25/05/2018 | The progress in the process of gaming legalizing in Brazil will be a key issue in the program of talks and debates that make up the agenda of Juegos Miami, the event that brings together the best of the Latin American industry. Secretary Alexandre Manoel and Waldir Marques Junior will represent the Ministry of Finance. Also speaking will be Ronaldo Dimas (Arguaín Prefecture), Hugo Baungartner (RCT Gaming) and Luiz Felipe Maia (FYMSA Advogados).
25/05/2018 | This week, the Affiliated Brazil Congress brought together thousands of people to understand the market for affiliate marketing, networking and new business in São Paulo. GMB talked to Flávio Raimundo, one of the organizers of the event, about the concept of affiliate marketing and how a legalized gaming industry would work alongside the affiliate market in Brazil. "We could make a big event and show people who work with affiliation that gaming might be a better product than e-books, capsules, etc.," he said.
25/05/2018 | Australian slot manufacturer, Aristocrat, posted a rise in its half-year earnings, due mainly to ongoing expansion of its Americas and digital businesses. Net profit after tax rose 2.8% year-on-year to US$193.9 million in the six months ending March 31, 2018, while total revenue increased 28.5% to US$1.2 billion.
25/05/2018 | GLI informed that it has named Alexander Haberl Regulatory Development Manager. In his new role, Haberl will be meeting with regulators, monitoring regulatory developments, and updating various GLI departments about changes to regulated European markets and their effect on general technical information and gaming products.
25/05/2018 | International Game Technology has announced that its subsidiary, IGT Global Services Ltd. has signed a contract with Norsk Tipping AS to provide its new online bingo solution and related services. Norsk Tipping, Norway’s state lottery operator, has been a valued customer of IGT, previously as legacy GTECH, since 2012.
25/05/2018 | The Government of Catalonia has given the nod to the €2 billion project for the construction of an integrated resort with a gaming area in Tarragona. The plan has been proposed by Hard Rock International as part of its strategy for global expansion. The project will rank among the largest of this kind to have ever been carried out in Europe.
25/05/2018 | During NFL’s spring meeting in Atlanta, commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on a major issue for the league: sports gambling. The NFL has tried to distance itself from gambling in order to assure fans they are committed to protecting the integrity of the game, but wagering on football games is something that has gone on for years.
25/05/2018 | PlayAGS announced that its Chief Financial Officer, Kimo Akiona, was named 2018 Financial Executive of the Year – Manufacturing & Technology by the Financial Executives International Las Vegas Chapter. “Kimo’s experience, professionalism and passion have been integral to our success the last several years,” said firm’s CEO, David Lopez.
25/05/2018 | A new range of cutting-edge Novomatic gaming equipment was launched in 2018 and will now be previewed in Latin America for the first time at the Peru Gaming Show. “Peru is one of our most important markets in Latin America, and we are confident that our new products will please our loyal player base as well as appeal to a new market sector,” comments Lawrence Levy, firm’s VP Global Sales.
25/05/2018 | BetConstruct has its Retail Solutions licensed by the Romanian National Gambling Office to operate within the territory of the country. The Class II License enables activities of production and distribution of gaming programs and devices, what expands the company’s operations in regulated markets in different regions.
25/05/2018 | According to information released by the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC) of Macau, visitor arrivals to the city in April rose 8 percent year-on-year, led once again by a rise in Mainland Chinese tourists. The report also registered a growth in visitors from Taiwan and USA.
24/05/2018 | Paddy Power Betfair and FanDuel announced a definitive deal under which the companies will merge their U.S. units, bringing together the leader in international sports betting and the company that redefined fantasy sports. “This combination creates the industry’s largest online business in the U.S.,” said Peter Jackson, Paddy Power Betfair CEO.
24/05/2018 | Las Vegas casinos could watch tens of thousands of employees walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting on 1 June. Wide range of staff involved but not croupiers and poker dealers.
24/05/2018 | BMM Testlabs announced that it has been chosen by the majority of sports systems providers to test for regulatory compliance in North America in the last 12 months, for sports betting and daily fantasy sports. BMM said this as the Supreme Court ends the federal ban on sports betting as established by the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA).
24/05/2018 | Brazilian Public Security Minister, Raul Jungmann, said that the new lotteries, such as LOTEX, will have their resources applied to public safety. According to him, it will be the first time that security will have resources permanently applied at a federal level. "We are doing redistribution of sources of lotteries administered by Caixa," said the minister, in a meeting about the BNDES Pro-Public Safety.
24/05/2018 | With big plans for the country, Netinplay is one of the companies that looks forward to entering the gaming market in Brazil. GMB spoke with the firm's CCO, Gonzalo Punturo, who talked about the Brazilian difficulties to achieve a regulatory framework and said that with the law they could start a major project. "When the country regulates the activity we will have a very significant presence here, because we are in all of Latin America and Brazil is the engine of the continent," he said.
24/05/2018 | The Civil Police said that a current investigation on the jogo do bicho will also investigate the illegal lottery that is being offered by the bicheiros (operators) in Rio de Janeiro. The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) worries about manipulation of results, illegal procedure that can be linked to any betting scheme.
24/05/2018 | A public hearing of the Commission for Economic Development of the Legislative Assembly of Minas Gerais will be held next Tuesday to discuss the regulation of gaming in Brazil. Requested by the committee chairman, Deputy Roberto Andrade, the meeting is set to discuss the benefits that the activity will bring to the Brazilian economy by regulating games of chance operated by the private sector.
24/05/2018 | Senator José Nadal Powers has put forward a resolution in the Senate that would allow for sports betting in Puerto Rico. “The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the US on the matter opens up the way to a new industry that puts Puerto Rico in a position to compete with other betting destinations worldwide,” he said in a written statement.
24/05/2018 | Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) is adding some serious muscle to its European operations with the opening of a second office in Austria. The newest venue will complement its existing Graz laboratory to better serve the needs of the rapidly expanding European gaming market.
24/05/2018 | Innovative Technology have held a strong position in Spain for many years working with partners and key contacts to increase its service centres to better support their customer base. The total number now in operation in the Spanish territory is 9, plus a team at ITL Spain’s own office in Barcelona.