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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    24 May 2018

    The Gaming Platforms Focus 2018 features articles on selecting the right platform for integrations, player retention and much more.

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    17 May 2018

    Stars Group’s $4.7bn deal for Sky Betting & Gaming announced as we went to print is the most transformational for a scale player in the sector since Amaya took over Stars four years ago.

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    16 April 2018

    A vast region of more than 4.4bn people with an apparently insatiable appetite for gambling and technology, Asia is understandably viewed as a potential goldmine by operators and suppliers.

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    16 April 2018

    With fully automated solutions bringing in-play within the reach of all operators, a comprehensive in-running offer is no longer a USP for operators.

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    20 March 2018

    The debate about diversity goes way, way beyond gender and what behaviour is or isn’t appropriate at a trade show. If the igaming sector continues to lag behind other tech and entertainment industries in this area, it will fail to capture the top young talent.

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