BGC Workshop on Regulation of Games and Casinos takes place this Wednesday

The Workshop on Regulation of Gambling will be promoted this week in the city of Brasília. The event takes place this Wednesday, March 23 at 9:30 am and will end on Thursday, March 24 at 4 pm.

The event is organized by the UK’s BGC – Betting and Gaming Council, bringing a productive debate to the country’s future.

iGaming Brazil exclusively brings what famous guests think of the event

For Waldir Eustáquio Marques, Undersecretary of Prizes and Sweepstakes at the Ministry of Economy, “the workshop on the regulation of sports betting will be a great opportunity to share the experience and knowledge of other regulators coming from well-regulated sports betting markets in Europe, as well as as well as from reputable operators licensed in various countries.”

André Feldman, President of BIG Brazil and Director of the WSOP Brazil circuit, was also invited by Secap to participate, as were other personalities from the Gaming field and national politicians.

In conversation with iGaming Brazil, he said: “As a future Brazilian operator, I believe this exchange of experiences with operators and regulators from countries that have been living the reality of regulation for decades is important.”

He added: “This exchange of knowledge, this learning opportunity that SECAP together with BGC are providing us is extremely important, as we are just a few days away from the regulation of the AQF (Fixed Quota Betting) sector in Brazil”.

See the full schedule of the workshop:

Day One – Essential Roles of a Regulator When Launching the Regulated Online Sports Betting Market

– Words of welcome (BGC, Embassy of the United Kingdom in Brasilia)

  • Regulators’ presentations (two presentations by Birgitte Sand and Carlos Hernandez)
  • Definition of objectives, schedule and priorities
    • Staff recruitment and training
  • Two question and answer sessions (after each presentation)
  • Two coffee breaks and lunch
  • BGC closing remarks (BGC will present a summary of the first day)

Day 2 – Operators point of view

  • BGC Introduction – 10min
  • Operator presentations (bet365 and Flutter presentations) – 90/120min each:
  • What is online sports betting from an operational and commercial point of view?

What is the concept of a channeling rate and why is it so important for the regulation of online sports betting

  • What establishes a typical regulatory environment for online sports betting?
    • Licensing conditions
  • How to protect the integrity of sport?
    • Operators’ duties and main challenges
  • Evaluate the regulation
    • Submit a license request
  • Q&A sessions
  • Two coffee and lunch breaks
  • Final comments from BGC

Simultaneous translation will be provided in English and Portuguese.


Birgitte Sand

From 2008 to 2020, Birgitte served as Director General of the Danish Gambling Authority (DGA), responsible for building and successfully consolidating a legal gambling licensing regime covering betting, online casino, land-based casinos, lotteries and slot machines. games.

She is Past President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators, was awarded European Regulator of the Year by IMGL, received the VIXIO Gambling Compliance Global Regulatory Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the SBC Sports Betting Hall of Fame.

She now serves as a senior executive advisor to governments and private entities, and as a member of the board on gambling regulation.

Carlos Hernández

Carlos is State Prosecutor (on leave) and former General Director of Gambling Regulation at the Spanish Ministry of Finance and Civil Service (2013-2016).

His public career has brought together legal advice and State representation before different Courts of Justice with regulatory and supervisory responsibilities in disruptive sectors within the economic branch of the Spanish administration. For five years he has been the partner responsible for Regulated Markets at DFW-RCD, a multinational law firm.

In September 2021, he co-founded Silverback, his own consultancy, through which he advises clients and associations from different sectors on their regulatory relations with public administrations.


The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) was formed in response to a growing need in the UK gambling industry to pool their combined efforts and resources to raise standards and share learnings about safer gaming and regulatory compliance. It is the only betting and gaming industry association representing betting shops, online gaming companies and casinos in the UK.