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Continent 8: making the right connections

A number of jurisdictions in Latin America have made huge strides in regulating the gaming industry. Online gambling is now available in Buenos Aires, and Brazil will open its sports betting market soon. G3 speaks to Gabriel Szlaifsztein, General Manager – LATAM at Continent 8 Technologies, about the changes. Do you think that regulations being…

Ecuador – Ecuador looking to reintroduce casinos to stimulate economy

The Government in Ecuador is looking at various economic projects to accelerate itself from the financial woes of the pandemic with one suggestion being the legalisation of casinos and slot halls, ten years after outlawing them. There has been growing support for casinos being reintroduced as part of an economic reactivation plan with Minister of…

Lat Am – Betby to roll out with Juegaenlinea in Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela

BETBY, the innovative sportsbook supplier, has significantly grown its reach in Latin America, partnering with Juegaenlinea in a deal that will see it roll out its complete solution. Juegaenlinea customers in Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela will now have access to the provider’s complete end-to-end product, which offers markets on over 600,000 live events a…

Ecuador – Ecuador lawmaker wants referendum on casinos

Lawmakers continue to challenge Ecuador’s gambling ban with a new initiative now on the table. Lawmaker Marco Vinicio Harb has proposed that the public be consulted if article 236 of Ecuador’s Criminal Code should ‘be eliminated so that the operation of casinos, gambling halls and betting houses is decriminalised.’ Stiff legal penalties are currently in…

Ecuador – Ecuador’s public consultation on gambling ruled unconstitutional

The Constitutional Court of Ecuador (CC) has announced that a local consultation on casinos and gambling is unconstitutional. Two requests on the same subject reached the court. One came from the President of the Province of Santa Elena Competitive Corporation, Fernando Vargas. The other was put forward by the mayor of Salinas, Daniel Cisneros. The…

Ecuador – Ex-casino workers want industry to return in Ecuador

Momentum is gaining for the government to reverse its ban on gambling. Last Thursday workers carried out a demonstration on the outskirts of the Municipality of Guayaquil demanding that gambling be once again be allowed as they say it will increase tourism and create jobs. Mauricio Villacís, President of the Association of Ex-Workers for the…

Ecuador – New project would bring casinos back to Ecuador

A new project has been put forward that would allow for the reopening of all the casinos in Ecuador. The project was put forward by Mauricio Villacís, President of the Association of Ex-Workers for the casino sector. According to Villacís the country is losing out on millions in tax revenue and “more than 20,000 jobs…

Ecuador – Support growing for gaming in Bahía de Caráquez after earthquake

The group “Together for a Better Sucre,” a local group of citizens which is pushing forward plans to allow for the opening of casinos and other types of gaming in the city of Bahía de Caráquez, has delivered 6,634 signatures that would guarantee a referendum on whether to allow casinos and other types of gambling….

Ecuador – Casinos could be back on the cards in Ecuador

Businessmen from the gambling sector have held a meeting with members from the Ecuadorian Committee on Human and Union Rights (CEDHUS) as well as representatives of the Central Government, to propose the reopening of casinos. The meeting which was held in the city of Guayaqui was attended by the head of small businesses (MYPES) as…