Saiber adds former executive director of Puerto Rico Gaming Commission to its law group

The former executive director of the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission, Jaime Rivera Emmanuelli, has joined Saiber LLC‘s growing Gaming Law Practice Group as a member. With over a decade of legal experience in the public and private sector, Rivera Emmanuelli brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in international gaming law to the firm.

Rivera Emmanuelli will play a pivotal role in assisting Saiber’s clients in navigating the entry of numerous Latin American markets.

“I am excited to be part of such a well-regarded and established Gaming Law Practice Group,” Rivera Emmanuelli said. “The Latin American gaming market is continuing to take shape, and I am looking forward to contributing my expertise and experience to help guide our clients through the intricate regulatory landscapes throughout Latin America and the United States.”

In his most recent role as with the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission, Rivera Emmanuelli led the oversight of all horse racing activity, land-based casinos, route machines, sports betting, esports and fantasy contests. Jaime planned, coordinated and supervised all the agency’s administrative and operational activities and was responsible for the implementation of significant new public policy, including the Government of Puerto Rico Gaming Commission Act. In addition, while at the commission, Rivera Emmanuelli was instrumental in the launch of online sports betting in Puerto Rico.

Saiber’s Gaming Law Practice Group has witnessed substantial growth in recent years, and the addition of Rivera Emmanuelli further strengthens the team.

Jeremy Kleiman, chair of the Gaming Law Practice Group, expressed his excitement about Jaime joining the team: “We are delighted to welcome Jaime to Saiber. His addition enhances our bench strength and positions us to effectively guide our clients through the complexities of entering various growing Latin American markets.”