamblers," said Gilson Braga, National Superintendent of Lotteries.
16/11/2018 | Gaming platform provider Sportingtech is about to expand its operations in the African market after closing the strategic deal with Nigerian brand 9jawin. Players in this territory will experience something brand new and innovative while providing them the opportunity to have the maximum level of entertainment, easier, faster and the best ways to bet.
16/11/2018 | 1xBet has been named International Presenting Partner of Italy’s Serie A from 2018 to 2021, covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East, North Africa and the Americas. “We hope that we will make a tangible contribution to the development of Italian football as well as giving the fans the best betting experience,” a spokesman for 1xBet said.
16/11/2018 | JCM Global has increased its forecast of net sales for its financial year ending March 31 to US$263.45 million from US$245 million. The company says its North American gaming business has improved, with growing sales of bill accepter units and printer units. The company said it expects to exceed its estimates.
16/11/2018 | Clarion Gaming, organisers of the world leading ICE London, has confirmed the 2019 edition will be the biggest on record, with net floor space growing from the 2018 figure of 43,500 sqm to 45,500 sqm, an increase of just under 5 percent. “Since 2012, the show has grown year-on-year and is now more than twice its size than that moment,” commented Kate Chambers, Clarion’s Managing Director.
16/11/2018 | Staying on a track of the latest regulatory and technological developments, on November 28 to 30 BetConstruct representatives travel to the capital of Malta, to participate in professional networking event SiGMA 2018. “We simply could not miss the expo,” commented Kristina Hambardzumyan, firm’s Regional Director in Malta.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
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.
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 | 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 | 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 | 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.