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Betsson backs Chile’s La Roja 2022 World Cup campaign

Betsson has become the first official betting partner of ‘La Roja’ – the Chilean football’s national team aiming to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Securing an agreement with the Federacion de Futbol de Chile (FFC) until December 2022, the Betsson brand joins Nike, Coca Cola, Banco Santander and Claro supermarkets as a principal partner of La Roja.  …

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LVBet kickstarts LatAm expansion with Douglas Costa partnership

Sportsbook and online casino operator LVBet has kickstarted its bid to enhance its Latin American market status by appointing Douglas Costa as its Brand Ambassador for Brazil. Under the terms of the partnership, Costa will provide the operator with ‘expert insight and opinions’ as the firm seeks to capitalise on the burgeoning Latin American sports betting sector. “Having Brazilian football …

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Salsa Technology appoints Alberto Alfieri as COO to lead South American drive

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Salsa Technology (formerly Patagonia Gaming) has appointed Alberto Alfieri as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), as the South American full-service iGaming turnkey services provider accelerates its growth momentum.  A seasoned industry executive, Alfieri served as CCO of European multi-brand iGaming operator Evoke Gaming (2016-2018) prior to the firm’s acquisition by Mr Green&Co. Alfieri maintains further industry experience, having led …

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Google allows Play Store gambling app downloads in 15 new markets

Google has updated its ‘Play Store’ developer terms and conditions, announcing that it will allow real-money app downloads for a further 15 countries. Since 2017, Google has allowed its Play Store platform to process unrestricted real money app downloads for the markets of UK, France and Ireland, whilst allowing Brazilian users to download state-licensed lottery and horseracing wagering apps.  Offering …

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William Hill acquires majority stake in Alfabet Colombia to open LatAm vision

William Hill Plc has secured its first South American sportsbook venture after confirming that it has acquired a ‘majority stake’ in Colombian-licensed operator Alfabet SAS. Closing its 2020 trading, the FTSE250 betting group stated that Colombia will be ‘the ninth regulated betting market in which William Hill will have an active presence’. Operating in Colombia since 2018, Alfabet SAS is …

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Winning Post: Another twist in the tale for Brazil’s legislative journey…

Regulus Partners examines further political roadblocks in Brazil’s pot-holed journey towards market regulation. Meanwhile, back in Blighty, industry observers will tune-in to the Gambling-related Harm All Party Parliamentary Group’s one-off session on Children and Gambling. Brazil: gambling regulation – waning The last couple of weeks have produced two significant twists in Brazil’s gambling legislative journey. The first was a Supreme …

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Distribution fallout sees IGT and Scientific Games cancel LOTEX Brazil contract 

IGT Plc and Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) have published a joint statement confirming that they have withdrawn their consortium to operate Brazil’s exclusive LOTEX instant lottery concession.  The lottery technology groups cited that they have been unable to form a ‘crucial distribution arrangement with CAIXA Federal’, Brazil’s state-owned bank and the incumbent retail distributor of lottery products across the country.    …

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Martin Lycka – Torn souls of the great regulatory game

GVC Holdings’ Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka offers an insight into the lives of the gambling industry’s regulatory experts.  _________  ‘Hic sunt leones’ –  here are lions, is a phrase used in times gone by to denote unknown territories on maps. At the time of its first visionaries, there would have been no easier task than drawing a regulatory …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: South American high hopes require concrete actions

Following 2020’s disrupted proceedings, leadership eyes have turned to 2021 to see whether LatAm governments will finally deliver on their regulated market agendas for sports betting.  As part of an evening deep dive on LatAm’s regulatory roadmap and political developments Kristal Rovira, Research Director of Americas for VIXIO, asked the panel whether any legislative progress has been achieved during 2020. …

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Barcelona Summit: Betting in the midst of changing technology and social cycles

A captivating discussion on the generational change that sports betting is currently witnessing opened the SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital conference agenda. Two executives locked in the eye of the storm are Jason Robins, CEO of DraftKings, and Sportradar founder Carsten Koerl, who were both on hand to debate 2020’s sweeping reform of betting’s global landscape and standard operating norms.   …

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