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September 18, 2019

Interview with Marzia Turrini, SVP Business Development, Europe & South America

"BMM South America experienced huge growth thanks to the Colombian market"

Marzia Turrini on cybersecurity challenges: "Although the move to the cloud will create such (technological) needs, the most important factor will be finding qualified and skilled employees to work in this field."
Colombia | 04/09/2019

Before the laboratory's presence at FADJA, Turrini says the Colombian market is "a great example" for those countries and provinces that are aiming to legalize online gaming. She remarks BMM played a large part in that process, and their team is continuously organizing meetings with the regulator. BMM foresees "exciting times ahead" for the whole LatAm region, specially Peru, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil.

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MM Testlabs is heading for Colombia to showcase Wednesday and Thursday at Corferias' stand 79C, in a new edition of FADJA. "FADJA is an extremely important event for us. It represents a unique opportunity to meet our existing customers, new potential ones, and all those players that are looking forward to seeing new online markets opening in the region," Marzia Turrini, SVP Business Development, Europe & South America told Yogonet. "BMM South America experienced huge growth, thanks to the Colombian market, in the past two years."

What achievements and further challenges could you identify in Colombia's market from your laboratory’s perspective?

The Colombian online market counts 17 active online licensees with 1.5 million active and 1.9 million registered players. This data speaks for itself. The Colombian market is a great example for those countries and or provinces that are aiming to legalize online gaming. This doesn't mean there haven't been challenges, but I can state, that there has been excellent collaboration amongst all players, regulators, operators and gaming providers. BMM, as a trusted independent gaming test lab, has been able to play a large part in this process also.

Will you organize or attend parallel activities before, during or after FADJA?

FADJA is a great event, but BMM is committed to Colombia independently of FADJA. Our team is continuously organizing meetings with the regulator to stay updated and provide the most accurate information and of course, the best quality service, to our customers in the region.

Could you detail your current presence in LatAm and your prospects for the region this year?

Colombia's success is an indicator that more countries will follow its example. Countries like Peru and Argentina (just recently announced Buenos Aires province) are working to prepare their expansion into the online segment. Mexico is also re-evaluating its current regulatory framework. Finally, our beloved Brazil has created a great deal of expectation about the introduction of a legal framework to regularize its market. So, we at BMM foresee exciting times ahead for the whole Latin American region.

What further advances in cybersecurity do you think should be necessary facing the growing online gaming?

The advances required are not only technological, although the move to the cloud will create such needs, the most important factor will be finding qualified and skilled employees to work in this field. For this reason, BMM has partnered with one of the most knowledgeable cybersecurity companies in the market, to offer the best cyber services to our customers in Latin America and around the world.

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