20 May 2019

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months on from our last LatAm focus, the region’s most prized market of Brazil is well down the road to regulating sports betting after departing President Michel Temer initiated a two-year framing process in signing 13756/2018 into law last December.

How open the licence process is to international operators – the legislation merely states the resulting framework should give rise to a “competitive environment” – remains unknown. But the optimism of stakeholders we spoke to for our new Brazil e-zine seems well founded in light of the imminent tender of Caixa’s instant lottery concession and its mooted IPO. Local gambling law expert Luiz Felipe Maia describes developments as “very meaningful” because they signal an end to the long-term government gambling monopoly.

Elsewhere in the issue, Robin Harrison provides analysis of the future of UK retail bookmaking following the recently enforced changes to the sector arising from the FOBT max stake cut.

Enjoy the issue.

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    17 September 2019

    While much recent analysis of igaming in African markets has focused on the barriers of poor payments and internet penetration, the main story has been of explosive sports betting-led growth and relatively open access.

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    11 July 2019

    This issue we take stock of the biggest news featured in iGB during the first half of the year. Regulatory restrictions and advertising crackdowns dominate and show no sign of abating as the industry battles increasingly hostile public and political perceptions across Europe.

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    21 March 2019

    With our Nordic Affiliate Conference returning to Stockholm in late March, this issue we provide expert analysis and data on the region’s largest market following its recent regulated opening.

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    4 February 2019

    The iGB Mag is now FREE to view online... FOREVER! 

    If many operators had failed to realise that the freedom to advertise they currently enjoy in regulated markets needs to be wielded sensibly, they certainly do now.

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    3 December 2018

    We are delighted to present our first-ever salary survey in partnership with the sector’s largest recruiter Pentasia.

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