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Tag Archives: Sports Betting

Brazil- Rio football league dominated by sports betting sponsors

According to a report in local media 83.3 per cent of the teams in the top division of football in the state of Rio de Janeiro, the 2022 Campeonato Carioca de Fútbol, are now sponsored by sports betting sites.  Of the 12 teams disputing the title, 10 have contracts with companies in the sector.  The top four clubs namely Flamengo, Fluminense, Vasco and Botafogo, all…

Paraguay- Congress calls for probe into sports betting tender

The Permanent Commission of the Congress of Paraguay has approved a request asking for further  information  from the National Commission of Games of Chance (Conajzar) over the controversial results of it latest sports betting tender. In December Conajzar  published a statement defending its decision to award the single sports betting licence to Daruma Sam for…

Chile – Casino Association condemns sponsorship deal

The Chilean Association of Gaming Casinos (ACCJ) has joined in condemning the Chilean National Association of Professional Football (ANFP) for the sponsorship agreement it signed with Betsson for the first division championship. Cecilia Valdés, executive president of the ACCJ, highlighted in an interview with local radio that the operator invested US$2.5m for the naming rights…

Brazil – State of Paraíba to be the latest to offer sports betting

The Brazilian state government of Paraíba has announced the launch of the fixed-odds sports betting tender, with licenses to operators for 10 years. Licences can be renewed. According to Decree No. 43376/2023 published in the Official Gazette of the State of Paraíba Governor João Azevêdo Lins Filho approved the regulation of fixed odds sports betting both in physical…

Chile – Betsson becomes sponsor of first division football league

Betsson Group announced that it has become the sponsor of the Chilean First Division football league. The league will now be officially known as the Campeonato Betsson from now on. However, immediately after the announcement, Deputy Marco Antonio Sulantay, who is promoting a sports betting ban on advertising in football, said that the agreement was illegal. In December…

Spain – Advertising spend on the rise while number of new players decrease

Online gaming and sports betting operators in Spain invested more than US$46 million in advertising during the third quarter of 2022. This was 35% more when compared to the previous quarter and 18% more than the amount spent in the same period last year.  The data was reported as part of the financial report for the third quarter…

Paraguay – Sports betting tender over after President ratifies gaming board’s decision

The Executive Branch has backed the decision made by the National Gaming Commission (Conajzar) and awarded the operation of the single sports betting licence to Daruma Sam S.A. (Apostala), for another five years, through Decree No. 8,735. President Mario Abdo Benítez signed the decree supporting the decision of the National Gaming Commission (Conajzar), headed by…

Paraguay – National competition commission puts gambling laws in spotlight

The National Competition Commission (Conacom) recommended that the government review Paraguay’s gambling law (Law 1,016/97) because it allowed for licence holders to hold a monopoly over instants, pools, sportsbetting and casinos. Conacom concluded that Law No. 1016/97 established regulatory barriers to competition by establishing the right of exclusivity in the running of certain games of…

Chile – Deputy wants investigation into links between football and online operators

Chilean lawmaker Deputy Sebastián Videla has demanded an investigation into online operators and their links to the top football association. Through an official letter sent to heads of the Ministries of the Sports and Justice and the Ministry of Human Rights, Videla requested that the Asociación Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (ANFP), be investigated. The ANFP acts as…