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Brazil – Clarion returns to Brazil in May 2016

By - 2 February 2016

The 2nd BgC will build on the spectacular success of the inaugural Brasilian Gaming Congress 2013 and Clarion’s continued relationship with Brasilian stakeholders, including CAIXA, SEAE and state lotteries.

As Brazil moves ahead in its legalisation process, the general consensus exists amongst the key stakeholders that there is a favourable political climate for the government’s authorisation of gaming in the country. While various bills and legalisation options are being considered, questions arise on the scope of regulation, possible regulatory framework and opportunities available to international and local companies.

Clarion Events, producers of the world’s largest gaming event, ICE Totally Gaming in London, have been closely monitoring the progress of regulation since the early 2013 when the idea of the 1st Brasilian Gaming Congress was conceptualised in close consultation with the Brasilian Ministry of Finance regulatory unit SEAE, the federal lottery CAIXA and some of the key companies on the ground, including Codere, Intralot, Lottomatica and PokerStars.

‘Having closely followed the market, we feel that the time is right to offer an educational event to the market that will provide an update on the political and regulatory process, so that gaming businesses can prepare to take advantage of the opening of this hugely promising market. Political, regulatory and legal figures will gather at BgC Brasil to shed some light on where laws and regulations are going, with the capital Brasilia the likely venue’, said Liliana Costa, Clarion’s representative, in charge of Brazil.

“Stimulating the healthy discussion on the issue of gambling is one of Codere’s main goals. As a multinational, the company has a remarkable knowledge of this scenario for the various countries in which other modalities are legalized and contribute to local development by generating jobs and tax revenue. The debate undoubtedly contributes to the progress of the legalization, in order to meet the interests of the society as a whole” says Andre Gelfi, Codere Brasil’s Director.

‘I look forward to working closely with Clarion once again, following our cooperation in 2013’, commented Magnho José of BNL, the leading source of information on gaming and lottery in Brasil.

‘Clarion have been extremely persistent in engaging with key stakeholders in Brasil over the last two years and I have confidence that the event will help pave the way forward for regulation of gaming in the country and for the creation of fully controlled environment that can generate tax revenue to finance some of the charitable causes in Brasil and provide the needed job opportunities’.

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