he director explained that the problem lies in the section which stipulates that companies must update their licenses. Lizaur explained that this procedure may generate a heavy wave of appeals for protection and “we would return to the previous status quo,” so he asked for an arrangement to be made on the matter.
One of the main changes included in the new law is that licenses will be granted for just one casino and not as before, when a license could be used to open up to 90 gambling venues. According to Pérez Lizaur, inconsistencies in legislation may lead to legal conflicts, because they “infringe upon acquired rights.”
In consultation with its legal area, the businessman concluded that “appeals for protection can be easily won”, which would erase the progress achieved, so it would be a pity if we would draw again in a conflict on this scale with the authority. That's why Lizaur mentioned that he expects the Senate to amend those aspects when revising the legislation.
“The new games of chance law is an extraordinary achievement and we applaud the labour of the Government Secretary, from the General Directorate of Games and Lotteries (DGJS). However, as with all things, there is always a hope for improvement,” he concluded.