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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    12 May 2017

    Online gross win from Latin America is projected to grow more than 40% over the next five years to more than €1bn and it is no surprise that the region is a focus for operators seeking opportunities beyond the highly competitive markets of Europe. This edition of iGaming Business focuses on the next big market opportunity for operators.

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    20 April 2017

    With an estimated total revenue approaching $20bn in Europe alone, the stakes for igaming have never been higher.

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    6 April 2017

    Sports betting prides itself as being an industry on the cutting edge of both B2B and B2C innovations, ensuring punters have the most enjoyable and engaging experience possible. 

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    24 March 2017

    Asia is a continent primed and ready for widespread online gambling regulation. With a population of 4.4 billion people across the continent’s 48 countries, the market is vast but relatively untapped.

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    1 March 2017

    With Sweden’s Ministry of Finance due to publish a report that is likely to recommend regulation of the country’s igaming sector at the end of March, iGaming Business takes a detailed look at the Nordics in this issue.

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