See below for news about prosecutors in Paraguay raiding the offices of gaming regulators (Conajzar).
A new Casino Club operation opened on the border of Argentina and Brazil late last week when the doors to the newly refreshed Casino Iguazú and Casino Café Central. The new operation is a cooperative venture between Spanish firm Nortia and Casino Club.
Thanks to its international location the casino accepts bets in reais, pesos, and dollars. Gaming opportunities include over 260 new slots cabinets and 20 gaming tables in four unique spaces including a modern bar and a large welcome room.
A statement by the operating company asserts that it is a casino that is characterized by offering world-class gaming rooms, which attracts players from all over the planet – “Se trata de un casino que se caracteriza por ofrecer salas de juego de primer nivel mundial, lo que atrae a jugadores de todo el planeta.”
First Opened in 1995
The gaming house is a local and international icon that originally opened in 1995. The latest renovation and new partnership as well as an imminent rebranding to City Center Iguazú will assure untold new decades of opportunity for gamblers from around the world, just 20 minutes from the international tourist destination, Iguazu Falls.
Also opened on Friday, January 7, 2022, was Casino Café Central, with nearly 200 various slot machines. Both gaming centers keep the same hours and days with doors open from “10 am to 4 am, and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.”
Paraguayan Gaming Board (Conajzar) Members Charged With Fraud
According to reports on Yogonet and G3 Newswire, Paraguayan Judge Humberto Otazú has said that charges have been brought against the country’s Ministry of Finance member and President of the Gaming Board, José Ortiz as well as other higher echelon government officials and the Head of the Directorate of Charity and Social Assistance (DIBEN), Carmen Alonso.
Also reported was the development that prosecutors María Estefanía González and Osmar Legal have carried out raids of offices in the cases charging breach of trust, prevarication, and usurpation of public functions against eight people.
In addition to the two already noted earlier, Rubén Rousillón (representative of the governorates); Omar Mongelos, and Raúl Mariano Silva Busto, Ministry of the Interior officials – member and former member.
The investigations may have begun after it was discovered in September 2021 that the Conajzar had authorized slot machines in places they were not intended to be under the law in such freely accessible places as bars, wine cellars, and pantries.
At that time, three Senators had filed a complaint in the matter with the National Commission on Drug Trafficking, Related Illicit and Serious Deputies and prosecutor María Estefanía González was appointed to the case.