In 2008, taxes collected by the Peruvian state by casino games and slot machines could increase by 60% compared to 2007, reaching 160 million Peruvian soles, something like 53 million dollars.
According to the information to the press by the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Pablo López de Romana Cáceres, the large increase would be the result of the formalization process undertaken by which many entities related to the sector was legally settled.
It is worth remembering also that the proceeds go mainly to development projects in the community and district states, in addition to sponsoring sports, cultural technological and throughout Peru.
As reported by state agencies, the Directorate General of Casino Games and Slots has advanced by 50% in the process of formalizing the sector, which represents about 250 licensed slot machine halls.
Also highlighted the private sector initiative, which recently launched the Civil Association for Responsible Gaming (ASJURES), with the aim of providing treatment to people suffering from diseases related to the compulsion to play.