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Thinking Glocal: Digitain on the regional factors beyond the regulation

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Digitain has set about providing the ‘world’s sportsbook’ to operators in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, regardless of the size or relative maturity of the regional markets. It is perhaps best known for its work in ‘developing’ markets, where the challenges are quite different to years gone by. Feliciana Cannillo, Deputy CEO at Digitain, explains why times of porting – …

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Betfair advances Colombian vision with BtoBet

BtoBet, the new sportsbook technology subsidiary of Aspire Global, has further expanded its position in Latin America through a partnership with Betfair in Colombia. The agreement, which aims to further strengthen BtoBet’s position in Colombia, will see its sports and PAM platform, Neuron 3, become even more widely available in the jurisdiction. After the regulation of the Colombian market in 2016 BtoBet has …

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Distribution fallout sees IGT and Scientific Games cancel LOTEX Brazil contract 

IGT Plc and Scientific Games Corporation (SGC) have published a joint statement confirming that they have withdrawn their consortium to operate Brazil’s exclusive LOTEX instant lottery concession.  The lottery technology groups cited that they have been unable to form a ‘crucial distribution arrangement with CAIXA Federal’, Brazil’s state-owned bank and the incumbent retail distributor of lottery products across the country.    …

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Trovato Villalba handed lifetime ban following FIFA investigation

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has issued a ‘lifetime ban from all football-related activity’ to Marco Antonio Trovato Villalba, with the President of the Paraguayan Club Olimpia also ordered to pay CHF 100,000 fine (£84,300). The sanction was given after Trovato Villalba was found ‘guilty of match manipulation and of failing to comply with his duty to collaborate during disciplinary proceedings. …

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SIS: Offering an omni-channel experience for online and retail customers

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Rachel Coulson, Head of Product Proposition at SIS, highlights how operators can adjust their online sportsbook offering to optimise engagement with both online and retail customers within the current climate. Retail has long been the cornerstone of the betting industry in many countries and for a significant proportion of bettors it is the place where they will always choose to …

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Buenos Aires widens scope for City online gambling licenses 

Argentine gambling developments have seen the City Legislature of Buenos Aires approve a series of amendments to its planned online gambling framework, allowing BA-licensed land-based gambling incumbents to participate in its licensing tender. BA’s City Legislature continues to debate final amendments for the launch of its online gambling marketplace, which received its formative approval last February prior to the COVID-19 …

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Bitcoin, Brazil and the Bombay Club: Tim Heath on all things Coingaming

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Tim Heath recently stepped down as CEO of the Coingaming Group to focus on its fast-growing venture capital (VC) fund. He explains how Christmas musings brought lift off for the group and how its VC fund opens doors for Bitcasino.io and Sportsbet.io, before discussing his “new baby” and first of its kind for the industry – the Bombay Club. You …

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BtoBet and Aspire: Mixing emerging market strength with mature market clout

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BtoBet‘s acquisition by Aspire Global was an “ideal match” for both companies, who have found a mutual balance in each other to achieve their goals. That was the view of BtoBet founder Alessandro Fried, who explained that his company has gained a partner to quickly reach markets missing from its global footprint, while Aspire has filled an important gap for …

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VBET: Broadening horizons and embracing a new era for iGaming

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Ani Atabekyan, Chief Business Development Officer at VBET, discusses coming out of its “comfort zone” to enter a string of competitive gaming markets across the world, before explaining the natural shift to digital sponsorship assets and outlining an “unprecedented” deal to support Armenian football. SBC: What would you class as your key target markets? And which of these are new …

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SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital: South American high hopes require concrete actions

Following 2020’s disrupted proceedings, leadership eyes have turned to 2021 to see whether LatAm governments will finally deliver on their regulated market agendas for sports betting.  As part of an evening deep dive on LatAm’s regulatory roadmap and political developments Kristal Rovira, Research Director of Americas for VIXIO, asked the panel whether any legislative progress has been achieved during 2020. …

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