South America

BetRegal diary: Making the trip to London to meet the BOS

BetRegal

Aly Lalani, Head of Marketing at BetRegal.com, reflects on his company’s Betting on Sports debut, sharing expertise to the tune of a ‘Latin Beat’ and finding folks with a focus on “getting things done”. It’s now been almost a month since the Betting on Sports conference took place in London, and I thought it would be a good time to …

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CIRSA explores further international opportunities despite LATAM woes

Spanish gambling firm Grupo CIRSA has overcome all-round LATAM currency woes to post a successful Q2 2018 trading update, as the company continues its expansion plan under the ownership of Blackstone Capital. Publishing its latest corporate update, CIRSA governance reports a 3% increase in group revenues to €358 million for Q2 2018. Despite recording circa €3 million in negative LATAM …

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Lack of Caixa clarity sees BNDES Brazil rethink its LOTEX tender

BNDES – Brazil’s National Bank for Social Development has scheduled a new auction for the sale of state-owned instant games (scratch & win) operator Loteria Instantânea Exclusiva (LOTEX) to be held on 29 November 2018. The tender of LOTEX was first announced on August 2017, with the Brazilian Finance Ministry targeting a BRL 4 billion (€1.2 billion) for its complete divestment …

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BtoBet continues LATAM drive with RBS Colombia Apuestalo lead technology partnership

BtoBet, the specialist betting platform provider for developing markets, has announced that it has expanded its South American footprint by securing the lead technology partnership arrangement with Royal Betting Solutions – RBS Colombia. The partnership will see BtoBet become the lead digital platform and systems provider for Royal Betting Solutions ‘Apuestalo.co’ property, the 12th online gambling enterprise to secure a …

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Codere hurt by Argentine Peso collapse

The plunging Argentine Peso has impacted the performance of Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere, which has reported exchange rate losses of €22.5 million, publishing its 2018 interim results (period ending 30 June). Updating investors, Codere governance details that corporate performance has had to adjust to Argentina’s ongoing monetary crisis, which has seen the ARG Peso decline almost 50% against …

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LatAm: A sportsbook opportunity characterized by diversity

LatAm

With many LatAm countries set to follow in Colombia’s footsteps and regulate the iGaming market, what are the must-haves for operators to succeed in the region? To download ‘LatAm: A sportsbook opportunity characterized by diversity’, click here!

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Coljuegos gets tough on Colombian illegal gambling activities

Colombian national gambling regulator Coljuegos has undertaken its biggest ‘offensive against illegal gambling activities/services’, working in partnership with Colombia’s federal police force. In its latest industry update, Colijuegos governance has revealed that during 2018 it has seized +2,000 illegal slot machines primarily operating within the cities of Bogota, Medellin, Cali and Cartagena. Sanctioned by Colombia’s Ministry of Finance, Coljuegos set-up …

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Blackstone & Codere eye Televisa Play City MX quick sale

Mexican media and entertainment group Televisa has confirmed that its seeks to sell its entire gambling portfolio, operating under the ‘Play City Casino’ and ‘Play City Apuestas’ brands. Televisa currently operates a total of 17 Play City casino/betting establishments across Mexico, having been one of the few companies granted a land-based gambling license by the Vicente Fox government in 2005. …

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BetRegal diary: Tapping into the World Cup treasure chest to boost conversion

BetRegal

It was a case of ‘Vive La France’ almost four weeks ago as Mbappe, Pogba and co reigned supreme in Moscow, but how successful was the big event debut for BetRegal? Aly Lalani is back to review BetRegal’s World Cup performance, including competing for punters for whom brand connection means more than price value, and leveraging tournament acquisition to kick …

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Onefootball poised for exciting 2018/19 season after bumper World Cup

Onefootball

Global football media platform Onefootball has reported unprecedented user activity over the World Cup, creating multiple records for content consumption and engagement. During the group stages alone, 15.5 million predictions were made via Onefootball’s match-prediction feature, and interactions increased once the knockout stages started. For the whole tournament a total of 26 million predictions were recognised. Content stats were similarly …

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