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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    6 December 2017

    Virtual Sports Focus 2017 discusses the successes and challenges of Virtual Sports as a growing sector of the igaming industry.

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    23 November 2017

    Payments Outlook 2018 highlights the challenges of payment and security in the igaming industry and gives an insight on how you can find the right balance between conversion and security in 2018.

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    15 November 2017

    Twelve months ago we highlighted how the industry’s responsible gambling initiatives were being undermined by its fragmented approach. Since then we have seen a raft of sanctions handed out to operators for a range of breaches, most recently to Gala Interactive for failing to protect vulnerable players, all played out against a backdrop of unsympathetic, often misleading, coverage in the mainstream press.

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    4 October 2017

    Fraud prevention and ID verification is at the heart of everything we do in this industry. It may not be the most glamorous of topics, but it can be the difference between success and failure.

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    25 September 2017

    Nowadays, more and more customer acquisition is happening on mobile. Therefore, you need to ensure that you are at the forefront of industry development. In this supplement, we take a look at the biggest trends in mobile gaming from this year.

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