South America

Brazil stalls again on Bill 186 gambling progress

It appears that Brazilian betting stakeholders will have to wait until 2018, for any clarity with regards to a new national gambling framework, as this week Brazil’s Senate has stalled on its decision to progress federal level betting provisions. Brazilian Media reports detail that legal stakeholder the Constitutionality and Justice Committee (CCJ) was meant to approve Bill 186 this Wednesday, but …

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Suren Khachatryan – Digitain – World Cup expansion and beyond

Multi-channel sports betting platform and technology provider Digitain has enjoyed a successful 2017, expanding into a number of new markets in addition to strengthening its sportsbook offering. With 2017 quickly drawing to a close however, Suren Khachatryan, CEO of the Armenian based firm, who are set to appear at both Betting on Football and Betting on Sports in 2018, has …

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Codere enters Colombia’s newly regulated online betting market

Spanish gambling operator Grupo Codere will expand its South American market presence, confirming the launch of its new Colombian online sports betting property Codere.com.co. Codere becomes the fifth operator to secure a new online gambling license by Colombia’s regulatory body Colijuegos. The group further becomes, only the second international operator to enter Colombia’s new regulated market, following Gaming1’s October approval …

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BetRegal diary – Moving past some of the early frustrations

BetRegal

Former Pinnacle Marketing Director Aly Lalani is one of the key drivers behind the launch of BetRegal.com, a new sportsbook created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices. In the fifth diary of this series, we are moving towards the present day. It’s the summer of 2017 and the product is live, but there are a …

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GambleAware announces Machu Picchu charity fundraiser trek

Machu Picchu

GambleAware, the official charity for this year’s SBC Awards, has announced a trek around ancient Peruvian site Machu Picchu to raise awareness about gambling related harm. The experience, which will take place from 6-15 October in 2018, will be run by GambleAware’s trekking partner Charity Challenge, an organisation with 16 years experience in delivering treks to thousands of fundraisers. An …

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BetRegal diary – Turning an idea on a napkin into a competitive igaming product

BetRegal

Former Pinnacle Marketing Director Aly Lalani is one of the key drivers behind the launch of BetRegal.com, a new sportsbetting and gaming brand created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices. In the fourth diary of this series, Lalani is back to talk about the challenges of building a functional front end for the product. Having …

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Victor Araneda – Gaming1 – Colombia ambitions & realities

Having received regulatory approval by Colijuegos to become the first intentional firm to gain Colombia’s new online gambling licence, Gaming1 has bet big on the market launching new property Zamba.co SBC speaks to Victor Araneda Gaming1 Latin America Director, on his firm’s ambitions and first stage realities for Zamba.co, a brand seeking to heat up Colombian betting and gaming.    …

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Kambi continues LatAM expansion

Sports betting provider Kambi has deepened its relationship with media conglomerate Televisa, through the debut of its sportsbook to the Mexican online market. Televisa’s gaming arm PlayCity has unveiled its new sports betting site, and the launch of PlayCityApuestas.com follows last year’s deal, which saw 16 of its land based casinos furnished with the retail product suite of Kambi. Kristian …

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BetRegal diary – Defining our acquisition strategy

BetRegal

Former Pinnacle Marketing Director Aly Lalani is one of the key drivers behind the launch of BetRegal.com, a new sportsbetting and gaming brand created to provide its customers with the “highest possible value” in prices. After defining the go to market strategy, Lalani is back to share his experiences about the challenges of bringing a new brand to the market. …

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NetEnt continues expansion with Caliente deal

NetEnt has continued its global expansion by signing an agreement with Mexican online gaming operator Caliente, its second customer in the Latin American nation. Caliente, the largest online operator on the regulated Mexican market, will see a wide selection of NetEnt’s digital games supplied to its online casino, following a similar deal with Codere. Björn Krants, Managing Director of NetEnt …

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