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Dubai Hosts Historic 'Casino Countdown' Conference

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Dubai Hosts Historic ‘Casino Countdown’ Conference
Dubai Hosts Historic ‘Casino Countdown’ Conference

In a glittering spectacle set against the backdrop of the iconic Atlantis, Royal, Dubai is poised to become the global nexus of the gaming universe as it plays host to the first-ever “Casino Countdown” conference.

With the promise of glamour, strategic insights, and groundbreaking innovations, this event, organized by Arabian Business, is gearing up to be a transformative moment in the world of casinos.

Scheduled for January 25th, the event will be graced by the presence of casino tycoons from Las Vegas and Macau, uniting in Dubai for an unprecedented gathering of minds.

Conference Hosts

The glittering occasion will be headlined by Debra Nutton, a luminary with a golden touch, bringing her wealth of experience from MGM, Bellagio, and Wynn Resorts to the forefront.

Nutton is set to unravel the secrets of the trade in her keynote, offering attendees an exclusive peek into the dynamic opportunities and challenges that define the casino cosmos.

Joining the roster of industry stalwarts is Alex Dixon, the strategic genius behind Q Casino and DRA.

Drawing from his extensive career with MGM Resorts International, Caesars Entertainment Corp, and Goldman Sachs & Co., Dixon will guide participants through the intricacies of the financial landscape of gaming. Against the backdrop of the highly anticipated casino licensing in the UAE, this session gains additional significance as Alex Dixon’s insights may well serve as a compass for potential investors navigating the new opportunities emerging in this dynamic market.

Regulatory Presence

The groundbreaking nature of the conference extends to the regulatory arena as well, with the United Arab Emirates introducing its inaugural gaming regulator – the General Commercial Gaming Regulatory Authority (GCGRA).

This pivotal move, set to drive vibrant growth in the industry, will be illuminated by the insights of Antonio Lobo Vilela, a globally acclaimed gaming law expert from Macau. Renowned for his crucial role in the Macau Gaming Commission, Vilela’s session promises to be an invaluable exploration of successful regulatory frameworks and global trends.

As the glittering lights of Atlantis, Royal, Dubai, fade into the night, the “Casino Countdown” conference marks not just the convergence of gaming titans, but the birth of a new era.

The dice have been cast, and in this city of dreams, the stakes have never been higher.


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