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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…

Chile – Chile gaming association FIDEN hits back at gaming board

In a long running dispute The Association of Operators, Manufacturers and Importers of Electronic Entertainment (FIDEN) has hit back over claims that machines operating in so called neighbourhood casinos are illegal. FIDEN, denied the recent statements put forward by the Chilean Gaming control Board (SJC) saying that they were unfounded, were intended to confuse public…

Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic launches crackdown on illegal slots

The government has launched a new campaign against the increasing presence of illegal slot machines in small businesses. The campaign includes the putting up of posters with messages for the prevention of illegal gaming in different commercial establishments. Speaking at the launch, The Attorney General Jean Rodríguez explained that the campaign aims to raise awareness…

Chile – New unit charged with investigating slot corruption Chile

A new unit will be charged with investigating allegations of corruption in the slot industry in Chile. Former heads of The Association of Operators, Manufacturers and Importers of Electronic Entertainment (FIDEN) have been the focus of a recent investigation by the Public Prosecutor for possible money laundering, corruption, and the illegal financing of political campaigns….