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Puerto Rico Gaming Commission select Gaming Laboratories International

Puerto Rico AAFA selects GLI
Puerto Rico Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority Chooses Gaming Laboratories International (GLI®) for Sports Betting, Esports, Fantasy Sports Consulting Services.

Uncertainty remains following VLT legalisation

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While the government is pressing forward with the legalisation of VLTs outside casinos, Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board has yet to sign-off on the new legislation, which it suggests could cannibalise existing casino revenues. Nearly three months after Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, signed a new bill into law which will legalise video lottery terminals outside casinos,...

ICE VOX roundtables confirm Puerto Rico is open for business, states regulator

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As Puerto Rico sits on the cusp of iGaming and Sports Betting regulation, Jaime Irizarry, Director of Games of Chance, Puerto Rico Tourism Authority, will be making the journey to ICE London (5-7 February, ExCeL London, UK) to take part in two key streams focusing on the region: a dedicated Puerto Rico Roundtable...

Critics suggest slot machine legalisation could cannibalise casino industry

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The new measure, introduced as part of Puerto Rico’s tax reform legislation, will legalise slot machines outside casinos, however its critics suggest that it could undermine the territory’s existing gaming industry. Both chambers of the Puerto Rican legislature have signed off on a new bill which will legalise slot machines outside casinos. The Senate and the House of Representatives approved the...

GLI renews contract with Puerto Rico Tourism Company

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GLI has renewed its annual contract with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC) for a wide range of professional services, including on-site inspections of gaming equipment and professional consultation pertaining to new technology, policy and legislation development, rule writing, field issues, player disputes, and forensic examinations. “The Gaming Division of the PR Tourism Company has contracted GLI’s services for the...

New bill could allow Puerto Rico’s casinos to offer online gaming

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The Commission for Tourism and Social Welfare is analysing a new measure which would allow Puerto Rico’s casinos to offer online gaming. Presented by the head of the Commission, representative Néstor Alonso Vega, the new bill, Proyecto de la Cámara 1696, would amend the territory’s existing gambling law. Online gaming would be regulated by the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (CTPR),...

LatAm Round-Up: Sun Dreams looks to enter Colombian online market while Enjoy exits the country

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In Colombia, Sun Dreams has stated that it hopes to obtain an online gaming licence in the country before the end of the year. “Sunbet is a company which operates in South Africa ...and it's going very well. So we decided to replicate that business model here ” said Leonardo Pacheco Bachmann, the company's general manager in Colombia, speaking to...

New bill could allow Puerto Rico’s casinos to offer online gaming

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The director of Puerto Rico's gaming regulator, Jaime Alex Irizarry, has lent his backing to a new proposal to allow the territory's casinos to run online gaming operations. The Commission for Tourism and Social Welfare is analysing a new measure which would allow Puerto Rico's casinos to offer online gaming. Presented by the head of the Commission, representative Néstor Alonso Vega,...

Puerto Rican single sites face tax hike

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Puerto Rico’s government has proposed an increase in licensing costs for single site machines as part of a package of financial initiatives in support of the territory’s budget. The revenue projection underpinning the budget for the next fiscal year suggests that the government is looking to raise $60m by increasing in the cost of gaming machine licences for single site...

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