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Brazil – Brazilian government closes Winfil slot parlour in Porto Alegre

The local government has finally banned the Winfil gaming house from operating in the city of Porto Alegre. The Municipal Secretariat of Economic Development has ruled that the establishment is operating games of chance in contravention of its license. As a result, its licence was revoked and the establishment was closed down last week. According…

Brazil – Rio Grande do Sul to see 460 slot hall open

In a highly controversial move a group of investors are planning on opening a large scale slot parlour in the in the southern zone in the city of Porto Alegre, the capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. The establishment, the opening for which is scheduled for later this month, will house…

Brazil – Courts open way for legalised bingo in Porto Alegre

Bingo halls in Porto Alegre, the capital of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, are reopening after local magistrates have ruled in their favour. Magistrates for The Criminals Appeals Panel have ruled that gaming does not constitute a criminal offense because the 1941 law, which outlawed gambling as part of Brazil’s Criminal Contravention…