Colombia will introduce new laws in December paving the way for the centralised control of slots as it looks to crackdown on the operation of up to 70,000 illegal gaming machines in the country.
President Coljuegos Rodrigo Velez, said: “We want machines in Colombia to have certification that meets the international standard and guarantees pay out and randomness.”
He wants the system to provide daily reports. Currently all machines must pay the same tax irrelevant of locality or levels of play. Whilst older machines may not be able to connect to the system, the plan is to reward those operators that connect sooner with slightly lower tax levels.