The president of Ceuta, Juan Vivas, participated in the ceremony of laying the first stone of the new digital and data processing center (DATA Center) in the Spanish autonomous city, which will be built by the multinational company Avangreen and aims at increasing the competitiveness of said jurisdiction in the field of online gaming.
According to the company, “it is a technological tool that, when it becomes operational, will be able to increase its possibilities of competition in online gambling, which the Ceuta’s administration has bet on, after the Brexit, intending to compete with Gibraltar.”
In this context, Juan Vivas said that it is “a very important step” for the “Ceuta of the future, which is built in green, blue, sustainable, digital and intelligent”. In addition, he thanked the work of the public company Procesa, led by the councilor Kissy Chandiramani, who highlighted his “tenacity, enthusiasm and desire.”
“This project is called to play a driving role in that collective goal of achieving a more solid, stable economic model with greater capacity to generate employment. This is a green economy, digital economy, and will allow companies to improve their competitiveness,” he emphasized.
In this regard, Vivas valued the “audacity and vision” of the CEO of Avangreen, Manuel Gómez, the support of the Government Delegation and the Port Authority, as well as the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce. He also highlighted the “strategic unity to know what to do.”
Meanwhile, on November 14, the Minister of Justice, Trade and Industry of Gibraltar, Nigel Feetham, inaugurated an event at the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Gambling at the University of Gibraltar, as part of the Safe Gambling Week in the UK and Europe.
Gibraltar's Minister Nigel Feetham
The event, organized by the Gibraltar Gaming and Betting Association and CERG, “was well attended by industry representatives, academics and other stakeholders”. As they detailed, the event “focused on gambling in the workplace and, in particular, the issues faced by employees in the gambling sector.”