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.

  • magazine_issue
    1 May 2013

    It’s clear that social gaming is the buzz phrase for 2013, and this issue, we explore the different approaches governments are taking toward gambling-themed social games. More than just a passing fad, gambling-themed social games are some of the most popular and most profitable games online and on mobile. 

  • magazine_issue
    1 March 2013

    While Nevada has reformed its gaming legislation so that its poker rooms no longer need to wait for federal regulation or DoJ approval to go online, New Jersey and Delaware have successfully passed legislation bringing their full suites of casino products online. But what impact will this have on operators in European markets? The expertise of existing iGaming operators will now be greatly sought after in the three aforementioned states. 

Pages