Among all of the regions that have embraced sports betting, Latin America stands out. As a whole, its market is younger than those in other areas; however, it is also the one that offers the most long-term benefits. Coming next month is a webinar hosted by ICE 365, part of Clarion Gaming, and Fernando Garita, Head of Business Development at Betcris has been announced as a speaker for the event.

The webinar, titled, The importance of retailers in Latin America, will be held on September 9 from 5-6 PM GMT +1. Leading operators from the region will be involved, providing an overview of the place retailers have in developing Latin America’s gaming industry. It will also focus on how their role will likely change over the next decade as the sports betting market expands and becomes more well-defined. With the rapid growth the gaming industry is experiencing in Latin America, there are ample opportunities for existing and new operators to expand into the digital arena.

As Latin America’s leading sports betting and gaming operator, Betcris has been instrumental in shaping the gaming efforts, both on a local and a regional level. Garita’s input during the webinar, which is sponsored by Playtech, will prove vital for all entities in the space, with an expert focus on how sports betting is going to grow over the next five to ten years. Along with other participants, he will provide insight into how land-based operators can become involved in iGaming directly and how they can partner with existing online operators if they prefer that route.

There will also be a discussion on how regional lotteries will play a part in the gaming sector in Latin America going forward and how their role may change as more sports betting legalization comes to the region. Time has been allocated for the discussion of how lottery operators that are currently focused on land-based options can also migrate to the online space and expand their reach through digital alternatives.

Karen Sierra, Vice President, Latin America & Caribbean at GLI, will moderate the event. Along with Garita, Caliente Interactive CMO LATAM Fernanda Sainz, Apuesta Total CEO Gonzalo Perez and Betplay Director General German Segura will be presenters in the Spanish-language webinar. Because the event is being held solely online, it is open to participation by anyone in the industry who wishes to join. There is no fee for attending, making it a worthwhile tool for those interested in the Latin American gaming space.