South America

FIBA renewal sees Genius Sports gain live data distribution for betting

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has confirmed that it has extended its long-standing sports data and technology partnership with Genius Sports Group for a further two years. The extension of the partnership will see Genius Sports additionally gain exclusive rights to distribute FIBA live data to betting operators, opening its information system to more than 2000 FIBA sanctioned games. Announcing …

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Betradar rolls out Live Sports Centre for Euro 2016

Betradar have released special editions of its renowned Live Sports Centre for two of this summer’s key soccer events, Euro 2016 in France and the Copa America Centenario in the United States. Betradar’s Live Sports Centre is a hosted white label solution that allows bookmakers the chance to offer a comprehensive and engaging information package to their punters, with the …

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South American expansion aids Cirsa 2015 profit gains

Presenting its full year 2015 results, Spanish gambling operator Grupo Cirsa detailed that it had recorded growth in all core markets. Cirsa would post full-year group revenues of €1.8 billion representing a 16.5% increase on 2014 performance.  Its revenue uplift would transfer to an improved group EBITDA of €380 million up 14% on FY 2014 results. Detailing performance drivers, Cirsa …

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Martin Demichelis accepts FA betting misconduct charges

Manchester City and Argentina football international Martin Demichelis, has accepted an FA charge relating to twelve counts betting misconducts. Demichelis (35), is alleged to have committed multiple breaches to FA Rules E8 concerning matches played between January 22-28 of this year. Rule E8 was introduced by the FA during the 2014/15 season, with a view of preventing players, coaches and …

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Rupert Adams – William Hill – Wide open Masters field

The first major golf tournament of the season is now upon us, as the stars of the sport head up Magnolia Lane to Augusta National. Tiger Woods is notable by his absence, but the new big three of Day, Spieth and McIlroy are in town. Adam Scott also arrives on the back of two PGA Tour wins, whilst world number …

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Sky Racing World extends South American coverage with Hipodromo Argentino simulcast partnership

Tabcorp international racing subsidiary Sky Racing World has extended its broadcast coverage in the South American market by announcing a content partnership with Buenos Aires racetrack Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo. The Louisville (Kentucky) based firm is set to provide simulcasts from races taking place at the Hipodromo and broadcast the content to its syndicated racing content partners in the US, …

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New business contracts boost Intralot confidence for 2016

Posting its full-year 2015 corporate performance, Athens listed gambling and lottery technology provider Intralot SA declared a net earnings declined to €25.7 million, down 30% on FY 2014’s €36.5 million. Despite the decrease in group earnings, Intralot governance remained pleased with 2015 performance citing that the company had gained new contracts (US, Netherlands, Brazil and Morocco) in challenging market conditions. …

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Denilson signs for 888Poker

The Real Betis and Brazil midfielder Denilson has agreed a deal to become an ambassador for 888Poker.   888Poker has over ten million players registered worldwide and counts Dominik Nitsche, Jackie Glazier and Niner Bruno ‘Foster’ Politano amongst its current crop of ambassadors. Denilson, who was part of the World Cup winning squad in 2002, had this to say for himself in regards to …

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Brazil lawmakers advance Bill 186, however scepticism remains regarding national gambling framework

Brazil’s long road to regulating online gambling services has received a further boost as its House of Representatives have approved amendments to Bill 186, which aims to introduce a new national industry framework. To date, Brazil law makers have kept their promise of reviewing the bill’s national agenda, which was put forward to House of Representatives in December 2015. Drafted …

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Vermantia enters the Dominican Republic with Juancito Sport

Virtual games provider Vermantia has announced that it has entered the Dominican Republic betting and gaming market in partnership with local licensed operator Juancito Sport. The newly formed partnership, will see Juancito Sport integrate Vermantia CONNECT system, which will give the Dominican operator access to 12 Virtual Games made available throughout its retail betting network. The initial rollout includes Horse …

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