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WPlay: Juegos Miami key to Colombian online revolution

Julio Tamayo, MD at Wplay.co
The pioneering WPlay.co, the first operator to acquire an online licence in Colombia from Coljuegos, believes that one of the main talking points at this year’s Juegos Miami (May 30 – June 1, Biltmore Hotel, Miami), on what is already a comprehensive agenda covering the Pan-Latin American regions, will be the success of regulatory changes and social acceptance in...

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...

JCM Global to bring security, connectivity solutions to FADJA 2018

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Casino operators across Colombia and throughout Latin America rely on JCM Global to help protect their assets and increase customer connections.   Now in booth #37A at FADJA 2018, JCM will show its award-winning product line that features innovative technologies to boost security and deepen customer connections. JCM will show a range of bill validation products beginning with iVIZION®. It is...

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...

GiGse Launchpad invites submissions from Latin America

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The 2018 edition of GiGse Launchpad, the competition which puts enterprising start-ups in front of investor judges and senior gaming executives from both the online and offline sectors, promises to be one of the most international on record.   Following GiGse’s co-location with Juegos Miami at The Biltmore, Miami (May 31 - June 1, 2018), the scope of Launchpad will include...

Interblock debuts PULSE ARENA to Latin America

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Interblock has struck a partnership with Sun Monticello Casino in Chile, allowing the company to introduce the first PULSE ARENA installation on the continent.   The gaming environment, which opened on February 10 under the name “SiSun Gaming Bar,” incorporates the largest video wall in Chile. “Bringing the first and only Stadium gaming experience to Chile and Latin America marks a...

Clarion Gaming co-locate two major brands in Miami

Managing Director of Clarion Gaming, Kate Chambers 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...

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...

EGT land new installation deal at Codere’s Colombian casinos

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After a year and a half of multitude installations the office of Euro Games Technology in Colombia has made another large-scale delivery for Codere in the country.   The world-famous casino operator and long-term partner of the manufacturer has again opted for EGT machines for ten of its gambling establishments this time adding some new product solutions to the traditionally preferred...

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...

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