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September 18, 2020

A sportsbook center, an Asuncion casino and a TV bingo

Paraguay: Conajzar prepares at least ten gaming tenders this year

(Paraguay).- This year, the National Games of Chance Commission (Conajzar) will perform ten tender process of different games of chance, among them, Asuncion casino, whose tender was declared void, the national sportsbooks, that was always part of a struggle of powerful businessmen and that it is currently operated by the firm Repsur SA.

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atricia Marchewka, president of the commission, commented that, in the following weeks, a schedule of the tenders that will be performed this year will be issued, and the aim of Conajzar members is that tenders should be performed with transparency, so each interested party has to assist to the meeting of the council, with certificates included, in order to avoid any inconvenience.

He pointed that, in the following weeks, one of the games of chance will be tendered for a channel, and it is also planning to call for a tender for the second casino in Asuncion, whose tender was declared void last March. In that occasion, Conajzar alleged failures in the offers presented by the two consortiums, in technical, financial and legal aspects.

The important dispute on the sportbooks operation is also planned for the second semester, because the contract of the firm that today operates that business will conclude by the end of September. This game is operated by the firm Repsur, from 2004 until next September 20th, and it is the main contributor to the state with us$ 552,829 a month, which means us$ 6,634,962 a year.

The amount reveals the betting level generated in the country, with this game played at a national level, considering that there are three draws a day, so tenders are performed every five years, and there are a lot of political and business pressures on the commission.

Besides, Conajzar aims to perform more tenders at a national level, for example, to search a city with more than 500,000 inhabitants where another casino could be operated, as well as online games, allowed by law, but that has not been tendered so far.

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