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GLI appoint Gerardo Pozo Villar to Latin America and Caribbean team

Gaming Laboratories International Gerardo Pozo
Gaming Laboratories International announce appointment of Electronica Clarion’s Gerardo Pozo Villar to its LatAm/Caribbean team.   GLI Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes has confirmed the strengthening of its team in the region: "We are proud to welcome Gerardo as part of our Latin America and Caribbean team” she said. "His many years of...

Alejandro Saraintaris to head up Merkur Gaming Argentina

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Merkur Gaming Americas appoints Alejandro Saraintaris as General Manager to foster LatAm expansion.   Merkur Gaming Americas has taken another major step forward in fulfilling its intention of further expansion throughout Latin America with the incorporation of Merkur Gaming Argentina, S.A. and the appointment of Alejandro Saraintaris as the company’s General Manager. A proven gaming industry veteran, Saraintaris has over 16 years...

Sun Dreams takes E135m loan for Latin American expansion

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Following its merger, newly created Latin American casino operator Sun Dreams has agreed to the terms and conditions proposed by several local financial institutions for a $150m loan (E135m) which the company stated would support its expansion across the region.   The company will reportedly use the loan, borrowed from local financial institutions BCI, BBVA, Banco Estado and Banco de Chile,...

Alfastreet warmly anticipating SAGSE 2016

Leading manufacturer of multi-player electronic gaming machines Alfastreet will display a selection from its broad product portfolio at this November’s SAGSE Buenos Aires, offering solutions for gaming venues of every size.   Multi-player electronic gaming machine manufacturer Alfastreet has made a big impact on Argentinian market in last two years and becoming the go-to provider for electronic roulette machines. The Slovenia-headquartered company...

Strategy and VIPs drive growth for Sun International

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Whilst economic conditions in South Africa remain sluggish, Sun Internationals continues to defy expectation by way of strategic initiatives and new growth markets.   Financial results from Sun International show that the South African operator enjoyed a revenue increase of 15 per cent in the year ended June 30, to R12.2bn (E780m). The company said that the year saw the conclusion...

GLI hosts Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable in Curacao

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Gaming and lottery regulators and government lottery representatives from all over Latin America and the Caribbean gathered together in Curacao to participate in Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI) unique Latin American and Caribbean Regulators Roundtable.   GLI Director, Latin America and Caribbean government relations and business development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said, “We have no words to express our gratitude to all the...

LatAm industry leaders join JCM Global to raise money for children’s hospital

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A total of $20,000 was raised for charity at the inaugural JCM Global LatAm Golf Classic event, which saw over 50 players from across Latin America and the global gaming industry tee off in Florida. The friendly tournament took place as part of the first Juegos Miami and was staged as a benefit for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Organised...

Gaming Laboratories International – ‘Market size does not matter’

GLI Gaming Laboratories International Karen Sierra Hughes
Latin American gaming has made great strides in the last 15 years, and with a number of markets poised to expand still further, GLI’s Karen Sierra Hughes suggest that ongoing regulatory development supports this growth.   Gaming Laboratories International’s (GLI) role as a provider of testing and certification services frequently sees the company working alongside regulators, and this affords them a...

Novomatic praises progress in Latin American market regulation

Novomatic Lawrence Levy Latin America
Latin America continues to offer a diverse and competitive marketplace, and the Argentinian market looks particularly promising, according to Novomatic’s Lawrence Levy.   With sales offices across the American continent, as Novomatic’s senior vice president for Central and South America, Lawrence Levy’s position offers him a broad overview of the region. While Novomatic operates casinos in Peru and Paraguay, currently its...

Don’t cry for me, Argentina – investment opportunities in Latin America

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Oliver Zugel, CEO of Spring Capital Hispania, outlines investment opportunities in Latin America at a time when the region is facing a recession, noting that Argentina is likely to see a number of changes over the next financial year.   While the Argentinian industry is undergoing several changes, the country’s operators are well placed to enter a newly legalised Brazilian market,...

LatAm gambling must be clearly regulated argues CIBELAE’s president

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The regulatory terrain in Latin America has undergone significant transformations in the last decade with regulators attempting to create a clearer legislative framework for the land based sector while combating illegal gambling. Despite this illegal gaming remains a major issue, particularly in Colombia where it accounts for around 20 percent of the market; in Brazil where the “Animal Game,” a...

Alfastreet looks ahead to Juegos Miami 2017

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The premiere edition of Juegos Miami showed the event’s potential, covering a strategic area of prospective markets in the Caribbean and Central America, as well as the hosting county, the US, according to Slovenian electronic table games and slots group, Alfastreet. “The organisers tried to create a unique event that brought something new, relevant and vibrant to this dynamic part...

Land of opportunity: Inaugural Juegos Miami opens its doors to the world

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The Sunshine State was the platform for the gaming industry’s leading players to shine some light on high-growth Latin America markets during the first Juegos Miami event on May 31-June 3.   The inaugural Juegos Miami made its mark on the global gaming industry with the official launch of the show at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami, on May...

‘Lust for life’ fuels Latin American markets

Charles Hiten Merkur Gaming
Cultural awareness and cultivating personal relationships with clients are key when operating in the Latin American market, argues Merkur Gaming Americas chief  executive, Charles Hiten.   Having lived in Latin America for more than nine years, Charles Hiten, chief executive of Merkur Gaming Americas, knows what makes the market tick. The company, which presented its Avantgarde SLT and new Merkurstar slot cabinets...

Cirsa reaps rewards of Latin America expansion

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Full-year financial results from Cirsa Gaming Corporation in 2015 have shown that the company recorded growth across all of its core markets last year. Group wide, Spain-based Cirsa enjoyed a 16.5 per cent increase in revenue to E1.8bn, whilst EBITDA was bolstered 14 per cent to E380m. The company’s governance attributed the growth to the successful implementation of its “international expansion...

Novomatic shows strong support for Juegos Miami

Novomatic Juegos Miami
Austrian games machine manufacturer Novomatic will be a key supporter of Latin America’s latest industry trade event. The first edition of Juegos Miami, an invitation-only event for the Pan-Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry, will take place at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami from May 31 to June 3 – and will be supported by Novomatic Gaming Industries (NGI). The event...

Tomas Mieles appointed sales director Latin America of Merkur Gaming

Merkur Tomas Mieles
In order to strengthen its rising momentum across Latin America, Merkur Gaming – a subsidiary of Germany’s Gauselmann Group – has made an internal promotion and appointed Tomas Mieles as sales director Latin America, effective immediately. Mieles has been the country manager for Merkur Gaming Peru since 2013 – and takes on his new pan-regional role as Merkur expands into...

Why the gaming world is talking Juegos Miami

Kate Chambers Clarion
In October 2015, Clarion Events, which owns and organises a suite of world class gaming events including EiG, GiGse and ICE, together with partners, Urban Expositions, organisers of NIGA, announced the launch of Juegos Miami, a totally new event concept for the Pan-Latin American and Caribbean gaming industry. Clarion's Kate Chambers explains a little more about an event which...

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