Sérgio Takemoto, the President of the National Federation of Staff Associations of Caixa Econômica Federal (Fenae), has formally requested that the public bank should take over the operations of Brazil’s new instant lottery, Lotex. Lotex was scheduled to launch on September 21, but the...
A new report from the Technical Secretariat of the National Council of Luck and Chance Games of Colombia, a specific area of ​​the gaming regulator Coljuegos, shows that lotteries will receive $102m in revenues this year, a 37.2% year-on-year decline. The pandemic has forced...
Scientific Games Corporation and IGT Plc have released a joint statement confirming that both entities have withdrawn from the ‘Estrela Instantânea’ consortium to operate Brazil’s exclusive LOTEX instant lottery concession. The disengagement follows a breakdown in talks with CAIXA Federal, Brazil’s state-owned bank, and...
Lotería de Río Negro, the gambling regulator from the Argentinian province, has announced that it will begin the process to incorporate the bet.ar domain into the online platform of Casinos del Río, currently the only one authorized to operate online gambling under the Del Río Online brand.
Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has published its latest newsletter covering off the association’s busy schedule of activities during September. Among the topics for special mention was the recent update of the GLMS Statutes. According to President Ludovico Calvi, the updated statutes offer evidence...
The Federal Supreme Court (STF) of Brazil has unanimously decided that the Union doesn’t have the exclusivity to operate lottery games in the country. From now on, each Brazilian state will be able to create and operate lottery games, as long as they comply with federal regulations.
This week Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) will continue the case to determine whether the lottery monopoly in the country should be dissolved.  A representative from Rio de Janeiro’s prosecution’s office, Emerson Barbosa Maciel, presented his arguments against the lottery monopoly and said that...
Representatives of the gambling authorities from Argentinian provinces held a meeting this week to discuss the next steps to fight illegal online gambling.  In the second meeting from the Board of Directors of ALEA, the lotteries laid its foundations for a joint strategy against...
Paraguay’s gambling regulator Conajzar has revealed that the process to award the concession to operate the national lottery could end in October. A resolution from September 4 had set that TDP SA will be in charge of the lottery for the next five years, but the regulator...
The Government of Costa Rica has unveiled a proposal sent to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to receive $2.25 billion in financial assistance over three years. However, to counteract the effects of an IMF loan, the government plans to introduce a tax on lottery prizes.