GPWA Times Magazine - Issue 50 - August 2021

João Va z market and, in addition to Nigeria, we have several licenses working well and expanding. But, in the case of Nigeria, it can be a challenge, as it has become the second-largest online gambling market after South Africa. Nigeria is the largest Af- rican country with 200 million inhabitants. Esports are among the most popular forms of gambling in Nigeria. Africa is a world itself and it is important to see how communication and affiliation for online gambling results in countries with a tradition of dominant retail players. Tell us about your typical work day as a Pub- lic Relations Director. A normal day starts with coffee. I usually go to work between 8:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. When I arrive at the office, I have already seen work emails and messages and I prioritize the day between meetings to try to find new partnerships and sponsorships, talk to current partners, and see communication solutions for the company. Internal meetings, such as one with the Country Manager for Nigeria, help us find ways to communicate and make the brand visible in that territory. I check the requested designs for company banners on the platform. Speak and coordinate the representa- tives of the social networks for Brazil and LATAM. Check activations of partnerships. Talk to Brand Ambassador, Roberto Carlos, about future videos and posts. Talk to publishers like you to get more brand awareness. The office day ends at 6 p.m., but the work day follows, as there is always something pending to resolve either for a different time zone, because the iGaming business never sleeps. What’s the office culture like at BetWinner Affiliates? The office culture is very relaxed, in the way. We communicate internally, but with great vigor and professionalism. As we are all from different countries and cultures, we have achieved a genial balance that creates a united environment in which each one is unique. What are your hobbies? What takes up your time when you are not working? Watching movies and TV series. Football and the sea are my passions, so watching a football game, swimming, doing SUP and strolling by the sea would be my biggest hobbies. But now with my daughter the priority is 100% for her and if it is possible to spend with my family by the sea, it is triple the pleasure. Do you gamble online or at land-based ca- sinos? Yes, in the past it was for fun, now I do it to get to know the platforms better and what they can offer, in relation to online. As for land-based casinos, I attend once or twice a year, more for poker tournaments. What’s your favorite movie? Taxi Driver. A film that has all the ingredients that a great film should have. If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be? I will cheat, and choose my parents, my daughter and her mother, who is my future wife. If I had to choose people who have died and would like to talk about football, cinema and technology and entrepreneurship: Johan Cruyff, Alfred Joseph Hitchcock and Steve Jobs. Name one thing that people reading this mag- azine don’t know about you. Even the people who know me and read this magazine and are in the iGaming industry do not know that I have an extreme taste for everything related to cinema and production. I studied a Master Production and di- rection for cinema and TV and I did a postgraduate study of cinema/TV. I have also commented on more than 400 football matches on live Spanish TV, Including the last three Word Cups (South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Russia 2018). A good example is the Latin online gambling marke t , which is expected to grow 11.5% betwe en 2020 and 2027 . 67 G P W A t i m e s . o r g