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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….

Chile – Chile’s Senate considers raft of changes to Chile’s gaming laws

The Senate’s advisory Commission for Decentralisation and Regional Development has unanimously approved a bill that seeks to prohibit the operation of slots or games of chance outside of premises legally allowed to offer gaming. Alejandro Navarro, parliamentary forerunner of the project, said that a study by the Catholic University revealed that there were more than…

Chile – Chillán promises crackdown on illegal slots

The municipal government of the Chilean city of Chillán located in the Bio Bío region, is preparing to carry out a definitive closure of the so-called ‘neighbourhood casinos’ that operate illegally and which remain open despite the repeated attempts made by the government to close them down. The slot parlours have been in operation in…

Chile – Slot hall operator’s appeal kicked out in Chile

An appeal filed by a slot parlour operator has been rejected by the Court of Appeals in the Coquimbo region in Chile. Local company Spa lodged the appeal in protest against fines and closures by the municipal government of Ovalle arguing that it infringed upon their constitutional rights. In what could be an important development…

Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic seizes 633 slots

The Ministry of Finance of the Dominican Republic has destroyed more than 8,000 pieces of gaming equipment which were being used in illegal gambling operations. The Head of the Casino and Gaming Control Board Oscar Chalas explained that the equipment was confiscated in 1,376 betting centres which had been found to be operating without proper…