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21st November
Brazilian sports betting takes a step toward regulation
Lottery legislation including plans to legalise sports betting in Brazil has been approved by the House of Deputies. Provisional Measure (PM) 846/2018...
7th November
Gaming legislation Amendment 3 passed in Florida
Florida’s constitutional amendment regarding gambling has been passed, despite the best efforts of NFL side Miami Dolphins urging fans to vote...
29th October
NHL announces MGM Resorts as first ever official sports betting partner
MGM Resorts International will be the National Hockey League’s first league-wide official sports betting partner. William Hill has already signed up with...
2nd October
Oryx Gaming enters Colombia with Wplay partnership
Supplier Oryx Gaming has taken its first steps into the Colombian online gaming market by partnering with operator Wplay. After being the...
1st October
SIS agrees Buenos Aires racing deal
Data and streaming supplier Sports Information Services (SIS) has expanded its horseracing portfolio with the addition of the Hipódromo Argentino de...
20th July
Legal gambling raises $2.5bn for Colombian healthcare
Legalised gambling has raised $2.5bn in taxes in Colombia over the last six years, contributing considerably to the Subsidized Health System for...
26th April
Caesars continues its non-gaming expansion into Mexico
Worldwide casino and resort developer Caesars Entertainment Corporation, fresh from announcing its first two non-gaming resort partnerships in Dubai, has announced...
8th March
Brazilian gambling reform in tatters after shock defeat in the Senate
Proposals to bring Brazil’s gambling legislation into the 21st Century went up in smoke yesterday when the Brazilian Senate Committee on...
27th February
Scientific Games acquires Brazilian gaming studio
Worldwide gaming supplier Scientific Games Corporation has announced a deal to acquire a majority stake in EsysnetG, a video bingo content...
8th December
Brazil may have to wait until 2019 for legitimate gambling market
Brazil’s journey towards liberalising and legitimising its gambling market took another turn for the worse this week. The Constitutionally and Justice...
29th November
Codere to launch Colombian online betting platform
Spanish gaming operator Codere has announced the official launch of its Colombia-facing website, on the Codere.com.co domain. Earlier this week,...
23rd November
Brazil’s regulated online gambling industry has the potential to rake in over $2bn a year
A report commissioned by the Remote Gambling Association has estimated that Brazil’s online gambling market has the potential to be worth...
26th October
Brazil to vote on gambling bill next month
Latin America has been recently drawing a lot of attention with more countries legalising their respective gambling markets. And now, Brazil...
4th October
Operators face "punitive" taxation measures in Trinidad and Tobago
The Government of Trinidad and Tobago has released its new tax plan, which will see in 2018 a double taxation for...
4th October
First international operator receives casino and sportsbook licence in Colombia
Online sportsbook and gaming operator GAMING1 has become the first international company to obtain a casino and sportsbook licence under Colombia’s...
13th September
Colombia issues its second online gaming licence
Colombia has granted this week its second online gambling licence to lottery and chance games operator Corredor Empresarial S.A. The country’s...
12th September
Brazil set date and price for lottery auction
The Brazilian government will be selling off one of its instant lottery units in an attempt to reduce government economic intervention...
24th August
Sportium to launch in Colombia
Sports bookmaker Sportium has announced this week its plans to start operating in Colombia within the next few months. The betting...
24th August
Brazil considers privatising the state-run lottery market
The Government of Brazil has announced this week its plans to privatise the current state-run lottery industry. According to Reuters, the...
16th August
Sportsradar partner up with the Brazilian football league to help tackle match fixing
Sportradar have partnered up with the Brazilian football federation, Confederação Brasileira de Futebol (CBF), in an attempt to improve integrity for...
26th July
Uruguay considering international iGaming ban
The Uruguayan government is rumoured to be considering the introduction of a legal framework which would see internationally-licensed iGaming operators banned...
19th July
Brazil looks to block payments to offshore gambling sites
Senators in Brazil are considering introducing measures that would ban Brazilian gamblers from making payments to offshore gambling websites. The...
18th July
PokerStars backs out of Colombian iGaming market
PokerStars has exited the newly regulated Colombian iGaming market, due to a number of regulatory changes. Earlier last week, the country’s...
4th July
Merkur adds new blood to its conquest of the Americas
German based iGaming group Merkur has strengthened it American division with the appointment of eight new employees. Veteran intellectual property...
29th June
Colombia awards first igaming licence
Columbian gambling regulator Coljuegos has announced the award of the country’s first online gaming licence to Medellin-based WPlay.co a subsidiary of...
2nd June
Sun International raises stake in Latin America Sun Dreams
South Africa’s Sun International is set to boost its stake in Chilean casino operator Sun Dreams to almost 65%. ...
22nd May
Caesars sells remaining share in Uruguayan casino
Chilean casino group Enjoy SA have today purchased a 55% share in the Conrad Punta del Este Resort and Casino Hotel,...
17th May
Sheldon Adelson bets on Brazil with $8bn casino
Sheldon Adelson visited Brazil this week in order to pitch his $8bn casino plans to a group of government officials Although...
12th April
BtoBet inks agreement with Plutonbet
BtoBet is set to continue its expansion in the Latin American market by signing an agreement with PlutonBet. The Malta-based company...
21st March
Kiron Interactive expands to Argentina in IVISA deal
Specialist virtuals provider Kiron Interactive has extended its operations in South America, securing a six-year deal with Argentine lottery and gaming...
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