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Driftwood Capital announces first casino for Old San Juan

The Hotel Rumbao Tribute Portfolio, in Old San Juan, will add a casino to its already existing facilities. Carlos Rodríguez, CEO of Driftwood Capital, the owning company told press that the casino will be located on the first level of the Paseo Portuario building, which the firm acquired in 2021 for $21.7 million. The construction,…

Puerto Rico’s senate approves new slot regulations

The Senate of Puerto Rico has approved a measure that ratifies the new amended regulation of the Gambling Machines Law to ensure a percentage of funds generated by slots  go to the Police Retirement Fund. Senate President José Luis Dalmau Santiago presented the measure. Revised regulations addresses concerns raised during previous sessions and was approved…

Puerto Rico – IGT PlaySports to enable Puerto Rico’s first casino brand-led sportsbooks

International Game Technology is growing its sports betting presence in Puerto Rico via a multi-year IGT PlaySports technology and services agreement with Ponce Plaza Hotel & Casino. Located in Ponce, Puerto Rico, the casino will leverage IGT PlaySports’ technology and experienced trading advisory services team to power Puerto Rico’s first casino brand-led retail and mobile…

Puerto Rico – El Tropical Casino opens in Playa la Fortuna

A new casino has opened in Puerto Rico. The property is the first Fairfield by Marriott hotel in the Caribbean. Located in front of the Luquillo Beach Resort in Playa la Fortuna, the Fairfield by Marriott Luquillo Beach & El Tropical Casino has 104 rooms. Spanning 17,500 square feet, the casino offers 9,000 square feet…

US – Caesars Sportsbook goes live in Puerto Rico

Caesars Sportsbook mobile sports betting app is accepting its first mobile sports wagers in Puerto Rico, complementing the opening of Caesars Sportsbook at Casino Metro in December 2022. Legal residents of Puerto Rico who want to enjoy an enhanced sports betting experience with unmatched rewards can download the Caesars Sportsbook Puerto Rico app on iOS and…

Puerto Rico – Casino Metro and Winning both approved for sports betting in Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico Gaming Commission has approved two new online sports betting operations with Casino Metro, in partnership with Caesars Entertainment, and Stadium/Winning teaming up with IGT, both now approved to offer betting. There are still almost 50 license applications pending at the Gaming Commission. Jaime Rivera-Emmanuelli, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Gaming Commission,…

Puerto Rico- Ponce Plaza gets multi million dollar facelift

The Ponce Plaza Hotel and Casino in Puerto Rico is preparing to celebrate its 15th anniversary after completing a US$10m renovation of its facilities, including its lobby and 69 rooms. The general manager of the casino, Ramón Muñoz-Grajales, stated that, among the remodelled areas, are the Lola Eclectic Cuisine restaurant and the 16,500-square-foot Casino de la Plaza. The casino is expected…

Puerto Rico – Slot Revenue to pay for police pensions

The House of Representatives approved, Project 1593, which will grant retired police officers a payment of at least 50 per cent of their current income. The measure was submitted in January by lawmaker José Rivera Madera, and amends the Gaming Machines Act of 1933 in order to generate to obtain the necessary funds. Money for…

Puerto Rico- Casino revenue on the rise in Puerto Rico

According to data provided by the Gaming Commission of the Government of Puerto Rico, casinos reported profits that exceeded US$355 million, which is equivalent to a growth of 38.89% in relation to the fiscal year 2021, in which more than US$256 million was reported. Miguel Vega, president of the Casino Committee of the Puerto Rico…