Kicking-off: The 2016 Brazilian Gaming Congress

Published May 11, 2016 by Mike P

Kicking-off: The 2016 Brazilian Gaming Congress

From 11-12 May 2016, the Brazilian Gaming Congress will return after three years to discuss the potential of legalisation in the country.

The Brazilian Gaming Congress will return for the first time since 2013, lasting from 11-12 May 2016 at the Windsor Palace Hotel in Brasilia. Arranged by Clarion Events, the congress is close to being a sell-out, with attendees set to engage in discussions on the potential of a Brazilian online gambling market.

Congress Attendees

At this stage, Brazil is yet to legalise online gambling, but attendees are eager to hear from the country’s Chamber of Deputies. Crucially, members of the special committee will be at the congress after forming in 2015 to discuss options for regulatory models ahead of a possible legalisation.

Elsewhere on the schedule, attendee will get to hear from representatives from a broad range of organisations and businesses. These include Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the Brazilian Texas Hold’em Confederation, the Ministry of Sports, the International Center for Gaming Regulation, the Brazilian Game Institute, among others.

Event Sponsors

In arranging the event, the organiser has sought out a number of familiar sponsors from within the global online gambling industry. From the gaming sphere, Play’n GO and Scientific Games are two recognisable names.

Meanwhile, software providers with a more infrastructure-driven approach will also sponsor the event. BetConstruct, BMM Testlabs, CBG, and Crane Payment Innovations are just a few of the companies that will have a presence.

Back After Three Years

The last Brazilian Gaming Congress was hosted three years ago, in 2013, and organiser Clarion Events will once against work with national stakeholders in the form of SEAE, CAIXA, and various state lotteries.

In terms of pedigree, the organiser is known for arranging and operating similar events in other parts of the world. Each year, igaming professionals attend major events like ICE, EIG, GiGse, and WrB.

Ahead of the event, congress director Rory Credland explained that the timing of the event is to coincide with the potential awakening of an online gambling market in Brazil.

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