Educational Event Slated for August 26 and 27 in Bogota, Colombia
LAS VEGAS (August 3, 2015) – Current challenges facing regulators today will be the main discussion of this year’s 2015 Latin American and Caribbean Regulator’s Roundtable, set to take place August 26 and 27 in Bogota, Colombia.
The Roundtable, staged at Estelar Parque De La 93 Hotel, is a two-day educational event hosted by Gaming Laboratories International’s world-renowned GLI University®. The event is free of charge with attendance limited to gaming and lottery regulators and state and government lotteries.
Highly-regarded industry leaders from across the region will guide in-depth discussions on today’s most relevant topics including:
There will also be on-site demonstrations hosted by COLJUEGOS (Empresa Industrial y Comercial del Estado Administradora del Monopolio Rentistico del Juego), Colombia’s gaming and lottery regulatory entity.
GLI Director of Latin America & Caribbean Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said, “We are celebrating the eighth edition of the Roundtable, and we are committed to deliver a conference with the highest quality content, becoming also an exceptional opportunity for government entities of the region to strengthen relations among their peers. We are grateful to Mrs. Cristina Arango Olaya, President of COLJUEGOS and her staff for their continued support during the organization of this year’s roundtable. Having COLJUEGOS sharing their regulatory advances from the gaming and lottery perspective is an important complement to our conference program.”
GLI will be conducting demonstrations of Verify+ by Kobetron™ and GLIAccess® throughout the Roundtable.
Several regulatory developments have been advanced by COLJUEGOS since its inception, including the monitoring and control systems requirements, the interconnection of gaming devices for revenue reporting purposes, the pari-mutuel and virtual sports betting regulations, and the recent modifications to the law establishing basic guidelines for the development of iGaming regulations. Gaming taxes were around USD$ 330 million with around USD$ 5,000 million in total stakes. Colombia has 389 licensed operators, 3,079 gaming venues, and nearly 84,000 gaming machines nationwide.
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