The project that sanctions the use and tenancy of slot machines outside casinos had a wide acceptance In the Senate. Its approval counted with 28 votes in favor and the abstention of an independent senator.
Now the project will return to the Constitution Commission for its discussion in particular, that will take place on May 16th, according to the date the High Chamber chose.
This initiative was originated in two parliamentary motions; one by senators José García, Evelyn Mattehi, Carlos Ominami and the ex-senators Edgardo Boeninger and Alejandro Foxley, and the other by senator Nelson Avila.
Basically, it establishes sanctions for the authors, businessmen, administrators, commission agents or lottery agents who are not legally authorized, to be punished with reclusion in a minimum grade and a fee from 100 to 300 UTM (Monthly Tribute Unities).
Likewise, it establishes that he who commercializes, distributes or installs slot machines anywhere –private or public places other than authorized casinos- will be penalized with reclusion in a medium to maximum grade and fees from 100 to 300 UTM.