fter the execution of the Colombian fair on April 5th and 6th in Bogota, the organizers proclaim a strong victory, backed by the opinions and messages received that express the satisfaction of exhibitors, authorities and guilds with the results and organization of FADJA 2018.
The visitor’s register reached the number of 6,231 and the two days of the exhibition were a marathon race for operators who, at each stand, found a reason for interest and desire information about services and business possibilities.
"For Coljuegos it is a priority to have accompanied this important fair, which celebrated its 20 years of creation and where operators, manufacturers, suppliers, regulators and all of those interested in the gambling sector were found. For us as regulator and administrator of the gambling monopoly it is fundamental to promote the growth of the industry, and this event contributes to explain the reasons why this is the best time to invest in this sector in Colombia ", words of Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo, President of Coljuegos, the regulator that has put Colombia as the leader of online gaming in Latin America.
In the framework of the Assembly of Asojuegos, the Minister of Finance of Colombia, Mauricio Cárdenas, highlighted the importance of the gaming industry in terms of job creation and contribution to the economic development of Colombia.
Evert Montero Cárdenas, President of Fecoljuegos, stated: "We are very happy with FADJA and congratulate them for their twenty years. José Aníbal Aguirre, through 3A Producciones, makes a very big effort. We believe that it is the most important fair that exists in the country, and it is being projected internationally very strongly".
From the Corferias Great Hall, during the recent edition of FADJA, Juan Andrés Carreño, President of Asojuegos said: "The balance we made with the Minister of Finance of what was the evolution of the sector in recent years, is that of a total transformation. We have become especially technical. The State noted that with new regulated gaming categories, new fiscal resources are found. Gambling is a big taxpayer. In 2017, 1.6 billion pesos (about 500 million dollars) were payed, the collection of taxes, which are invested in the national public hospital network and in subsidies to the poorest. It is also recognized that the National Government issued a measure for the territorial games, updating them and allowing them to create new offers for the bettor. It has facilitated the opening of casinos and localized games with a specific decree in relation to the requirements. This benefits the tax collection but obviously also to the businessmen, today interested by dozens in investing in Colombia. "
The operator has released special thanks to the Platinum Sponsors: Novomatic, Betconstruct, Sirplay, Golden Race, Multipoker, Virtual Generation, AR Management and P-Project, as well as BtoBet as Exclusive Sponsor.
The closing party that celebrated with great fanfare the 20 years of FADJA, was sponsored by P-Project and Golden Race. As Miss Entertainment FADJA 2018, Juliana Sierra, representative of the latter firm, was elected; she is a social communicator, presenter and model. She will be working as an image of the responsible gaming campaigns. The staging of the mixed martial arts combats by LFC Colombia, was impeccable and gave a very international touch to the fair with a discipline that can quickly become an interesting content for bettors.
José Aníbal Aguirre, CEO of 3A Producciones and FADJA, says: "I am very satisfied with the success of FADJA. We are positioned on top of the game with exhibitors, guilds and authorities. FADJA established itself as an engine for the development of the industry, in which all those interested in exploring the Colombian and Latin American markets converge. This year we have the presence of 25 companies dedicated to online gaming. The casinos and the en-route machines also reaffirmed their leadership and growth in our fair. Everyone wants to be in Colombia thanks to the legal security offered by the regulation issued by Coljuegos. In short, we hit the slogan: 'FADJA 2018, Master Bet'.
The operator also thanked Mr. Andrés López, President of Corferias and his entire work team, for the constant support they gave us to bring to a successful conclusion the edition No.20 of FADJA. Likewise, we give thanks for the expressions of recognition received from Coljuegos, Asojuegos, Fecoljuegos and Cornazar. To the traditional exhibitors, our gratitude for their loyalty, and to the newcomers, for their vote of confidence.
"To the specialized press that accompanied us, thank you very much for your enthusiasm and dedication. Likewise, to the national media, gratitude for the broad coverage," closed the operator's statement.
FADJA 2019 will take place on April 10 and 11 in Corferias again. And since we are experiencing the boom of online gaming, we want to invite you to participate in GOL Expo Cartagena de Indias, which will be held on November 6 and 7 of this year in the most beautiful city of the Caribbean.”