07/12/2018 | Closing the week of the first edition of Online Gaming Summit Brazil, GMB talks to Sergio Jardim, event’s director. "The presence of the speakers was greater than we anticipated and I thank all the participants," said the president of Clarion Brazil who already think of repeating in 2019: "We'll evaluate if at the end of the year we make a second edition of OGS. It would be very interesting having the regulator here talking about what they are doing. We need to work quickly to establish the online gaming market soon in Brazil and not wait four years."
07/12/2018 | Finally, Gaming in Brazil is legal. A because of that, Wednesday 21 November 2018 is another day to remember for Online Betting. Sirplay set up its eyes on USA and Brazil for so long. Studying and analyzing the market for years led us to a conclusion we cannot wait for share. So, here is a Sneek Peek of what the future of Brazil Sports Betting will be.
07/12/2018 | After the “hugely successful” ICE Sports Betting USA, Clarion Gaming unveils its iPioneer campaign with next year’s event that will transition into ICE North America (May 13-15, in Boston). The decision to broaden the show remit to include the five verticals of Sports Betting, iGaming, Affiliate Marketing, iLottery and eSports, was taken after close consultation with stakeholders active in North America.
07/12/2018 | Novomatic held its Compliance annual Legal Compliance Manager Day at the Novomatic Forum in Vienna recently, where national and international compliance managers from the US, South America and Europe gathered to take part in a joint exchange of information and experiences.
07/12/2018 | In a Tokyo interview with Bloomberg television, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman & CEO Lawrence Ho said of his Integrated Resort (IR) license hunt that “the opportunity for Melco is priceless and we will do whatever we need to do to win. I want to build the world’s greatest Integrated Resort here,” he commented.
07/12/2018 | The Parliament of the Slovak Republic has adopted the new gambling act prepared by the Ministry of Finance, opening the market for foreign operators, including those with a registered office outside of the country. The new act should become effective on March 1 2019, except for some provisions which will be effective as of June 1 2019.
07/12/2018 | Some of the UK’s biggest gambling firms have reportedly committed to stop advertising during live sports broadcasts. William Hill, Ladbrokes, Bet365 and other members of the Remote Gaming Association (RGA) are said to have voluntarily agreed to the “whistle-to-whistle” ban on betting ads. Horse racing will be exempt from the ban because it relies on betting to be commercially viable.
07/12/2018 | Leading sports betting and gaming technology supplier SBTech has appointed highly experienced senior gaming executive Dave Hammond as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Hammond is a well-regarded figure in the gaming industry with 25 years’ experience at leading companies including Inspired Gaming and Paddy Power Betfair.
06/12/2018 | Once again, Brazil demonstrated its potential to the world by hosting the OGS in São Paulo, in which it was discussed during two days the regulation of sports betting, strengthening of lotteries and, also, the approval of other gaming modalities. With the recent approval of PM846 in the Deputies Chamber and the Senate, the country has taken a big step towards the implementation of sports betting and now we are anxiously awaiting the presidential sanction so that millions of dollars in investments can reach Brazil.
06/12/2018 | Federal Deputy Evandro Roman, chairman of the PM 846 mixed committee that legalized sports betting, was one of the panelists of OGS Brazil and spoke with GMB about the event, the future of the gaming debate in the new legislature and revealed a veiled support of fundamentalist and religious deputies to legalize the activity. "They know the importance and the benefits it will bring, but they have difficults to explain them in front of their audience," said Roman.
06/12/2018 | One day after his speech at the successful Online Gaming Summit (OGS) in São Paulo, the Secretary of Fiscal, Energy and Lottery Monitoring, Alexandre Manoel, began receiving the first signs of support and collaboration from companies and organizations to create the framework regulation of sports betting. Representatives of the Brazilian Gaming Institute (IBJ) and BMM Testlabs held a meeting with him at the Ministry of Finance.
06/12/2018 | The Executive Committee of Employees of the Caixa Econômica Federal (CEE/Caixa) defined the agenda that will be taken to the meeting with the state-owned bank's management that will take place on December 12 in Brasilia. The list of topics to be discussed by bank representatives was defined by Caixa's own employees, in consultation with the Union and other representative entities. They will make clear that it will not be accepted the “slicing” of Caixa with the sale of Lotex.
06/12/2018 | The Iberoamerican Corporation of State Lotteries and Bets (CIBELAE) announced that it has signed an international agreement with the World Lottery Association (WLA) in a document that is valid for twenty-four (24) months and renewable.
06/12/2018 | The prestigious event of the sports betting and gaming industry SBC Awards 2018 took place this week it the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London. 1xBet won the “Rising Star in Sports Betting Innovation” award, having been up against the following nominees in this category: Altenar, Chalkline Sports, Delasport Ltd, InCrowd, Metric Gaming, RISQ and TCM Inplay.
06/12/2018 | Having the choice and variety laying at the heart of real appeal to players, BetConstruct introduces a new tool in order to elevate player experience. The company has come up with Jackpot Engine allowing operators to charge every spin their players make in their casinos with an excitement of hitting the jackpot.
06/12/2018 | The government will introduce the National Consumer Protection Framework for wagering in 2019, which will lead to a number of social responsibility initiatives. “It is designed to reduce the harm that can be caused to individuals and their families by excessive or at-risk online wagering,” said Paul Fletcher, country’s Federal Minister for Families and Social Services.
05/12/2018 | The possibility of investment in advertising for gaming, online betting on football and the importance of sports integrity were the topics discussed on the ninth panel of OGS. The speakers that participated were Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes, GLI's Director of New Business and Government Relations for Latin America and the Caribbean; Alexandre Manoel, Secretary of Fiscal and Lottery Finance (Sefel) of the Ministry of Finance; and Mario Costa, Director of Relations of the Union of professional athletes state of São Paulo.
05/12/2018 | Based on a model of the United States, federal deputy Dagoberto Nogueira (PDT-MS), a member of the Parliamentary Front of Agriculture (FPA), advocates the creation of casinos in indian areas. The bill was presented in November 2017 by the parliamentarian, who has been recently reelected. Lawyer and business administrator, Nogueira is a traditional defender of the legalization of gambling in Brazil.
05/12/2018 | Fecoljuegos published this week the First Opinion Study on the Reputation of the Gaming Sector in Colombia. The research found that 66% perceive this sector as an industry that complies with established regulations, which meets the requirements of the regulator and that implements transparency policies in all its transactions.
05/12/2018 | The governor of the Buenos Aires Province in Argentina, María Eugenia Vidal, already has green light to move forward with the enabling of online gaming. The Legislature approved the law that normalizes this type of betting, and now lawmakers will be asked to vote on the executive’s 2019 Budget plan which will include approval for online gambling in Argentina’s largest province.
05/12/2018 | Former Disney Vice President John Cora announced that his Cora Global development company would build a US$3.5 billion mega resort in the Spanish region of Extremadura. The property will occupy a 1,200-hectare site in the town of Castilblanco. The mega resort will feature a casino, entertainment options, and a Formula One track, among other facilities.