E. Sevilla exits as head of Peruvian gambling regulator

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E. Sevilla exits as head of Peruvian gambling regulator

The Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru (MINCETUR) officially announces Eduardo Sevilla Echevarría’s exit as DGJCMT president, succeeding Manuel San Roman in 2022 for almost two years.

Trade Minister Juan Carlos Mathews Salazar, in a bulletin, announced the completion of Sevilla Echevarría’s appointment through Resolución Ministerial 044-2024-MINCETUR. The specific reason for the decision was not disclosed. Before his role in the gambling regulator, Sevilla had various positions in tourism, such as director for the Cámara Nacional de Turismo (Canatur) and national director of tourism.

In the previous year, the Peruvian government sanctioned Law No.31806, revising the 1999 Gambling Law. Effective from February 9, the changes encompass updates on tax collection, AML measures, and the encouragement of responsible gambling. Additionally, the updated legislation mandates gambling operators to establish a local presence and register with MINCETUR by March 10.

In October, Safap, the Association of Professional Footballers of Peru, urged the Peruvian Football Federation (FPF) to initiate an inquiry into Liga 1 game performances amid concerns of potential manipulation for sports betting. Some even advocated for the suspension of the Betsson-sponsored league pending an investigation.