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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    7 September 2017

    Welcome to the EiG issue of iGaming Business, in which we dovetail ‘Generation Hybrid’, the theme for this year’s EiG taking place in Berlin from 30 October – 1 November.

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    9 August 2017

    With no major international football tournament taking place this summer, the sports betting industry has a chance to accelerate new ideas and encourage innovation. We take a look at what they've been doing.

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    5 July 2017

    Welcome to the iGaming Super Show edition of iGaming Business. In our betting special this issue, we look at what operators are doing this summer to fill the gap left by the lack of a major international football tournament, as a perfect storm of regulation and technology forces an ongoing re-evaluation of the sector’s marketing model.

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    12 June 2017

    The igaming industry has always been good at forward thinking and embracing innovations. This is reflected in how software and igaming platforms have evolved over recent years.

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