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Russia – Illegal operations forcing Tigre de Cristal to reduce its offering

Illegal operations in Russia have forced the Tigre de Cristal casino in Primorye gaming zone, close to Vladivostok, in the Far East to drastically reduce the size of its operation. Having opened the casino in November 2015, Craig Ballantyne, a Director at G1 Entertainment, which operates Tigre de Cristal, confirmed the casino had been forced…

Dominican Republic – Dominican revenue dropping as illegal gaming grows

According to data collected by The Directorate General of Internal Taxes (DGII) gaming revenues in the Dominican Republic are dropping year on year amongst fears that illegal gambling is growing. This is despite a number of crackdowns of late on illegal gambling and a thriving gaming industry. According to the most recent statistics Dominicans bet…

Russia – Russian authorities seize almost 1m slots

The Russian authorities have seized almost 1m slots since gambling was banished to four, soon to be five, remote gambling areas in July 2009. The figures, released by the Prosecutor General’s Office, confirm that in the five year period over 100,000 suspect locations were inspected with over 70,000 illegal gambling facilities and 812 illegal casinos…

Russia – Russian illegals hit 61,000

Russian authorities have confirmed they have shut down more than 61,000 underground casinos and slot halls since gaming became illegal in all but the four remote gambling zones in 2009. The Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement that the owners of underground gambling parlours have been fined a total of 602m rubles (US$17.1m), and…

Mexico – Records of licences incomplete in Mexico

Mexico’s gaming regulating body has confirmed in a report that licences handed out under the previous administration are incomplete and in a state of disorder. The report, which covers the legality of casinos now operating in Mexico, is highly critical of the way licences have been handed out in the past claiming that records are…

Mexico – Over 40 casinos operating in Mexico without a licence

The Mexican Ministry of the Interior (SEGOB) has confirmed that there are a total of 43 casinos in Mexico which are operating illegally. The agency made the announcement while it delivering its report to the Special Commission of Gaming of the Chamber of Deputies explaining that just seven casinos have been closed this year.  In…

Greece – Illegal casinos earn as much legals in Greece

Illegal casinos in Greece are believed to be generating revenues as high as €150m a year with the first half of 2013 seeing police seize 81 roulette wheels and 1,280 electronic betting stations from illegal casinos around Athens. The illegal turnover is close to that of the top earning casinos in Greece at Mont Parnes…

Chile – Illegals slash legitimate tax by 20 per cent

According to statements released by The Association of Chilean Casinos (ACCJ), illegal gaming is taking a heavy toll on the industry and has meant that gaming tax revenue is down by as almost as much as 20 per cent. Officials from the ACCJ which represents all of the privately owned casinos in Chile are putting…

Venezuela – Crackdown on illegals continues in Caracas

The government of Venezuela has continued its long running campaign against illegal gaming with the confiscation of 277 slot machines in Caracas. The announcement was made by the Head of Press for the Ministry of Interior Relations, Justice and Peace Jorge Galindo. In the statement released via Mr Galindo’s Twitter account the National Commission for…