The Gaming & Technology 2022 (GAT) show in Cartagena, Colombia, last week closed after three days that organiser Coljuegos described as “excellent.”
The company said that the gambling industry in Latin America had accelerated by 31 per cent and had exceeded the previous gross income of more than 45bn pesos (€10.7m).
There had been considerable growth in internet gambling, rising by 179 per cent between 2019 and 2021. A better understanding of esports was one of the results of the conferences. In 2021 esports had turned over $1.2m in Colombia alone, surpassing traditional sports betting.
The show had attracted visitors from 25 countries to see 54 stands and take part in 14 specialised conferences and 11 live tournaments. Among the exhibitors were Novomatic, Franco, Interblock, Merkur Gaming, Alfastreet, Aruze, Spintec, Gambee, IGT and Zitro and the online gaming companies included BetConstruct, Pragmatic Play, EGT Interactive, Digitain, BMM and Edict Gaming.