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Paraguay – Prosecutors look to reopen investigation into Ciudad del Este casino

The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Paraguay has requested that the investigation into the now cancelled building of a large-scale casino and hotel in Ciudad del Este be reopened. In January this year then head of the gaming commission Javier Balbuena (CONAJZAR) confirmed the cancellation of the construction of a casino and hotel on the eleven-hectare…

Paraguay – Government suspends casino tender in Ciudad del Este

The Head of the gaming commission Javier Balbuena (CONAJZAR) has announced that the construction of a hotel and casino in the city of Ciudad del Este has been cancelled. Balbuena confirmed the cancellation of the construction of a casino and hotel on the eleven-hectare site owned by the National Administration of Navigation and Ports (ANNP)….

Paraguay – Court drops charges against Paraguay’s President over casino tender

The Justice department in Paraguay has dismissed the accusations made against the Head of the gaming commission Javier Balbuena (CONAJZAR), the mayor of Ciudad del Este Sandra McLeod de Zacarías Irún, and the President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes. The charges had been put forward by Nicolás Russo acing lawyer for the Union for Paraguay’s National…

Paraguay – New obstacle to large scale casino in Ciudad del Este

Deputy Amado Florentín, a member of The Authentic Liberal Radical Party (PLRA), has presented a new bill that would prohibit the operation of casinos in property owned by the state. The Deputy expects that the new rule could be analysed by the full Chamber of Deputies and would amend Paraguay’s gaming laws which date back…

Paraguay – Ports want President of Paraguay on trial for casino land

Members of Paraguay’s National Ports Authority (ANNP) have announced their intention to put the President of Paraguay Horacio Cartes on trial for permitting the use of the institution’s land for the construction of a hotel and casino in the city of Ciudad del Este. The complaint before the Prosecutor’s Office also encompasses other public officials…

Paraguay – Tender for Ciudad del Este casino set for this month

The call for tender could be made for the construction of a large scale casino and hotel in the city of Ciudad del Este as early as this month. According to Javier Balbuena Head of the Gaming Board (CONAJZAR): “CONAJZAR approved the terms and conditions for the call for tenders last year but what is…

Paraguay – Opposition to casino in Ciudad del Este linked to Duty Free Zone fears

Workers from Paraguay’s National Ports Authority (ANNP) in Ciudad del Este have met in order to discuss measures which they plan to take against a proposed casino and hotel in the city. Workers plan to protest the granting of a building permit to the casino which will be located in a building belonging to the…

Paraguay – Paraguay to launch bidding process worth US$50m to $70m

Paraguay’s Gaming Board (CONAJZAR) has approved the terms of the bidding process for the new hotel and casino in Ciudad del Este. The Head of CONAJZAR Javier Balbuena argued that the tender should be launched as soon as possible as Brazil could soon pass its own gaming laws and this could have an effect on…