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Argentina – Fuente Mayor wins race to build casino in Mendoza

Fuente Mayor has been awarded the licence to build and operate a new 900 slot casino in San Martín, Mendoza, Argentina, by the Instituto Provincia de Juegos y Casinos. In landing the licence it beat off competition from Desarrollos Maipú SA, in charge of the Arena Maipú Casino & Resort, and Traylon SA. It will…

Argentina – Three companies in the running for new Mendoza casino

Three companies are in the running to develop a US$54m casino with between 600 and 900 slots in Argentina’s eastern province of Mendoza Desarrollos Maipú, owner of the Arena casino, Traylon, who operates in San Martín, Rivadavía, Malargüe and General Alvear and Fuente Mayor, which owns the casino in the Tunuyán hotel are all still…

Argentina – Bomb found in Mendoza Casino

A bomb has been discovered in a casino in the city of Mendoza on Sunday. The bomb was found in a bathroom in the Regency Casino in the Park Hyatt hotel leading to panic as employees and customers were evacuated while police officers mounted a major security operation, which lasted several hours. The discovery was…

Argentina – Policy shift fails to stifle industry revenues

According to the Institute of Gaming and Casinos, (IPJC) of the province of Mendoza income generated for the state by casinos, lottery games and betting on horse races, stood at $2,420m more than US$142m in the first ten months of this year. Casino gaming made up almost 90 per cent of the total. 8 percent…

Argentina – GLI first to market in Mendoza

Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) has become the first independent test laboratory to be awarded certification accreditation in the Province of Mendoza, Argentina. GLI’s Director of Latin America and Caribbean Government Relations and Business Development Karen Marcela Sierra-Hughes said: “Continuing with our commitment to the regulatory entities, GLI prepared and submitted the petition for accreditation per…

Argentina – Two casinos to close in Mendoza having failed new policy

The Institute of Gaming and Casinos, (IPJyC) of the province of Mendoza has decided not to renew the licences of two casinos because they no longer fit into government policy. The closure of the casinos in the city of Tunuyán and in the city of Tupungato both of which are located in the winemaking region…

Argentina – Mendoza closes third casino for failing to attract tourists

The Governor of the province of Mendoza Alfredo Cornejo has closed Casino de Mendoza La Consulta, located in the town of La Consulta. The casino was granted a licence ten years ago, with the aim of attracting tourism to the area. However government officials have argued that the casino has done little to attract tourism…

Argentina – Casino closure sparks controversy in Mendoza

Local lawmakers have delayed a last minute deal which would have guaranteed the future of Condor Casino in Mendoza. Owned by KLP Entertainment the company had agreed to pay an outstanding tax debt with the provincial government last month. The casino Condor was initially closed for ten days on July 12 by The Institute of…

Argentina – Three casinos to close in Mendoza

The government of Mendoza has decided not to extend the concession of at least three casinos in the province because they are not meeting the gaming board’s objectives of attracting tourism and generating income. In fact according to the latest statistics gathered by the local gaming board the casinos are now losing money. President of…