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 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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    23 January 2017

    ICE and LAC is always a very busy time of the year in iGaming, and this issue proves just how important February has become.

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    23 January 2017

    Africa is fast becoming a significant market in igaming and has seen extraordinary growth over the last few years. It seems the African market will go from strength to strength in 2017.

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    15 November 2016

    Responsible gaming and responsible advertising are on everyone’s mind following a recent rash of negative publicity in the news regarding bonus offers and player payouts.

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