More than a hundred attendants swarmed the facilities of the Sheraton Asuncion Hotel during the event organized at by the Chairman of the National Gaming Commission of Paraguay (CONAJZAR), Javier Balbuena, and the President of Gaming Chamber of Paraguay, Aníbal Salomón. The gathering was without precedent in the history of the gaming industry in Paraguay.
The topics discussed included the “Present and Future of Gaming in Paraguay”, “Regulatory Issues”, “Money Laundering Prevention”, “Corporate and Governmental Social Responsibility”, with the prominent speakers being the authorities of the organizer entities, the local Money Laundering Prevention Secretariat (SEPRELAD), Association of Research and Prevention of Addictions (ASIPA), Welfare and Social Assistance Department (DIBEN), as well as representatives of local agencies.
The CIBELAE Executive Director participated in the “Present and Future of Gaming in Paraguay” panel, together with the CONAJZAR Chairman, Javier Balbuena, and Georges Didier, a representative of GLI Gaming Laboratories (associate member of CIBELAE), among other speakers.
Halfway through the event, Paraguay’s application to become a member of CIBELAE was delivered by Javier Balbuena to Cotignola, representing an historical and transcendental moment in the history of the gaming industry in the country, which intends to join the only entity representing gaming activities in the region.
In this manner, CIBELAE will admit CONAJZAR as member thus accomplishing the mission of Chairman Luis Gama and Executive Director Néstor Cotignola of broadening the participation of this Corporation, which brings together the gaming regulatory bodies in Iberoamerica. This request for admission is added to a similar request recently made by the Colombian Lotteries Federation (FEDELCO) representing 14 Colombian lotteries, at the request of the company Corredor Empresarial, to become a Regular Observer Member, and Novomatic, Gtechand Scientific Games, which were the first three companies to join CIBELAE as Star Suppliers (Proveedores Estrella).