The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (mincetur) destroyed 217 slot machines that were used illegally in different locations in Peru. All of them valued at approximately 150 thousand dollars.
In addition, he stressed that it was a clear example of Mincetur’s actions to eradicate informality, reaffirming its commitment to the fight against any attempt to illegalize the activity of casino games and slot machines.
It is important to mention that of the destroyed machines, 101 did not have authorization for use by Mincetur and 116 machines were aimed at minors.
Likewise, the confiscation of the machines was carried out in game rooms, warehouses and areas located in different regions of our country, such as: Loreto, Pasco, Cajamarca, Junín and Lima; counting on the support and articulated work of the Public Ministry and the National Police of Peru.
The confiscation of slot machines and the closure of premises are determined in article 11 of Law No. 28945, which empowers the General Directorate of Casino Games and Slot Machines of the Mincetur to close those rooms that do not have authorization from the sector, proceeding to the seizure of the machines for their subsequent destruction.
Therefore, according to the Penal Code, those who participate in this illegal activity will be subject to imprisonment for not less than one nor more than four years, among other administrative sanctions.