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SBC Exceeds Forecasts, Drawing 4,000 Attendees to Debut Event in Rio




In an dynamic entrance into Rio, SBC’s inaugural Brazil-focused event exceeded all forecasts, drawing in a staggering turnout of 4,000 attendees — surpassing the anticipated 3,000 — and signaling a promising start to the future expansion plans disclosed during the event.

Held from March 5th to 7th, SBC Summit Rio served as a deep dive into the Brazilian market during a pivotal moment of opportunity, spurred by Brazil’s recent approval of online gambling regulation. The Summit played a protagonistic role in creating a platform for senior executives to unite and discuss the future trajectory of the industry in the country, blending local insights with global perspectives.

Featuring over 70 exhibitors, the show floor at the Windsor Convention & Expo Center was abuzz with activity throughout the event, which sold out well ahead of its scheduled dates. This strong demand underscored the imperative to transition SBC Summit Rio to its new venue, Riocentro, for next year’s edition, allowing for the accommodation of over 10,000 delegates and 400 exhibitors and sponsors.

Exhibitor contentment was evident, as indicated by an initial Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 54, with the overwhelming majority of 2024 exhibitors already confirming their participation for the 2025 edition. The show floor featured prominent international suppliers including Amusnet, BetConstruct, Digitain, IDnow,, Pragmatic Play, and others.

Victor Arias, Vice President LatAm at Pragmatic Play detailed his experience exhibiting at the event: “For me, it is always a joy to participate in an event organized by SBC, and this one in Rio was no exception. I left very satisfied because I was able to meet with friends and colleagues and analyze the possibilities offered by a market as relevant as Brazil. Without a doubt, this opportunity was fundamental for Pragmatic Play, which is experiencing continuous growth in the country. These days were extremely intense, with important commercial agreements and a stand that was filled with visitors who enjoyed the environment and the experience that Pragmatic Play provided.”


The operator sector witnessed notable participation, comprising 30% of the total attendee numbers, from key players such as Aposta Ganha, Betano, Betsson, Esportes da Sorte, EstrelaBet, Galera.Bet, Rei do Pitaco, Superbet and Vai De Bob, among others. Feedback gathered from the post-event survey revealed a commendable NPS of 62 among operators, reflecting the positive reception of the event from the segment. Additionally, a diverse range of operators participated as exhibitors, indicating their proactive approach to market penetration.

“Timing couldn’t be more impeccable; our recent entry into Brazil in December aligned perfectly with this event. SBC Summit Rio offered an exceptional opportunity for us to leverage the existing momentum and establish vital connections. With a notable turnout and invaluable networking sessions with prominent figures in the Brazilian sector, the event delivered on all fronts. For a European company venturing into this new territory, the knowledge acquired and relationships forged with affiliates and suppliers will be pivotal in shaping our strategy,” said Alex Fonseca, CEO Brazil, Superbet.

The projected affiliate count of 300 was also surpassed, with 447 affiliates in attendance, marking a significant 49% increase over the initial target. This sets a promising precedent for the launch of the dedicated Affiliate Leaders Summit in Rio in 2025, providing a platform for affiliation and marketing professionals to deliberate on traffic acquisition strategies in the burgeoning market.

Clever Advertising COO Marcos Oliveira commented: “SBC truly outdid themselves with this event — the diverse representation of operators, both local and international, was fantastic to see, and the connections we made will help us set a strong foothold in Brazil, marking a crucial step forward for our business. SBC Summit Rio was about learning, taking action, and making things happen. For the 2025 edition, I am very pleased to support and sponsor the Affiliate Leaders Summit — adding a dedicated summit is definitely a step in the right direction.”

Zé Roberto, the celebrated Brazilian former footballer, kicked off the event with a keynote that drew a full house, initiating a highly productive conference segment featuring 100 influential voices in line with SBC’s renowned standards. Furthermore, the event witnessed the official launch of the Associação de Mulheres da Indústria Gaming (AMIG), underscoring SBC’s commitment to empowering women within the gaming sector.


One of the networking highlights beyond the exhibition floor throughout the event’s three-day duration was an evening gathering at the Museu do Amanhã. This event welcomed Rio de Janeiro governor Cláudio Castro, who engaged in discussions with organizers, exploring the profound impact that events of this magnitude have on the industry and Brazil’s economy.

Rasmus Sojmark, CEO and Founder of SBC said: “I wouldn’t exactly label the turnout as surprising; it was evident from the outset that this event held great promise for several reasons: the timing, the choice of Rio as the host city, and the quality associated with SBC.

“Nevertheless, I’m genuinely delighted to have had the opportunity to host both the Brazilian and international industry at our debut event in Rio. The conference provided much-needed insights from top experts, and the expo floor was teeming with activity. I’d dare say that the entire Brazilian industry was in attendance. Thank you all for your support. Let’s all work on making great things happen in 2025.”

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Zitro held its Zitro Experience event on June 12th at the exclusive Villa Cosentino in Lima, Peru. The event was a unique opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere, while customers enjoyed a spectacular product presentation, followed by a fantastic musical performance.

“Our Zitro Experience event was the perfect opportunity to connect with our clients in Peru,” said Alejandra Burato, Zitro’s Regional Director for Latin America. “At Zitro, we have a strong commitment to the Peruvian market, and this event was a true celebration of our continued success in the country. We’ve been present in Peru for several years now, and our dedication is reflected in our constant investment of resources, the expansion of our team, and our gradual growth across gaming establishments in the country.”

At this edition of Zitro Experience Peru, the company presented a wide range of new products and games specifically designed for the region’s audience. Zitro offers Peruvian operators’ products with greater added value, characterized not only by the interconnected version of their machines in the same room (LAP) but also by the possibility of interconnecting machines in multiple locations, under a Wide Area Progressive (WAP) network. This product line allows operators to link Zitro’s premium WAP games, on the Altius Glare cabinet, across all their locations.


Zitro also presented games with proven performance in various markets worldwide in recent months. These include ‘Fu Frog’, ‘Fu Pots’, and ‘Billy the Pig’. Furthermore, the company unveiled its latest releases: ‘Energy Link’, ‘Drum Dynasty’, ‘Night Link’, ‘Hit Selection’, and ‘Epic Empires’.

In addition to these titles, Zitro also introduced the new ‘Mega Lounge’ concept. This designated area within the casino features a selection of Zitro games and machines interconnected with each other. All machines playing in the lounge simultaneously will contribute to a MEGA jackpot. When a player wins the MEGA, all machines will celebrate together, providing players with a unique communal gaming experience. ‘Mega Lounge’ allows operators to combine different Zitro games and cabinets under the same concept to offer an enhanced and diverse gaming experience, making it unique in the industry.

Sebastian Salat, Zitro’s President International, added: “Our Zitro Experience event has been a wonderful opportunity to meet, once again, with customers and friends and showcase the products we have developed for the market. This event will undoubtedly solidify our position as the leading casino supplier in Peru and further strengthen our achievements in the region. At Zitro, we are convinced of the enormous potential offered by this market, and therefore, our project focuses on continuing to grow in the country and across LatAm.”


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Aposta Ganha partners with Netflix to become first gaming company to team up with the streaming giant in Brazil





Aposta Ganha, the fastest-growing Brazilian sports betting and casino site, has scored a groundbreaking agreement to become the first betting brand to exclusively run advertising campaigns in Brazil for Netflix customers.

Rafa Márquez, former player and idol of Barcelona and the Mexican national football team, stars in the 30-second commercial. The concept was developed by the company’s marketing team alongside a Spanish production company. Football’s unmatched excitement and adrenaline are captured perfectly using powerful imagery and an impactful script.

The short film is already being aired and can be seen in two spots within the streaming platform’s basic package, currently the largest in the world. Netflix also leads the market share index for streaming platforms in Brazil, according to JustWatch 2023 Q4 data, which reported the company securing 27% of the market that equates to 66 million users.

Aposta Ganha’s debut advert can be viewed on youtube.


Hugo Baungartner, Aposta Ganha CCO, said: “Working with Rafa Márquez on this beautiful video piece was a joy and the results speak for themselves. Our marketing team has brilliantly captured the essence of the world’s most popular sport that is a major part of Aposta Ganha’s story. Partnering with Netflix is not only a first for the betting industry, but a golden opportunity to showcase our brand in front of millions of viewers.”

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Salsa partners with First Sportsbook to launch LatAm LatAm-focused solution




Salsa Technology has started an important collaboration with top-tier sports betting provider First Sportsbook that will see the solution integrated into the Salsa Omni PAM. Initially, the tie-up will focus on the regulated Peruvian market and the two companies will share more details around the partnership at the Perú Gaming Show running between June 12 – 13, in Lima.

First Sportsbook, a leading B2B Sportsbook software company, has built a top-tier sports betting solution that is supporting some of the largest sports betting operators in the world. Partnering with Salsa Technology will enable the business to expand its global reach by entering the regulated Latin American region.

Salsa Technology’s Head of Marketing and Sales, Eliane Nunes, said: “We are very excited to announce this collaboration between Salsa and First, especially focused on regulated markets in Latin America, such as Peru. Our dominant position within the region means we’re well set to grow the business as regulation progresses. By adding First Sportsbook into our Salsa Omni we can service our partners, for a competitive cost, a package that includes data and risk analysis, as well as numerous tools for player promotion and retention to help operators make the most of the awesome opportunities here.”

Tom Light, CEO at First Sportsbook, added: “Working with Salsa Technology gives us the ideal partner to bring our high-performance ‘Plug and Play’ solution to the region and give operators a chance to grow in this dynamic space. Our 180-strong trading team, fully managed platform, and tech paired with Salsa’s localised experience will enable us to reshape the sports betting landscape.”

Salsa Technology and First Sportsbook will showcase the power of the partnership from a joint stand #51. Besides Nunes, Salsa team at the event will be headed by Strategic Alliance Manager, Gina Macheri, Diego Mourglia, CTO, and Diego Amarillo, Legal Manager. Joining Tom Light representing First, will be the CCO, Amram Vita, and the Senior Business Development Manager, Juan Dellapenie. Both teams will be available to share more on the project and highlight its impact for those exploring the regulated Peruvian market.

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