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New betting tax bolsters Panamanian gaming tax haul

Panama Betting Tax
The gaming industry in Panama generated over $128m (E113.7m) in state revenue last year, a senior government official has claimed. Chief of the country’s Gaming Control Board Erick Rios said that the figure represents an improvement of just over a third on the 2014 - and was derived from the operation of 23 casinos and 100 gaming halls in-country. The major...

Zitro Interactive announces global content partnership with Playtech

ICR165 Zitro Interactive Playtech
Bingo games specialist Zitro Interactive is to integrate its most popular online games with Playtech platforms, following an agreement between the two companies. The new partnership will enable a large number of Playtech licensees to access Zitro Interactive’s content. The first Playtech licensee to take advantage of the new content will be Mexican operator Caliente, which operates an exclusive Playtech casino...

A stick, a stone, the end of the prohibition of Brazilian gambling

Brazil legalisation of gambling
Much attention was given to Brazil’s ongoing path to regulation at Juegos Miami, with the legalisation of gambling set to be a game-changer, not only for the nation itself but the entire continent.   Government estimates suggest that a regulated Brazilian casino industry could generate BRL$20bn (E11.06bn) in its first year alone. Casinos have not operated in Brazil since the federal...

Juegos Miami – Illegal gaming drives problem gambling

Illegal gaming
Combating illegal gambling should go hand in hand with developing self-regulation. This was the consensus among the panellists on the Regional Spotlight on Responsible Gaming at Juegos Miami.   The Regional Spotlight on Responsible Gaming at June’s Juegos Miami highlighted that, beyond the loss in revenue, there is a higher human cost to illegal slot machines which are targeted directly at...

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