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Tag Archives: CONAJZAR

Paraguay – Charges Brought Forward in Corruption Case

A judge has stated that all of the members of the Paraguayan Gaming Board (Conajzar) now face charges of fraud. Judge Humberto Otazú confirmed that charges had been brought against José Ortiz member of the Ministry of Finance and President of the Gaming Board, Carmen Alonso Head of the Directorate of Charity and Social Assistance…

Paraguay – Casino licence restricts competition says Head of Gaming Board

Controversy is surrounding the new mega complex planned for San Francisco Island in Paraguay with the head of the gaming board saying that the licence was granted for too long and restricts competition. In November 2017, the then head of the National Gambling Commission of Paraguay (CONAJZAR) Javier Balbuena, signed a contract for the operation…

Paraguay – Paraguay’s Gaming Board still pushing for independence

The Paraguayan gaming board (CONAJZAR) is still pushing to become an independent agency. The Chamber of Deputies is looking at a bill which would convert the board into the National Directorate of Gambling (DINAJZAR) – an autonomous institution. Today the board comes under the control of the Ministry of Finance. According to head of the…

Paraguay – Work underway on ambitious new Mega Resort and Island Casino

Construction of a new mega resort and casino is now underway now that the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Paraguay (MADES) has given the project the green light. Work has already begun with the hydraulic filling on San Francisco Island, on the Paraguay River where the company in charge of the project plans…

Paraguay – Paraguay to name new Alto Paraná casino operator at end of November

The opening of the three envelopes for a new casino tender is scheduled for November 30 for a casino licence in the Paraguayan Department of Alto Paraná. Three companies have put forward a bid for the hotel and casino according to José Antonio Ortiz Báez, the new head of the gaming commission (CONAJZAR). According to…

Paraguay – CONAJZAR not Municipal Governments to grant slot machine licences

The Chamber of Senators of Paraguay has accepted the partial veto of three articles of a new slot machine bill currently up for debate. The presidential objection is based on giving Paraguay’s National Gaming Commission (CONAJZAR) more control over the rise in number of illegal slot machines rather than leaving slot machine licences in the…

Paraguay – Paraguay’s Gaming Board struggling to cope with illegal gaming

Javier Balbuena the Head of Paraguay’s Gaming Board (CONAJZAR) has said that the board is struggling to cope with the number of illegal gambling halls. “We close the halls but the next day they open somewhere else,” he said. “Our physical capacity does not allow us to cover every place in the country. We have…

Paraguay – Paraguay workers Union denounces Head of Gaming Board

The Union for workers at Paraguay’s National Ports Authority (ANNP) has denounced the Head of the gaming commission Javier Balbuena (CONAJZAR) to the anti-corruption unit of the Public Prosecutor’s Office. According to local daily Ultima Hora, Nicolás Russo, the lawyer acting on behalf of the union, has denounced the official on a number of charges…

Paraguay – Paraguay’s Gaming Board criticised over licence extensions

The Controller General of the Republic of Paraguay has criticised the Gaming Control Board (CONAJZAR) over its granting of gaming licence extensions. The government office, which holds government bodies into account over their actions and is responsible for auditing the financial and program use of government resources, has asked that CONAJZAR justify the reasons behind…