300 illegal casinos will be closed in Ecuador

Due to a ministry regulation, 300 illegal casinos will be definitely closed in the country, in an action that has started this week in the city of Guayaquil.

The chief of police of Guayas province, Fátima Campos, together with dozens of policemen, started to close those gambling venues located in the regenerated zones of the city. „It is addressed to centers that have illegal slots, because, according to the law, they should operate in five-star hotels.” she pointed.

In total, Campos closed 42 casinos in the centre of the city, despite claims of the owners. Besides, Carlos Sánchez, lawyer of the casino association, presented an appeal for protection of a judge in Manta, the same that was turned down by Campos.