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June 23, 2021

Interview to Carlos García, Director of the Mexican event

“Exhibitors are satisfied with the result of ELA 2009”

(Mexico).- Last Friday, it concluded in Mexico the second edition of ELA 2009. Carlos García, Director of the exhibition, talked in exclusive to and made a balance on the two-day event held in Banamex Center in Mexico City.


ith an important affluence of public, although a less quantity than in the first day, last Friday it concluded the Mexican event, which received almost 2,000 people and counted with an area of almost 7,000 sqm.

“The balance of this second edition has been very positive for several reasons. From the exhibitors point of view, most of them have commented us that they have been very satisfied both at an organizational and commercial level, because they have made a lot of contacts and have closed several deals. Besides, with regards the affluence of public, although we do not have the final numbers, the first day we had already tripled the assistance that we had last year in Monterrey event,” pointed Carlos García, Director of the exhibition. With regards to the quality of exhibitors, he pointed: “All the important Mexican operators have come, as well as Latin American and European operators.”

In the first day, it started the Second Latin American Summit of Gaming Operators, that had speakers such as Alfonso Perez Lizaur, President of the Association of Games and Draws Licensees, Alfredo Lazcano, as well as Pedro Galindo and Carlos García, organizers of the exhibition. Despite the absense of two SEGOB officers that have committed its presence, several assistants joined the talk and enriched the issues to discuss, like Mexican representative Armando Garcia Méndez, author of a new bill to regulate the gambling activity in the country, and several directors of international firmns, who commented their points of view on the complex interpretation on the Mexican regulation, to understand which games and machines are allowed to commercialize in the gambling venues.

The event had with the presence of Mexican and international operators such as José Warren (Codere), Carlos Quintero (Unidelca), Helios Navarro (Cirsa Panama), Jorge Montiel (Casino Royal Panama), Georgina Morris (Caliente), Charles Harrison (Casino Dominicus), James Sasha (Casino Iguazú), on top of Televisa, FBM and CIE executives, which also visited the exhibition.

García also confirmed that the 2010 edition will be held May 6-7 in the same Banamex Center in Mexico City. He then anticipated that “there will be companies that have not come this year, such as WMS and Aristocrat, which have decided to exhibit next year.”

Finally, García remarked the support received by the Association of Games of Chance Licensees. “They have worked with us and supported us from the first moment,” he affirmed.

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