17/07/2018 | IGT announced that the company will be FanDuel Group's sports betting platform provider for the newly regulated U.S. market in the state of New Jersey. "We are delighted to choose IGT's leading platform for our sports betting platform in New Jersey" said Matt King, FanDuel Group CEO. “IGT was the ideal choice,” he added.
17/07/2018 | Just a few hours after France defeated Croatia 4-2 in the 2018 World Cup final, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook opened up chances in the Qatar 2022 tournament. The five-times champion of the World Cup opens with 6-1 favorites, followed by France with +650, and Germany, world champion in 2014, with 7-1.
17/07/2018 | After announcing a few days ago the purchase of a casino and hotel in Mendoza, Argentina, Sun Dreams has in its sights a new project in Latin America. The company - which already has a presence in five countries of the region - is managing the license to operate a sports betting site in Colombia, a segment of the gaming market in which they have participated since 2012 through Sun International, in South Africa.
17/07/2018 | In a short press announcement today from Recreativos Franco SAU, co-founded in 1965 by the brothers Joaquín and Jesús Franco, the Spain-based gaming company confirmed that it is now 100% owned by Jesús Franco, after reaching an agreement with the heirs to the deceased Joaquín Franco on Friday, July 13th.
17/07/2018 | Innovative Technology Spain welcomes Alberto Vázquez Martinez, Customer Support Advisor to their operations in Barcelona. The company states that his appointment comes during a period of sustained growth in the region and his role to provide first-line customer support to Spanish customers is key.
17/07/2018 | Japan’s largest weekly news magazine by circulation, Shukan Bunshun, has published an article accusing Caesars Entertainment of making illegal bribes to Japanese politicians through appearances at social gatherings organized by politicians, but which Caesars argues is an accepted and legal practice.
17/07/2018 | Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) is showcase its years of industry-leading igaming experience at its stand P4 during the iGB Live! interactive gaming conference and exhibition, taking place in the Netherlands at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, from today until Friday (17-20 July).
17/07/2018 | Taking the chance to attend the 4th edition of the event, BetConstruct will join the lively discussion of the West African market diversity with the peers. Ready to offer its solutions tailored for the region, the company will have its products showcased at Stand 1006.
17/07/2018 | Macau’s Legislative Assembly has approved a draft bill banning local casino workers from entering casinos of the city outside of working hours. The bill, which will now head to committee for further deliberations and refining of policy details, is aimed at curbing problem gambling among casino employees.
16/07/2018 | Clarion celebrated its second award of the month when Sports Betting USA was named among the top three new conference launches of 2017. The latest accolade follows Clarion’s confirmation as the event industry’s ‘Most Influential Company of the last 25 years’ which was announced at the AEO Excellence awards, held on June 15th.
16/07/2018 | According to ifficial figures, New Jersey’s casinos generated US$16.4m in sports bets during the first two weeks after they became legal in the state. That total came from just two casinos; Borgata and Ocean Resort -the latter of which was only open for two days during the period- and Monmouth Park racetrack.
16/07/2018 | A representative for Triple Five said that the previous site for the groups Spanish IR project in Badajoz province “wasn’t the right location”, prompting the firm to look to neighbouring Andalusia. “We are searching for locations in Spain,” said Paul Watson, Head of Triple Five in Europe, who also mentioned a possible investment of US$4 billion.
16/07/2018 | The Kokkalis Foundation on Sunday sadly announced the unexpected death of Sokratis Kokkalis Jr, son of Greek tech billionaire Sokratis Kokkalis and VP of Intralot International, at the age of just 34 years old. "An irreparable loss for all of us. My condolences to the Kokkalis family," said Sérgio Alvarenga, Chairman of the Board of Intralot Brasil.
16/07/2018 | Organized by Caixa Lotteries, the seminar of Cibelae (Ibero-American Corporation of Lotteries and State Betting) will be held next July 25-26 in Salvador de Bahía, Brazil. The organization announced the speakers of the event, which will bring together regulators from Iberoamerica and the main companies of the sector in two training days.
16/07/2018 | Provisional Measure (MP) 841, which will be repealed by the end of the month, predicts an increase of 43.35% to 50% in the value of the "Sena's" prize (popular local lottery game) compared to what is raised with the bets from 2019. Now, with the new measure, the value will increase to only 43.79%. This allowed the government to "return" resources to Culture and Sport. In addition, Caixa will create a new business front similar to the "Cartola" game and a new LOTEX auction will be announced in two months.
16/07/2018 | Belarus is ready to formulate a new legal framework for gambling and online casinos in the country. Belarusian Tax and Duties Ministry has already formulated a draft decree. It is awaiting the Parliament’s approval. Fixed rates for gambling tax are planned to be maintained for the next three years.
16/07/2018 | Next October 24, the Fecoljuegos union will hold the second edition of Gaming Market Colombia, where it will present a study on the reputation of the sector and an industry business roundtable. More than 600 guests including operators, suppliers, laboratory leaders, international guests, union leaders, diplomats and high officials of the Colombian government will participate in the event.
13/07/2018 | As anticipated two weeks ago, the Ministry of Finance and BNDES called the leading international companies interested in the Brazilian instant lottery concession for meeting in order to know the reasons for the absence of offers that occurred on June 25. There will be four meetings of which three have already taken place three with IGT, Scientific Games and Valid. Intralot was invited for next week.
13/07/2018 | With no exposure since the elimination of the Brazilian national team of the World Cup in Russia, Neymar found a way to overcome the "saddest moment of his career" and attended a poker event at Blá Bar, an establishment located in the Southern region of the city of São Paulo. Also part of the national team, Gabriel Jesus also enjoyed the championship.
13/07/2018 | The new version of Provisional Measure (MP) 841 is already done, which withdraws money from Sport and Culture divisions from lottery collection and transfers it to safety. The text is undergoing the final evaluation of the Minister of Government, Carlos Marun, before being submitted to President Michel Temer's signature. The new version should still create controversy because school sports and university will stop receiving funds.
13/07/2018 | Along with partners, Novomatic has developed the Corporate Coding Academy (CCA), a training site for future company game developers. "We need game developers, and our plan is to use this program to ensure that our new recruits are perfectly trained," Klaus Niedl, Global HR Director at Novomatic, summarizes the idea behind this training initiative.