Tag Archives: mifal hapayis
- Judge reverses decision, orders Israel’s lottery to turn off slot machines
January 13, 2017
The saga of Israel’s on-again, off-again slot machines continues—only this time, the High Court of Justice wants the state lottery company to shut down (again) all slot machines in the country. Two days after allowing the 500 slot machines and 150 keno machines to operate, Justice Yoram Danzinger told national...
- Court orders Israel’s Mifal Hapayis to turn on slot machines
January 10, 2017
Slot machines and other automated games of chance in Israel are back online. For now, that is. This was after the High Court of Justice ordered national lottery monopoly Mifal Hapayis to reactivate the 500 slot machines and 150 keno machines “until the court finally rules on the matter,” Haaretz...
- Israel shutters state-sponsored slot machines on New Year’s Eve
January 3, 2017
Israel’s anti-lottery crusader Moshe Kahlon has emerged victorious in his crackdown on state-sponsored gambling. On New Year’s Eve, national lottery monopoly Mifal Hapayis shut down its 500 slot machines and 150 keno machines after it failed to negotiate with the treasury the renewal of its operating license, Haaretz reported. According...
- Israel finance minister wants to ban slots and race betting, maintain casino ban
August 4, 2016
Israel should ban slot machines and betting on the horses, according to the findings of a new government report. On Wednesday, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and Justice Ministry General Director Emi Palmor held a joint press conference to discuss a new report by the Commission on Gambling Regulations. The Commission,...
- Israel’s finance minister pushes back against Netanyahu’s Eilat casino plans
June 14, 2016
Israel’s push to authorize its first brick-and-mortar casinos isn’t sitting well with the government’s coalition partners, who also have a bone to pick with slot machines and horse racing. In February, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu authorized his Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin to study the possibility of building up...