GAT Caribe 2023 is coming soon, a business opportunity for entrepreneurs and leading brands of the gaming industry with investments or interest in the market of the Dominican Republic and jurisdictions of the Antilles and Central America.
The scenario could not be better for a meeting that has everything, opening the work agenda for next June with the participation of relevant companies such as Alfastreet, Novomatic, Pragmatic Play, Zuum, Betconnections, SIS.Tv, Mi Quinte +, Loteka, Golden Race, IGC, Todo +, Juancito Sport, Mobadoo and PMU, which have confirmed their participation on Friday, June 2 in the academic agenda and exhibition at Punta Cana Club, luxury location within The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club.
Dominican industry says attending!
The Asociación Dominicana de Casinos de Juegos ADCJ, presided by David Moniz, has shared the call among its associates who are announcing their active participation in the third edition of this event. Also invited to GAT Caribe is the Asociación Dominicana de Bancas Deportivas ADOBAD, which represents an important sector of the Dominican economy that generates thousands of jobs in the country. ADOBAD, led by Leonardo Lantigua, groups the consortiums of sports banks that have more than 80% of the points of sale authorized by the State throughout the national territory. Likewise, the Federación Nacional de Bancas de Loterías, FENABANCA, another important organization, headed by Juan Antonio de Jesús, will also participate in the trade show and in the conferences and panels of GAT Caribe on June 2.
The casino sector is a protagonist in GAT Caribe
Casinos in the Dominican Republic are very popular with tourists from all over the world who fly to the island by the millions every year. They offer a variety of gambling games, ranging from slots to table games such as blackjack, poker and baccarat. An additional ingredient that adds to their success is the offer of live entertainment, cabaret shows and magic shows.
Located in the main vacation destinations in the country, such as Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata, they offer unique experiences with promotions and bonuses for players, which makes them even more attractive.
The recovery of this gaming segment after the pandemic is complete. Hence the importance of the market for new machines, technology, equipment and updated gaming portfolios that GAT Caribe will offer.
As part of the agenda scheduled from June 1, the previous will be the Networking event on the beach of the Westin Hotel between 16:00 and 20:00 hours. Within this space and enjoying the sunset, the white sand and the green and blue sea of Punta Cana, attendees can enjoy a varied musical accompaniment with DJs, colorful shows and performances, cocktails and exquisite Caribbean cuisine that will create an ideal environment to meet with colleagues and make new friends.
Executives representing major brands, operators, distributors and suppliers from Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Curacao, Jamaica, Panama and Peru, among other countries, are expected to attend.
Academy and platform launching
On June 2 in the morning, a varied academic agenda will be carried out between 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Punta Cana Club, where in the afternoon the trade show will be held with exhibition stands.
In the third edition, GAT Caribe will have as novelties in its updating component, the launching of state-of-the-art technology platforms. The first of these is Mi Quinte +, a French-Dominican firm that operates PMU (Pari Mutuel Urbain), a leader in the commercialization of mutual horse betting in Europe. The conference will be given by the company’s president, Ramy Belhachmi.
On the other hand, representatives of TODO +, Lottery Banking, will present its Multi-Service Transactional Network, specially designed for the Dominican Republic.
Victor Arias, vice-president for Latin America of Pragmatic Play, Premium Sponsor of GAT Caribe, will give a lecture on the topic of New Generation Games.
Loteka, sponsor of the event and leader of lotteries in the DR, will also speak at the morning training session.
There will also be a panel on the slots, roulette and casino equipment industry, with the participation of top executives from Novomatic, IGT and Merkur.
The IGC firm, headed by Jorge Gómez in the Dominican Republic, will hold a conversation with BMM on the process of homologation and certification of casino equipment.
Invitations have also been extended to the management staff of Coljuegos, the Colombian regulator, the Costa Rican Social Protection Board, the Puerto Rican Gaming Commission and the Panamanian Gaming Control Board.
Commercial display in booths
On Friday, June 2, the land-based and online exhibition will open from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., where representatives of important companies with global presence will present the best of their products and state-of-the-art equipment for casinos. Within the framework of the exhibition, the so-called “Casino Minimarket” will be held, so called by the Dominican industry to define a commercial meeting of supply and demand of products and services for its sector.
GAT Caribe will also be the occasion for Mobadoo, an e-sports betting platform, to present its portfolio of virtual bets in physical points for lottery banks in the Dominican Republic to the operators and suppliers present.
For the closing of the event, a Happy Hour GAT Caribe will be organized by GAT Expo.
José Aníbal Aguirre, CEO of Gaming & Technology Expo, comments: “After the success of GAT Expo Cartagena, we are warming up our engines to deliver the best business and technological development experience to the gaming industry in the Caribbean and Central America, now in full return to normality and therefore, to the increase of its international and national market in the Dominican Republic and neighboring countries. We are waiting for you”.
Registration and ticket sales for the different activities of GAT Caribe can be purchased at http://www.gatexpo.net/.