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LATINO AMERICA
surgido fundamentalmente de Hyatt - Liberman, pero a Hotel Casino Carrasco closure
principios de semana, se dio a conocer la opinión de los The Hotel Carrasco, a well-known landmark in Uruguay’s
funcionarios del casino. capital city Montevideo, was closed yesterday in order for the
winner of the tender to upgrade the property to start work. In
En un comunicado, la Federación de Trabajadores de Juego a less than usual move the official in charge of the process,
dice que “acá no solo se cierra un hotel; la Intendencia Ricardo Ehrlich, has submitted the tender documents to the
privatizará un casino para seguir entregando los recursos Tribunal de Cuentas de la Republica (TCR) for analysis before
municipales a manos privadas, continuando la política de Juan sending them for final approval to the Commission.
Carlos Bengoa (ex Director de Casinos Municipales) y
compañía, hoy sentenciados con prisión por delitos de fraude Ehrlich has made this decision to ensure transparency in
y coimas. the tender process following public concern. The
Montevideo Municipality gave the bid from the group
Codere-Sofitel approval for the renovation and re launch of
the famous art deco Hotel Carrasco. However, second placed
Hyatt-Liberman has asked for this to be set aside until the
TCR has commented.
In a press statement workers’ union Fenaju said the matter
did not only concern the closing of the hotel but that the
casino was being privatized, giving municipal funds to the
private sector just as the previous gaming administration (now
jailed following a fraud and bribery investigation) had done.
The union is demanding discussions between all sectors
concerned to decide how gaming should be run in Uruguay.
Expo mexicana se presenta en FADJA 2009
Valeria Guzmán, Gerente de Marketing de GAMMEX 2009
ha anunciado que La Feria de Recreativos, Juegos Sorteos y GAMMEX 2009 to send team to Bogotá
Apuestas de México enviara un equipo de ventas a Bogota Valeria Guzman, GAMMEX 2009 marketing manager,
para participar en la expo vitrina de Latinoamerica, FADJA announced that the Gaming & Amusement Expo Mexico
2009, el miércoles 22 y jueves 23 próximos. GAMMEX 2009 would send a team to Bogotá for Latin America’s regional
ha reprogramado la fecha del evento que se llevara a cabo en showpiece, FADJA 2009, on the 22 and 23 of this month.
el emblemático Salón de Exposiciones y Conferencias de GAMMEX 2009 rescheduled its date at Mexico City’s
Ciudad de Mexico, World Trade Center, durante los días 10 y signature venue World Trade Center for 10-11 June.
11 de junio.
Guzman, who is also Customer Service Manager in
Guzman, quien también es responsable de Servicios Nicaragua’s Tourist Institute said: “We had several requests to
Públicos en el Instituto de Turismo de Nicaragua, dijo: change the date of our Mexican expo by some influential
“Tuvimos varias solicitudes de personalidades bien personalities in the industry, and after following suggestions
importantes para un cambio de fecha de nuestro evento del from the planning people at the WTC we were happy to do so.
sector del juego en la Ciudad de México, y después de Now we are very busy booking industry companies to
consultar con la gente de planeamiento del WTC accedimos al participate in GAMMEX 2009, and will ensure that everyone
cambio, y ahora todos en FADJA 2009 se enteraran sobre las at FADJA 2009 knows about the great opportunities that
grandes oportunidades de negocios que ofrece Mexico para el Mexico has to offer”.
sector del juego”.
GAMMEX 2009 promises to bring together the main
GAMMEX 2009 promete convocar a las empresas mas representative companies of the country’s amusement sector
representativas del sector de recreativos del país y empresas and gaming industry leaders such as ACE A&G from Korea,
lideres del sector de juegos de azar como ACE A&G de Corea, Merkur Gaming from Germany, TAB Austria, Boss Gaming,
Merkur Gaming de Alemania, TAB Austria, Boss Gaming, y and many others, as well as from the local Mexican
además de muchas empresas locales que se presentarán en una companies who will exhibit for the first time in an
expo internacional por primera vez. international gaming event.
GAMMEX 2009 involucra al sector de salas recreativas, que The Mexican event aims to assemble all the gaming sectors
son la base de la industria en el país, y las nuevas salas de in the country, from route and amusement businesses, which
juegos y sorteos con apuestas, y promete convocar a todos los are the basis of the industry, to the new games and betting
profesionales del sector a un evento donde se exhibirá lo parlors licensed under current Federal legislation. GAMMEX
último en el desarrollo de productos, servicios y tecnología. 2009 will also present eminent personalities from the gaming
Adicionalmente, eminentes personalidades del sector se world to address current industry legislation, marketing and
presentarán en foros y conferencias para debatir el progreso gaming operations, which are themes concerning the future
de la legislación, marketing y operaciones de juego en México, of the region’s most promising market.
el mercado más prometedor de la región.
22 MAY 2009
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