15/02/2019 | Zitro has experienced a very successful presentation at recent ICE show in London, with its stand extremely busy at all times. “In 2016, we announced our vision to become a global supplier for the gaming industry, while maintaining our leadership in the Video Bingo market. Only two and a half years later we’ve seen the results at ICE show: the transformation process we announced has already been successfully completed,” commented Johnny Ortiz, founder of Zitro.
15/02/2019 | The lawyer and professor Pedro Trengrouse was appointed as vice-president of the new Special Commission on Sports, Lottery and Entertainment Law of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), which has been presiding by his colleague Flavio Zveiter since last Monday. Trengrouse played a key role in the legalization of sports betting in Brazil. He is Academic Coordinator of the Executive Program FGV / FIFA / CIES of Sports Management and Law of Sports, FIFA Master.
15/02/2019 | The Brasilian Jockey Club, in Rio de Janeiro, received two tax assessments from the Federal Revenue Service to collect withholding income tax (IRRF) on the amount of prizes paid to a horse racing bet winner. The validity of the collections began to be judged by the Administrative Council of Tax Appeals (CARF) this week.
15/02/2019 | MGM Resorts International wants to build a casino resort in the Japanese prefecture of Osaka, the U.S.-based firm confirmed to analysts this week. “MGM has adopted an Osaka-first strategy and we are focusing our considerable resources on that city,” MGM Resorts CEO James Murren told financial analysts. “Osaka’s goal is to have an IR opened by 2025,” he added.
15/02/2019 | With American acceptance of gaming at an all-time high, casino gamblers are actively practicing responsible gaming, according to new research released by the American Gaming Association (AGA). Bettors report setting budgets, sticking to them and being aware of available responsible gaming resources at significantly high rates.
15/02/2019 | The leading igaming software provider Digitain participated at last week London ICE show receiving “positive feedback from existing clients, partners and new customers to our multi-channel igaming technology solutions.” For the company, “this years’ show was bigger and better than ever as tens of thousands of delegates visited the world’s biggest land-based and online gaming event.”
15/02/2019 | Research firm Newzoo released its “2019 Global eSsports Market Report” which suggests that, for the first time ever, the market will accrue over US$1 billion in revenue in a calendar year. Newzoo projects that the global audience will grow to 453.8 million individuals who will have watched one event around the world.
15/02/2019 | According to data released by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB), visitor arrivals to Singapore hit a record 18.5 million in 2018, registering a 6.2% increase from the previous year. This was driven by double-digit growth in visitor arrivals from India, USA, Vietnam, and the UK. The report shows an increase in gaming spending, up 6 percent year-on-year.
14/02/2019 | Scout Gaming announced the entry into the Brazilian market allied to Jogajá. In an exclusive interview with GMB, the commercial director of the firm responsible for doing business in Brazil, Joakim Renman, talks about Fantasy Sports, their position as leaders, the reasons for choosing the country to start operations in South America, and why partnering with Joguejá. "We needed someone with local experience and strong knowledge about how to succeed in the Brazilian market," says Renman, who guarantees that Brazilians will have the most modern Daily Fantasy Sports platform in the world.
14/02/2019 | As the idea of many rulers is to create new sources of income, Brazil can raise some tens of billions of dollars with casino resorts. The governor-elect of Minas Gerais, Romeo Zema, says he is in favor of the activity "as long as there is a choice of specific venues to place the casinos". If approved the new project submitted by deputy Paulo Azi, Minas Gerais could have only one resort casino as it does not exceed 15 million inhabitants.
14/02/2019 | Innovative Technology reported a busy ICE 2019 and successfully previewed their two new state-of-the-art recyclers. Both the NV22 Spectral (NV22S) and Spectral Payout attracted much interest on the stand, alongside their new ICU unit, a brand-new age verification device that automates the policy for controlling access to age restricted premises, gaming and purchases.
14/02/2019 | Playtech BGT Sports, the provider of omni-channel sports betting solutions, has extended its sportsbook partnership with Codere. The new contract, which will run until late 2022, covers its retail presence and online facilities in Spain, Mexico, Panama, and Colombia. It includes over 9,000 betting terminals and retail tills, with numbers expected to grow in the coming months.
14/02/2019 | The Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos (IPLyC) has officially put in place the new tax on prizes on slots, which will be used in order to help create a new Integration and Social Development Fund to finance infrastructure and assistance programs in social areas. The tax ranges from 1% to 3% per cent on prizes.
14/02/2019 | JCM Global is updating its universal bill acceptor (UBA) – currently in use on “hundreds of thousands of gaming devices around the world” – to offer a faster process with a more secure system to protect casinos from counterfeiters. Tom Nieman, Vice President of Marketing for JCM Global, said the newest product will innovate the cash boxes of casinos worldwide.
14/02/2019 | Global sports betting supplier Kambi finished 2018 on a high, with full-year revenues up 23% and operating profit increasing by 65% year-on-year, in a period that saw the company sign eight new customers and take the first legal online sports bet in the US. “I'm not surprised Kambi is now seen as the leading multi-channel sports betting supplier in this burgeoning market,” said firm’s CEO Kristian Nylén.
14/02/2019 | Betting and gaming operators in the UK face new restrictions on advertising after the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) and Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) published a revised list of standards designed to protect children and young people. New rules prohibit online gambling ads targeting individuals who are likely to be under 18, based on data about their online interests and browsing behaviour.
14/02/2019 | IGT announced that it has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointments of three members to new roles. Bob Vincent to become Chairperson of IGT Global Solutions Corporation; Wendy Montgomery is named Senior VP of Global Brand, Marketing, and Communications; and Scott Gunn is appointed Senior VP of Corporate Public Affairs.
13/02/2019 | The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, said that the social insertion of people with disabilities through sport is one of the investment fronts of the federal government. According to the president of CEF, Pedro Guimarães, who visited the Center for Initiation to Sport (CIE) in Rio Branco, the bank intends to change the sponsorship policy and will prioritize support for grassroots sports and community groups instead of football clubs.
13/02/2019 | The Law Project recognizing eSports in Paraíba was approved. The state becomes the first of the federation to approve this bill that was drafted by Daniel Cossi, president of CBDEL and intends to stimulate the practice of electronic sports in the state, a modality that is growing in the country.
13/02/2019 | After dominating the Polish betting sector, STS has just started operating in the European markets with a number of BetConstruct products. The software developer provides STS with exciting sports betting and gaming content enabling the bookmaker to continue its expansion into UK, Germany, Norway, Iceland, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Andorra, San Marino, Gibraltar, Malta and Latvia.
13/02/2019 | Bill Miller, President and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), has written an introductory letter to US Congress providing a brief overview of the gaming industry and outlining the policy priorities it hopes to work with members of Congress from both parties to advance. “Congress and the Administration should ensure attention and resources are spent pursuing illegal operators,” he wrote.