South America

Macri blow threatens Buenos Aires gambling agenda

Industry observers will be monitoring Argentine political movements closely following a week of ‘primary shocks’, which may impact the progress of Buenos Aires launching its approved regulated online gambling marketplace. Last week, the Argentine public shunned President Mauricio Macri and the PRO Party at the nation’s Primary Elections, Argentina’s run-off candidacy format prior to the General Elections scheduled for 27 …

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Stanleybet Group’s Magellan Robotech B2B division targets international growth

Stanleybet Group’s Magellan Robotech

Christian Maglia recently moved from WeAreCasino to become Chief Commercial Officer of Magellan Robotech, the B2B division of Stanleybet Group, and SBC News caught up with him to find out about his new role and plans to grow the business.  Maglia is also set to speak at Betting on Sports 2019, the leading international event for the sports betting and …

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Brazil opens consultation on vague betting mandate

The Brazilian government could potentially fast track legislation for regulating fixed odds betting, as Brazil’s Economic Ministry sanctions a month-long public consultation to seek guidance on regulating wagering services. Sanctioned this week, Brazil’s Economic Ministry is reviewing legislative provisions attached to the conditionally approved ‘bill MP-846’, which aims to establish a federal gambling framework for Brazilian online and land-based gambling. …

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New player BetWarrior debuts powered by OMEGA Systems

New industry incumbent BetWarrior announces its full product launch powered by OMEGA Systems as lead platform provider, supporting the continued development of BetWarrior’s fully native mobile product. Disclosed this summer, BetWarrior is the new venture formed by former PokerStars executives Morten Tonnesen (CEO) and José del Pino (COO), detailing the firm’s mission statement of establishing BetWarrior as a leading mobile betting proposition within …

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LATAM and CIS growth specialists head Emerging Markets track at Betting on Sports

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Latin American and CIS growth experts JD Duarte and Stan Reoutt will bookend the Emerging Markets track at Betting on Sports 2019, as part of the event’s growing international outlook.  Reflecting the increasing global reach of the sports betting industry, Emerging Markets is a five-session conference track that focuses on the opportunities available to operators and suppliers in some of …

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Stanleybet’s Magellan Robotech gets new LATAM commercial lead

Magellan Robotech, the B2B virtual games subsidiary of Stanleybet, has moved to strengthen its South American commercial capacity by appointing Antonio Salord as regional sales manager. Salord has formerly acted as Stanleybet Director of Business Development for Peru, and will takeover the strategic commercial development of Magellan Robotech products and services across LATAM territories. Founded in 2014, Magellan Robotech is the fast growth …

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Betmotion revamps LATAM proposition with Patagonia Entertainment

Legacy South American online bookmaker Betmotion has confirmed the successful migration of its online gambling verticals onto a new ‘mobile-first’ omni-channel platform powered by Patagonia Entertainment. Operating since 2009, Betmotion reveals that it has chosen Patagonia platform provisions to revamp its LATAM profile, delivering a seamless and adaptable operating system supporting multi-market expansion initiatives. Updating stakeholders, Betmotion’s COO Luis Traversa …

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Sportsbet.io continues Brazilian drive with CR Flamengo digital partnership

Sportsbet.io, the flagship online sportsbook property of Coingaming Group, has become the latest industry incumbent to secure a Brazilian football club partnership with CR Flamengo. Updating the market, Sportsbet.io marketing confirms that it has secured a ‘one-year agreement’ to become a ‘digital partner’ of the ‘Big 4’ Rio de Janeiro football club. The digital partnership with Flamengo follows Sportsbet.io’s signing …

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BtoBet unveils major overhaul for sports betting operators

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BtoBet believes it has “unlocked the potential for each distinct bookmaker to create their own individual player experience” as it unveils a major upgrade to its sportsbook platform. Individual operators working with BtoBet now have the freedom to differentiate key interface elements – especially from a mobile perspective – such as front-end visualisations, side menus, and the way that the …

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Martin Lycka: Online gambling regulation – quo vadis?

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In the first of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the history of gambling law and identifies the key elements that link the most successful regulations. When I joined the online gambling industry ten years ago one of the ultimate regulatory goals was to convince the European …

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