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Tag Archives: Casinos

Argentina lawmaker wants casinos moved to ski resort

Councillor Leandro Costa Brutten has presented a draft ordinance, co-authored by his counterpart Julieta Wallace, in the Municipal Council of Bariloche, which aims to remove casinos from the centre of the city in the province of Río Negro and move them to the ski resort of Cerro Catedral. According to Costa Brutten, this is not…

Necochea to reopen as Boldt’s casino licenses renewed

The president of the Provincial Institute of Lotteries and Casinos (IPLyC) Gonzalo Atanasof has met with the mayor of the coastal city of Necochea  Arturo Rojas to discuss the future of the casino complex. During the visit, Atanasof toured the gaming hall and the abandoned complex with local authorities. Fernando Hansen representatives of the Casino Administration, Maintenance, and…

Chile – Improvements to casino law needed says head of SJC

The head of the Chilean Gaming Board (SJC) Vivien Villagrán has said that the board is waiting on the results of the investigation into alleged collusion against Dreams, Enjoy and Marina del Sol, in order to promote regulatory changes in the industry. In an interview with Diario Financiero, the official stated that there was room for improvement due to…

Brazil – Vice President meets with Playtech CEO

According to CNN the vice president of Brazil and Minister of Industry and Commerce, Geraldo Alckmin met with Mor Weizer, CEO of Playtech. The meeting was apparently brokered by federal deputy Felipe Carreras, the current leader of Alckmin’s party, and a long time supporter of an expansion of the industry. According to reports, the vice president made it…

Uruguay – Cipriani should open in 2025 says Mayor

The mayor of Maldonado, Enrique Antía, reported that the technical team that will carry out the work on the Cipriani Ocean Resort Residences have submitted the work plan to the Directorate General of Urban Planning. In a press conference, when presenting the budget to the Departmental Board, the official announced that the director of Urban…

Chile – Grupo Meier wants latest Chile casino licenses revoked

Casino operator Grupo Meier (Corporación Meier) has filed a complaint with the Superintendence of Gaming Casinos (SCJ) demanding that the last tender involving Dreams, Enjoy and Marina del Sol be revoked. Grupo Meier based its claims on a report prepared by law firm Contreras Velozo on their behalf. In a letter to the SJC, the company’s manager Lientur Fuentealba Meier claimed that…

Mexico – New Casino opens in Mexicali despite President’s warnings

Despite the fact that the President of Mexico just announced that no new casinos would be allowed to open and that all licenses which had been granted over the last four years would be revoked a new casino has just opened in the city of Mexicali. According to the Mexicali city council, the opening is…

Peru – Gambling revenue on the rise for government

Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, Luis Fernando Helguero has announced that the government expects to collect S/210 million this year from taxes generated by casinos and slots which would mean an increase of 5% compared to the amount registered in 2022. In his presentation at the Foreign Trade and Tourism Commission of the Parliament,…

Uruguay  – New US$22m hotel and casino announced

The Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay has announced the construction of a new US$22m hotel and casino in the city of Paysandú.  The venture, funded by Argentine investors, is scheduled to open next year. The announcement was made by the Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay, Álvaro Delgado, together with the mayor of Paysandú,…