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Games Magazine Brasil opens today its webinar cycle with panel on casinos legalization

GMB debuts today its Live Series division (online live broadcasts) with the first webinar of the cycle, “AGORA BRASIL”. Major global market leaders will debate on the panel “Casinos as a new resource to overcome the crisis” after the pandemic. The Portuguese webinar is supported by Clarion Events and takes place at 2 pm (Brazil), with free and open broadcast on the official networks of Games Magazine Brasil. The online event will be the first in the industry with simultaneous translation service to English in real time on YouTube Live.

At 2:00 p.m. the official broadcast will kick-off on YouTube and here we provide access to watch it in English thanks to real-time translation by the Professor Carlos Abelheira, courtesy of Online IPS Brazil.:

And if you want to watch the original language broadcast (Portuguese), here we provide all ways of access. Just click on the social network of your choice:

In all the chats of these social networks you can send questions to the speakers so that they can answer live during the webinar.

With the support of Clarion Events, Games Magazine Brasil opens its Live Series division (online and live broadcasts) with the first webinar of the “AGORA BRASIL” cycle. The idea is to share experiences, opinions and concepts from the great local and international players that contribute to the mature and regulated legalization that the country needs.

The recent statements by the Brazilian Minister of Tourism, who revealed that he will present President Jair Bolsonaro a new project for the legalization of casinos in resorts, gives the webinar an even greater relevance and the words of the protagonists are even more expected than before.

The COVID-19 pandemic should boost the legalization of casinos to generate a new source of income and jobs that will help states to combat the consequences generated by current crisis. The 60-minute webinar in Portuguese will discuss the topic from the point of view of the main market references.

In order to answer the needs of an international market that wants to know what is happening in the local market, GMB incorporates the English translation service, in real time, by Professor Carlos Abelheira, courtesy of Online IPS Brazil. The broadcast in Portuguese will be through YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, while on the official YouTube channel the audience will also be able to choose to follow the event in English.

With the English translation, GMB seeks to meet the demand for local information from important markets in the gaming industry, such as the United States or European countries. There, leading companies interested in investing in the country await the progress of legalizing casinos, since Brazil has long been a major objective.

With the goal of offering a service with the highest possible quality, the broadcast will be in charge of a professional TV company, content producer and event streaming specialist. A proprietary and exclusive platform for this type of webinars will distribute the signal to Games Magazine Brasil official social networks -YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter- so that no one is left out and accessing with just a click, without the need to download any apps.

The panel will explore the following topics:

  • Advance of legalization in Congress working with the tourism sector
  • What are the plans of the large foreign groups
  • The Hard Rock-Arena Petry project in Florianópolis
  • Las Vegas, Macau or Europe… which model do we have to follow?
  • Advantages and obstacles for investing in Brazil. What do companies expect?
  • Land-based casinos and their online versions


  • Newton Cardoso Jr. - Federal deputy and President of the Tourism Commission
    Federal deputy Newton Cardoso Júnior (MDB-MG) is one of the Brazilian legislators most committed to legalizing of gambling in the country. He has participated in countless local and international industry events and led official missions in Las Vegas and Europe to seek information on the regulation and control of the activity. For the parlamentarian, the importance of releasing casinos and gambling is key to attracting tourists to Brazil and to collecting taxes.
  • Johnny Ortiz – Zitro Founder
    Johnny Ortiz Viveros is founder and president of Zitro, one of the world leaders in the manufacture and development of slots, video-bingo and interactive gaming. It is a pioneer and benchmark in the industry that employs more than 300 people with a constant search for innovation. Zitro has thousands of machines installed in casinos and gambling halls in the United States and countries in Europe and Latin America, among many other markets.
  • Alex Pariente - Senior VP of Casino Operations at Hard Rock International
    With extensive industry experience, Alex Pariente is Senior Vice President of Casino Operations for Grupo Hard Rock International. Latin America is one of his main focuses and leads an important project carried out by the American company in partnership with the Brazilian group Arena Petry. Florianópolis will be the first city outside the United States to receive a unit from the Hard Rock Live events venue which, in addition to the entertainment complex, will have a hotel with 300 rooms and a possible casino-resort.
  • Pedro Cortés - Senior Partner no Rato, Ling, Lei and Cortés Advogados
    Portuguese lawyer specialized in the areas of Banking and Financial Law, Capital Markets, Gambling, Real Estate, Commercial and Corporate, Intellectual, Labor and Arbitral Property. Cortés has been with Rato, Ling, Lei & Cortés - Advogados since 2003 and has been a Partner since 2006. He has participated three times at the Brasilian Gaming Congress (BgC). The firm has over 30 years of legal practice in Macau and specializes in all legal aspects relating to the gambling market worldwide.
  • Moderator: Witoldo Hendrich Jr. – Founding partner of Online IPS Brazil and Hendrich Advogados
    Witoldo Hendrich Junior is a founding partner of Hendrich Advogados and Online IPS Brazil, a global payment solution company. As a specialist in gamng regulation, he has been a speaker and moderated panels at many industry events. Witoldo participated in the public hearings held at the Sports Commission of the Chamber of Deputies where subjects for the legalization of online gambling in Brazil were discussed. He also served as a specialist speaker at the Commission for the analysis of Draft Laws 442/91 and 2,303/15, in Brasilia.