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July 25, 2021

The rapid growth has caused concern among some casino operators

The number of slot machines doubles in Panama

(Panama).- The number of slot machines in Panama has doubled during the past three years due to decisions made by the government to expand the gambling industry. As this has happened, funding for programs to combat problem gambling has decreased. There are currently 10,900 slot machines according to the Gaming Control Board.

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ccording to the Gaming Control Board, in July 2007 there were 5,141 slot machines. Currently, there are 10,900. These machines will take in an estimated us$ 1 billion this year.

The rapid growth has caused concern among some casino operators. Antonio Alfaro, President of the Association of Gaming Administrators, said there needs to be limits set on the number of games operators can install at any one site.

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