South America

IPLyC lays out criteria for Buenos Aires licensing

The Argentine Provinces Board for Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC), the organisation charged with regulating and monitoring Buenos Aires’ soon to be regulated online gambling marketplace, has published its ‘criteria for competition’ related to securing one-of-seven BA licenses. The board confirms that it has set a deadline of Tuesday 25 June 2019 for competing parties to submit official BA tenders, with IPLyC …

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Unique gaming solution to drive “significant global expansion” for Finunion

Finunion

Finunion has targeted market share in Europe, Asia, LatAm and Africa after the successful deployment of its proprietary software for the Finbet brand. Founded in 2015, the company is ready to take its unique gaming solution to markets across the globe. It already provides a turnkey solution for both Finbet.kz – a multichannel brand for the Kazakhstan market – and …

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Askott announces esports-first platform extension

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Operators setting up an esports-first gambling brand can get to market quickly through the new Chameleon platform from Askott Entertainment. By default, the B2B iGaming platform provides fixed odds betting on both esports and sports, pool betting on esports, fantasy esports and proprietary casino games. Chameleon 1.0 is currently only licensed in Curacao, but is in the process of adding …

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Argentine players seek international tie-ups to secure BA-7 licenses

Argentine news reports of a ‘diverse cast’ of national and international operators vying to secure one of seven Buenos Aires province online gambling licenses. On Monday, the Buenos Aires executive closed its ‘window of submissions’ for operators seeking to join BA’s regulated online gambling marketplace. Argentina’s first legislative code for online gambling was approved last April, as BA districts sanctioned the …

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The FA investigates Yerry Mina for Betjuego promotion

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The FA is investigating Everton defender Yerry Mina for taking part in a video in his home country of Colombia to promote Betjuego. As reported by Sky Sports, it appears that Mina – who joined Everton from Barcelona in the summer of 2018 – may have breached the FA’s rule E8(3). The rule states: “An individual Participant (player, coach, agent etc) …

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SIS ups LATAM coverage securing Caliente MX partnership

Racing content and data provider Sports Information Services (SIS) continues to advance its international profile, announcing that it will supply its ‘Greyhound Channel’ to  Caliente, Mexico’s biggest bookmaker. The partnership sees SIS significantly bolster its LATAM coverage, as SIS will broadcast its Greyhound Channel (in Spanish) across Caliente’s entire Mexican retail network. In addition, SIS will work with Caliente, on …

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BNDES LOTEX blunders weighing heavy on Brazil government

Despite a new government in charge of Brazil, the planned sale of state-owned instant win (scratch) operator LOTEX continues to blunder on. Closing April, BNDES – Brazil’s national development bank, the organisation charged with selling the state asset – issued its fifth straight postponement of the LOTEX tender. It has now extended its window for bid proposals until 9 May. BNDES …

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Mexican Tribunal denies Codere expansion rights

A Mexican federal court has denied Grupo Codere the right to open a further 45 casino/betting establishments, hindering the Bolsa Madrid gambling group’s LATAM expansion plans. Last week, Mexican news sources revealed that on 15 April a Mexican Tribunal on administrative matters had revoked ‘Recreativos Codere’ its previous exemption from Ministry of Interior rules on licensing gambling properties. The tribunal’s …

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Metric & Bethard JV secures Toro Bet as first client

Hard Metrics the strategic joint-venture formed by Metric Gaming and Bethard Group has announced its first commercial partnership, powering the launch of Toro Bet Mexico. Entering 2019, Metric Gaming and Bethard Group formed joint-venture Hard Metrics, delivering turnkey sports betting platform provisions for a changing North American market. Announcing its first partnership, new Mexican sportsbook Toro Bet will be powered …

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Sportradar prepares for Brazil’s online betting boom

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Lorenzo Caci, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Sportradar, admitted that “retail is still king” for sports betting in Latin America (LatAm), but suggested that the potential for online penetration – particularly in countries such as Brazil – could end up tilting the balance. Caci said that while users generally have more trust in the idea of going to …

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