Tag Archives: puerto rico
- Puerto Rico’s Debt Default Opens New Opportunities for Bitcoin
July 6, 2016
Puerto Rico has defaulted on its debt. Last week, Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla decided to pay teachers, emergency personnel, and other “critical needs” instead of paying back creditors who hold general obligation bonds, CNN Money reported. The Caribbean island was supposed to make an $800 million payment last...
- Dead man plays final hand of poker with loved ones at his own wake
January 28, 2016
Can you handle gambling with the dead? In Puerto Rico, a poker fan who recently died was treated to his hobby for the last time. Henry Rosario Martinez died on January 19, and his family asked a funeral home in Barceloneta, located in the northern side of the country, to...
- Puerto Rico open to adding casinos to boost economy
July 3, 2014
Puerto Rico's Department of Economic Development and Commerce, together with the Roosevelt Roads Local Redevelopment Authority, is in the market for new entertainment options in the Caribbean island, including a planned casino development. The two government agencies recently released a request for qualifications to developers interested in building establishments in...
- Ecuador casinos shut; Panama gaming up 17% in 2011; Sportech Puerto Rico deal
March 17, 2012
Ecuador’s casinos closed their doors for good Friday night, following a national plebiscite last May in which a slim majority of Ecuadorians opted to eliminate gambling joints to cut down on “social problems.” In September, President Rafael Correa ordered the nation’s unlicensed gaming parlors to immediately close up shop, while...
Conferences galore at the GES LatAm 2013
February 21, 2013
Sportech CEO exits as company launches business review
September 18, 2017