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Jamaica to host Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit

Published:Friday | April 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The seventh Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit will be staged in Montego Bay, St James, June 14 and 15, 2017.

"After an exhaustive market analysis and evaluation, it is clear that Jamaica is emerging as an important new market in the Caribbean region's gaming industry. Having the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit in Montego Bay provides the opportunity to better understand the country potential of Jamaica, learn about the developments in the Caribbean's gaming industry, and forge new partnerships between the region's operators and global service providers" said Elizabeth Levia, of CGS Group, LLC who are producing the event in Jamaica.

CGS Group has confirmed a partnership with Jamaica's Betting Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) for the staging of the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit.


Delighted to be selected


"We are delighted that Jamaica has been selected from among a group of highly competitive Caribbean countries for the seventh Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit. This event builds on our own annual Gaming Industry Summit, which we have hosted for the past three years for local industry stakeholders," said Carole Martinez-Johnson, acting executive director of the BGLC.

"The BGLC team looks forward to welcoming gaming industry executives from the region and beyond to Jamaica. It is our intention that (the event) provides invaluable networking opportunities and is a platform from which new strategic alliances and co-operative agreements can emerge," Martinez-Johnson said.

The programme of activities includes conference plenary sessions exploring key issues for the region's gaming industry such as de-risking and anti-money laundering, security, responsible gaming, as well as trends in the global gaming industry.

For the first time the Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit will include a special regulator's forum at which representatives of gaming regulatory organisations from around the region will explore issues related to regulating online gaming and sports betting.

The exhibition will link operators of gaming establishments with industry suppliers of products and services.

The Caribbean Gaming Show and Summit 2017 international sponsors include Aristocrat, Spin Inc, Golden Race, and Signature Gaming.