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France – Upmarket illegal gaming club closed down in Paris

A luxury underground club has been closed down in Paris by the Central Service of Races and Games (SCCJ). Since the coronavirus pandemic and the closure of approved gaming clubs and casinos, illegal gaming establishments have multiplied in the territory and in particular in the Paris region, in back shops or apartments as shown last…

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…

Austria – Austrian police crackdown on illegal slot halls

Austrian police have seized 609 illegal gambling machines from the beginning of the year until the end of May in Upper Austria. The crackdown across all of Austria has been 1303 units seized since January. In Upper Austria, three companies – Admiral Casinos AG, Excellent Entertainment AG and PA Entertainment AG – currently have a…

Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic needs to take action against illegal lottery outlets

Illegal lottery gaming is on the rise and costing the government millions of dollars every year according to the Dominican Tax Office (DGII). According to the DGII illegal gaming via unlicensed lottery outlets will cost the state a total of U$S63,638,730 this year and there could be as many as 70,000 illegal outlets now in…

Colombia – Colombia’s Gaming Board signs anti-illegal gaming pact

Colombia’s battle against illegal gaming is gaining ground with the signing of a new pact between The Colombian Gaming Control Board (Coljuegos) and the regional government of Caldas. Earlier this week local lawmakers and members of the board signed the pact for Legality of the Gambling Sector, a strategy with which Coljuegos aims to combat…

Austria – Novomatic celebrates win in fight against illegal operators

Novomatic has achieved success in its fight against illegal gambling companies in Austria with a court ruling from the Supreme Court meaning offenders will be dealt with more quickly. In the past, in the course of proceedings against illegal gambling operators, cases have often been delayed by referring to pending proceedings before the European Court…

Mexico – A third of all Mexican slot machines are uncertified

Senator José Maria Martinez, President of the Mexican Senate’s Board of Directors, has claimed that due to lack of government oversight, more than a third of the 100,000 machines installed in the country’s casinos are uncertified or have been tampered with meaning that players have been the victims of fraud. As a result the Senator…

Colombia – Colombia’s Gaming Board calls for new initiatives to tackle illegal gaming

The President of the Colombian Gaming Control Board (Coljuegos) Cristina Arango Olaya has summoned a meeting to discuss ways to combat illegal gaming. Industry insiders and lawmakers are becoming increasingly concerned over the rise of illegal gaming especially the growth of sports betting shops and gaming in small businesses along the Caribbean coast and in…

Brazil – Major crackdown on illegal Brazilian gambling ring

The Brazilian Federal Police Force have launched a large scale operation across several states called Operação Trevo (Operation Shamrock), aimed at dismantling a criminal gang accused of running a money laundering and illegal gambling scheme. According to police sources, the gang has been active in 13 states and the scheme involved the popular Jogo do…