Announcing the final agenda for Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup (28 January), your premier virtual event in the Americas


Gaming Americas announces the final agenda for their first virtual quarterly meetup in 2021.

The Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup is taking place on 28 January and we are ready to reveal the final agenda for the event. See more details here | Register for free

The meetup already attracted +1k registrations and has +40 confirmed speakers, which has transformed the meetup into a full-day conference dedicated to the Americas.

The team at Hipther Agency along with the Way Seers at Gaming Americas has designed a program that will satisfy all content needs for companies interested in updates from North America, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Besides the regular updates about North America, the Latin American and Caribbean-related panel discussions will be hosted in Spanish and participants will have the option to access the content in English as well. Thus ensuring all participants entrée into key markets of Latin America.

Here is how the final agenda looks like:

All times are in EDT – New York Time

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM – Reclassification of DFS entry fees by the IRS

  • DANIEL WALLACH – Founder at Wallach Legal LLC
  • LAILA MINTAS – CEO at PlayUp US (panel moderator)

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM – US Legislation Update – Which states to monitor in 2021

  • DANIEL WALLACH – Founder at Wallach Legal LLC
  • JESSICA WELMAN – New Markets Director for Catena Media
  • STEVE RUDDOCK – Content Director for BettingUSA | Editor In Chief at Gaming Law Review
  • J. FISHER – Partner in the Atlantic City office of Fox Rothschild LLP
  • JEREMY KLEIMAN – Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC (panel moderator)

1:15 PM – 2:00 PM – The synergy between land-based and online operations (Sponsored by Play’n GO)

  • DOMENICO MAZZOLA – Commercial Director at Altenar
  • MAGNUS OLSSON – Head of Sales and Account Management at Play’n GO
  • ADAM NOBLE – Co-Founder and Executive Vice President PlayStar Gaming
  • LAILA MINTAS – CEO at PlayUp US (panel moderator)

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM – The US Gambling Industry seeks innovation (Sponsored by Play’n GO)

  • WAYNE KIMMEL – Managing Partner at SeventySix Capital
  • JORDAN PASCASIO – Co-founder & VP of Product at Fansure
  • ADAM BERGER – Partner at Duane Morris LLP
  • MAGNUS OLSSON – Head of Sales and Account Management at Play’n GO
  • EVAN DAVIS – Managing Director, Sports Betting and Gaming for SeventySix Capital Sports Advisory (panel moderator)

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM – The Gambling Industry on the stock exchange

  • ANDREW S. ZARNETT – Managing Director, Head of Gaming, Investment Banking at Jefferies
  • MOHIT KANSAL – Partner at Clairvest Group
  • TOM DIENNO – Deal Advisory & Strategy – Casino & Gaming lead at KPMG LLP
  • LAUREN SEILER – Managing Director, Head of Strategy, Corporate Development & Investor Relations at Four Wood Capital Partners
  • LLOYD DANZIG – Founder & Managing Partner at Sharp Alpha Advisors (panel moderator)

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM – Canada – Online Gaming, onwards and upwards in 2021

  • RON SEGEV – Founding Partner of Segev LLP
  • DEREK RAMM – Director, Anti-Money Laundering Operations Division at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO)
  • CHANTAL CIPRIANO – Senior Director, Legal & Compliance at Mazooma (panel moderator)

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM – Learning the ropes: The Payments Industry in North America

  • ADRIANNA CUCCINELLO – Senior Executive Director iGaming and Sportsbook at Partis Solutions
  • RICH ROBERTS – VP of Strategic Partnerships at Interchecks
  • ANDREW CROWE – SVP of Business Development at Sightline Payments
  • ZOLTÁN TŰNDIK – Co-Founder at HIPTHER Agency (panel moderator)

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Latin America – Regulation updates: Colombia experience, Panama, Argentina, Brazil (Language: Spanish – Live Interpretation: English)

  • CESAR AUGUSTO VALENCIA GALIANO – President at Coljuegos (Colombia)
  • SEBASTIAN VIVOT – Head of Modernisation and Information Technology, Loter’a de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • MANUEL SÁNCHEZ ORTEGA – Head of Junta de Control de Juegos (JCJ) Panama
  • FERNANDO SAFFORES – Founder & Director at Focus Gaming News (panel moderator)

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM – Emerging Latin American markets – Argentina (Province of Buenos Aires, Province of Mendoza) and Chile (Language: Spanish – Live Interpretation: English)

  • IDA LÓPEZ – President, Provincial Institute of Games and Casinos of Mendoza, Argentina
  • VIVIEN VILLAGRÁN ACUÑA – Superintendent of Casinos, Chile
  • MARIA EMILIA CORRAL – Legal Advisor to the Board of Directors at the Lottery of the Province of Mendoza, Argentina
  • KAREN MARCELA SIERRA-HUGHES – Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development at Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®)(panel moderator)

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM – Focus on the Caribbean region (Language: Spanish – Live Interpretation: English)

  • ALEX PARENTE – Corporate Senior Vice President Casino Operations at Hard Rock International
  • DAVID MONIZ – Country CFO at Cirsa Dominicana, President ADCJ, GM, MBA, MDMGC & CPC
  • ORLANDO RIVERA CARRIÓN – Executive Director at Puerto Rico Gaming Commission
  • JOSÉ CARLOS FIGUEROA-TROCHE – Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Representative Gaming Laboratories International, LLC (GLI®) (panel moderator)

7:00 PM – 7:45 PM – Debate: Is Latin America learning from the European mistakes? (Language: English – Live Interpretation: Spanish)

  • FERNANDO GARITA – Gaming Consultant | Head of Business Development at Betcris
  • FRANCESCO RODANO – Chief Policy Officer at Playtech
  • ANGELO ALBERONI – Country Manager at Betmotion Brazil (panel moderator)

You can also view the full schedule and times of the panels on the following link:

For further sponsorship/speaking and marketing inquiries, make sure to reach out to Andrada Marginean (B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency).

For media-related inquiries, please contact Alexandru Marginean (Marketing Specialist at Hipther Agency).

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After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, Zoltan has moved deeper into journalism and media. His experience has led him to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land-based gaming sector from all around the world.


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