06/12/2019 | Fabio Augusto Luiz Pina, Undersecretary of Trade and Service Development at the Special Secretariat for Productivity, Employment and Competitiveness, and Alexandre Manoel Angelo da Silva, National Secretary for Planning, Energy and Lottery, will lead next Monday lectures during the opening of the OGS Brazil 2019 at the Allianz Park of Sao Paulo. They will talk about the economic perspectives of the Brazilian gambling market and the latest news about regulation of sports betting.
06/12/2019 | On November 27th, President Jair Bolsonaro signed Provisional Measure 907 and presented it at a press conference. Among the ideas presented is the transformation of Embratur into the Brazilian Agency for International Tourism Promotion. One of the main causes of this change is the deployment of integrated resorts. GMB held an exclusive interview with Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, who spoke about the impact on the country's economy if this project is approved.
06/12/2019 | Signed by attorney João Caldas, the Humanist Solidarity Party (PHS) raised a petition to Minister Edson Fachin within the framework of ADPF 563 for the Supreme Court to convene a public hearing to gather the testimony of authorities and members of society that can provide technical and legal clarifications on the decriminalization of private exploitation of gambling. “The State that prohibits the activity is the same that exploits gambling,” they say.
06/12/2019 | Buen Paso Media (BPM), an international digital marketing agency specializing in digital games focusing on Brazil, Mexico and Spain, has just launched sitesdeapostas.bet in Brazil, BPM's first sports betting company in the country. Out of curiosity, the firm also recently launched in Mexico the website Casasdeapuestas.bet, which was built along the same lines as its Brazilian brother.
06/12/2019 | Pay4Fun will be present at two of the most critical events in the country, OGS Brazil and Spac 2019, that takes place next December 9th - 11th at Allianz Parque stadium in São Paulo. The company will showcase its innovative solutions in the area of payment intermediation and eWallet, that has been gaining ever more success in the market.
06/12/2019 | The city of São Paulo has just gained a new complex dedicated to the eSports that is the most modern of LatAm: the arena On e-Stadium. The new complex, that general public can use by paying a fee, has over 3,000 square meter, a giant 60 m2 screen and retractable grandstand adaptable to various kind of events. The official opening took place on November 28 with a special professional team game show, open space for fans to play, and merchandising stores.
06/12/2019 | Market-leading provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, Playtech BGT Sports (PBS), has won the ‘Best Land-Based Betting Product’ award at the annual SBC Awards in London. “We’re delighted to secure one of the most sought-after wins, with the hard work and dedication we have put into revitalising retail betting recognised by the judging panel,” commented Lee Drabwell, Senior Commercial Director at Playtech BGT Sports.
06/12/2019 | Betradar, the supplier and provider of sports betting data services, and Stake.com, one of the biggest crypto casinos, just officialised their partnership with a two-years agreement launching Stake sportsbook. “With a look and feel that is exclusive to our platform, we are confident that our partnership with a data supplier of this calibre is going to fit the needs and wants of our substantial player base,” said the owner of the Stake platform, Eddie Miroslav.
06/12/2019 | "Key of Ra" is the latest online casino game developed entirely by the R. Franco Digital team, incorporated into the Wanabet catalog and now available to all operators. With versions in both Spanish and English, the new title has a responsive design optimized for web and mobile that allows players to enjoy it from any device and place.
05/12/2019 | Sports law lawyer Eduardo Carlezzo represented Brazil in a lecture on gambling at SIGMA, Europe's largest igaming event that took place last week in Malta. In an exclusive interview with GMB, he analyzes the expectations of European entrepreneurs about the Brazilian market, the possible sponsorship boom for next year and the difficulties in Congress that may hinder the approval of the new regulation.
05/12/2019 | The President of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, will be the star of a day of lectures at the 1st Solutions Forum for Rio’s Maravilha Port. The congressman will make a presentation about integrated resorts closing the event program that takes place at Novotel RJ Porto Atlântico. It is speculated that he will once again defend the installation of casinos just in resorts, as he has been dong in the House after several official meetings with Las Vegas investor groups.
05/12/2019 | Brazilian leading Rádio Bandeirantes station opened an important space for the debate on the legalization of gaming in this week’s edition of the Jornal Gente show. Journalists José Paulo de Andrade, Claudio Humberto, Thais Heredia, Rafael Colombo and Pedro Campos debated the issue showing support for the regulation of the activity and also discussed about an interview of Dep. Elmar Nascimento where he talks about the benefits that the industry will bring to the country.
05/12/2019 | Next Monday (December 9th), during the first day of OGS 2019, renowned lawyer Roberto Brasil Fernandes will present his new book “LOTTERY LAW IN BRAZIL”. The expert argues that Lottery is not a game; whereas the exploration of forecasting contests is not a Union (legal person of Public Right representing the Federal Government) monopoly and that revenue from lotteries is a source of social security funding. In this special column for GMB, the author anticipates in exclusive details of his new work.
05/12/2019 | A record 11 Kambi partners have been named in this year’s prestigious Power 50 rankings, compiled by EGR Intel in cooperation with professional services BDO, underlining Kambi’s standing as the sports betting partner of choice for the industry’s leading operators.
05/12/2019 | LeoVegas is the ‘Casino Operator of the Year’ and also winner of ‘Innovation in Casino Entertainment’ according to the judges of the SBC Awards that took place this week in London. “We are very proud and honoured to receive these important prizes. This shows that our focus on investing in our own technique is right and successful", says James Ford, Head of Casino at LeoVegas.
05/12/2019 | Betgenius, a leading supplier of end-to-end sportsbook management services, has strengthened its senior commercial team in the Americas with the appointment of Bill Anderson as its Vice President for the region. He will spearhead the company’s expansion strategy and oversee its growing team dedicated to the crucial markets of the U.S. and Latin America.
05/12/2019 | With the introduction of PlayersEdge, Hard Rock International is evolving gaming floor culture by changing how casino-goers learn about and manage their gambling. The new branded program is the first in the US to apply a comprehensive education strategy to meet the needs of all gamblers — from new and casual players, to seasoned regulars and anyone at-risk for or experiencing problems.
04/12/2019 | This is the conclusion of Rep. Bacelar and is one of many heard at the Public Hearing of the Participatory Legislation Commission in Brazil’s House yesterday (3rd). Chaired by Rep. Leandro Monteiro, the meeting counted on the presence of legalization supporters such as former parliamentarian Vicente Candido, who defended it as a source of economic growth, protection for those without assistance and states that gambling is something cultural in the country. Waldir Marques Junior represented the Ministry of Economy at the meeting.
04/12/2019 | An official meeting between the members of the Secretary of Public Policy, Planning, Energy and Lottery (SECAP) and important executives of IGT and Scientific Games that make up the Estrela Instantânea Consortium to align and move forward with work related to LOTEX. The CEO of IGT International, Walter Bugno, and the President of Strategic Accounts of SG, Michael Conforti, are some of the participants of the meeting.
04/12/2019 | A new edition of the Zitro University training session was held during recent SAGSE 2019, again in association with the University of Palermo and consolidating the event as a space for reflection for future casino operators in Latin America. “The event gave us the chance to explain the transformation process during the last four years that has allowed Zitro to become a global company,” commented Alejandra Burato, firm’s Commercial Director for LatAm.
04/12/2019 | Kambi has become new member of the International Betting Integrity Association (IBIA), enhancing the relationship between them on sports betting integrity and strengthening the association’s global monitoring platform. “It is excellent to be stepping up our ongoing commitment to these principles, and that IBIA have seen us as an important partner in promoting them,” said Oliver Lamb, Kambi’s Head Sportsbook Controller.
04/12/2019 | SiGMA Group’s biggest show to date closed its doors last week after three days offering several conferences, workshops, a high energy expo floor, and premier networking events in Malta. Organizers informed that SIGMA’19 received just over 15,000 attendees, making the group’s biggest ever event. “What an amazing show for all those involved! Now we’re looking ahead to 2020,” said Eman Pulis, founder and CEO of SiGMA Group.
04/12/2019 | Representatives Paulo Eduardo Martins (PSC-PR) and André Fernandes (PSL-CE) used their official Twitter accounts to consult with society about the legalization of casinos in Brazil. Including both, the favorable position exceeded 70% of the votes. Combined with the two polls, nearly 30,000 people opined with an overwhelming result.
04/12/2019 | Several Brazilian Series A men's football teams have been winning online bookmaker sponsorships with many displaying betting brands on their uniforms. But it is not the only segment of sport to gain investment in Brazil. Taking advantage of the good moment of football, ApostasOnline.com decided to invest in a footvolley world champion athlete, Natália Guitler, who becomes ambassador of the brand in Brazil.