Posts Tagged: Uruguay

Uruguay – Uruguay’s Senate passes bill to raise taxes on prizes

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With six votes against and thirty votes in favour the Uruguayan Senate has raised taxes on gaming. The new laws were passed by the Lower House in August and now need to go to the Executive branch for final approval. The new gaming taxes are part of a much larger Accountability Law which was put… Read more »

Uruguay – Zitro installs video bingo machines at Enjoy Punta del Este

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Zitro has installed its first bank of video bingo machines in the casino Enjoy Punta del Este in Uruguay. Punta del Este is one of the most important tourist destinations in Latin America with visitors coming from all over the world but mainly from Brazil and Argentina. Video bingo lovers who could previously play in… Read more »

Uruguay – Uruguay’s slots should be included in new gaming laws

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The Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce for Games and Entertainment (CUDE) has criticised a new gaming law now under consideration in the House of Deputies as it does not include slot machines located outside of casinos. “For more than twenty years we have had these slot machines in the country, but the state has avoided their… Read more »

Uruguay – Online gaming illegal under new Uruguayan law

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The Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies has passed new regulations which make online gaming illegal and has given the executive branch control over sports betting. Deputies approved the new law which was pushed forward by the governing party of Uruguay (Frente Amplio). The new law states that casino games such as poker, roulette, and slot machines,… Read more »

Uruguay – Uruguay’s online crackdown could be imminent

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The head of the Uruguayan National Lotteries Office Luis Gama has told press that his office is working alongside the Ministry of Economy and Finance on a legal measure that would prohibit gaming via the Internet by operators not authorised by the state. “We are working on a project that will disable the activity through… Read more »

Uruguay – Enjoy finally acquires Conrad

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Chilean operator Enjoy has acquired 55 per cent of the shares of Baluma SA meaning that Enjoy has finally obtained full ownership of the Conrad Punta del Este Resort. In April it was revealed that Enjoy had issued a public bond in the Unites States in order to finance the purchasing of the remaining 55… Read more »

Uruguay – Brazil’s new laws will drive Uruguayan industry

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The Minister of Tourism Liliam Kechichian has said that the legalisation of gaming in Brazil will force Uruguay to be both “competitive” and “intelligent” as casinos in Uruguay are one of the reasons why so many Brazilians visit Uruguay. “Brazil has announced the authorisation of gaming in its territory a measure linked closely to the… Read more »

Uruguay – Argentino Hotel Casino & Resort could operate without a casino

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The Argentino Hotel Casino & Resort in Piriápolis could lose its casino licence after Undersecretary of Tourism, Benjamin Liberof, the National Director of Tourism Carlos Fagetti and Director General of Tourism, Hyara Rodríguez, appeared before a parliamentary committee to report on the progress of the tender process for the hotel and casino. Deputy, Elizabeth Arrieta… Read more »

Uruguay – Merkur installs Avantgarde slots at Enjoy Punta del Este

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Merkur Gaming has installed its Avantgarde slots at Enjoy Punta del Este in Uruguay. Following a successful trial period Merkur Gaming has now installed a bank of its unique Avantgarde slant top units on the main casino floor and the subsequent results have proved them to be a major highlight among the more than 550… Read more »

Argentina – Atlantic Ventures to distribute Konami in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay

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Konami Gaming has confirmed Atlantic Ventures as its exclusive distributor for Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The Buenos Aires-based company is led by Norma da Silva, a long-recognised authority in gaming product for Latin American markets. For nearly 20 years she has worked in close collaboration with regional operators to expand their business with strategic gaming… Read more »