South America

Suren Khachatryan, Digitain: Focusing development on the customer’s need for speed

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Digitain CCO Suren Khachatryan discusses the company’s new set of offices, why African operators are switching platform providers to meet new local market demands and how its own sportsbook solution stood up to the World Cup challenge, as well as why page load, scroll and click speeds remain fundamental to the success of its partners. SBC: The company is preparing to open …

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DAZN promotes ‘trusted hand’ Bruno Rocha to lead Brazilian mission

OTT platform DZAN Group, the company seeking to revolutionise modern sports viewing and broadcasting has announced the appointment of Bruno Rocha as Brazil Executive VP. Rocha has formerly served as Chief Commercial Officer for Perform Content, the B2B division of DAZN, where he led media partnerships with sports governing bodies such as WTA, FIBA, CONMEBOL and the NFL. Prior to …

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Betmotion backs Brazil’s ‘Dream Duo’ of Solberg & Elisa

LatAm online bookmaker Betmotion has moved to expand its Brazilian market profile, confirming that it will sponsor beach Volleyball stars Carol Solberg and Maria Elisa. The pair are the current reigning Brazil Beach Volleyball Tour champions for 2018, winning six of seven tour tournaments. Having partnered only last year, Solberg and Elisa are considered Team Brazil’s lead female volleyball pairing …

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Hervé Schlosser: Sportnco – French experience will power growth in Spain with LATAM to follow

It is widely acknowledged that France is a tough market to operate in, but as Sportnco CEO and founder Hervé Schlosser explains, it is possible to be successful there with the right approach. He explains how his company has become the leading sports betting solutions provider in the country and how this experience is helping his group grow in Spain, …

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Buenos Aires approves Vidal gambling decree with altered tax framework

The executive of Buenos Aires has signed into law the mandate of the ‘2019 Budget Law’, which revamps BA’s gambling framework, introducing Argentina’s first online gambling legislative code, operating within the province of Buenos Aires. Last December, BA districts approved Decree 181 of the 2019 Budget Law, allowing for seven BA online gambling licenses to be granted, servicing sports betting, …

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BNDES issues fourth postponement of LOTEX Brazil sale

BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank has sanctioned its fourth postponement of the sale of state-owned instant win (scratch card) operator LOTEX. Last week, an under pressure BNDES issued a corporate communication informing the media and stakeholders that its scheduled Tuesday 26 March auction of LOTEX enterprise had been cancelled. In its update, BNDES governance informs that the LOTEX auction …

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Argentine football demands that Macri & Vidal tango on BA gambling reforms

Political rifts are developing in Buenos Aires, as Argentina’s biggest football clubs and the governance of the Superliga and Argentine FA (AFA) demand that football is rewarded in the upcoming reform of BA’s gambling laws. Argentine Superliga and AFA officials have demanded that President Mauricio Macri (Argentina PRO), leader of the Cambiemos governing coalition, move to suspend the Buenos Aires …

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BtoBet expands Mexican profile through Logrand-Ainsworth’s ‘Mustang Money’ launch

Industry-tailored platform supplier BtoBet has become a beneficiary of the Logrand Entertainment Mexico and Ainsworth Technology LATAM strategic partnership. Expanding its existing relationship, Logrand and Ainsworth will launch new Mexican online gambling property – ‘Mustang Money’ – powered by BtoBet’s next generation Neuron Gaming platform. Moving to enhance its digital profile last November, Logrand announced the launch of its first …

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Morena Mexico propositions returning gambling back to the government

Ministers of Mexico’s ‘Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena)’ social democratic party have pushed forward a proposition mandate, seeking to revamp Mexican gambling laws. Morena forms part of Mexico’s social reform coalition government, sharing its legislative agenda with the PT Labour Party. Issuing a public communique, Morena has propositioned that Mexican gambling laws be withdrawn from state assemblies, with full regulatory authority transferred …

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Codere backs business plan despite 2018 dramas

Embattled Bolsa Madrid gambling firm Grupo Codere SA closes its full-year 2018 accounts reporting group-wide losses of €40 million, primarily attributed to significant Argentine market adjustments. Reported throughout 2018, Codere has been forced to navigate the +100% collapse of the Argentine Peso against the Euro, with the gambling group detailing FX losses of circa €34 million. In its Argentina market …

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