24/1/2022 | In the GMB interview cycle, Valter Delfraro Jr., Business Development Executive for Brazil at Gaming Laboratories International – GLI, brings his vision for 2022. For him, this year the company's main objective is simple: “to help our customers to reach their goals, wherever in the world they want to go”. “We at GLI reaffirm our commitment to supporting both the government and regulators in developing fair laws and regulations for the Brazilian market,” commented Delfraro Jr.
21/1/2022 | In 2022, the Campeonato Carioca, the most watched tournament among all the State ones, will have a brand signing the naming rights of the competition. Betfair has signed what is the largest commercial agreement of this nature among all regional competitions in Brazil. The Rio de Janeiro tournment's naming rights quota comprises an unprecedented and pioneering delivery of media on all platforms that will distribute the games and on the championship's social networks, and sponsorship of the broadcasts of the matches on Record TV.
21/1/2022 | Campeonato Carioca has partnered with sportstech Rei do Pitaco to launch an official fantasy game for the tournament. The company had already closed similar delas with the Campeonato Paulista and Copa do Brasil. With the partnership, fans will be able to line up their teams during the competition and compete for cash prizes and exclusive experiences. Under the contract, the platform will also gain the status of official sponsor of Cariocão.
24/1/2022 | Governor Antonio Denarium (PP) sanctioned the Law that creates the public service of State Lottery in Roraima (Loterr), approved by Roraima state deputies, with the intention of generating resources to finance socially relevant activities related to the promotion of social security, public security, sports and encouraging the development of this Brazil’s northernmost state. Paraná, Maranhão, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and Amazonas have already legislated the matter.
24/1/2022 | Leading online gaming site Dafabet is the new sponsor of Coritiba Football Club in Brazil. The brand will be printed on the upper chest of the jersey of of the professional team. The debut was in the game against Cianorte at Couto Pereira and the agreement will run through December 31, 2022. “As we continue our growth worldwide and in Brazil in particular, we are very proud to announce our partnership with Coritiba,” said John Cruces, Global Head of Sponsorship at Dafabet.
24/1/2022 | Genius Sports has secured a major new official data, live streaming and fan engagement partnership with leading global online sports betting and gaming brand Betway, owned by Super Group. The new deal provides Betway with Genius Sports’ award-winning LiveData and LiveTrading solutions, delivering real-time data and pin-point pricing for the NFL and NCAA Basketball, alongside the English Premier League and Euroleague Basketball from its long-term existing partnership.
24/1/2022 | Pragmatic Play has undertaken a captivating journey through dense prehistoric jungles in new release, Rock Vegas™, which arrives on the heels of recent releases Gold Party®, Wild Depths™ and Magician’s Secrets™, and is part of a collection of over 200 HTML5 titles in the firm’s games portfolio. “Rock Vegas™ provides players with a thoroughly exciting experience,” commented Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer at Pragmatic Play.
24/1/2022 | Betcris is starting the year with all the energy announcing that it will attend two major events in April. The first one is ICE London, that will be held April 12-14 at ExCel London and will likely see participation from over 12,000 operators and more than 35,000 attendees. The leading sports betting operator in LatAm is also preparing to exhibit at the iGB Affiliate London, that takes place on April 13-14.
24/1/2022 | Wazdan has further strengthened its partnership with Betsson Group, the leading operator in the Baltic region, which created a Russian-language website aimed at Lithuanian customers. 80 Wazdan games already certified in the country are now available at the newly launched Betsafe.lt website in Russian to attract further players in the region. “We look forward to seeing how the localized games are received in Lithuania by our customers,” said Kaido Ulejev, Commercial Director CEECA at Betsson Group.
24/1/2022 | The Macau Legislative Assembly today generally approved the new law on the exploitation of games of chance in casinos, about six months before the licenses for operators in the world's gaming capital expire. Despite the overwhelming positive vote (30 in favor and one against) the debate was marked by several doubts that the deputies have in relation to the amendment of the law for this industry, which is practically the only one existing in the territory.
24/1/2022 | Continuing a beginning of 2022 with various novelties in different international markets, Zitro announced a new location for its 88 Link in Galicia, this time in the Boiro gaming hall of the well-known Kirolbet brand. “88 Link is consolidating in Galicia every day a little more in new gaming properties, so I want to thank Kirolbet for being part of this consolidation,” commented Angel Montes, from Zitro.
24/1/2022 | Red Bull has entered the world of gambling and sports betting by signing a multi-year contract with one of the leading brands in this field, PokerStars. That agreement provides for the branding on the new RB18, and on the suits of drivers Sergio Perez and Max Verstappen. PokerStars has become one of the most popular online poker sites in the world since it launched in 2001, proudly boasting that it has dealt over 200 billion 'hands' in the last 20 years. It also offers online casino and sports betting.
21/1/2022 | GMB continues with its cycle of interviews with the main executives of the sector. Today is the turn of Bart Esposito, CEO of Sirplay, a specialist sports betting software platform. The executive analyzes the market trends for 2022 and reveals that Sirplay is already embarking on an important partnership with a North American company in addition to investing in an operating headquarters in New York. Esposito also explains why cryptocurrencies and gaming tokens are big goals for the year.
21/1/2022 | Enrico Bradamante, Pariplay’s Chief Commercial Officer, gave an exclusive interview to iGaming FM radio show, in which he talked about the firm’s upcoming plans and ambitions, the flexibility and advantages of the aggregation model and the differences and peculiarities between Latin and North America markets. “I don’t expect regulation in Brazil to have a snowball effect because every county has its own journey. I think very similarly to what happened in Europe and what is happening in the United States,” said the executive.
21/1/2022 | Revenue from lottery bets in Brazil rose 7.34%, from R$16.88 bln (US$ 3.1 bln) in 2020 to R$18.12 bln (US$ 3.35 bln) last year. The data was released by Sorte Online platform, with information on the 1,446 contests held by Brazilian lotteries — except for the Federal Lottery. The state with the highest number of winners was São Paulo, followed by Minas Gerais. Rio de Janeiro appears in fifth place.
21/1/2022 | The EGR Power LatAm Summit 2022 is a highly exclusive face-to-face learning and networking event for leading experts in the Latin American gaming market to be held at the Hilton Hotel in Buenos Aires next February 16th. Alessandro Valente (Super Afiliados), Neil Montgomery (Montgomery & Associados), Thomas Carvalhaes (Hero Gaming) and Witoldo Hendrich Júnior (Hendrich Advogados) will be speakers on a panel dedicated exclusively to the Brazilian market.
21/1/2022 | With the aim of valuing football in bRAZIL’S countryside, the sports website PAGBET has officially become the new sponsor of the ASA. Born in Arapiraca, the club represents the biggest force in the interior of Alagoas, having been seven times state champion and runner-up in the C Series (2009) and the Northeast Cup (2013). The brand is an integral part of NSX Sports, also owner of the sports betting site Betnacional.
21/1/2022 | International Game Technology (IGT) announced that on January 14, 2022 its board of directors implemented a number of changes to the Company's executive team and board. Lorenzo Pellicioli will retire as chairperson of the Board of Directors and will remain a non-executive director. Marco Sala, currently CEO of IGT, will become executive chair of the board. Vincent Sadusky will become CEO and executive director of the board.