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

Tuesday Aug 22nd, 2017

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:


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.


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 ( 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 ( and Vbet, a complete and total system that would enable users to wager on Virtual Horse races that are rendered on demand.


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.


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.
South America Gambling Law

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Countries w/ gambling9
Gaming tables2,079
Cities with gambling0
Poker rooms
Total casinos332
Horse tracks2
Slot machines44,938
Greyhound tracks0
Sep 4

Ovalle Casino Resort

Ovalle, Chile
Jan 29

Casino Marina Del Sol Calama

Calama, Chile
Jul 27

Sun Nao Casino

Cartagena, Colombia
Jan 1

Casino Club Maitei

Posadas, Argentina
Jul 24

WinMeier Hotel Casino

Chiclayo, Peru
Sep 30
Casino Luckia Arica Arica, Chile
Jan 1
Cartagena Casino Cartagena, Colombia

South America Casino Listings
Complete list of South America casino in alphabetical order:


Casino Buenos Aires
Casino Central Mar del Plata
Casino Clorinda
Casino Club Caleta Olivia
Casino Club Centenario
Casino Club Centro
Casino Club Comodoro Rivadavia
Casino Club El Calafate
Casino Club Garupa
Casino Club Kennedy
Casino Club Las Heras
Casino Club Maitei
Casino Club Pico Truncado
Casino Club Playa Unión
Casino Club Posadas
Casino Club Puerto Deseado
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 Santa Rosa
Casino Club Term. de Omnibus
Casino Club Ushuaia (T)
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 Norte – Formosa Central
Casino Del Rio Belneario El Condor
Casino Del Rio Catriel
Casino Del Rio Choele Choele
Casino Del Rio Cipoletti
Casino Del Rio General Roca
Casino Del Rio Las Grutas
Casino Del Rio Viedma
Casino Del Sol
Casino Flamingo Merlo
Casino Golden Dreams
Casino Golden Palace - La Punta
Casino Golden Palace - Potrero de los Funes
Casino Golden Palace - San Luis
Casino Golden Palace - Villa Mercedes
Casino Iguazu
Casino Magic - Neuguen
Casino Magic Hotel and Casino San Martin de los Andes
Casino Necochea
Casino Neo Mayorazgo
Casino New York
Casino Obera Hotel
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
Celebrity Cruises - Infinity
City Center Rosario
Club Casino Ushuaia
Complejo Casino Monte Hermoso
Casino Arica
Casino Marina Del Sol Calama
Casino Marina Del Sol Osorno
Casino Marina Del Sol Talcahuano
Celebrity Cruises - Reflection
Club Hípico de Concepción
Club Hípico Santiago de Chile
Cali Gran Casino
Casino Braodway Apartadó
Casino Broadway Armenía
Casino Broadway Barranquilla
Casino Broadway Bello 50/43
Casino Broadway Bello 51/69
Casino Broadway Bello 52/56
Casino Broadway Bogotá - Andino
Casino Broadway Bogotá - Iserra
Casino Broadway Bogotá - Jiménez
Casino Broadway Bogotá - Metropolis
Casino Broadway Bogotá - Plaza de las Americas
Casino Broadway Bogotá - Unicentro
Casino Broadway Bogotá 17/2
Casino Broadway Bogotá 17/53 sur
Casino Broadway Bogotá 20/52
Casino Broadway Bogotá 25/87
Casino Broadway Bogotá 32/19
Casino Broadway Bogotá 35c/18 sur
Casino Broadway Bogotá 38/50
Casino Broadway Bogotá 46/01
Casino Broadway Bogotá 51/25
Casino Broadway Cartago
Casino Broadway Don Matías
Casino Broadway Itaguí 49/78
Casino Broadway Itaguí 51/60
Casino Broadway Medellín - Etapa
Casino Broadway Medellín - Unicentro
Casino Broadway Medellín 47/33
Casino Broadway Medellín 49/41
Casino Broadway Rionegro
Casino Broadway Sabaneta
Casino Broadway Santa Rosa de Osos
Casino Broadway Sincelejo
Casino Caribe Bogota
Casino Caribe Cañaveral
Casino Caribe Medellín
Casino Caribe Plaza de las Américas
Casino Caribe Unicentro
Casino Condado Armenia
Casino Condado Buga
Casino Condado Cartago
Casino Condado Montería
Casino Condado Villavicencio
Casino Cosmopolitan Cali
Casino El Castillo - Palmira
Casino El Castillo Terminal Cali
Casino El Dorado
Casino Excalibur Medellin
Casino Havana Armenia
Casino Havana Bogota - Calle
Casino Havana Bogota - Carrera
Casino Havana Bucaramanga
Casino Havana Cali
Casino Havana Cali - Unicentro
Casino Havana Ibagué
Casino Havana Manizales
Casino Havana Medellín
Casino Havana Medellín - Carrera
Casino Havana Medellín - Oviedo
Casino Havana Montería
Casino Havana Pereira
Casino Rio Barranquilla
Casino Rio Bogota
Casino Rio Cartagena
Casino Rio Medellín
Casino Rio Pereira
Casino Rock 'N Jazz
Casino Scalibur
Circus Casino Bello
Casino de Asunción by Worest
Casino Golden Palace
Casino Majestic at J.W. Marriott Hotel
Casino Mandalay San Isdro
Casino New York Lima
Casino Premie
Copa Cabana Casino
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
Casinos Del Estados Sala Sarandi
Conrad Resort & Casino Punta del Este
Casino Maruma
Casino Colón - Hotel Quirinale
Casinos del Litoral - Dependence
Casino Federacion
Casino Club La Rioja
Casino Club Tragamonedas Parque Paraguayo
Casino Electronico
Casino Inter-World
Casino Club Tragamonedas Hilario Lagos
Casino Club Trelew (Belgrano)
Club Hípico Antofagasta
Club Hípico de Peñuelas
Casino Puerto Varas
Casino Caribe Norte
Casino Dorado Norte
Casino Dorado Rosa
Casino de Cali
Casino Aladdin
Casino El Castillo - Carrera 9
Casino Internacional
Casino Comas
Casino Divercentro Las Vegas
Casino King Diamonds
Casino Nogaro
Casino Laguna Mar

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