23/03/2018 | (Exclusive GMB) - Peter Naessens, General Director of the Belgian Gaming Commission, will be part of upcoming Brasilian Gaming Congress as one of the speakers, commenting on the experience of the European country that legalized online gambling in 2010. For him, “a gradual opening of the market remains essential”, and states that he is “curious how a big country as Brazil is going to take up the challenge".
23/03/2018 | The process of granting the Exclusive Instant Lottery (LOTEX), led by the Ministry of Finance's Secretariat for Fiscal, Energy and Lottery Monitoring (Sefel), received the award this week as the winner of the Law Competition 2017-2018, sponsored by the International Network (ICN) and the World Bank Group (WBG). The General Coordinator of Prizes and Drawings Governance, Waldir Eustáquio Marques Júnior, received the award in New Dheli.
23/03/2018 | The president of the Brazilian state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal, Gilberto Occhi, leaves the bank's presidency next week to take over the Ministry of Health, whose head, Ricardo Barros, will leave his position to run a vacancy in the Deputies Chamber. VP of Finance, Arno Meyer, could take the chair of the bank. Caixa has been responsible for the operations of lottery games in Brazil since 1961.
23/03/2018 | Juegos Miami will provide delegates with an unrivalled opportunity to engage with the region's key decision makers courtesy of a series of country specific roundtables. The initiative will bring together regulators from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.
23/03/2018 | Intralot announced that it is one of the first companies in the gaming industry globally to be certified under the ISO 37001 standard for anti-bribery management systems. “This is a testimony of our dedication to business ethics and the careful selection of our business partners following due diligence,” said Intralot Group CEO, Antonios Kerastaris.
23/03/2018 | R. Franco Digital will showcase its global gaming solutions at upcoming FADJA show in Bogota, Colombia. The offer will include IRIS, a powerful open architecture platform that integrates everything an operator requires: player management, payment gateways, content, promotions, alerts and responsible gaming tools.
23/03/2018 | According to panellists at the ASEAN Gaming Summit, Japan is unlikely to see its first IR open before 2026 and significant hurdles still need to be overcome both from an operational and legislative standpoint. Japanese government has not said how many licenses it will issue yet, or specified a tax rate, which some fear may be high.
23/03/2018 | A new study from Juniper Research has found that online lotteries will be disrupted by the opening up of markets coupled with a drive towards mobile offerings. Wagers placed on online lotteries will increase from US$29 billion in 2017 to US$76 billion by 2022, with mobile devices accounting for more than half of this by 2022.
22/03/2018 | Macau-based operator Galaxy Entertainment(GEG) has been granted a provisional gaming license by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) giving it the green light to develop a premium quality, eco-friendly, US$500m casino resort in Boracay.
22/03/2018 | Penn National Gaming announced that The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the West Virginia Lottery Commission approved the company's pending acquisition of Pinnacle Entertainment. The firms will hold special shareholder meetings on 29 March to vote on matters related to the acquisition.
22/03/2018 | The government has announced that the date for the opening of bids for the public tender for seven casinos in the province of Buenos Aires has been extended until June 27. The additional 90 day will allow operators time to come forward with their proposals. Licences will run for a period of twenty years, with the possibility of an extension for one additional year.
22/03/2018 | Booongo Gaming becomes a new provider for BetConstruct Casino platform. A wide range of 4,000+ games of the company is now freshened up with such well-known titles from the provider as God's Temple, Poisoned Apple, Lucky Xmas, 15 Golden Eggs and African Spirit.
22/03/2018 | Sportradar has announced a strategic partnership with HYPE Sports Innovation, a global platform which facilitates connections and investments among the sports innovation ecosystem, in order to provide the company’s data and market expertise to promising sports tech start-ups operating under HYPE’s global SPIN Accelerator network.
22/03/2018 | (Exclusive GMB) - For Jan Jones Blackhurst, Exec VP Public Policy & Corp.Responsibility at Caesars Entertainment, upcoming Brasilian Gaming Congress edition will be a good chance for members of the Brazilian Government and the Parliament to provide an indication of the current situation on legislation that has the best prospects for passage. As one of the key speakers of the event, she says that even “the vote in CCJ has made it more difficult to understand the path forward, Caesars remains interested in investing in Brazil.”
22/03/2018 | Clarion Gaming and Games Magazine Brazil (GMB) reached an agreement through which the leading media in the gaming sector in Brazil becomes the Official Publication Partner of the Brasilian Gaming Congress (BgC) that will be held next April 22 to 24 in São Paulo. GMB prepares a full coverage for the event that will serve as an exclusive meeting point to learn about the current situation and the next steps of the future gaming market in Brazil.
22/03/2018 | CasinoFlex Systems International will be making its debut in the industry as an exhibitor at the forthcoming FADJA show in Colombia that will take place next April 5 and 6 in Bogota. The company will showcase its expertise on how best to connect slots to fulfil any potential new gaming legislation.
22/03/2018 | The first dedicated eSports venue on the Strip, will open its doors tonight (Thursday 22nd) at Luxor Hotel and Casino. Featuring a unique blend of live experiences and streaming, opening weekend will showcase the arena's versatility across professional eSports, tournaments, daily gaming, world-class production and interactive entertainment.
22/03/2018 | International Game Technology and Boyd Gaming announce the deployment of IGT’s “Virtual Zone” platform at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, which marks IGT’s first virtual reality (VR) installation in a casino environment, and Boyd Gaming’s first VR entertainment offering.
21/03/2018 | French online regulator ARJEL has awarded shared liquidity poker licences to both SPS Betting France and Betclic. The licences will enable the companies to offer their services within the newly established shared liquidity market between France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
21/03/2018 | Billionaire James Packer has stepped down as a director of Australia’s casino operator Crown Resorts. Packer “has today resigned as a director for personal reasons,” the company said in a filing on Wednesday to the Australian Securities Exchange.
21/03/2018 | After years of information and opinion columns that clearly oppose the legalization of the activity in Brazil, O Globo, the most important media group in the country, confirms in today's editorial "The best is legalize gaming to regulate it" a drastic change of guidelines and ensures that the House project is an opportunity to deal realistically with the issue. This is a huge and necessary step for deputies in favor, and those who are in doubt, feel popular support to vote open the activity.