Costa Rica Faces Regulation

Published November 16, 2006 by OCR Editor

Costa Rica Faces Regulation

The Costa Rican Electronic Gambling Association is calling for more government involvement regarding the gambling business that is taking place on Costa Rican soil.

Eduardo Agami, the organization's president, is concerned about the consequences for gambling oeprations based in Costa Rica due to the closing of sites around the world because of the recent legislation in the US.

The case is between the Costa Rican government and the US government. We believe that the industry could be productive for Costa Rica and should be allowed. Here they need to establish the limits, Agami said. His association will lobby the Costa Rican government for support for the online casinos in the country to remain open. Agami pointed out that there are more than 200 other online casinos still in operation. They employ a total of 10,000 people in Costa Rica, where the industry is unregulated.

According to Agami, the fate of the industry is in the hands of Costa Rican officials. He also said that members of his association planned to analyze the situation and work out a plan to calm the fears of employees, the clients and the government. Because Agami wants to work hard to make the industry regulated and accountable, Costa Rica might soon have a fully regulated industry where fans can play without fear. This will be a major accomplishment for Agami, his association, Costa Rica, and most importantly, the fans who play at the sites based in this Central American country.

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