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Country Briefings

Country Briefings - Wednesday, 5 February

The Country Briefings are FREE-to-attend sessions designed to give you the latest regional updates on some of the key growth markets around the world. This will allow you to gain the most relevant, insightful updates and help you to stay ahead of the curve through making the most informed strategic decisions for your business.

Where:  Platinum Suite

See the Full List Below:
(Note: all timings in GMT)

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14:00 - 14:45   Regulation in Canada – iGaming, single bet sports betting and lottery


Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association

Martha Otton, Chief Strategy Office, AGCO (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario)


14:45 - 15:30  Working in Canada: Finding the right operator, supplier and service providers to drive your business

Moderator: Paul Burns, President & CEO, Canadian Gaming Association

Robert Davidman, Partner, Slapshot Media

Ron Segev, Founding Partner, Segev LLP

Danielle Bush, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP

Room 2 


13:00 - 16:00

In partnership with


All-encompassing gambling regulation in India is a widely anticipated, although complicated event. While local industry groups, like AIGF, our partner for this briefing, are working hard on educating the political elites and inspiring their appetite for the further regulation, India has been enjoying a booming gaming business already, centred around skill gaming and fantasy sports. E-sports and digital games have also mushroomed and swept the Indian market. There are plenty of opportunities that exist for foreign and domestic operators to explore and offer to the 1.3 billion populous country. But are these offerings currently viable for foreign operators, from a legal and business perspective? Is the policy moving towards regulating iGaming and sportsbetting in India?  


13:15 -13:45 Overview of the Indian online gaming landscape

  • Focus on Online RMG  
  • Laws and regulations governing gaming currently


Roland Landers, CEO, AIGF
Ranjana Adhikari, Co-head, Media Entertainment & Gaming 


14:00 - 14:45 eSports - Asia Rising: How India and China will lead the change in digital eSports 

Roland Landers, CEO, AIGF 
Sudhanshu Gupta, VP Gaming Pay, TM/AG Tech

15:00-15:45 Experience of International operators in India 
•    Expectations of International business community 
•    Policy advocacy that AIGF can spearhead 

Christina Thakor-Rankin Representative, Scientific Games 


Room 3 

Brazil, Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Seminar 


12:00 - 12:15     Opening address by Executive Director of CIBELAE, Rodrigo Cigliutti


12:15 - 12:45     The shape of the Costa Rican gambling market in 2020-2021


Esmeralda Britton, President, Junta de la Protección Social


12:45 - 13:45    Lunch


13:45 - 14:15    Tax reform, mergers and new online regulation? How to get a slice of the Mexican gambling market!


Miguel Ochoa, President, AIEJA


14:15 - 15:00   Public consultation results, regulation-in-progress and the sale of LOTEX: Understanding a year of big change in the Brazilian market


Magnho Jose, President, Institute of Legal Gambling (IJL)

Cuattrini, Country Manager – Brazil and Business Development, IGT

15:00 - 15:45    Brazil Operators’ Panel: Understanding Your Fanbase and Providing Them Value


Alberto Alfieri, Chief Operating Officer, Bet Entertainment Technologies

Thomas Carvalhães, LV Group Country Manager - Brazil and LatAm, LeoVegas Group

André Gelfi, Founder & CEO, Suaposta

Alessandro Valente, CEO, SuperAfiliados



Room 4

Francophone Africa

12:00 - 13:30

Licensing, partnerships and operating a gaming business in Francophone African countries – the needs to know



Philippe P. Vlaemminck, Managing Partner, Pharumlegal


Wojtek Szpil - Strategy and Development Advisor for African Gaming Markets, Tytanit Holding LTD

Dawid Muller, Co-owner, Division One

Barney Barrow, Africa Chief Executive, Pan Africa Entertainment

Jean Claude Mushimere, Industrial Development and Investment Promotion Officer, Rwandan Ministry of Trade and Industry

Younes El Mechafri, CEO, MDJS (Moroccan Gaming Authority)

Room 4 



Italian gambling advertising ban - Why is it a “losing game”?

A panel to discuss the ineffectiveness of the blanket ban on gambling advertising in Italy, which is not achieving its goals of protecting the public and reducing problem gambling, but is actually endangering players and damaging legal operators by making it more and more difficult to distinguish between the legal and illegal offering.

A thoughtful message to other jurisdictions, including regulators and global media. Come and listen to our experience.

Presented by LOGICO, the Italian Online Gaming Association.

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