South American Casino and Gaming Law
This article was not written by an attorney and should not serve as legal advice. It is a summary of gaming laws in South America.

South American Gambling Law & Current Legislation

Saturday Dec 03rd, 2016

Among all the other gambling countries of the continent of South America, Argentina has the most number of casinos. There are around 80 casinos and 12,318 slots in the country.

Argentina also boasts of the largest casino in the continent. It is called the Casino de Tigre and it is located in the Tigre region of Argentina. Casino de Tigre has about 74 table games and around 1,700 casino slot machines/ video poker games and other video terminal gaming machines.

Besides Argentina, the other countries that are entertaining the activity of gaming are Venezuela and Chile. There is no casino gambling in Brazil. You have some casinos in tourist locations in Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. You will find casinos in all major cities in Uruguay and Paraguay. Single zero Roulette and 10% commission on Baccarat seems to be the norm.

Do not expect any comps (except maybe at Conrad's, in Montevideo) neither any strict regulation/supervision anywhere.

South American Countries’ Gambling Law

Let us have a look at the recent developments in the gambling law in different countries of South America:

Argentina:

The Bingo and gaming machines like slots are controlled and operated by The Spanish group Codere. They have recently signed an agreement with American company Digital Orchid to sell live games for cellular phones. Digital Orchid specializes in the development and distribution of wireless solutions.

With the help of this agreement, the companies will sell these solutions in Latin America and Europe. Customers will be able to gamble on Lottery, Bingo, Roulette, Poker, Slot machines, Black jack and sports through their cellular phones.

On October 11th , 2002, a leading supplier of software to the Internet gaming and e-commerce industries, CryptoLogic Inc., announced that Argentinean licensee Casinos del Norte S.A. has launched its online casino, Casino Sur. Casino Sur will be the first Internet casino licensed and operated in the largest Spanish-speaking market on the continent, that is Argentina.

Brazil:

On July 8, 2002, gaming software provider IQ- Ludorum plc. , a provider of wagering software solutions, has announced its rollout of IQ-Kiosk into the Brazilian Market beginning in August 2002.

Over the next 12 months IQ- Kiosk will be installed into 10,000 IQ-Kiosks in the Brazilian states of Parana and Santa Catarina.

The roll out is based on a licensing agreement between IQ-Ludorum plc, Lotobras and Cybertronix (a Canadian based developer of gaming kiosks). IQ - Kiosk is a pioneering stand alone kiosk designed for Bingo halls, betting shops, Lottery outlets and sports bars. The kiosks will offer IQ-Ludorums virtual casino experience. IQ -Ludorum will gain licensing revenues as a percentage of profits generated from each kiosk. Lotobras S.A. is based in Brazil and is a gaming association which provides online video lottery and gaming solutions for the South American market.

Cybertonix is based in Montreal and is a provider of high speed, touch-screen gaming terminals.

IQ-Ludorum plc on July 8, 2002 announced its expansion into the South American market with Lotobras S.A

Through a licensing agreement between IQ-Ludorum Plc, Lotobras, and Cybertronix (a Canadian based developer of standalone gaming kiosks), IQ-Ludorum will license its virtual casino software for the operation of 10,000 IQ-Kiosks in the Brazilian states of Parana and Santa Catarina, in a phased 12-month rollout.

On Dec. 11, 2000, International Lottery & Totalizator Systems, Inc. announced the successful start-up of the Loteria Estatal da Santa Catarina (LOTESC) in Brazil. The lottery went on-line with the introduction of Jogo do Barao (www.jogodobarao.com.br) a four-digit numbers game, at outlets in the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina. The lottery is operated by M.I. Montreal Informatica LTDA (Montreal Informatica), on behalf of LOTESC.

ROK Corporation, a British-based creator, licensor and distributor of mobile phone content, on Oct 1, 2004, announced the creation of a Joint Venture with Fingerprint, a lottery ticket and game products provider in Brazil for several State Lotteries

The joint venture company, ROK Brazil Technologies, had wanted to create and operate Brazil’s first lottery to be played on mobile phones.

With every handset being a lottery terminal, people are able to play the lottery via SMS without the need to visit a ticket distributor.

On Oct 1, 2004, Netbooth had formed a Multi-Million Dollar Revenue Alliance with Kiron Interactive to organize Virtual Racing Kiosks in Brazil. Netbooth, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carnegie Cooke and Company, had formed a Strategic Alliance with Kiron Interactive to develop Virtual Horse Racing Kiosks combining the products of Kiosk Software (www.kiosksoftware.com) and Vbet, a complete and total system that would enable users to wager on Virtual Horse races that are rendered on demand.

Chile

In Chile, a Finnish-based provider of online and mobile gaming solutions, EGET, on September 16, 2004 has won a deal to deliver new online games for Polla Chilena de Beneficencia, the state lottery operator of Chile. EGET said it was approached by INTRALOT, software supplier to Polla Chilena. They said that by pooling the resources and skills of the two companies’ development teams, were able to ensure that the games could be customized and integrated into Polla Chilena’s current gaming platform in the fastest and most cost-effective way.

Columbia

According to El Tiempo news, the 25 companies which form Sociedad Nacional de Apuestas Permanentes e Inversiones (Sonapi) had modernized their traditional betting games under the name of MiChance, hoping to fortify their operations in the situation of rising competition from international companies. The multinational Gtech Company, which operates the Baloto game, had made a deal with the Apuestas e Inversiones Arturo Echeverry Company to offer an online betting game called Pagatodo in the Baloto outlets. Sonapi also intends to offer online products.

The gaming and betting industry in Colombia is estimated to be worth pesos $2bil this year.
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Gaming tables1,355
Cities with gambling0
Poker rooms
Total casinos172
Sportsbooks0
Lotteries
Horse tracks0
Slot machines28,167
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South America Casino Listings
Complete list of South America casino in alphabetical order:

C

Casino Central Mar del Plata
Casino Clorinda
Casino Club Caleta Olivia
Casino Club Centenario
Casino Club Centro
Casino Club Comodoro Rivadavia
Casino Club Kennedy
Casino Club Playa Unión
Casino Club Posadas
Casino Club Rada Tilly
Casino Club Rawson
Casino Club Rio Gallegos
Casino Club Río Grande
Casino Club Rivadavia
Casino Club Rotonda
Casino Club SA Trelew
Casino Club San Rafael
Casino Club Term. de Omnibus
Casino Club Villa Cabello
Casino Colorado Argentina
Casino Concordia
Casino de Bariloche
Casino de Mar de Ajo
Casino de Mendoza Sede Central
Casino de Miramar
Casino de Tandil
Casino de Tucuman
Casino Del Sol
Casino Golden Dreams
Casino Golden Palace - Villa Mercedes
Casino Iguazu
Casino Magic - Neuguen
Casino Magic Hotel and Casino San Martin de los Andes
Casino Necochea
Casino New York
Casino Provincial de Jujuy
Casino Puerto Madryn - Zona Centro
Casino Puerto Madryn - Zona Norte
Casino Puerto Madryn - Zona Sur
Casino Rio Ceballos
Casino Tropicana San Luis
Casinos del Litoral - Corrientes
Casinos del Litoral - Esquina
Casinos del Litoral - Goya
Casinos del Litoral Bella Vista
Casinos Del Mocana Bernardo de Irigoyen
Casinos Del Moconá- San Vicente
Club Casino
Club Casino Ushuaia
Complejo Casino Monte Hermoso
Casino Arica
Casino Coquimbo
Club Hípico de Concepción
Club Hípico Santiago de Chile
Casino de Asunción by Worest
Casino Mandalay San Isdro
Casino Palacio Royal Trujillo
Carmelo Hotel Casino
Casino Atlantida
Casino Carrasco & Sofitel Montevideo
Casino Del Estadao Nogaro by Mantra
Casino La Paloma
Casinos Del Estado Sala Chuy
Casinos Del Estado Vitoria Plaza and Radisson Hotel
Conrad Resort & Casino Punta del Este
Casino Maruma
Casino Colón - Hotel Quirinale
Casino Caribe Centro
Casino Caribe Norte
Casino Dorado Norte
Casino Dorado Rosa
Casino Rock'n Jazz
Club Jacks
Casino El Dorado
Casino Aladdin
Casino Caribe
Casino Excalibur
Casino Rio
Casino El Castillo - Calle 31
Casino El Castillo - Carrera 9
Casino Internacional
Casino Premie
Casino Comas
Casino Divercentro Las Vegas
Casino King Diamonds

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