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Industry representatives are getting ready to arrive in Panama



Industry specialists will be able to attend the Ibero-American Gaming Summit again in 2023 after a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The program for the seventh edition, which will occur on May 16 and 17 in Panama, is now accessible.

Under the theme “A Future of Opportunities”, the summit aims to gather major regulators and players in the Latin American gaming sector to enhance regulatory mechanisms and information exchange between regulators and companies. According to a statement from the organizers, gaming regulatory representatives from Paraguay, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Peru, Bolivia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Chile, Mendoza, and Buenos Aires in Argentina have expressed their interest in attending the event.

Additionally, the organizers have announced that CIBELAE and PROMTUR (Panama’s Tourism Office) will collaborate, and gaming associations from the region will also participate. As host, the government of Panama, represented by the Panama Gaming Control Board of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, will serve as the institutional ambassador of the meeting.

“The summit is the only event that brings together Ibero-American regulators to strengthen ties between government and business, making it an essential meeting for industry actors,” the statement concluded.


The program includes the following activities and discussion tables:

  • A welcome address by Manuel Sánchez Ortega, Executive Director of the Panama Gaming Control Board.
  • A session on the global gaming market.
  • Discussions on the impact of Covid-19 and its future implications.
  • A session on taxation in the industry.
  • A conversation about the challenges of an innovative and competitive sector.
  • An overview of online gambling regulations in different countries.
  • A session on the perspective of lotteries in Latin America.
  • A discussion on the social impact of the gaming sector.
  • The signing of a memorandum of understanding among participating countries and the presentation of regulators’ conclusions.

The Ibero-American Gaming Summit is an annual event that gathers industry specialists and regulators from Latin America and Spain to discuss the latest developments in the gaming sector, including online gambling, lotteries, and casino operations. The summit focuses on strengthening ties between government and business, improving regulatory mechanisms, and sharing information among industry players. The event features discussion panels, keynote speeches, and networking opportunities. The Ibero-American Gaming Summit has taken place twice in Madrid, once in Mexico, twice in Colombia, and once in Peru, which was among the last Latin American countries to regulate online gambling.

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