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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    1 July 2014

    Amaya and PokerStars, the biggest deal we have seen to date in the iGaming space. But this deal isn’t just interesting because of its scale, this is the most talked about and most speculated upon deal since the listing of PartyPoker.

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    28 May 2014

    Let's introduce this issue by offering a big welcome to iGaming Business’ new editor, Stephen Carter. Coming in for a World Cup issue is no easy task, but Stephen has managed it with aplomb.

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    1 March 2014

    Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey are pioneering the way forward with their individual intra-state programmes, and their conjoined multi-state liquidity compacts, and it would seem only a matter of time before America’s nationwide spectrum of iGaming regulation becomes more colourful.

     

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    1 January 2014

    Our main cover story this issue examines the biggest story coming out of New Jersey since the opening of the market. 

     

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    1 November 2013

    As 2014 comes to a close, the iGaming community looks back on a year of change. The EU, and especially the UK, has in many ways regressed, forming iGaming policy based on tax generation rather than on principles of a unified European market. 

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