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BtoBet leads omnichannel makeover of CamanBet Venezuela

BtoBet has continued to expand its South American market profile by confirming that Venezuelan licensed bookmaker CamanBet has selected ‘Neuron 3’ to lead its strategic overhaul. Securing its first Venezuelan partner, BtoBet has been appointed to lead CamanBet’s ‘shift from a purely retail business to a new omnichannel approach’ with its new systems and structures powered by the Neuron 3 …

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Caixa chairman seeks to offload Brazil lottery assets by 2021

Pedro Guimarães, the Chairman of Brazil’s federal bank – Caixa Economica Federal (Caixa), has stated that the government maintains its objective of ‘privatising five Caixa subsidiaries by 2021’. Guimarães made his statement to Brazilian business journal Metropoles, revealing that his office had identified Caixa ‘Loterias’ (lotteries), ‘Seguradora’ (insurance) and ‘Central’ (credit agency) as three divisions that will be privatised or …

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Mozzartbet sets sail in South America taking over Meridianbet Colombia

Mozzartbet Serbia’s leading bookmaker has entered the South American sportsbook market, acquiring the online operating unit of Meridian Gaming Colombia SAS – the Colombian market subsidiary Meridian Gaming Ltd. The acquisition forms part of Mozzartbet’s ongoing ‘internationalization strategy’ with the Serbian betting group securing direct entry within Colombia’s regulated online gambling marketplace taking over the meridianbet.com.co domain. Stating its new …

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BtoBet: Brazil could become global powerhouse for online betting

The introduction of a regulated gaming sector in Brazil has a great potential for profitability for international operators, according to BtoBet, as a combination of a sports-centric culture and improved internet infrastructure present new opportunities for remote gaming. Publishing the report ‘Brazil Betting Focus: LatAm’s largest regulated market in the making?’, BtoBet looked at how Brazil can become a global …

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Mikael Lijtenstein, AstroPay: Thinking like the customer to accelerate cashless shift

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Cashless payments are here to stay, said AstroPay CEO Mikael Lijtenstein (pictured below), who believes the shift towards it has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking on the ‘’Cashless future? Solving LatAm’s payments problem’ panel at the SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica, Lijtenstein led the debate on a lack of payment options in emerging markets such as Latin America (LatAm) …

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How Stats Perform is taking CONMEBOL betting to the next level

CONMEBOL - Marcos Guilherme of Internacional celebrates his goal in the 71th minute 3-0 during the match Internacional v Universidad de Chile, of Copa Libertadores 2020, date 1. Beira Rio Stadium. Porto Alegre, Brazil, 4 Mar 2020. (Photo by pressinphoto/Sipa USA)

Stats Perform is to exclusively collect and distribute official ultrafast data and fast player statistics for CONMEBOL competitions through its premium RunningBall and Opta services.  We sat down with the company’s LATAM sales manager Ignacio Iturraspe for more on yesterday’s announcement, made officially at the SBC Digital Summit Latinoamerica. SBC: Will this deal bring the in-play betting experience for CONMEBOL …

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Stats Perform strikes new CONMEBOL betting data deal

Stats Perform - (191205) -- BEIJING, Dec. 5, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Brazilian former football player Juninho Paulista presents the Copa America trophy on the stage during the draw for the 2020 Copa America football tournament in Cartagena, Colombia, Dec. 3, 2019. (Photo by Jhon Paz/Xinhua)

Stats Perform will collect and distribute data and player statistics from CONMEBOL competitions for licensed sportsbooks, as part of a new deal which sees it become the exclusive official data provider for the South American Football Confederation. Under the multi-year agreement, Stats Perform will exclusively collect and distribute official data for CONMEBOL men, women and U20 competitions including CONMEBOL Copa …

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Brazil backs betting reforms for its pandemic recovery programme

Brazil’s Council of the Investment Partnerships Program (CPPI) met last week with President Jair Bolsonaro and Economic Minister Paulo Guedes to discuss new projects to boost the nation’s economic recovery from COVID-19 impacts. The CPPI has decided to include sports betting in its  ‘PPI recovery program’, with the aim of creating new jobs and mitigate the negative consequences caused by the pandemic. According to BNL Data, …

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FIFA and CONMEBOL to deliver SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica keynotes

Ennio Bovolenta, FIFA’s Head of Integrity

SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica is to open with keynotes from both FIFA and CONMEBOL, as the governing bodies use the virtual conference and exhibition to detail their work to preserve the integrity of football. The two-day betting and gaming industry trade show gets underway on 16 June 2020 with the event keynote, which will be delivered by Ennio Bovolenta, FIFA’s …

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SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica’s Land-Based 2.0 track to focus on casinos, lotteries & payments

SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica Land-Based

Casinos, lotteries, retail bookmakers and payments will take centre stage on day two of SBC Digital Summit Latinoamérica, as the industry comes together to share ideas for the future of the region’s land-based sector.  The virtual conference and exhibition on 16-17 June 2020 features a roster of 60 senior executive speakers delivering insights across four content tracks. While the first …

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