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September 22, 2021

Interview to Alan Burak, SAGSE Panama Commercial Manager

“SAGSE and Panama act as a long-term business magnet”

(Panama, exclusive Yogonet.com).- SAGSE Gaming Panama 2010, to be held June 23-24 in ATLAPA exhibition center, is considered the “gaming hub,” according to Alan Burak, Commercial Manager of the show. This sixth edition will count with the presence of the most important casinos from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama.

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hich are the expectations and goals for the future SAGSE Panama edition?
SAGSE Panama is the leading exhibition in Central America and the Caribbean, already considered as the “gaming hub”. This year there are many expectations and novelties for the region. The planned opening of three big casino hotels have mobilizes the industry.
The constant growth of Panama as a country boosts the constant renewal of the machine collection. Panama is the heart of the Americas, and it keeps on growing due to its connectivity and its high level of development. There, gaming is legal, transparent and regulated.

What novelties will the event present with regards to previous editions?
This year, the novelty will be the presentation of the latest technology in games of chance.
It will count with the presence of the main live game companies (cards, chips, layouts and traditional roulettes). We will have signage company, spare parts for machines and their components, bingo applications and lottery draws, and, as usual, the most remarkable brands of the industry in slots and electronic roulettes. It has generated a great acceptance of this event that already celebrates its sixth anniversary.

Managers of the gaming industry and the biggest casinos from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, as well as the whole industry and local casinos have already confirmed their presence. SAGSE is synonym for International Gaming Exhibitions.

What companies have confirmed their participation?
In Panama emerges an exclusive worldwide phenomenon. SAGSE, and specially  Panama, act as a long-term business magnet. That’s why, in the passages of the exhibitions and particularly in the recreational areas, there will be all the games of chance actors of Central America and the Caribbean. In this opportunity, we will se the exhibition of products from the main international companies: Aristocrat, Bally, Belatra, LNB Lotería de Beneficiencia de Panamá, Goody Group, Arrow International, Gold Club, ATP (Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá), Intercard, Yogonet, Mei,  Soloazar, Molina International, Revista Casino Perú, Industrias Catan, Electro Chance, Crown Casino Seating, Casino Americano, Ed Roberts, Security Solutions (Compsis) and Ayex Group, among others.
 
Have you signed any agreement with institutions or entities for the current edition? What do they consist of?
We count with a strong link with local institutions that support this project and accompany us year after year, among them, LNB National Lottery of Charity of Panama (in the process of total update of its gaming system), the Panamanian Tourism Authority (ATP), ASAJA, the Panamanian Gambling Control Committee and local customs. The agreements of the institucional support are based in the Panamanian support towards SAGSE exhibitors, bringing them a tax exemption for the products to be presented in the show and advantages when homologating the products and their respective games / programs. In paralell, there is an interesting proposal from the national government in order to facilitate land allocated to developments, tax exemption and strategic provisions. That’s why several companies in the gaming sector are analyzing the possibility to open a factory or the assembly of its products to distribute them in the whole Latin American continent.
In short, Panama is a destiny in which companies may develop long-term projects, counting with a seguridad en materia jurídica that a few countries may offer to the gaming sector. We invite you to come and read more at: www.sagsepanama.com.

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