Our GBC Time friends have prepared this interesting interview with BETCORE by reaching out and interviewing Francisco Bravo, LATAM Sales Director.

Hello! Nice to meet you! Francisco, please tell us a little about yourself, the new BETCORE brand, and what place do live games play in it?

Hello, GBC team! Nice to talk to you, too. My name is Francisco Bravo, and I’m LATAM Sales Director at BETCORE.

Over the past seven years, my journey in the iGaming industry has been characterized by diverse roles and responsibilities. Starting as an IT support specialist, I gained invaluable insights into the technological aspects of a live casino studio. Transitioning further into account management, I developed strong client relationships and navigated complex business landscapes.

Currently serving as the LATAM Sales Director, I drive growth and expansion in this dynamic market. Leveraging my extensive background, I lead strategic initiatives to capture new opportunities and fulfill the needs of the LATAM region.

BETCORE is an online casino games provider offering a diverse range of iGaming products, including live TV games, live casino games, instant win games, and fast sports events.

What sets us apart is our ability to integrate all these exciting products into an operator’s platform through a single API, making the process seamless and efficient!

However, my journey in this company began with TVBET. As you may know, TVBET has been a prominent player in the live games market for over five years. Now, as part of the umbrella brand BETCORE, TVBET continues to thrive, but it’s important to recognize where it all started — with TVBET and its groundbreaking live games.

We are seeing more operators and their players become interested in live games. Do you think this trend will continue in the future? And why do you think live games are so popular?

Operators are increasingly paying attention to live TV games due to several reasons. First, these games offer a unique and immersive experience that traditional online casino games cannot match. Live streaming in such games gains more trust among players due to its transparency and authenticity. Unlike traditional online casino games, which use random number generators (RNGs) to determine the outcome, live-streamed games are played in real-time with real dealers, creating a more immersive and realistic gaming experience.

Second, live games provide operators with a way to differentiate themselves in a crowded market. Offering live games sets operators apart from their competitors and helps them attract new players and retain existing ones.

Additionally, live games offer a wide variety of betting options, making the gaming experience more interesting and engaging for players. Whether it’s predicting the outcome of a game show, guessing the next card in a live blackjack game, or betting on the spin of a roulette wheel, live games offer something for everyone.

This trend is likely to continue as operators look for new ways to attract players and increase revenue. The popularity of live games among players is also expected to grow as they continue to seek out new and exciting gaming experiences.

It is also very interesting to talk about regions. Surely, you conduct analytics and can highlight where live games are most popular. Share with us in which regions do games of this type work better? And what do you think this is connected with?

As we noticed, live games have gained immense popularity in regions like Latin America and Africa. And it can be explained by several reasons:

  • Passion for Sports Betting: Citizens of these regions are passionate about football and other sports, making them avid bettors. Our live games offer a wide range of betting options with familiar odds, providing an engaging experience for sports enthusiasts. Moreover, these games are available year-round, eliminating seasonality like in big sports.
  • Love for Lotteries: Lotteries are immensely popular in Latin America and Africa. TVBET offers a diverse portfolio of lottery-style games such as KENO, Wheel of Fortune, and 1BET, which is a Bingo variation. These games are well-known and beloved in these regions, explaining their popularity among players.
  • Interactive and Authentic Experience: Live games provide an interactive and authentic gaming experience that resonates with players. With real dealers and real-time interaction, players feel more engaged and immersed in the game, enhancing their overall gaming experience.

Overall, the combination of familiar betting options, beloved lottery-style games, and interactive experiences has contributed to the widespread popularity of live games in Latin America and Africa.

And what games are popular in certain regions? And how can one explain their popularity?

According to our statistics, our most beloved live game in Africa and Latin America is KENO! Lottery-style games have a long history in these regions and are well-loved by the local population. Keno’s format, which involves selecting numbers and waiting for a draw, resonates with players who enjoy traditional lottery games.

Also, we could highlight our Wheelbet and our latest game Roulette under our El Casino vertical. The reason why these two games resonate with players is also quite obvious. Our Wheelbet is a classic Wheel of Fortune game in a live format, which makes it easy to understand and easy to play.

Roulette has a rich history dating back to the 18th century. The game features an iconic spinning wheel with numbered pockets, creating an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation.

And all these games are united by the main advantage – they offer a wide range of betting options, making it attractive to players with varying preferences and budgets.

Live games have certain technological requirements, such as constant access to the Internet. But as we know, high-speed Internet is not yet available throughout the planet. Under such conditions, do operators still have the opportunity to connect live games? If so, how is this possible, and does your company provide such services?

In today’s world, as online casinos become increasingly popular, access to a reliable internet connection is essential for a seamless gaming experience. However, many regions around the world still face issues with the quality and availability of the Internet, which can create significant barriers for both players and casino operators.

For online casino operators, this poses a serious challenge as they strive to attract more players and expand their audience. Limited internet access can decrease the number of potential customers and reduce company revenues.

As a result, many casino operators are forced to seek alternative ways to attract players, such as developing mobile applications for offline gaming or creating specialized gaming zones with access to high-speed internet.

We offer a solution to operators – satellite broadcasting of our live games! With our Satellite Solution, both land-based and online bookmakers and casinos can connect to live games via satellite dishes and decoders. All games are broadcast via satellite without signal delays in real-time, ensuring fairness in the game.

Therefore, the Satellite Solution is an obvious choice for operators who want to diversify their portfolios with live games but don’t have a stable internet connection to do so.

Thank you very much for the interview! Finally, we would like to know, as an expert, what you think the trends in gambling will be for the next six months to a year? What should operators pay attention to?

Over the next six months, we anticipate several trends shaping the gambling industry.

First, the popularity of crash games is expected to continue its upward trajectory. These games provide players with fast-paced and exhilarating betting experiences, making them particularly appealing to younger demographics.

Second, we foresee a significant increase in the adoption of cryptocurrency within the gambling sector. With digital currencies becoming more mainstream, many operators are likely to start accepting cryptocurrencies as a form of payment. This trend is driven by the anonymity, security, and efficiency that cryptocurrencies offer to both players and operators.

Last but no least, mobile gambling is poised to maintain its growth momentum. As smartphone and tablet usage continues to rise, more players are turning to mobile devices for their gaming entertainment. Consequently, operators will continue to invest in mobile-friendly platforms and develop innovative mobile gaming experiences to meet the demands of this expanding market segment.

So, that’s it! Thank you very much for the interview. It was a great pleasure to talk to you 


iGaming expert - with over 10 years of experience in the retail market in Italy and knowledge of global online gaming. In the past he has worked with the largest national gambling companies and he managed some land-based shops on their behalf. Entrepreneur, investor and enthusiast of difficult challenges, in 2015 he founded The Betting Coach Group, an international news and social marketing agency geared towards sports, esports and gambling companies. He is currently the C.E.O of The Betting Coach and is a consultant for Loginbet.it Mr. Dragone collaborates with providers (game developers) and event organizers with the aim of helping them develop networks and business across continents. Passionate about journalism, he is the creator and promoter of iGaming Cafè, the first talk show in Italy, dedicated to companies and delegates from the gaming world.