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Play‘n GO to showcase casino platforms and content in Colombia

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Ahead of the company’s attendance at FADJA 2019 this April, Casino Review caught up with Cristian Acuna, Play‘n GO’s Head of Sales

Success in Manila for SiGMA Roadshow

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SiGMA Roadshow has hosted the first event on the 2019 global tour in Manila, Philippines. The first leg of this premier networking event was held from March 21st to 22nd, bringing together suppliers, affiliates and operators to forge new relationships in the fast-growing Asian market. Eman Pulis, SiGMA’s founder and CEO, commented, “We came to Manila first of all to...

Uncertainty remains following VLT legalisation

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While the government is pressing forward with the legalisation of VLTs outside casinos, Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board has yet to sign-off on the new legislation, which it suggests could cannibalise existing casino revenues. Nearly three months after Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, signed a new bill into law which will legalise video lottery terminals outside casinos,...

BetConstruct presents its igaming offerings at FADJA 2019

BetConstruct is heading to Colombia, the first liberalised market of Latin America, to take part in FADJA on April 10-11 .
BetConstruct is heading to Colombia, the first liberalised market of Latin America, to take part in FADJA on April 10-11 . This year is going to be even more spectacular for BetConstruct in Columbia, as not only the company explores great opportunities of LatAm market but also shows off its exceptional gaming assortment at Stand 63. Among the products are...

Gambee poised for further LatAm expansion at ICE

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Casino Review spoke to Petra Remec, public relations manager at Gambee, regarding the company’s plans for 2019.

Cirsa’s Q3 results boosted by LatAm and Italian business

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Spain’s largest casino operator, Cirsa Gaming Corporation chalked up an operating profit of €95m for Q3 2018, a 6.7 percent rise year on year. In a statement, the company reported an operating income of €367.3m, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to the same period in 2017. “The group’s performance in the third quarter reinforces the profitable growth it has experienced...

Zitro’s Link King sees success across LatAm

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Link King, the lead product in Zitro’s Bryke video slots range is achieving unprecedented success in the Mexican market, along with some of the most important markets in Latin America. With hundreds of Link King banks operating already operating in Argentina and Mexico, the first banks of Zitro’s Bryke product will arrive in the coming weeks at casinos in Peru,...

IGT prioritises variety at SAGSE

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With the LatAm market expanding in multiple directions, diversity proves central to IGT’s SAGSE offering this year, with systems, products and games aimed to appeal to wide range of operators and players alike. GT will demonstrate the full diversity of its solution and product range at this year’s SAGSE exhibition, Centro Costa Salguero, Buenos Aires. Held on the 11, 12 and...

Appeals Court overturns Comptroller General’s ruling on gaming machines outside casinos

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The second chamber of the Santiago Appeals Court has revoked an order by Chile's Comptroller General requiring the country's municipalities to request a report by the regulator, the Superintendencia de Casinos y Juegos (SCJ), prior to authorising a gaming machine licence. The Court found that Ruling 92.308 by the Comptroller General was illegal, adding that the SCJ “does not have...

Asojuegos appoints new president

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The Colombian Association of Gaming Operators (Asojuegos) has appointed lawyer and politician Juan Carlos Restrepo Escobar, as its new president. A former senator, Restrepo Escobar, served in the Colombian Congress for 16 years as representative for the Cambio Radical party, and has maintained close ties to the gaming industry. “We want to extend our most sincere congratulations to Dr. Juan Carlos...

Arica City Center to act as a ‘benchmark’ for Luckia

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Luckia’s president, Jose Gonzalez Fuentes, suggested that the company’s new property in Arica, could serve as a model for its future developments in Latin America. Spanish gaming firm Luckia has invested €82m in a casino resort project in Arica, Chile's northernmost city, which the company’s president suggests could serve as a benchmark for future investments. Arica City Center includes a 129-room...

Latin America Round-Up: Rio Branco casino to open this year; Dominican Republic seizes over 100 illegal slots

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In Uruguay, Javier Cha, director general of Casinos de Uruguay confirmed that the company's new gaming venue, situated at the new $36m Rio Branco Shopping Centre Hotel and Bus Terminal on the country’s Brazilian border will open this year. The casino will be situated in a vast duty free complex currently under construction by Duty Free Americas Uruguay. The project...

LatAm Round-Up: Sun Dreams looks to enter Colombian online market while Enjoy exits the country

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In Colombia, Sun Dreams has stated that it hopes to obtain an online gaming licence in the country before the end of the year. “Sunbet is a company which operates in South Africa ...and it's going very well. So we decided to replicate that business model here ” said Leonardo Pacheco Bachmann, the company's general manager in Colombia, speaking to...

New bill could allow Puerto Rico’s casinos to offer online gaming

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The director of Puerto Rico's gaming regulator, Jaime Alex Irizarry, has lent his backing to a new proposal to allow the territory's casinos to run online gaming operations. The Commission for Tourism and Social Welfare is analysing a new measure which would allow Puerto Rico's casinos to offer online gaming. Presented by the head of the Commission, representative Néstor Alonso Vega,...

Necochea city council calls on governor to review casino closure

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With the deadline for the closure of Complejo Casino in Necochea looming on 27 June, the city council (Concejo Deliberante) has appealed to the provincial governor to reconsider the decision to shut the venue. The legislative body called upon María Eugenia Vidal, the governor of Buenos Aires Province, to “review the decision” in light of “the negative consequences” it would...

Juegos Miami initiative brings industry round a table

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‘One of the most significant gatherings of gaming thought leaders in the region’ is how Greg Saint, Director responsible for Juegos Miami described the Country Round Table initiative, which took centre stage on the opening day of the Miami based event...

Merkur Gaming to score at Peru Gaming Show

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With the FIFA Football World Cup taking place at the same time as the Peru Gaming Show, and given the fanatical following of the sport across Latin America, there is certain to be a sporting flavor at an exhibition that is widely regarded as one of the most…

Sun Dreams finalises purchase of four casinos in Peru

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Chilean operator Sun Dreams has finalised the purchase of four casinos in Peru from Thunderbird Resorts, in a $26m deal. “The decision reaffirms our commitment to continue investing in Peru, a country that has developed a competitive and transparent gaming industry with a stable regulatory framework,” said Martín Dávila, general manager of Sun Dreams Peru. Following the completion of the...

Sun Dreams finalises purchase of four casinos in Peru from Thunderbirds Resorts

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Chilean operator Sun Dreams has finalised the purchase of four casinos in Peru from Thunderbird Resorts, in a $26m deal. The acquisition will see Sun Dreams add the Fiesta Hotel and Casino in the Miraflores district of the capital, and three other operations in Lima, Tacna and Cusco to its portfolio of properties in the country having bought them from...

Uncertain future for Mexico’s gaming industry as Lopez Obrador leads presidential race

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Hopes for a modernised gaming framework in Mexico could be dashed by the rise of populist presidential candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Despite its outdated legislation, industry stakeholders frequently identify Mexico as Latin America’s most promising gaming markets. But as Mexico’s presidential race heats up ahead of the elections on 1 July, the ascendance of a populist presidential candidate has put...

WPlay to focus on responsible betting at Juegos Miami

Julio Tamayo, MD at Wplay.co
As the first operator to acquire an online licence in Colombia, WPlay holds a unique position in the country and across the Latin American region and has stated it will focus on “responsible, safe and transparent” betting at Juegos Miami

Vicca on search for strategic partners at Juegos Miami

Rodrigo Afanador, Vicca Group - Juegos Miami
The Vicca Group is one of a growing number of Colombian operators who will be attending Juegos Miami, the bespoke C-Level event created by Clarion Gaming for the Pan Latin American and Caribbean industry. In advance of his attendance at The Miami Biltmore (May 30 – June 1), CEO, Rodrigo Afanador Carrasco, explains the development of the company's online gaming...

Juegos Miami 2018

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May 30 - Jun 1, 2018 Miami Biltmore Hotel, Florida, USA

Juegos Miami to put responsible gambling on the agenda

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The adaptation and implementation of social responsibility policies will go a long way to changing the negative narrative surrounding gambling according to Susan O’Leary, CEO of Alderney eGambling, ahead of her seat on the responsible gambling panel as part of the wide-ranging learning agenda at this year’s Juegos Miami conference (May 30 – June 1, Biltmore Hotel, Miami).   Discussing the...

Juegos Miami unveils ‘unmissable’ learning agenda

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Attendees at this year’s Juegos Miami, the unique C-Level event for the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry (May 30 – June 1, Biltmore Hotel, Miami), have been told they ‘cannot miss a single session’ of its visionary learning agenda by Evert Montero, the event’s non-executive Chairman and President of Colombian trade body, Fecoljuegos.   Commenting on the comprehensive agenda...

Juegos Miami registration up by over 40%

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Juegos Miami, the bespoke event created to meet the business needs of the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming sectors, has captured the attention of the industry with registration of Director and C-Level delegates up by an impressive 42 percent, year-on-year.   The figures, which are the latest from organisers Clarion Gaming, have been released two months ahead of Juegos Miami...

Evert Montero Cardenas looks ahead to Juegos Miami

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Evert Montero, non-executive Chairman of Juegos Miami and President of Colombian trade body, Fecoljuegos, sets out the key objectives of this year’s event, why Latin American is a continent full of surprises, and his aspirations for Juegos Miami to become the biggest event in the world. Have you set out any objectives for your term of office as Chairman of...

Country Roundtables return for Juegos Miami

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Juegos Miami, the unique invitation only, C-Level event for the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry, taking place at The Biltmore Hotel, Miami, May 30 – June 1, will be providing delegates with an unrivalled opportunity to engage with the region's key decision makers courtesy of a series of country specific roundtables.   The initiative will bring together regulators from...

Juegos Miami introduce personal exhibition tours

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Clarion Gaming, organisers of Juegos Miami the invitation-only meeting place for the LatAm, South American and Caribbean facing industries (The Biltmore Hotel, Miami, May 31 – June 1), has launched a new initiative with the introduction of personal shopper style curated tours covering the exhibition floor and including the various networking opportunities that exist alongside the co-located GiGse. The ‘personal...

Clarion Gaming co-locate two major brands in Miami

Fresh from another successful ICE London, Kate Chambers and her team at Clarion Gaming will be shifting focus from the cold climes of the UK in February to the much warmer prospect of Miami in May for the first ever co-located editions of the LatAm facing Juegos Miami and its North American older cousin, GiGse. In her role as...

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