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Brazil’s hotel industry wants casinos built in existing resorts
Representatives of Brazil’s hotel sector have expressed concern over proposed legislation that would see up to 32 integrated resorts built in...
Proposed Brazilian bill would see 32 casinos built
Legislation in Brazil has been proposed which would allow states to build casinos based on their population. Paulo Azi, a member of...
Brazil has stepped closer to legalising sports betting, says analyst
Brazil is firmly on course to legalise sports betting, Marcelo Munhoz da Rocha, legal advisor at BetConsult, has exclusively told Gambling Insider. He...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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%. ...
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,...
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