15/4/2021 | The Brazilian Bar Association, Federal District Section (OAB/DF), created the Gambling Law Commission, with the objective of discussing the legal and market outlines of this important segment of the economy, which still suffers from a lack of regulation. Sérgio Garcia Alves, partner at Abdala Advogados and Master in Law & Technology at the University of California and in Regulation at the University of Brasília, will share the coordination with specialists Mirian Lavocat, Bárbara Teles and Filipe Senna.
08:53 | Brazilian football star Neymar Jr. has announced that he is taking on the new role of Cultural Ambassador, while continuing his partnership with the world's largest online poker site, PokerStars.net. In this last chapter, the PSG player will collaborate closely with PokerStars.net on a series of creative projects inspired by the world of culture, art, design, music and will shake up poker with exciting experiences for the brand community.
08:52 | Leading online bookmaker, Betway, is proud to announce its first female eSports partnership with Immortals Gaming Club (“IGC”)’s Women’s Brazilian CS:GO team, MIBR Female. Brand is set to be a key player in supporting the growing female presence in eSports and Counter-Strike. The scene has grown substantially over the last few years and Betway’s existing deal with MIBR makes this partnership a perfect fit.
08:53 | Genius Sports has signed an exclusive international streaming and data partnership with Japan’s national governing body of professional basketball, B.League. Under the multi-year deal, the parties agree to provide Japanese fans, administrators, coaches and players with access to live data and video insights from over 1,000 games a season from the league’s top two divisions: B1 and B2.
14/4/2021 | Nevada governor Steve Sisolak set a goal of having every Nevada county reopen at full capacity by June 1. After enduring more than 12 months of COVID-19 restrictions, casinos across state’s 17 counties could soon return to full capacity if all goes to plan. As part of this initiative, Nevada’s required social distancing mandate will end on May 1. Sisolak will cede some control over restrictions to local county governments at the same time.
09:38 | Leading sportsbook and gaming platform provider BtoBet announced a new partnership with Captain Up - award winning cloud based gamification platform. Part of Aspire Global, BtoBet will allow operators to maximize customer activity and loyalty using gamification, behavioral psychology and social tools. “Captain Up’s product portfolio will help our partners build a competitive edge in terms of player loyalty and engagement,” comments BtoBet’s Chief Marketing Officer Sabrina Soldà.
15/4/2021 | G2E organizers have committed to updating its community regularly with their ongoing planning efforts to convene the gaming industry safely this fall October 4–7, at the Sands Expo in Las Vegas. Since their last communication that was distributed on March 8, the G2E team continues to make progress towards planning a successful event in October. Nevada Governor announced that the state aims to have casinos reopen with 100% capacity by June 1.
15/4/2021 | Seminole Hard Rock has become the first privately-owned gaming company to be recognized as a ‘US Best Managed Company’. The 2021 designees are US private firms that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people and fostering a dynamic, resilient culture, as well as strong financials while facing the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.
09:14 | The Grand Slam tennis tournament Roland-Garros has its version in eSports, the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas 2021, and a qualifier is taking place in Brazil. In all, sixteen participants are in contention in eliminatory matches of Tennis World Tour 2, a game developed by Breakpoint Studio. Coordinated by the THE360 school, the semifinals and the final will be broadcast on the company's Twitch channel.
15/4/2021 | In a year of pandemic, the socio-economic changes in the lives of the Portuguese caused the stakes in scratch cards to drop 16%. The information was released by Santa Casa Misericórdia de Lisboa, responsible for Jogos Santa Casa, although the 2020 report is not yet fully closed. The numbers indicate that spending on scratch cards has returned to the level of 2017 after years of successive rises in bets, registering now the biggest drop in recent years.
15/4/2021 | Swedish Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic could be banned from football for up to three years as it emerges his joint-stock company owns 10% of betting firm Bethard.com, Sweden's newspaper ‘Aftonbladet’ informed. According to FIFA and UEFA rules, it is prohibited for players to have financial interest in betting companies.
15/4/2021 | Leading online casino operators continue to rely on MGA Games, specialists in developing localised slot games and leaders in online gambling and mobile innovation. Now, it’s PokerStars who launches a selection of slot games produced by MGA Games for its clients in Spain. The integration of the deveolper’s most attractive productions from its portfolio will happen progressively.
14/4/2021 | The World Lottery Association (WLA) and the Corporación Iberoamericana de Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (CIBELAE) organize the webinar "Safety in the face of the digital transformation of lotteries" in which experts from Europe and Latin America will share their experiences. The event takes place today and tomorrow (14-15) via zoom for associates, in Spanish and Portuguese. Itamar de Carvalho Pereira, member of the WLA SRMC and technical advisor to the Brazilian Ministry of Economy, participates on the second day.
14/4/2021 | In this article, Federico Lannes, gaming consultant and general manager of the Gran Nobile Hotel & Convention of Paraguay, talks about FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) trends in the fight against AML (Anti-Money Laundering) in the casino industry. With data and in-depth analysis, Lannes addresses topics such as the impact of advanced technologies and the Culture of Compliance, questions to be addressed also for future regulation in Brazil.
13/4/2021 | Betsul, the leading sports betting site in South America, has just officially sponsored another football team in Brazil, the Clube de Regatas Brasil (CRB). The contract is valid for one year and the website will display its logo on the upper central front of the club's official shirt. The agreement also provides for a series of activations with the fans through the digital channels of the CRB and bonuses according to the engagement of the public.
13/4/2021 | Pragmatic Play has further expanded its footprint in Latin America after taking multiple verticals live with Doncashino in Paraguay. “The strength of our slot portfolio and engaging Live dealer products have really allowed us to stand out in Latin America and we’re very excited for this partnership,” commented Victor Arias, Vice President of Latam Operations at Pragmatic Play.
14/4/2021 | Bodog has a great offer of Sit & Go’s in its room for those who want to start online poker as something more serious, or those who enjoy playing but cannot stay in front of the screen for so long to participate in MTTs. Events are available at any time, with buy-ins starting at US$ 1 where all players can find an ideal Sit & Go to play.
14/4/2021 | Zitro Digital, the online business unit of global gaming industry provider Zitro, introduces a new video bingo game for online casinos with the goal to bring fun to the palms of the hand of players. ‘Triple Bonus’ is the most recent release of the company offering all the fun of video bingo in the online environment, and with multiple entry possibilities to two exciting bonuses.