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Uruguay – Government writes off tax debt and could pave way for casino in Colonia

Members of the political party Partido Nacional in Colonia have approved a resolution that would write off a real estate tax debt generated by the Airemar Corporation. The corporation was in charge of the management of the Hotel Casino Carmelo between 1991 and 2020. The debt with the Municipality of Colonia amounts to 65 million…

Uruguay – Delays over new casino in Carmelo

Talking with local radio the undersecretary of Tourism, Remo Monzeglio, has criticised the continued delays over the granting of a casino licence in the city of Carmelo located in south-western Uruguay.   Monzeglio described the process thus far as “tragicomic.”    “It has been one obstacle after another,” Monzeglio said, and commented that he had decided…

Uruguay – Work begins on new Cipriani hotel and casino

Work began last week on the property of the former San Rafael hotel, where the new Cipriani Ocean Resort & Club Residences Punta del Este will be built, according to the mayor of Maldonado Enrique Antía. The construction company contracted by the Cipriani Group began to build the wall that surrounds the land where the excavations…

Uruguay  – New US$22m hotel and casino announced

The Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay has announced the construction of a new US$22m hotel and casino in the city of Paysandú.  The venture, funded by Argentine investors, is scheduled to open next year. The announcement was made by the Secretary of the Presidency of Uruguay, Álvaro Delgado, together with the mayor of Paysandú,…

Uruguay  – Locals sign petition to block Cipriani project in Punta del Este

Locals living near the proposed site for the new Cipriani hotel and casino in Punta del Este are moving against the project and want it blocked. The development located in the San Rafael area has a period of 180 days for building work to begin.  Locals have made their displeasure known via  worldwide non-profit petition website Change.org…

Uruguay – Online gambling bill postponed

After several legislators requested an extension of the evaluation term of the project on online gambling, the Chamber of Deputies of Uruguay has postponed the vote on its online gambling bill. According to the deputy Álvaro Viviano, president of the Deputies Finance Commission, the project will be halted so that the bill will be evaluated…

Uruguay – San Rafael casino and hotel project gets go ahead

Lawmakers have given the all clear for the reconstruction of the former Hotel Casino San Rafael in Punta del Este. According to local press the decision was made during the early hours of  Wednesday, December 14, by the  Maldonado Departmental  Board  which  authorised the construction of a 320 meter tall tower which will be the…

Uruguay – President of lottery organisation proposes online state run casino monopoly

While Uruguayan lawmakers debate the possibility of regulating online gambling, the president of the country’s organisation La Banca which runs a variety of popular numbers games, as well as sportsbetting, and instants, Roberto Palermo, has proposed allowing the state to run a single online casino site.   The current proposal for online gambling would allow…

Uruguay – Lottery workers stop selling tickets in opposition to online gambling bill

The National Federation of Gaming Workers (FENAJU) stopped selling lottery tickets yesterday in order to call for a “serious debate” about the online gambling bill now under discussion in Parliament. The union represents 3,500 workers in the sector. FENAJU wants authorities to evaluate the regulation of online gambling in Uruguay including more control over competition…