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June 20, 2019

Both brands' executives will be among the panellists on June 24 in Sao Paulo

Hard Rock International and Caesars confirm their presence at BgC 2019

Hard Rock International and Caesars confirm their presence at BgC 2019
Latest speakers are James Kilsby, Vice President - Americas for GamblingCompliance in Washington; and Luiz Felipe Maia, a founding partner of law firm Franco, Yoshiyasu, Maia, Simões & D’Alessio Advogados.
Brazil | 06/11/2019

Alex Pariente, SVP Casino Operations of Hard Rock International; and John Maddox, VP Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment, will participate in "Casino Congress: Examining the Opportunities and Barriers to Entry for Casinos in Brazil" panel. Brazil Gaming Congress (BgC) 2019 will be held on June 23-25, at the Tivoli Mofarrej hotel.

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lex Pariente, SVP Casino Operations of Hard Rock International; and John Maddox, VP Government Relations of Caesars Entertainment, confirmed their participation as panelists in the ‘Casino Congress: Examining the Opportunities and Barriers to Entry for Casinos in Brazil' panel of the Brazil Gaming Congress (BgC) 2019, to be held across June 23-25, in Sao Paulo.

Latest speakers are James Kilsby, Vice President - Americas for GamblingCompliance in Washington, D.C. where he manages GamblingCompliance’s coverage of legal and regulatory developments affecting the gambling industry throughout North and South America. Luiz Felipe Maia is a founding partner of law firm Franco, Yoshiyasu, Maia, Simões & D’Alessio Advogados and head of the gambling, Internet and technology team.

Among the highlights, “Lotteries in Focus: What Will Be the Role of Federal and State Lotteries in a Newly Regulated Market?” panel will address the sale of LOTEX concession – possible outcomes and its effect on Brazilian gaming; evolving role of CAIXA and its impact on the industry; state, national and private lotteries and their role in a regulated market; maintaining social & cultural lottery funding: how to continue Caixa’s social impact in the post-privatisation market.

Speakers will be Thierry Pujol, International Consultant, Member of the Hall of Fame of Lottery Industry; Guilherme Albuquerque, Head of Department, BNDES; and Ronan Moreira, Director General, State Lottery of Minas Gerais (LEMG).

“Casino Congress: Examining the Opportunities and Barriers to Entry for Casinos in Brazil” will be about casino operators view of the opportunities in Brazil; practical challenges of investing in Brazil; examining the most appealing opportunities for international investors. Panellists will be Pariente and Maddox as mentioned; Pedro Cortés, Senior Partner, Rato Ling Lei & Cortés; and Bruno Omori, President, Associação Brasileira da Indústria de Hotéis do Estado de São Paulo (ABIH-SP – Brazilian Association of the Hotel Industry, São Paulo).

Some of the other focal activities within the conference will be a Sportsbook Workshop, “Practicalities of Setting up a Sports Betting Platform in Brazil”, an Online Operators’ Panel, “Creating an Attractive Proposition for International Investment”, and a Legislator’s Debate, “Taking the next steps to a regulated market in Brazil,” with the participation of Vinicius Lummertz, State Secretary of Tourism for São Paulo and former Minister of Tourism, Government of São Paulo; Alexandre Manoel, SECAP; and Evandro Roman, Federal Deputy. The event will be held at the Tivoli Mofarrej hotel in São Paulo and will have full coverage of Yogonet.

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