South America

Wanda demands overhaul of Puerto Rico’s gambling frameworks

Wanda Vázquez Garced, Governor of Puerto Rico, is seeking an overhaul of the Caribbean island’s gambling laws to revive its economy and tourism following the severe damage of back-to-back hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017. Last week, Vázquez personally recommended the appointments of advisors Professor José Balasquide-Córdova and Cristóbal Méndez to lead the development of Puerto Rico’s ‘Games Commission’. Writing to …

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Brazil sends football envoy to learn Spanish betting safeguards

A special delegation of Brazilian politicians and football executives will travel to Spain next week to research the country’s legislative frameworks governing sports betting. The envoy will be led by Rodrigo Maia, President of Brazil’s Chamber of Duties, and Reinaldo Carneiro Bastos, President of the São Paulo Football Federation. During the visit, Brazilian executives will research Spanish football’s safeguards related …

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BA regulators approve online licensing criteria

Outlining plans to launch its online gambling market in Q4 2020, legislators in Buenos Aires have given the green light for new regulations which would set the criteria for online gambling licensees. BA city gambling regulator, the Loteria de la Ciudad (LOTBA), has suggested that sports betting, slots, lottery and casino table games could be made available across the city …

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The end of the one-stop solution for sports betting?

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The preference for a ‘one stop shop’ solution amongst operators is a thing of the past says Altenar COO Dinos Stranomitis, who added that it is now modern practice for B2C betting and gaming businesses to choose specific elements from different B2B providers. Speaking to SBC News at ICE London, he said that Altenar will continue to specialise in providing …

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Conajzar Paraguay sanctions national lottery tender

José Antonio Ortiz Báez, President of Conajzar Paraguay’s ‘National Gambling Commission’, has disclosed that four companies are vying to become the new operating company of the ‘Paraguay Quiniela’ (National Lottery). Ortiz Báez disclosed that tender competition documents had been accepted by national competitors Paraguay TDP, Consorcio B Gaming and Daruma SA, joined by ‘IGT Foreign Holdings’ as the only international …

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ICE 2020 Launch: How BtoBet’s Neuron 3 will allow operators to build their own UX

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Neuron 3 will give medium to large sized betting and gaming operators the ability to do what is best for their businesses through the “freedom to build a unique UX”. That’s according to Alessandro Fried, CEO at Btobet – the platform provider or “technical partner” which chose this week’s ICE London to officially launch the product. He said that it’s …

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Colombian Gambling tax efficiencies back Coljuegos market strategy

Publishing its 2019 statement, Colombia’s national gambling regulator Coljuegos has revealed that industry tax revenues totalled COL$ 680 million (€185,000), with funds set to be distributed to Colombia’s national health services. The Colombian regulator’s 2019 figure represents a 16% increase on the COL$574 million (€151,000) of gambling tax revenues collected during 2018. A breakdown of figures saw ‘local’ gambling halls …

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KTO picks Altenar to power Peru sportsbook platform

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KTO Apuestas has picked Malta-based betting software and services provider Altenar to power its online and offline sportsbook for players in Peru – KTO.PE. The KTO team has offices in Asia, Europe and Curacao, where it holds a licence to operate the KTO.com and KTO.PE brands. The operator already holds a strong market presence in Asia, Europe and Brazil. Altenar …

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BetPlay nets sponsorship takeover of Colombian football

Dimayor, the governing authority of Colombian football’s top two professional football leagues, has secured a four-year sponsorship agreement with BetPlay – the flagship sportsbook property of legacy Colombian gambling group Corredor Empresarial. Effective immediately, all Colombian football competitions sanctioned by Dimayor will feature the BetPlay brand as title sponsor, including Liga BetPlay Dimayor, Copa BetPlay Dimayor, Torneo BetPlay Dimayor and the …

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SECAP resignation casts doubts on Brazilian betting progress

The progress of Brazil’s planned federal sports betting framework has been cast into doubt following the resignation of Alexander Manoel, Secretary of SECAP – Brazil’s public policy and planning agency for Energy & Lotteries. This week, Brazilian industry news source Games Magazine reported that Manoel had chosen to resign as leader of SECAP, the department tasked with developing the legislative …

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