South America

Stanleybet’s Magellan Robotech gets new LATAM commercial lead

Magellan Robotech, the B2B virtual games subsidiary of European multinational gambling conglomerate Stanleybet Group, has moved to strengthen its South American commercial capacity by appointing Antonio Salord as regional sales manager. Salord has formerly acted as Stanleybet Director of Business Development for Peru, and will takeover the strategic commercial development of Magellan Robotech products and services across LATAM territories. Founded in 2014, …

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Betmotion revamps LATAM proposition with Patagonia Entertainment

Legacy South American online bookmaker Betmotion has confirmed the successful migration of its online gambling verticals onto a new ‘mobile-first’ omni-channel platform powered by Patagonia Entertainment. Operating since 2009, Betmotion reveals that it has chosen Patagonia platform provisions to revamp its LATAM profile, delivering a seamless and adaptable operating system supporting multi-market expansion initiatives. Updating stakeholders, Betmotion’s COO Luis Traversa …

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Sportsbet.io continues Brazilian drive with CR Flamengo digital partnership

Sportsbet.io, the flagship online sportsbook property of Coingaming Group, has become the latest industry incumbent to secure a Brazilian football club partnership with CR Flamengo. Updating the market, Sportsbet.io marketing confirms that it has secured a ‘one-year agreement’ to become a ‘digital partner’ of the ‘Big 4’ Rio de Janeiro football club. The digital partnership with Flamengo follows Sportsbet.io’s signing …

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BtoBet unveils major overhaul for sports betting operators

BtoBet

BtoBet believes it has “unlocked the potential for each distinct bookmaker to create their own individual player experience” as it unveils a major upgrade to its sportsbook platform. Individual operators working with BtoBet now have the freedom to differentiate key interface elements – especially from a mobile perspective – such as front-end visualisations, side menus, and the way that the …

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Martin Lycka: Online gambling regulation – quo vadis?

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In the first of a series of columns on international gambling legislation, GVC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs Martin Lycka takes a look at the history of gambling law and identifies the key elements that link the most successful regulations. When I joined the online gambling industry ten years ago one of the ultimate regulatory goals was to convince the European …

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eCOGRA secures testing rights for Colombia & Argentina

Industry player protection, safety and standards agency eCOGRA has advanced its South American profile, confirming that it has been approved as an ‘independent testing authority’ by Colombian and Argentine regulators. Updating the market, Colombian regulator Coljuegos has certified eCOGRA as an ‘independent testing platform’, which will be allowed to service player safety provisions for Colombia’s fast-growth regulated online gambling marketplace. In …

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Betinvest: Why sports mad Brazil is ready to be LATAM’s next Colombia

Brazil

Valentyn Kyrylenko, VP of Business Development at Betinvest, discusses the huge potential of sports betting in Brazil, which of Peru and Brazil is better prepared to take the next steps towards regulation, and why betting operators need to be aware of the key betting habits across LATAM, where the average stake “totally differs” from Europe. SBC: You said in a …

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bet365 launches MX property in partnership with TV Azteca

bet365 has launched its Mexican market domain – bet365.mx – in partnership with ‘Ganador Azteca’, the gambling subsidiary of Mexican national broadcaster TV Azteca. The UK’s leading online bookmaker undertakes its Mexican market launch having secured a ‘partnership licence’ granted by Mexican Ministry of the Interior department ‘Dirección General de Juegos y Sorteos -DGJS’. The announcement sees bet365 partner with Mexico’s …

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Betting on Sports presents ‘biggest and most comprehensive agenda’

‘Our biggest and most comprehensive agenda yet’ is how SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron describes the fourth edition of the Betting on Sports conference and exhibition. There will be eight bumper tracks held across the two days of SBC’s flagship conference, which takes place at Olympia London from 17-20 September, including the second running of the PaymentExpert Forum. Betting on …

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188BET forms cautious partnership with Atlético Mineiro

188BET advances its South American profile, confirming that it has become a ‘digital partner’ of Brazilian Serie A football side Clube Atlético Mineiro. Issuing a statement on its website, the Belo Horizonte football club has communicated that it has agreed on a ‘commission-based partnership’ referring customers to the online bookmaker. Atlético Mineiro further details that the 188BET brand will hold …

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