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.

Cutting-edge gambling industry media platform has announced its speaker list and sponsors ahead of its bite-size virtual conference,

Gaming Americas Q1 Meetup.

Over 1000 participants have already registered for the 28th January event, which

features a host of leading industry figures from both sides of the Americas, spanning the casino, sports betting, lottery, data and regulatory industries.

Altenar and Play’n Go have been confirmed as the leading sponsors for the event,

which takes place from 12-19.45pm EDT. Panel discussions will cover the latest

developments from both continents, with networking opportunities available through specially designed break-out sessions. See more details here | Register for free

Key topics on the agenda will focus on the latest in the US, the Canada gaming  scene, the Caribbean and Central America, as well as a combination of Spanish and English panels covering all developments across Colombia, Panama, Argentina and Chile.

Zoltan Tuendik, Co-Founder of Gaming Americas, believes that the insights on offer at the bite-size conference will prove highly valuable:

“The number of sign-ups is testament to the high level of interest from the industry in a wide range of territories that we consider to offer some of the world’s biggest growth opportunities.

“This event may be slimmed-down, but there is certainly no shortage of quality within the line-up of speakers. With key regulatory updates from North America and a deep dive into Latin and Central America, anyone who is looking to gain traction in these markets cannot afford to miss out.”

Founded in March 2020 as an all-encompassing hub for the gambling and gaming

sectors,’s industry conferences have been chiefly developed by the publication’s advisory board.

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
  • DR. 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
  • C.J. FISHER – Partner in the Atlantic City office of Fox Rothschild LLP
  • JEREMY KLEIMAN – Gaming Attorney and Member at Saiber LLC (panel


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
  • DR. 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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About Hipther Agency

One Stop Agency for multiple industries, services and activities.

HIPTHER AGENCY is the parent brand of several leading news outlets and  international conferences which cover several industries such as Entertainment,  Technology, Gaming and Gambling, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Fintech,  Quantum Technology, Legal Cannabis, Health and Lifestyle, VR/AR, eSports and  many more.

For more details visit

Hipther Agency press contacts:

Zoltan Tuendik, Head of Business

[email protected], +40 735 559 234

Alex Marginean, Marketing Specialist

[email protected], +40 731 394 220


Gaming Americas is a news portal providing in-depth news and press release  coverage about the gaming industry in North America, Latin America, and South  America. Besides the news coverage, the team also hosts boutique-style summits in Europe and North America.

To read the recent news and press releases, visit

Editorial / PR Submissions: [email protected]

About European Gaming Media and Events

European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event  organizer company in Europe and produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:

  • CEEGC(Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
  • CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
  • Prague Gaming Summit
  • MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit
  • BSG Awards (Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards)
  • EGC (European Gaming Congress)
  • SEG Awards (Southern European Gaming Awards)
  • VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)

The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style

executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top

gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.

In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the

local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest

topics into scope.

The event destinations in 2019 will include a further expansion for the company

in their quest to enter the Western European region and bring their expertise to

produce local gaming events.

For more details about the calendar, agendas and locations, visit the Live

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