GMB - Once again GLI is participating in SAGSE. With what expectations do you arrive this year?
Karen Sierra-Hughes - With a lot, as always. We have been coming here for 14 years reflecting our loyalty and commitment to the Argentine gaming industry, in good times and in bad times. Always accompanying not only the regulators, who are our
How do you see the show this year?
How do you see the Latin American gambling market in the global context?
It is super important. The manufacturers and suppliers that work with GLI, which are mostly European, are looking to Latin America and dedicating efforts to enter this market. The effort that Latin American regulators are making to generate regulations and provide more transparency to the industry is important. This work is undoubtedly bearing fruit and generating opportunities for all.
How is GLI positioned in that context?
Our role in the industry is very broad. We work not only for the casino gambling industry, but also for lotteries, bingos, online betting, etc., with a wide range of services where we not only deal with certification and audit
Getting closer to the end of the year, if you had to say which is the country that advanced the most in this area, what would you say?
A lot has happened in 2017. We could say that Colombia made a lot of progress with the online sector, but I do not want to focus only on online, which is
We also have Paraguay, which has advanced its casino bidding processes while establishing control processes that are important. It also advanced in the regulation of
And how do you see Brazilian regulatory process, which seems closer than ever now?
We always try to be optimistic, and any movement towards the legalization of gaming seems positive to us. If finalized, it would be absolutely positive not only for the
Even with the market closed, has GLI received inquiries from local companies in Brazil?
It happens that there are companies that are originally from Brazil and that, when the market closed, they had to leave the country and enter other markets in order to continue
What potential do you think the Brazilian market has?
It's potential is immense. It will be the decision of the regulator to define the size of the market. It is a decision that must be made by analyzing the market and seeing if there is enough to be of that demand.
GLI was present at one of the
Yes, we participated because we wanted to better understand what was happening, how is the process since we understand that it will be very important for Brazil and, as I said
How do you see
I think it will be an interesting year. In Latin