Lawyer and politician Juan Carlos Restrepo has been appointed as the new president of the Colombian gaming operators trade body Asojuegos. The former senator, in addition to being part of the Congress for approximately 16 years as representative of the Radical Change party and dedicated to the work of representing and defending the rights of Colombians, has forged close links with the Colombian gaming sector.

Evert Montero Cárdenas, president of the country’s gaming regulator, Fecoljuegos, welcomed the appointment. He said: “We want to extend our most sincere congratulations to Dr. Juan Carlos Restrepo. Without a doubt he has been an important player in the sector and a very close friend of Fecoljuegos. We have worked together in the good of the activity and we fully trust that with his arrival and participation in the actions that we are working in an articulated manner between the unions, the different projects and challenges that will help make this a sustainable industry in the long term be consolidated.”

He added: “He wants us to do a joint and respectful work to make this a recognised, strong and special sector. The appointment is undoubtedly very important for what is coming in the industry: a better reputation image, an up-to-date policy and guarantees for entrepreneurs who make large socio-economic contributions for the country.”