Tag Archives: Portugal

Preparing for Remote Gaming Duty increase: Should operators be looking beyond the UK?

Owen Tustin, VP Gaming, Relationship Management at emerchantpay, looks at the ways that UK operators can prepare for the mooted increase in taxation in the jurisidictions by looking internationally. Much has been written about the likely impact of the impending increase in Remote Gaming Duty (RGD) on UK-licensed operators. As the Government looks to recover an expected £400m shortfall in tax …

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SBC’s guide to the World Cup group stage

The much anticipated Russian World Cup kicks off imminently, opening the floodgates to a plethora of group stage football. The Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow will host what’s sure to be a spectacular opening ceremony, raising the curtain to a feast of football, as 32 nations battle for a place in the coveted knockout stages of football’s showpiece event. The tournament kicks off …

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Aspire global unveils Portuguese expansion

Aspire Global has announced that it is expanding with the launch of a sportsbook in Portugal. The move comes after the company’s platform was legally and technically certified for the sports vertical, with local partner Cofina Media being granted a betting license. Aspire Global entered the newly regulated Portuguese market at the end of September, 2017, through the launch of …

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SAS set to go live with new Playtech powered sportsbook

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A new Sociedade de Apostas Sociais (SAS) sportsbook is set to go live with an exclusive online and mobile offering powered by Playtech. The software provider has signed a deal to provide the regulated Portuguese operator with its IMS player management platform and new sportsbook offering. The digital offering from Playtech BGT Sports (PBS) is a single, integrated solution for both desktop …

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Portugal’s online gambling law ‘fails to reduce unregulated market’

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A report commissioned by the Remote Gambling Association, has estimated that 68% of Portuguese online gamblers wager via unlicensed operators within the country. The Eurogroup Consulting Report, based on an online gamblers survey, “demonstrates that the Portuguese legislation has not achieved one of its key objectives, namely reducing the unregulated offer.” Regulator Serviço Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo …

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Russia 2018: Digesting the draw

As Friday’s draw concluded and the World Cup began to take shape, fans were left pondering a mouthwatering clash between Spain and Portugal, renewed optimism in the Three Lions and a slightly surreal tournament opener.   Gareth Southgate’s England were handed a favourable start to the tournament, taking on Tunisia and World Cup debutants Panama in the opening two games. …

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Income Access strike SportingTech partnership

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SportingTech, the iGaming software developer, has announced a new partnership with Income Access, Paysafe’s marketing technology and services provider. Under the terms of the deal, the Portugal based iGaming solutions and omni-channel retail specialists, are to leverage the Income Access tracking and analytics platform, this will aid the management of affiliate programmes for its catalogue of operator clients. Gonçalo Marcelino, …

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Bede Gaming launches new partnership with The Games Company

Supplier of software to the online gaming industry Bede Gaming, has described its new partnership with The Games Company as ‘a major step’ towards achieving its goals. The agreement will see Bede expand its content portfolio, with the developer’s full suite of HTML5 desktop, mobile and tablet games being integrated onto Bede’s content aggregator platform, PLAY. The Games Company is …

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