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Tag Archives: Paraguay

Paraguay – National Competition Commission recommends changes to sports betting sector

The National Competition Commission (Conacom)  has published a statement questioning the bidding requirements for sports betting in Paraguay and recommending changes to how it should be carried out in the future. According to the entity, the conditions established by the National Gaming Commission (Conajzar)  do not encourage competition within the sector because operators have to pay…

Paraguay – Lawmaker urges enactment of slot bill

Deputy Ángel Paniagua has recommended the approval of a draft declaration that would force the gambling board (Conajzar) and municipal governments to adhere to a gambling law that was passed a year ago. In June 2022 President Mario Abdo Benítez enacted a new that prohibited slot machines outside of slot parlours and casinos. The draft…

Paraguay- Congress calls for probe into sports betting tender

The Permanent Commission of the Congress of Paraguay has approved a request asking for further  information  from the National Commission of Games of Chance (Conajzar) over the controversial results of it latest sports betting tender. In December Conajzar  published a statement defending its decision to award the single sports betting licence to Daruma Sam for…

Paraguay – Sports betting tender over after President ratifies gaming board’s decision

The Executive Branch has backed the decision made by the National Gaming Commission (Conajzar) and awarded the operation of the single sports betting licence to Daruma Sam S.A. (Apostala), for another five years, through Decree No. 8,735. President Mario Abdo Benítez signed the decree supporting the decision of the National Gaming Commission (Conajzar), headed by…

Paraguay – National competition commission puts gambling laws in spotlight

The National Competition Commission (Conacom) recommended that the government review Paraguay’s gambling law (Law 1,016/97) because it allowed for licence holders to hold a monopoly over instants, pools, sportsbetting and casinos. Conacom concluded that Law No. 1016/97 established regulatory barriers to competition by establishing the right of exclusivity in the running of certain games of…

Paraguay – Gaming board defends sports betting tender

Conajzar has published a statement defending its decision to award the single sports betting licence to Daruma Sam for the second time. According to the board the tender was carried out legally and transparently. “Conajzar has examined the offers presented, taking into account a series of requirements, among which the following stand out: canon fee…

Paraguay – Rejected bidders to take board to court over sports betting tender

The consortium made up of B-Gaming Paraguay and Gambling S.A, which was disqualified from the latest sports betting tender, announced that it would take the matter to court after the National Gaming Commission (Conajzar) awarded the single sports betting license to Daruma Sam (Apostala). B-Gaming Paraguay and Gambling S.A. expressed their absolute rejection of the…

Paraguay – Conajzar awards sports betting license to Daruma Sam

The National Gaming Commission (Conajzar) announced the winner of the sports betting tender and awarded the licence to the current license holder Daruma SAM S.A. The licence was issued through resolution 48/2022, after the board analysed the documentation presented by the bidders. The licence is valid for five years. The three companies that officially submitted…

Paraguay – Sports betting tender fair says regulator

María Galván, interim president of the National Gaming Commission (Conajzar) told local press that the tender for sports betting was fair and that it “is not rigged.” In September the president of the Paraguayan Chamber of Games of Chance Aníbal Salomón, questioned the call for tenders, the short time given for the presentation of offers,…