18/11/2017 | (Exclusive GMB) - Sirplay started its successful path in Latin America since its first participation in SAGSE, so the company did not hesitate to be part of the event for the fourth time in a row. Its CEO, Bart Esposito, comments on a new presence in Buenos Aires, the positive 2017 that the company experienced and the outlook for next year with South America in the spotlight: "There is a revolution in the continent with online gaming. Surely 2018 will be the year of Brazil."
18/11/2017 | Hard Rock International presented its casino plans at a press conference in Yokohama, with a concert from Grammy-award winning band Muse. The plan was to drive home the entertainment aspect of the Hard Rock experience. “We are an entertainment company first and a casino company second,” said Hard Rock Asia CEO, Ed Tracy.
18/11/2017 | Novomatic’s Interactive division, Greentube, has announced a key appointment as Michael Bauer assumes the company’s new position of CGO – Chief Games Officer. Bauer joined the Novomatic Group in 2013 and became Greentube CFO in 2015, a role that he will continue as well.
18/11/2017 | Plus500 has extended a shirt sponsorship deal with Spanish LaLiga football club Atlético Madrid for a period of three seasons, from 2018-19 to 2020-21. Plus500 will continue as the club’s main shirt sponsor, with company branding to remain on the front of Atlético’s playing and training jerseys.
18/11/2017 | Caesars Entertainment Corp informed it would buy privately owned casino and horse racing company Centaur Holdings for US$1.7 billion in cash to expand in Indiana. The deal comes about a month after Caesars’ main operating unit emerged out from a near three-year bankruptcy.
18/11/2017 | Sky Betting & Gaming has announced a pertnership with SBTech, which will supply the operator with a full sportsbook platform in Germany. “This deal consolidates our position as the market-leading provider of sportsbook and platform solutions for premium operators worldwide,” said Richard Carter, CEO of SBTech.
18/11/2017 | Leading provider of land-based casino games and key player in the mobile social casino gaming market, AGS, added a powerful new partner-focused component to its AGS Interactive business: a Social White Label Casino (“Social WLC”) platform. This product soft-launched in the first quarter of 2017 and is already live with six customers, quickly gaining momentum.
18/11/2017 | Crane Payment Innovations (CPI), a Crane Co. Company, has been selected as the preferred banknote validator supplier for Casino Schaanwald, Casinos Austria International’s first venture into Liechtenstein. The casino, which held its grand opening on October 25, utilises SC Advance banknote validators across its slot floor.
18/11/2017 | The Stars Group could raise up to US$2.5 billion for future acquisition deals, CEO Rafi Ashkenazi revealed in an interview cited by Reuters. The gambling giant, which recently switched its Montreal-based headquarters with a new building in Toronto, has been looking to expand its business both through organic growth and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity.
18/11/2017 | The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has laid out a three-year plan to help shape a well-regulated gaming market, improving consumer protection standards and strengthening regulatory controls. “This is an ambitious strategy to deliver fairer and safer gambling over the next three years,” said Bill Moyes, UKGC director.
18/11/2017 | The widely celebrated 25th edition of SAGSE proved to be a spectacular success for the newest subsidiary of Merkur Gaming Americas. Merkur Gaming Argentina, with its team headed by gaming veteran Alejandro Saraintaris, was ably supported by colleagues from throughout Latin America and Europe and recorded a highly successful show presence.
16/11/2017 | Leading mobile slots specialist Play’n GO has launched Fu Er Dai , a lavish slot inspired by the designer lifestyles of China’s super-rich. Players will enter a world of flash gold watches, expensive cell phones and other luxury items in the five-reel, 10 pay line slot.
16/11/2017 | Metal Casino has sealed a deal with the ‘Prince of Darkness’, Ozzy Osbourne. The 'Godfather of Metal’ has signed up with the biggest and most hardcore online casino on the planet. In fact, Ozzy loves Metal Casino so much, he has become a part owner of the company.
16/11/2017 | Gaming technology specialist EveryMatrix has launched ReactCasino.com, a website that showcases the company’s new front-end technology. New development introduces players to an immersive gaming experience while preserving the necessary online security to protect from online threats and attacks.
16/11/2017 | Federal deputy Elmar Nascimento (DEM-BA) defended the creation of resorts with casinos in Bahia, a proposal envisaged in PLS 186/2014, a law that legalizes gambling in the country. The parliamentarian is president of the Special Commission of the Regulatory Framework of Gaming in the Chamber of Deputies. The proposal will still be voted on in the Senate and then goes to the Chamber. The text predicts the running of casinos, bingo, jogo do bicho and online gaming.
16/11/2017 | In the first ever agreement of its kind, Inspired will carry Novomatic's content on its platform to deliver a market-specific product combination to the leading Greek betting and lottery operator, OPAP. "I'm delighted to announce this strategic partnership," said Luke Alvarez, President and CEO of Inspired.
16/11/2017 | Online betting in Mexico stood at US$2bn billion dollars last year, but 90% -US$1.8bn- was made via illegal online sites. The data was made pubic by President of the Association of Licensees and Suppliers of Games and Draws (ASPJAC), Alfonso Pérez Lizuar.
16/11/2017 | Leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, BMM Testlabs, informed that Marzia Turrini, former SVP, Operations Europe and South America is moving to a new role as SVP, Business Development Europe and South America.
16/11/2017 | eSports company eFootball.Pro and the developer behind the Pro Evolution franchise, Konami, have reached an agreement to create a new competition. “The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards eSports,” said Gerard Piqué, firm’s President and FC Barcelona star.
16/11/2017 | (Exclusive GMB) - Nearly a month after the launch of the Parliamentary Front for approval of Gaming Regulatory Framework in Brazil, GMB spoke with Federal Deputy Herculano Passos, one of the main names in the fight for sector regulation that said that the front came to add and reinforce this fight, and that believes that House and Senate can approve a law together.
16/11/2017 | American Gaming Association (AGA) President and CEO, Geoff Freeman, outlined AGA’s two-track strategy to a regulated sports betting market in the United States today at the Sports Betting USA Conference in New York.
16/11/2017 | (Exclusive GMB) - The traditional Argentine trade show with scope to all Latin America, SAGSE, lived last week its edition number 25. Giorgio Gennari Litta, the organizer and president of Monografie, makes a positive balance of the event in this interview with GMB, and also highlights the recovery of the sector in Argentina and confirms that SAGSE is ready "to intervene in all the countries of the region with the a gaming industry regulated."
15/11/2017 | The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), said this week that he is not against the legalization of gambling, and that Brazil may have a casino system that stimulates tourism. The parliamentarian promised the deputies of the Pro-Gaming Front to vote on the PL 442/91 vote that deals with the legalization of gaming later this month.
15/11/2017 | Hard Rock Chairman, Jim Allen, Sarah Harrison, CEO of UK Gambling Commission, and Jodie Fullagar, Head of Entertainment, M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, will be among the 100+ speakers sharing their insight and knowledge at ICE VOX, the industry’s most comprehensive learning and knowledge exchange event.