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Fair winds and following seas for the Latin American casino sector in 2018?

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  As she gets set to moderate this year’s LatAm Forum at ICE VOX, International Casino Review caught up with Cristina Romero de Alba, partner at Loyra Abogados, to discuss the key challenges and opportunities in a region that continues to represent terra incognita for many investors.   International Casino Review: Which markets in Latin America stand out right now and for...

WeAreCasino invests in Latin America with Tempobet

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The game builder platform provider, WeAreCasino, has confirmed it is focusing on the Latin American market following a new partnership deal with Tempobet.   WeAreCasino managed to secure an exclusive deal with Tempobet, marking the former’s first steps into the Latin American market. Tempobet will now be featuring WeAreCasino content, including bingo and slot games. This new partnership offers a variety of games,...

CCJ could vote on Senate’s gaming bill in February

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The close of 2017 marked another year round without advances in Brazilian gaming legislation, and the prospects for gambling legislation in 2018 look far from rosy given that it’s an election year.   As 2017 drew to a close, the passage of the federal budget for 2018 was taken as a signal by many politicians that there would be no last...

Growing calls for Guatemalan government to regulate casino gambling

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Congresswoman Nineth Montenegro has urged lawmakers to approve legislation, which would regulate betting in casinos, video lotteries and bingo halls.   The request comes amid growing concerns that the unregulated industry is being used for money laundering. Back in June, the Intendencia de Verificación Especial (IVE), the nation’s financial intelligence unit, sent an official letter to the president of the Guatemalan Congress,...

Evert Montero to drive development of Juegos Miami as non-executive Chairman

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Evert Montero, President of Colombian trade body, Fecoljuegos, has been confirmed as non-executive Chairman of Juegos Miami, the bespoke business event which was created by Clarion Gaming to meet the specific demands of the Pan-Latin American and Caribbean markets.   Acknowledging the accolade, he said: "I am not accepting this honour as Evert Montero. Rather I accept it as the President...

Mexico slips to third place in Latin America, amid calls for regulation reform

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  Mexico has dropped to third place in terms of Latin American market size, behind Argentina and Chile, after over 80 gaming rooms had their licences revoked by Mexico's Interior Ministry over the last six years.   Despite legalisation in 2007, the remaining 321 gaming rooms are currently at the mercy of 70 year old laws, a fact Miguel Angel Ochoa Sanchez,...

Mexican stand-off in Chilean municipal licensing process

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The municipal casino licensing process is hotting up with two of the country’s largest operators competing for some of Chile’s most lucrative venues.   In the popular card game Puerco, players exchange cards in the hope of assembling a winning hand before their competitors; Chile’s major operators are currently in the midst of their own high-stakes version of the game as...

Asaja calls on Panama government to modify gaming tax

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Figures from Panama’s Ministry of Economy and Finance have shown that the gaming industry contributed $6,223,897 from January to August this year, $451,141 less than during the same period in 2016.   “It is necessary to review 5.5 percent tax on player’s bets,” explained Antonio Alfaro, president of Panama’s Association of Gambling Administrators (Asaja). “People have chosen to reduce their visits to...

Casino Technology establishes “solid position” in Caribbean with TOWER machines

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  The Guyana Princess Casino has added Casino Technology’s new line TOWER™ slant top slot machines to its gaming floor.   “Immediately after the machines’ placement, they showed excellent results, outperforming most of the other slots and the customers were fascinated by the offered diversity of games”, the casino reported. The TOWER™ slant top cabinet features a vertically curved 43” display with 4K...

SAGSE to show best of Latin America

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The latest edition of the SAGSE Latin America trade show will be held on 7-9 November at the Costa Salguero Convention Center in bustling Buenos Aries.   After attracting more than 6,000 attendees in 2016, with 100 percent of casino, bingo, class II gaming room, and online gaming operators from the Latam region in attendance, this year’s edition looks to build...

GLI named first independent test lab in Mendoza

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Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) awarded accreditation as an Independent Certification Test Laboratory in Argentina’s Province of Mendoza Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) has become the first independent test laboratory to be awarded certification accreditation in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina. GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said: “Continuing with our commitment to the...

Casino Magic launches Zitro games in Argentina

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The Argentina based casino operator owned by Casino Club - Hapsa Group, Casino Magic, has added the Zitro video bingo portfolio to its online offering.   Zitro Interactive has confirmed this new agreement with Casino Magic will see Zitro's Bingo games go live on the operators on-line casino, making their portfolio available to players in Argentina. The deal with Casino Magic...

Alfastreet set to increase presence in Peru following successful PGS

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The 2017 edition of the Peru Gaming Show in Lima has been hailed a huge success for Alfastreet with the company recording high demand for its range of multi-player products.   Alfastreet confirmed its signature Roulette cabinets and the Royal Derby have been the best-selling new machines on the market in the last couple of years and this continued at the...

Aieja responds to Tamaulipas casino ban

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As the situation in Mexico becomes increasingly challenging for operators, with casino bans in the states of Tamaulipas and Guanajuato in June alone, Aieja’s president, Dr. Miguel Ángel Ochoa Sánchez, emphasises the importance of maintaining a dialogue with the government both at a state and federal level.   This June, we’ve seen the state of Tamaulipas resort to a measure that...

Game changer: Fiden aims to broaden Chile’s regulatory horizons

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Dubbed ‘popular casinos’, Chile’s slot parlours exist in a legal grey area, but with an estimated 33,000 machines operating outside of casinos, the Association of Operators, Manufacturers and Importers of Electronic Entertainment (Fiden) is lobbying hard for the slots sector to be regulated, explains the association’s vice president, Sebastián Salazar.   Fiden has been lobbying to regularise slot machines in Chile,...

Merkur Gaming celebrates with Peru Gaming Show

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Merkur Gaming celebrated the 15th edition of the Peru Gaming Show as part of a diverse representation of the Gauselmann Group in Lima.   The Gauselmann Group’s representation at the show included cash handling experts GeWeTe and sports betting leaders Cashpoint and edict alongside the dynamic product display of the Gauselmann Group’s local subsidiary, Merkur Gaming Peru. The Peru Gaming show is...

Successful Juegos Miami sets new records as Clarion prepare to invest in the future

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Following a highly successful second edition of Juegos Miami, which witnessed an increase across all key performance indicators, show organisers Clarion Gaming have confirmed they are consulting with stakeholders in order to plan the next important stage in its development as it transitions into an established and respected event dedicated to the Pan Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry.   Speaking...

Peru Gaming Show brings together “the giants of the gaming industry”

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 Reflecting Peru's status as a benchmark for Latin America's regulated markets, the Peru Gaming Show will mark its fifteenth anniversary this year, celebrating the continuing growth of the national industry and highlighting opportunities for iGaming and sports betting operators.   Once again, the most important players in the gaming industry will be in Lima, Peru, to celebrate the fifteenth edition of...

Vision of the future: JCM gears up for Latin American show

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As JCM Global gets set to attend the Peru Gaming Show this June, Dave Kubajak, VP of Operations discusses what's driving the company's growth in Latin America.   What kind of business successes has JCM achieved in the Latin America in the last 12 months? We are fortunate that our iVizion and UBA bill validation products continue to lead the industry in...

GLI helps define the shape of the Latin American market

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As the company prepares to attend the Peru Gaming Show 2017, Karen Sierra-Hughes, GLI’s Director of Latin American and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development, discusses where the focus will be in the region for this year.   How would you describe the current state of the Latin American gaming market? It’s growing, and regulators are taking the steps to develop...

IGT to demonstrate next-gen innovations in Lima

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IGT is set to bring its latest and best performing innovations in gaming technology and player entertainment to the Peru Gaming Show in Lima.   IGT will extend its theme of “Innovation at Play” to the Latin America market at the Peru Gaming Show (PGS) in Lima, presenting a selection from its wide product portfolio, including an array of next-generation innovations...

Casino Technology toasts 10 year anniversary at PGS

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Casino Technology celebrates 10 years in Peruvian market with the release of new slot machines at the 2017 edition of the PGS (Peru Gaming Show).   Casino Technology and Peruvian distributor, Transatlantic Gaming, will mark 10 years in the Peruvian market with the launch of a new slot machine line for the Latin American region at the Peru Gaming Show (PGS). “Following...

The importance of business friendly regulation is the drum beat at Juegos Miami

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The 2017 edition of Juegos Miami is living up to its vision to be a cockpit for gaming debate with an audience of thought leaders providing expert insight on the opportunities and challenges in the region.  The importance of achieving progressive regulation which is business friendly was a constant theme which underpinned many of the discussions.   Ewa Bakun, Clarion Gaming’s...

Juegos Miami wins widespread gaming media support

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16 gaming media from throughout Latin/South America, as well as colleagues in Europe and North America, will be in attendance and reporting on events taking place at Juegos Miami which runs across May 31st – June 2nd at The Biltmore, Miami.   The C-Level gaming event, which is in its second year, has attracted widespread support from the community of gaming...

Juegos Miami to feature thought leaders and influencers

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The future of gaming in Latin America will be under the microscope as the industry’s thought leaders converge on Miami. The future development of gaming in Latin America and the Caribbean will be the overarching theme at the 2017 edition of Juegos Miami (31 May – 2 June, The Biltmore, Miami). Bringing together the regions innovators, regulators and industry visionaries,...

LatAm gaming needs a strong Juegos Miami to really progress, states Zuum Gaming, Director

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"A strong Juegos Miami is essential if we are to have a strong and really vibrant industry in the region" argued Igor Cimerman, Director of electronic table games developer, Zuum Gaming.   As Zuum which has a strong presence throughout the majority of countries in Latin America, prepares to attend the bespoke business event, he explained: “It’s invaluable for gaming interests in LatAm...

Game changing Lotto Hero targets LatAm operators at Juegos Miami

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Fresh from launching its mobile friendly game at ICE in London, Lotto Hero will be at the forthcoming Juegos Miami to introduce the revolutionary game, which offers players an opportunity to become a Euro millionaire every hour of every day, to a LatAm audience. Designed to appeal to millennials and players across multiple verticals, Lotto Hero is set up to...

Juegos Miami can help industry to build sustainable markets, state Vivo Gaming

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Vivo Gaming, which operates live gaming studios featuring Spanish speaking dealers delivering an authentic Latin style casino atmosphere, believe all of the key ingredients are in place to ensure Juegos Miami continues to make an important contribution to the development of gaming in Latin America.   Yuval Geifman, head of business development, CEO at Vivo Gaming, said: "It's extremely important for...

Cigar sponsorship tells a memorable story at Juegos Miami

Cigar sponsorship tells a memorable story at Juegos Miami
Online IPS, which provides payment solutions to business owners struggling with the routine merchant services, will be making its presence felt at Juegos Miami in a creative fashion. The company’s Brazilian Co-Founder, Witoldo Hendrich Jr., discusses the central role of Juegos Miami to the development of gaming in the region, the importance of engaging with governmental decision makers and what inspired them to sponsor...

LatAm multi-jurisdictional lottery on the agenda at Juegos Miami

LatAm multi-jurisdictional lottery is on the agenda at Juegos Miami
The prospects of developing and implementing a multi-jurisdictional lottery for the LatAm region will be one of the key topics debated amongst thought leaders and stakeholders at the forthcoming Juegos Miami (May 31st – June 2nd, The Biltmore, Miami). Described by Tiburcio Perdomo, commercial director for the National Lottery of the Dominican Republic, as being of 'transcendental importance,’ such an...

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