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Chile – Concepción launches court action against 15 illegal slot parlours

The Municipality of Concepción has initiated a total of 15 court injunctions against illegal slot parlours. In October local officials initiated complaints against five establishments but this has since increased to fifteen with the matter now awaiting a court decision . The municipality of Concepción has  suspended permits for this type of business, so that…

Chile- Lawmaker wants to speed up illegal casino ban

Congressman Frank Sauerbaum has presented a formal request to the president of the Internal Government Commission, Marta González Olea, to speed up the regulatory changes that will improve the control of the so-called “popular casinos” in Chile. Sauerbaum aims to speed up a project that modifies Decree Law No. 3,063 on municipal revenues, in terms…

US – Michigan to remove unregulated machines used for illegal gaming

The Michigan Gaming Control Board and Michigan Liquor Control Commission will conduct a statewide public education and enforcement initiative in 2022 to encourage businesses to remove unregulated machines used for illegal gaming. “Illegal gambling can lead to other, more serious crimes that compromise safety in Michigan communities,” said Henry Williams, MGCB executive director. “Citizens who…

Paraguay – Chamber of Senators to discuss banning slots outside of gaming rooms in Paraguay

Politicians in Paraguay want to pass laws to ban slot machines from operating anywhere outside of casinos and slot halls. The senator of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party (PLRA) will put the bill ‘to introduce protection measures for minors, against the influence of slot machines’ to the board of directors of the Chamber of Senators…

Chile – Chilean Senate passes new laws to crack down on illegal slots

The Chilean Senate has voted by 29 votes to seven to approve new laws to crack down on illegal slot operation outside of casinos, ruling out any concept that skill-based elements makes the slot machines legal. Juan Carlos Manríquez, a lawyer representing the Chilean Association of Gaming Casinos (ACCJ), said: “This law reaffirms the illegality…

US – AGA warns illegal slots endanger consumers and steal tax revenue

The American Gaming Association (AGA) released a white paper highlighting the dangers of unregulated, illegal gambling machines proliferating across the U.S. These illegal gambling machines are not subjected to meaningful testing, licensing or regulatory standards and are often tied to criminal activity, including money laundering, drug trafficking and violent crime. The white paper is titled…

Colombia – Colombian regulator continues crackdown on illegal sector

During the past year, the game regulator in Colombia, Coljuegos has confiscated 3,821 pieces of illegal gaming equipment. “This result was obtained thanks to the fact that we carried out 223 operations with the support of the National Police and the Attorney General’s Office,” said Coljuegos President Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo, who also explained that…

US – AGEM and AGA announce campaign to combat unregulated gaming machines in US

The Association of Gaming Equipment Manufacturers (AGEM) and the American Gaming Association (AGA) have announced a new partnership to highlight and combat the rapid spread of unregulated gaming machine activity in states throughout the US. The centrepiece of the campaign launch is the new “Unregulated Gaming Machine Fact Sheet” released today that confirms the clear…

Mexico – Governor to impose harsher penalties on Baja California’s illegal gambling

The Governor of the Mexican State of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla Valdez, has announced a crackdown on illegal gambling. According to the governor illegal gambling has become an ‘epidemic that threatens security,’ in the region. The governor said penalties will be applied against those who operate slot machines that operate illegally in all types of…