29 January 2011
Illegal gambling machines confiscated
Suara Timor Loro Sa'e, January 28, 2011 language source: Tetun - The Ministry of Tourism, Commerce and Industry (MTCI) has seized 13 illegal gambling machines and other related goods at Exelsior Resort Apartments, in Dili.
Inspector-General for Gambling, Miguel Lobato said his ministry decided to carry out operations against illegal gambling, as the law does not allow gambling such as slot machines to be held in the country.
Lobato stressed that illegal gambling like slot machines is not allowed and the law only allows gambling called SDSB, kuru-kuru and bola guling.
Lobato affirmed that illegal gambling is run by foreign nationals and is supported by some Timorese.
See alsoThe Circulation of Lottery Tickets in East Timor on East Timor Law Journal