18/09/2018 | While moving forward strongly in Latin America, BtoBet, one of the pioneers in new technologies for online gambling operators and the betting industry, analyzes in an exclusive interview with GMB, the potential of Brazil’s market. “I truly believe that the prospect of the Brazilian market becoming regulated is only a matter of ‘when’ rather ‘if’, says with optimism Andrea Giuliani, BtoBet CEO.
18/09/2018 | After having been Tournament Director of BSOP for several years, Samir Zein visited SAGSE in Buenos Aires for the first time, now in his new role of responsible for the live events of Tower Brasil around the world. He went through the stand of Games Magazine Brazil to talk about his expectations for the change of company, the projects in which he already works and the great moment of poker in the country.
18/09/2018 | Caleta Gaming is an international technology and gaming development firm for the social, real and casino gaming industries based in London and with a Development and Marketing team in Florianópolis, Brazil. Caleta introduces 38 new titles with titles such as Magic Forest, China Charms, Torch of Fire and Fruit Salad. “This is another exciting step for us as we continue to expand our portfolio”, said David Marcus, Caleta Gaming CEO.
18/09/2018 | A delegation of R. Franco Digital, the digital division of Grupo R. Franco, has just returned from Argentina after a long and fruitful week of work. "We are very satisfied. SAGSE has fulfilled our expectations," commented the Managing Director of R. Franco Digital, Miguel Ángel Lázaro.
18/09/2018 | Sports data specialist Sportradar and sports media giant Interregional Sports Group (ISG) have agreed a partnership that will see in-play betting launched for Formula 1 (F1) Grands Prix for the first time. “Through this collaboration with Formula 1, we’re delighted that fans will receive an exciting and safe betting experience," said Sportradar’s David Lampitt.
18/09/2018 | IGT has announced its first-ever “Wide Area Progressive” (WAP) product for the U.S. gambling market, offering its Mega Jackpot games only in New Jersey through four regulated online casinos. “This reinforces our commitment and leadership in delivering ‘industry-first’ innovation that elevates the player experience across multiple channels,” said Enrico Drago, IGT’s Senior VP for PlayDigital.
18/09/2018 | Fifteen gambling regulators from Europe, as well as Washington State Gambling Commission, signed an agreement to work together to address the “risks created by the blurring of lines between gaming and gambling,” according to UK Gambling Commission. “We encourage video games companies to take action to make sure that consumers, and particularly children, are protected,” said UKGC’s Neil McArthur.
18/09/2018 | Several international gaming giants are apparently eying the ambitious €8 billion Hellinikon casino project, intended to become the first integrated casino resort in Europe. The gambling sector is expected to grow as online operators will be required to pay €5 million to receive a gambling license, according to the newly proposed regulations.
17/09/2018 | The Secretary of Fiscal, Energy and Lottery (Sefel) of the Ministry of Finance, Alexandre Manoel Angelo da Silva, chose Games Magazine Brasil to write an opinion column, offering his support and a warm welcome to the market to the new website of Online Lotteries : "Caixa is expected to continue on this innovative path of digital transformation, contributing to the development of lottery products in Brazil."
17/09/2018 | "Brazil has the potential for the tourism industry to double in size in a short time, and for this we must advance in a set of measures that will create a favorable business environment with topics as foreign capital in airline companies and liberation of the casinos," said the Minister of Tourism, Vinícius Lummertz, at the opening of the 18th edition of Termatalia - International Festival of Thermal Tourism at the Recanto Cataratas Events Center.
17/09/2018 | US casino technology provider AGS has launched its new Orion Slant platform and cabinets for Class II tribal gaming partners. "We soft-launched the Orion Slant a couple months ago and it is already outpacing our expectations,” commented AGS senior vice president of slot products, Andrew Burke.
17/09/2018 | The Stars Group announced that it launched its BetStars online sports betting brand in the regulated New Jersey online gaming market through its partnership with Resorts Casino Hotel. "We are excited to introduce BetStars to New Jersey sports fans," said Matt Primeaux, SVP Strategy & Operations, USA at The Stars Group.
17/09/2018 | Macau casino stocks retreated after Typhoon Mangkhut forced a 33-hour shutdown of the world’s biggest gambling hub, a halt that’s estimated to cost operators US$186 million in revenue. Nearly all casinos reopened at 8 a.m. local time Monday, after a government order shuttered their doors at 11 p.m. Saturday night as the storm approached.
17/09/2018 | "The legalization of the gaming industry, casino and bingos in Brazil can generate 100 thousand more direct jobs and encourage other economic activities in the country," said the first and most important proposal in the list of the candidate to Deputy Federal in Rio de Janeiro for the Partido Novo (NOVO). She has worked for 23 years on TV Globo and is currently a consultant to CONMEBOL where she helps to structure the production and broadcasting of South American Football.
17/09/2018 | As often happens in the main trade shows of the sector, Win Systems was present in SAGSE with its main products, such as GameStar machines and Gold Club roulettes. Eric Benchimol, firm’s CEO, comments on the particular moment of the Argentine market, the very good performance of the brand in Latin America and its expectations with Brazil: "As soon as the market opens, we are ready to start working."
17/09/2018 | Australian gaming supplier Aristocrat has partnered Warner Bros Consumer Products to develop a new slot based on the hit action film Mad Max: Fury Road. The game will debut at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas in October, and is being developed for Aristocrat’s Edge X cabinet.
17/09/2018 | Argentine operator Crown Casino has begun the construction of the Sol del Río project in the capital of the province of Río Negro, Viedma. The company will invest around US$11.5 million in the complex that will include casino, hotel, food court, convention centre for more than 500 people, and a shopping centre. The licence will run until 2042.
17/09/2018 | Scientific Games Corporation is taking its sports betting portfolio to the next level with the creation of a Sportsbook Operations team in Gibraltar. The new team will support customers directly with a sportsbook operations service to help grow their sportsbook businesses.
14/09/2018 | November may be a key month for Brazil to abandon the tiny group of countries that have gaming banned. The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, is the main character of the plot. Because of its proximity to large Las Vegas groups, he insists on putting a vote on just the legalization of casino resorts. Even with this stance, a deputies agreement contemplates including online betting and bingos. What is the role of the elections in this scenario?
14/09/2018 | Going through a 2018 of growth with a major expansion of its factory in Peru that allows it to expand in the region, Starlight was presented at SAGSE looking to enter with more strength in Argentina. Andrea Pino, its General Manager, reviews the first half of the year and sees the near future, where she does not rule out Brazil: "There they value the experience in the manufacture of signs and lighting projects, and we have plenty of it."
14/09/2018 | Brazil for the approval. One thing is to approve games that have a direct relationship with tourism, another is to enable those that end up making imposible this strategy of bringing more casinos and investments to the country," said the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, at the 40-year meeting of the Clube do Feijão Amigo (Friend Bean Club).