Slot-machine hill makes it to public hearings

Santana, Mario
August 2009
Caribbean Business;8/6/2009, Vol. 37 Issue 31, p34
The article reports on a bill that allows the operations of slot machines outside hotel casinos. House Bill 641 was introduced in January 2009 but did not make it to public hearings during the first legislative session. The bill allows slot machines to operate outside hotel casinos if such machines do not pay money prizes and are licensed by the Treasury Department. However, it is strongly opposed by the Puerto Rico Tourism Co. (PRTC) and the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association (PRHTA).


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