South America

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 World Cup

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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Blackstone eyes tricky Codere Spain buyout

Spanish business news source OK Diario has reported that US multi-national private equity firm Blackstone is preparing a bid for Grupo Codere, Spain’s largest gambling operator. The private equity firm, seeks to create the world’s leading Spanish-language gambling/betting group, merging its recently acquired Grupo CIRSA asset with Codere’s enterprise. In its report, OK Diario details that Blackstone executives have turned …

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Colombian trade body AsoJuegos appoints Dr Restrapo as new President

Colombian industry trade body, AsoJuegos has confirmed the appointment of Dr Juan Carlos Restrapo as its new Executive President. The former senator will represent the interest of Colombian industry stakeholders, both domestic and international within the nation’s newly reformed gambling framework. A seasoned political operator, Restrapo has formerly served as a 16-year representative for Colombia’s Cambio Radical (Economic liberal) party. AsoJuegos’s …

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World Cup fallout sees Kambi eyeing global growth

On the back of a successful second quarter of 2018, turnkey sports betting service Kambi is setting its sights on expansion across a number of key markets. Aided by the beginning of the Russia World Cup, hailed as “a huge success for Kambi and our operators, with turnover, revenues and active players reaching all time highs” by CEO Kristian Nylén, …

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Caliente expands Playtech BGT terminals across entire Mexican estate

Mexican gambling operator Corporación Caliente, a subsidiary of Grupo Codere España has announced that it will upgrade its entire sports betting provisions utilising Playtech BGT systems and terminals. Agreeing on new terms, Caliente, Mexico’s leading gambling enterprise, will move to launch Playtech BGT Self-Service Betting Terminals (SSBTs) across its estates and premises. Playtech has acted as lead casino systems supplier …

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Merkur Gaming swept up by World Cup fever at Peru Gaming Show

Gaming and slot machine brand Merkur Gaming enjoyed a successful week at the Peru Gaming Show, where all things World Cup took priority. Held in the Peruvian capital of Lima, the 16th edition of the event coincided with Peru’s first involvement in a FIFA World Cup since 1982, resulting in a real party atmosphere throughout the city. Merkur played its …

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Sportingtech raises the Pulse with new Retail Solution

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Sportingtech has bolstered its product portfolio with Retail Solution, a web-based application that opens up opportunities in multiple markets across LatAm and Africa. The gaming platform provider has chosen this year’s iGB Live conference in Amsterdam (17-20 July) to present the newest addition to its Pulse Platform, which combines sports, technology, casino games and betting into a single solution. Designed to …

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Obrigado… Betway sponsors MiBR Comeback

Betway furthers its coverage and presence within esports, confirming that it will sponsor the newly reformed ‘Made in Brazil’ (MiBR) team. The partnership represents Betway’s second esports team sponsorship, with the bookmaker acting as a lead sponsor of Counter Strike outfit Ninjas in Pyjamas (NiP). Coached by Ricardo “DEAD” Sinigaglia, a leading figurehead in the Brazilian esports’ scene, the MiBR …

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