AffPapa joins forces with in a new partnership

Lucas Rivoire 1 week ago
AffPapa joins forces with in a new partnership

AffPapa, the ultimate iGaming directory, is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with, a prominent online casino and sportsbook based in Brazil. is dedicated to helping its affiliate partners maximize their earnings. Whether you’re promoting one or multiple products, locally or internationally, their multilingual account management team is here to assist you in getting started with top gambling brands, launching targeted campaigns, and earning competitive commissions.

Moreover, their affiliate programme offers special promotions, rewards, and engaging retention initiatives to ensure a steady stream of income month after month.

Ruben Tovmasyan, CEO at, commented:

“ is thrilled to announce our new partnership with AffPapa, a leading directory in the iGaming industry. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in our mission to provide top-notch gaming experiences to our users. Together with AffPapa, we’re ready to take our affiliate marketing efforts to new heights and expand our presence in the iGaming community.”

Through this partnership, is set to increase its online presence and strengthen its efforts in affiliate marketing. AffPapa-registered affiliates can now team up with to make the most of the various opportunities and benefits the platform offers.

Yeva Avagyan, Head of Commercials at AffPapa, stated:

“We are thrilled to welcome to our directory! Together, we aim to provide a platform for to not only expand its presence but also foster mutually beneficial relationships with affiliates in the iGaming industry.”

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SiGMA Curaçao is one week away. It will be held in from the 25 – 28 September. The event is hosted by the Ministry of Finance in association with SiGMA Curaçao.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to be part of SiGMA Curaçao, where you can gain valuable insights into the new gambling legislation, explore the thriving iGaming industry, and connect with key players in Curaçao. Check out all the details here.

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[caption id="attachment_163849" align="alignleft" width="400"]the transition to igaming SiGMA Americas Virtual Panel: The transition to iGaming.[/caption]

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Responsible Gaming for Online Gaming.[/caption]

Another hot topic tabled by leading academics, during the summit was that of Responsible gaming. Casinos, gaming control boards, operators (such as casinos), and vendors all have social responsibility initiatives in place to maintain the integrity and fairness of their operations and to raise public awareness of gambling-related problems, such as gambling addiction.

In this panel, Stewart Groumoutis, Director eGaming of BCLC; Elizabeth Lanza Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Laura Mcallister Cox, Chief Compliance Officer at Rush Street Interactive and Seth Palansky, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Conscious Gaming take on this topic to discuss it further.

Lanza says that since you can gamble from anywhere, so you should be able to self exclude from anywhere. Having a tool like Play Pause can empower the consumer, in their journey in this world of addiction. It will be difficult, but times are changing and we have to adapt quickly - most other regulators and operators would like to move forward on a nationwide self-exclusion program, especially in the iGaming world.

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Cox also believes in giving patrons choices. Clear choices determining how they utilise these tools is important, and right now, with multiple exclusion lists, it’s confusing for the player. "How can we make that experience for that player who wants to do something affirmative, more clear and easier to pursue?"

"Sports betting patrons skew male and younger. We also have an iGaming platform and we’re live in a number of states - and we see the tendency there is more 50-50 with females, and of an older age demographic. So, we’re seeing a broad base of the population entertaining themselves with our platform - but when they need that reach out, whatever is comfortable for that person should be an option."

Cox states that individuals can change quickly, adapt, and find new, better ways to use technology to address a situation that wasn't anticipated.

"We need consistency on what data is being gathered, on the time frames that are being offered to players for self-exclusion, consistency on limits, on when and how the player comes off self-exclusion. The idea of a central system for online gambling throughout the US is a tempting concept."

Groumoutis says that having a single view of a customer allows you to recognise gambling behaviours, such as problem gambling.

One of the things we recognise, when people are gambling in their home is that we have no idea of their environment, their current state - and on top of that people could be going through a challenging situation and feeling very lonely, this can be an extremly problematic situation.

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"Over the past year during the pandemic, we implemented our game sense advisors, which are player health trained onto play now - which is our online platform. You have to make sure people have the support they need, it’s not just a program of check boxes and making sure you lock them out of whatever gambling they want to be locked out of - it’s what happens after that as well. How do you support the monitoring? When the VSC expires, what are you doing to help them re enter safely and in a healthy fashion?"

What followed was a panel solely addressing the focus on New Jersey's operators and affiliates. Benjamin Truman, COO of Media Troopers stated that coming from the European market for many years and then coming into America, you don’t experience the same regulation, the paperwork, or dealing with the American mentality and people.

Getting licences here can be very tedious "it’s not an external decision whether you get a licence or not, but whether or not that state has made it very, very difficult. A lot of states are requesting fingerprints, information that goes well beyond what most affiliates would probably feel comfortable with."

He goes on to say that SEO companies are finding it difficult in the US as the market is still not 100% mature - it’s going to take time. Growth is there if you’re willing to stick it out.

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George Alafoginis Global Gaming at Facebook stresses the fact that their role in this growing industry has since 2018, been to open up their business tools, and in this case, it’s also to make the same ads that are available for other verticals, available to operators and affiliates.

Samir Bannerjee Director of Marketing at Golden Nugget Online Gaming goes on to say that the pioneers of the affiliate marketing space in the online gaming fields have always been here, they’ve grown tremendously over the past 6 or 7 years, but that doesn't mean there's no room for new companies coming out of Europe and the US or even people changing industries. "Lately I've noticed affiliates in the US who were in the healthcare and finance space slowly moving into the iGaming space - mostly with a focus on the sports betting side of the business."

Brand building for iGaming operators was addressed in detail in the next panel. Here Nic Sulsky, COO of PointsBet Canada said that "when you’re trying to build a brand in the hyper-competitive gaming space, you really need to figure out what your key differentiator is - is it a product or is it brand?" Expanding on this the speaker stated that ideally, it’s a mixture of both.

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In the next panel, speakers debated working with Tribal Operators in the US. Rebecca George Executive Director of Washington Indian Gaming Association opens up by saying that the state and the tribes in the Americas are named as co-regulators, the tribe as the primary regulator and the state co-regulator, this a unique relationship. The other thing that IGRA laid out was that the profit from the government gaming must benefit the tribal government.

Marcus Yoder, Senior Vice President of Sales at GAN said "We’re right in line with self-determination and the ability to control that data and really maintain the players, so I think if you’re coming into the US you need to have that understanding."

Russell WITT, Director of Central Determinate Gaming at Incredible Technologies also goes on to say that when you truly get to understand and work with tribes you really start to see what it’s all about. The companies that take the time to understand will be the successful companies. "The companies that want to come in and be transactional they’ll crash and burn."

"Knowledge plus trust equals empowerment. If you get someone who really understands these markets from that standpoint, that is really going to be part of your key to success."

The last panel named Canada: A new competitive and Regulated iGaming market was regulated by Victor Bigio an Online Gaming Consultant
for the Americas. The speakers Dave Roe, Chief Operations Officer at Mazooma, Aly Lalani, Head of Marketing at and Nei Erlick Chief Corporate Development Officer at Nuvei discuss all things Canada.

Neil Erlick opens up about what companies wanting to do business in Ontario or partnering with operators in Canada. He says that "Most of the names here are not startups so most of them have experience in working in the regulated markets. I think they're used to the challenges. If someone is looking at this as a challenge it's because they haven't done this before."

This is all relatively new. Canada needs to have an educational process to see how this will work and this is what operators are focusing on at the moment says Lalani.

When it comes to benefits Roe talks about where he and other payment companies stand when it comes to this. "From a payment provider perspective, more operators in the market obviously create more competition."

A huge number of operators are entering the market in Canada in anticipation of the incoming regulations. Speakers agree that the licening itself creates a trust factor.

Be sure to tune in tomorrow at the same time. Day two of our conference will put under the spotlight the latest developments happening across Latin America and will cover topics such as the impact of federalisation, and fragmentation in Latin America, the Brazil marketplace, player acquisition, and how 2020 has accelerated a new era of gaming around the same region.

SiGMA Group would like to thank all the sponsors including Neo Surf and Nuvei, our attendees, speakers, and exhibitors, and host Nicole Fields for a marked successful first day.

Join us at the same time tomorrow for day two of this SiGMA Americas virtual summit and continue exploring and meeting with exhibitors on our interactive expo hall.

SiGMA Americas Virtual 2021:

Join us for day two of the SiGMA Americas Virtual show tomorrow 14th of September, 2021. Features include a fully interactive expo floor, networking chat rooms, and a high-profile lineup of panelists. Explore the agenda or check out who’s on the floor plan.


Maria Debrincat 2 years ago
SOFTSWISS is ready to bring innovation and expertise to LatAm at SiGMA Americas
SOFTSWISS, an innovative software solutions provider for the iGaming industry, announces its participation in SiGMA Americas This B2B event is set to take place on 14–18 June at the Transamerica Expo Center and is expected to attract key players in the Latin America online gambling industry. SOFTSWISS is set to showcase its top-performing products at SiGMA Americas in São Paulo as a part of its strategy of expansion to the regional market. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about SOFTSWISS products including the company's flagship Casino Platform, its exclusive features, latest releases, and valuable benefits. Additionally, guests can discover the betting potential of the Sportsbook, and explore the diverse and ever-growing content portfolio of the Game Aggregator. SOFTSWISS representatives will be available at stand D80, eager to discuss the advantages and benefits of the company's products in the Latin American region, as well as explore exclusive offerings with visitors. As an experienced industry player, SOFTSWISS will also share its expertise at the speaking panel with ‘Data-Driven Strategies for iGaming Engagement and Risk Management’, which is going to become one of the most interesting topics of the conference. Alongside other participants, SOFTSWISS experts will be a part of the discussion of the data-driven approach and its influence on business metrics. Andrey Starovoitov, Co-CEO at SOFTSWISS, comments on the SOFTSWISS participation in SiGMA Americas: “Attending the biggest event in the region is a strategic move for us. This year we chose Latin America as one of the main vectors for SOFTSWISS’ growth. Here we see not only tremendous and rapid growth of the market but also a large number of potential partners who are close to us in spirit and values. We are thrilled about the upcoming SiGMA Americas event and cordially invite all our partners and potential clients to visit the SOFTSWISS stand!” SiGMA Americas SiGMA Americas is coming to Brazil this June. An unmissable summit that promises key insights, a wealth of industry leading knowledge, seminal speakers and keynote addresses along with a phenomenal plethora of premium networking opportunities.
Content Team 4 months ago
Nevada launches the COVID Trace app
Several casinos are adopting the trace app and pushing information out about it through their media channels The state of Nevada launched the COVID Trace app  contact tracing app that will allow people who have tested positive for COVID-19 to anonymously inform those they previously encountered of potential exposureproviding a significant boost to the state’s capacity to contact trace among visitorswhich has been a struggle for the tourism-driven state.  (more…)
Content Team 3 years ago
Stephen Crystal Visiting Peru, Chile And Argentina, July 16-29
Stephen Crystal, Founder and CEO of SCCG Management will be traveling through Peru, Chile and Argentina from July 16-29, 2022. This tour is to support the firm’s recent efforts to build our practice through Latin America. Helping support this effort is Rosa Ochoa, Director – Mexico and Latin America, who was brought onto the team earlier this year. SCCG Management believes there is significant value in these, and other key global gaming markets, and continues to build capability and outreach on behalf of our client partners. If you are interested in connecting with Stephen Crystal, please contact him directly at his contact information, below:


Mobile/WhatsApp: +1 702-427-9354 Email: [email protected] Social Media: May 17, 2022
Content Team 1 year ago
SCCG enters into advisory agreement with Marriott P.R. Management corporation
Stephen Crystal, Founder and CEO of SCCG Management, announced today that the firm has entered into a advisory and consultancy agreement with San Juan, Puerto Rico based company, Marriott P. R. Management Corporation, to provide support for their initiative to bring a retail sports book to their San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino, including mobile sports wagering and iGaming casino amenities, in partnership with their brick and mortar gaming operations. SCCG empowers Marriott's push for retails sportsbook The San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico, is a world class integrated resort casino, with 527 stylish hotel rooms and suites, each with a private balcony overlooking the beach or downtown San Juan. With a wide variety of activities, at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, the resort features fitness and wellness adventures in the paradise of Puerto Rico, including a scenic pool surrounded by swaying palm trees, a 24/7 fitness center, the Ocean Club wellness center, and the excitement of the Stellaris Casino.

About Marriott P. R. Management Corporation

Marriott P. R. Management Corporation is a subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc., offering the most powerful portfolio in the industry, our 30 brands and 8,000+ properties across 139 countries and territories give people more ways to connect, experience and expand their world.

About SCCG Management

SCCG specializes in sports betting and data, developing worldwide brands, representation before governmental agencies for complex regulatory matters, intellectual property, and strategic business development within international, land-based casinos, internet gambling, gaming, esports, and entertainment markets.

Join us for SiGMA Americas – Toronto:

Toronto is the perfect hub for SiGMA’s growth in North America, making it a nexus of networking and business development in the region with regards to land-based gaming, eSports, iGaming, sports betting, and more. Playing host to a massive iGaming industry, Toronto will be the home for the SiGMA Group’s initiative to link the industry pioneers of the continent together for 3 days of networking, workshops, and awards. To learn more about sponsorship and speaking opportunities or to inquire about attending the event, please contact Sophie on [email protected].
Content Team 1 year ago
Downturn in US futures on fears over China chip restrictions
In early trading today, Nasdaq futures led the market decline following a report in The Wall Street Journal indicating that the Biden administration is contemplating a ban on the sale of artificial intelligence (AI) chips to China. This potential ban has caused a setback in the recent market rally. According to Deutsche Bank, the rebound has been curtailed due to concerns over the AI chip ban. The report suggests that even lower-end chips, which do not require an external export license, may be included in the ban going forward. As a result, shares of Nvidia, which generates 20 percent of its revenue from China, fell by 4.8 percent while Advanced Micro Devices dropped 3.6 percent. S&P 500 recoups nearly 50 percent Investors are also closely monitoring the European Central Bank (ECB) forum in Portugal, where Jerome Powell, the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, is set to speak alongside the heads of the UK, eurozone, and Japanese central banks. The market will pay particular attention to any comments regarding the prospects of higher borrowing costs as central banks continue to grapple with persistent inflationary pressures. Despite these concerns, market research firm Fundstrat believes that recent market trends indicate further gains. The rebound seen on Tuesday, which brought the S&P 500 back to multi-day highs, is viewed as a positive development that halted the recent decline. Fundstrat noted that the S&P 500 managed to recoup nearly 50 percent of its previous pullback since mid-June highs, suggesting a potentially bullish outlook. Europe and Nikkei indexes rise Overseas indexes mostly rose, with Europe's Stoxx 600 gaining 0.5 percent and the Nikkei 225 in Asia rising by 2 percent. However, Chinese stocks were more subdued as fears of US AI chip restrictions dampened sentiment. The Shanghai Composite Index remained flat, while the Hang Seng edged up by 0.1 percent. In pre-market trading, AeroVironment's stock rose by 5.2 percent after the company reported a better-than-expected 40 percent increase in fourth-quarter revenue and issued guidance for the current fiscal year that surpassed Wall Street expectations. On the other hand, AST SpaceMobile's shares fell by 24 percent following the announcement of a sale of 12 million class A common shares. Micron Technology stock declines by 1.5% Micron Technology, scheduled to report quarterly earnings after the closing bell today, saw a decline of 1.5 percent in its stock price. Other chip makers, including Intel and Qualcomm, also traded lower. In other news, the US Food and Drug Administration rejected an application from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals for approval of a new, higher-dose version of its eye disease treatment Eylea, resulting in a 1 percent decline in the company's stock. Looking ahead, Astrotech received an unsolicited, non-binding proposal from BML Investment Partners to acquire the company for $17.25 per share, leading to a 7.7 percent increase in its shares. Dollar strengthens On the economic front, JPMorgan expects the second half of 2023 to see a continuation of tightening policies by most developed market central banks. However, differentiation across jurisdictions will emerge as the end of the tightening cycle approaches. The bank believes that resilient growth and persistent inflation will prevent an imminent recession. In the currency markets, the dollar strengthened slightly, building on its gains from the previous day following a set of stronger-than-expected economic data. UBS said that the dollar is "significantly overvalued" against several other relevant currencies but expects it to weaken in the coming months.   Related content: SiGMA Group launches new FX vertical Did you know that the SiGMA Forex Summit takes place in Cyprus in September?  
Lea Hogg 3 months ago
Overcoming identity verification in Brazilian gaming sector: Roger Redfearn-Tyrzyk speaks to SiGMA News
Taking a closer look at the challenges in Brazil's gaming sector, SiGMA News speaks with Roger Redfearn-Tyrzyk, a specialist in digital identify verification. One of the most common problems faced by gamers in Brazil, and indeed in most new emerging markets, is the lack of access to official identification documents. The very prospect for any player to have to worry about how to overcome this challenge reduces the overall gaming experience. They want to participate in recreational activities in total comfort without having to face any hassle or hurdles before they start the game. Leisure time is valuable and the average gamer today is more sophisticated with high expectations. In such a competitive market, where players want to optimize their gaming experience, operators need to invest in cutting-edge technology that eases the identity verification process. Operators need to ensure that new players are who they say they are before allowing them to open and finance an account. Identity verification also entails ensuring that current gamers are authentic and, more importantly, of the appropriate legal age. Keeping the needs of the end-user experience in mind, it is critical that online gaming ID verification makes smart use of data to minimize a negative customer experience. Barrier to gaming inclusion Many people in Brazil do not have access to official identification documents such as ID cards, passports or a driver's licence, explains Redfearn-Tyrzyk. This creates a barrier to gaming inclusion because banks and financial institutions require official identification to open an account for a player.
Without a state-issued identification document, people will have a hard time verifying their identify be it offline or online. The same challenge applies to gaming operators - to verify a player's age and make sure that they are not in any way politically exposed persons, documentation is nearly always needed," Roger Redfearn-Tyrzyk - Vice President, Global Gaming - IDnow
Redfearn-Tyrzyk believes that it is vital for both operators and players to feel safe. The popularity of online betting in the LatAm region is on the rise. "Responsible gaming is all about prevention and it is important," Redfearn-Tyrzyk points out. "Players want to enjoy themselves, but sometimes things can go too far, or individuals may take advantage of the system. Regulations are getting tighter and easing the process of identification is a step in the right direction." Responsible gaming a priority Protecting minors from underage gambling is a priority. The same applies to vulnerable and marginalised groups. It is known that historically there is a higher rate of problem gambling and addiction from historically marginalised groups when compared to white individuals. Among adolescents, gender-diverse students are more likely to engage in problematic gambling behaviour than their cisgender counterparts. Identification verification solutions are designed to make people's lives easier and safer, even serving as a deterrent of wrongdoing with harmful consequences. When it comes to the downsides of regulation says Redfearn-Tyrzyk,  the biggest problem is that there are different ways to interpret certain rules or requirements. "Unfortunately, there are many frustrating examples of regulations, which may have four or five different interpretations of the same paragraph. This does not do anyone any good because there will always be bad players and unscrupulous operators who want to grow quickly by exploiting these grey zones. Overall, I would say regulation is absolutely necessary, but it is hard to find well-executed regulation." Potential of Brazilian gambling market Redfearn-Tyrzyk has studied the potential of the Brazilian gambling market and he has identified a range of available opportunities that are still untapped. With a population of over 210 million, the people of Brazil are known for their passion of sports, leisure activities and gaming. It is estimated that the overall gaming market is worth over US $6 billion and sports betting is the largest segment. Presently, the market is not regulated. The Brazilian government announced that its 2018 gaming  reforms and regulations will be implemented by the second half of 2023. The new regime will regulate Brazilian sports betting with new licensing requirements. With the upcoming regulation for online gambling, the market is expected to grow even more significantly. With the growth of this sector in the region brings  a need for players to be protected so that their money is secure. Gaming operators who are seeking to offer compliant products in Brazil under the new regulation will be required to verify the identity of players before accessing the platform. This process is the Know your Customer (KYC) requirement. Redfearn-Tyrzyk says that KYC not only enables an age verification of players but when a financial relationship is established, authorities will also have access to collect personal data and are able to monitor fraud or other money laundering activities. With the verification from the Brazilian Cadatro de Pessoas Físicas (CPF), a unique identification number for each user is created and all bets that are associated with the player can easily be identified. Operators must ensure players are not politically exposed persons (PEPs) or part of any other restricted list that is associated with criminal money laundering activities. Sports betting is not only growing in Brazil but it is also increasing in popularity in  Mexico, Argentina, Colombia and Peru, in particular says Redfearn-Tyrzyk.  "I expect this trend to increase even further as more and more people gain access to online sportsbooks and betting apps on their phones. The regulatory landscape in the LatAm region is quite mixed. Bolivia and Nicaragua, for example, cover online gambling in their overall regulatory framework for the gambling industry. In Argentina, on the other hand, online gambling is regulated on a province-by-province basis. Chile’s Ministry of Finance introduced a bill to regulate online gambling in March of last year, while Ecuador currently prohibits all forms of gambling." Influx of new operators in a regulated market "We are certainly expecting an influx of new operators in Brazil acquiring a licence in the new jurisdiction, following the new regulation" says Redfearn-Tyrzyk. Operators who wish to be properly established in Brazil will have to comply to all licensing requirements, including the KYC mandate. "I think a regulated market in Brazil will have a very positive impact in the LatAm region. A country legalizing and regulating sports betting is good for all players because they get protected whilst that would not be the case on a black-market site. Protecting players from black-market sites is absolutely crucial. Plus, I am certain Brazil will profit from the tax income and will be able to invest this money in to contribute to a safe gambling environment for communities across the country." LatAm countries will follow Brazil's lead Other Latin American countries like Chile are already moving towards regulating online services. However, if Brazil’s regulatory scheme proves to be effective and beneficial for the country, I can see other LatAm countries follow Brazil’s lead.
Solutions are available on our KYC platform of agent-assisted to fully automated solutions including PEP screening for the iGaming sector that deliver the requirements obliged under AML laws. We have one of the broadest identity verification portfolios in Europe with fully automated and hybrid solutions. For example, the AI-based solution helps businesses prove the authenticity of their customers through their identity documents in just a few minutes, making the digital onboarding process scalable, secure and highly assured. Biometric verification techniques, including live video checks, offer a more reliable way of confirming someone's identity, reducing the risk of fraud and errors. Our solution can be integrated with government databases to verify identities, including those without official documents." Roger Redfearn-Tyrzyk - Vice President, Global Gaming - IDnow
Identification verification techniques will allow both operators and users to navigate responsibly thus ensuring that the industry thrives and has a sustainable future ahead. “As Brazil and other Latin American countries move towards regulating online services, it is crucial to ensure that solutions are inclusive and accessible to everyone, regardless of their access to technology and documentation,” Redfearn-Tyrzyk added. Roger Redfearn-Tyrzyk is Vice President of  Global Gaming at IDnow. He is a recognised industry expert in digital identity verification and European gambling regulations. In his role at IDnow, Redfearn-Tyrzyk enables businesses from various industries to offer their users an easy, intuitive and secure onboarding process via the IDnow identity platform. Prior to joining IDnow Redfearn-Tyrzyk worked in various roles in the software industry at purple WiFi, Duuzra Software, and Lord Sugar’s Amscreen. He is expertise expands to cyber security, digitization identity services in the gaming industry. Related topics: SiGMA Insight: Paving the way for ESG in the gaming sector SiGMA Insight: Gaming in Thailand STOP PRESS:  SiGMA Americas – World iGaming Festival will take place in Sao Paolo from 14 -18 June.
Lea Hogg 5 months ago
[WATCH] Colombia reinforces online gaming in bid to ensure a speedy recovery post-COVID
Juan Bautista Perez Hidalgo, President of Coljuegos, outlines his thoughts on the effects of the pandemic on the Colombian market in an exclusive interview to open SiGMA Americas Digital  Colombia's major gaming sector, localised games, is very much linked to the player culture in the country. Hildalgo mentions that “[localised gaming] has been hit hard by the pandemic because it has been practically closed for six months”. Rather than keep put and ride the pandemic out, many turned to online gaming and a new market was ergo untapped.   (more…)
Content Team 3 years ago
AGS Americas launches 100 Spartans Brazil campaign
Affiliate Grand Slam (AGS) is flying 100 top affiliates to the SiGMA Americas event, which, in association with the Brazilian iGaming Summit (BiS), is taking place in Sao Paulo this June 14-18, at the Transamerica Expo Centre.  The event will bring together 100 of the best affiliates from across a plethora of frontier industries, enabling them to forge solid relationships with key operators in the South American and LatAm markets.  The campaign will draw on the success of previous trips - including most recently - Malta and Dubai, offering affiliates a deluxe, all inclusive experience. Enjoying luxury accommodation and a no-expense-spared entertainment agenda - including VIP style dinners and drinks - affiliates can expect plenty of opportunities to build new relationships during their stay. This is a unique opportunity for operators and affiliates to forge connections in a relaxed, business-before-friends style atmosphere. The SiGMA Americas expo also promises top quality content, with a series of panels, keynotes and interactive workshops offering invaluable opportunities to stay ahead of upcoming trends, explore new markets and technologies, and brush up their skill set.  Brazil's gaming market stands out as the biggest in Latin America, and among the largest globally, offering entrepreneurs a prime opportunity to tap into the region's promising gaming industry. Boasting fast-growing, regulated markets, as well as emerging ones with significant growth potential, the region is an ideal destination for investors. Against this backdrop, SiGMA Americas' and BIS' upcoming event for the market comes at the right time to connect key players in the region with leading suppliers, affiliates, and operators from the West, leveraging its extensive network to drive the gaming industry forward. Interested in being one of the 100 Spartans? Register HERE.
Katy Micallef 6 months ago