WA.Technology’s Weekly World iGaming News

March 1, 2024

WA.Technology is delighted to present its weekly digest of compelling iGaming news, significant happenings, and thrilling advancements designed to usher you seamlessly into your weekend. Allow us the pleasure of enhancing your leisure time with a concise ten-minute update from the world of iGaming, courtesy of WA.Technology.

Brazil Advances iGaming Regulation with New Ordinances

Brazil's Ministry of Finance is preparing to issue ordinances to refine the regulation of iGaming, addressing key areas such as payment methods, responsible gambling, and certification of betting systems. These updates aim to close the regulatory gaps left by Law 14,790/2023, with industry experts expecting a streamlined approach to address specific issues. 

Additionally, the Secretariat of Prizes and Betting has introduced SPA Regulatory Ordinance No. 300, establishing criteria for the operational capacity of certification laboratories. This development marks significant progress in ensuring the integrity of Brazil's online gaming environment.

Brazil's Betting Sector Leadership Takes Shape

The Brazilian government has advanced in structuring the newly established Secretariat of Prizes and Betting, confirming Simone Vicentini as the Undersecretary of the Prizes and Betting Secretariat. With a solid background in legal and administrative roles, Vicentini brings extensive experience to the second most crucial position within the secretariat. The top spot, speculated to be filled by Ana Maria Melo Netto Oliveira, still needs to be officially announced. Oliveira, recognised for her legal expertise and public administration roles, is anticipated to lead the secretariat, emphasising her notable contributions to law and economic analysis.

As the Secretariat begins its operations, it has outlined its primary responsibilities with many people already confirmed in their positions, including regulating and supervising fixed-odds betting, lotteries, and free distribution of prizes for advertising. These appointments and the secretariat's formation signify a decisive move towards regulating and overseeing Brazil's sports betting and iGaming sector, aiming to establish a transparent, responsible gaming environment.

Leadership Change in Peru's Gaming Regulation

Following the departure of Eduardo Sevilla from the General Directorate of Casino and Slot Games, Yuri Guerra Padilla has been appointed Interim Director. Announced by Peru's Vice Minister of Tourism, Madeleine Burns, Padilla's appointment is pivotal for the country's gaming regulator. With extensive experience in public management and a strong background in electronic engineering and information security, Padilla brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.

This leadership transition occurs amidst regulatory updates in Peru and a new gaming operator tax framework. Padilla, who has over fifteen years of experience in the public sector and has previously served as the Director of Control and Sanctions at Mincetur, is well-equipped to lead these changes. His tenure is marked by the possibility of him becoming the official replacement for Sevilla.

SBC Summit Rio: A Gateway to Latam iGaming

Set for March 5 – 7, 2024, at the Windsor Convention & Expo Center in Rio de Janeiro, the SBC Summit Rio is Brazil's premier event for senior executives in the iGaming industry. With a focus on Brazil's vibrant market, thanks to the continual regulation transformation and promising market growth, the summit promises insights into regulatory frameworks, operator-media relations, sports integrity, and more. 

Expected to draw over 3,000 delegates, including 900 operators and 300 affiliates, alongside 100 expert speakers and 150+ exhibitors and sponsors, this event is a must-attend for industry decision-makers, marketing service providers, and financial service experts seeking to excel in the exciting Brazilian market.

Meet the WA.Technology team and explore the future of creative iGaming at SBC Summit Rio, stand A320 on the lower floor. Contact the team to book a meeting

Empowering Women at SBC Summit Rio: Launch of AMIG

The SBC Summit Rio will host the inaugural launch of the Association of Women in the Gaming Industry (AMIG) on 7 March. This pivotal event aims to champion equal rights and foster opportunities for women within the iGaming industry. It is a not-to-be-missed event for women aiming high in iGaming. 

Founders, including Ana Bárbara Costa Teixeira and Luciana Hendrich, among others, will share their vision at a breakfast and a panel discussion, outlining AMIG's mission to accelerate growth through solidarity, experience sharing, and support networks. Attendees will also be able to join AMIG, marking a significant advance towards inclusivity in Brazil's gaming industry.

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