South America

The FA investigates Yerry Mina for Betjuego promotion

Mina

The FA is investigating Everton defender Yerry Mina for taking part in a video in his home country of Colombia to promote Betjuego. As reported by Sky Sports, it appears that Mina – who joined Everton from Barcelona in the summer of 2018 – may have breached the FA’s rule E8(3). The rule states: “An individual Participant (player, coach, agent etc) …

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SIS ups LATAM coverage securing Caliente MX partnership

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) continues to advance its international profile, announcing that it will supply its ‘Greyhound Channel’ to  Caliente, Mexico’s biggest bookmaker. The partnership sees SIS significantly bolster its LATAM coverage, as SIS will broadcast its Greyhound Channel (in Spanish) across Caliente’s entire Mexican retail network. In addition, SIS will work with Caliente, on …

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BNDES LOTEX blunders weighing heavy on Brazil government

Despite a new government in charge of Brazil, the planned sale of state-owned instant win (scratch) operator LOTEX continues to blunder on. Closing April, BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank, the organisation charged with selling the state asset – issued its fifth straight postponement of the LOTEX tender. It has now extended its window for bid proposals until 9 May. BNDES …

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Mexican Tribunal denies Codere expansion rights

A Mexican federal court has denied Grupo Codere the right to open a further 45 casino/betting establishments, hindering the Bolsa Madrid gambling group’s LATAM expansion plans. Last week, Mexican news sources revealed that on 15 April a Mexican Tribunal on administrative matters had revoked ‘Recreativos Codere’ its previous exemption from Ministry of Interior rules on licensing gambling properties. The tribunal’s …

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Metric & Bethard JV secures Toro Bet as first client

Hard Metrics the strategic joint-venture formed by Metric Gaming and Bethard Group has announced its first commercial partnership, powering the launch of Toro Bet Mexico. Entering 2019, Metric Gaming and Bethard Group formed joint-venture Hard Metrics, delivering turnkey sports betting platform provisions for a changing North American market. Announcing its first partnership, new Mexican sportsbook Toro Bet will be powered …

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Sportradar prepares for Brazil’s online betting boom

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Lorenzo Caci, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Sportradar, admitted that “retail is still king” for sports betting in Latin America (LatAm), but suggested that the potential for online penetration – particularly in countries such as Brazil – could end up tilting the balance. Caci said that while users generally have more trust in the idea of going to …

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

Digitain

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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