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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 Oct 25th, 2014

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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Countries w/ gambling9Gaming tables1,850
Cities with gambling0Poker rooms
Total casinos200Sportsbooks0
LotteriesHorse tracks11
Slot machines27,700Greyhound tracks0
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South America Casino Listings
Complete list of South America casino in alphabetical order:

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Casino Club Rada Tilly
Casino Golden Palace - Villa Mercedes
Casino Flamingo
Casino Valeria del Mar
Casino Club Ushuaia
Casino Club Trelew
Casino Club Trelew (Belgrano)
Casino de Tigre
Casino Tandil
Casino Sierra de la Ventana
Casinos del Litoral - Santo Tome
Casino del Sol
Casino Club Santa Rosa
Casino Club Tragamonedas Hilario Lagos
Casino de San Vicente
Casino Provincial de Jujuy
Casino Club San Rafael
Casino de Tucuman
Casino Magic - San Martin de los Andes
Casino de Bariloche
Casino Club Rio Grande
Casino Club Rio Gallegos
Casino Inter-World
Casino Rio Ceballos
Casino Gala
Casino Club Tragamonedas Rawson
Casino Electronico
Casino Puerto Madryn
Casino Club Posadas
Casino Club Tragamonedas Centenario
Casino Club Tragamonedas Centro
Casino Club Tragamonedas Parque Paraguayo
Casino Club Tragamonedas Rotonda
Casino Club Tragamonedas Terminal
Casino Club Tragamonedas Villa Cabello
Casino Club Plaza Union
Casino del Norte (Pirané)
Casino Pinamar
Casino Magic - Neuguen
Casino Necochea
Casino Monte Hermoso
Casino Miramar
Casino Central Mar del Plata
Casino Mar de Ajo
Casino Las Lenas
Casino Club La Rioja
Casinos del Litoral - Goya
Casino de Mendoza
Casino del Norte (Formosa Central)
Casino Federacion
Casinos del Litoral - Esquina
Casinos del Litoral - Central Casino
Casinos del Litoral - Dependence
Casino Concordia
Casino Club Comodoro Rivadavia
Casino Club Tragamonedas Avenida Kennedy
Casino Club Tragamonedas Avenida Rivadavia
Casino del Norte (Colorado)
Casino Colón - Hotel Quirinale
Casino del Norte (Clorinda)
Casino Golden Palace
Casino New York
Casino Tropicana
Crown Casino
Casino Club Caleta Olivia
Casinos del Litoral - Bella Vista
Casino Puerto Madero
Casino Iguazu
Club Hípico de Concepción
Club Hípico Santiago de Chile
Casino Puerto Varas
Casino Iquique
Casino Coquimbo
Club Hípico de Peñuelas
Casino de Arica
Club Hípico Antofagasta
Casino Caribe Centro
Casino Caribe Norte
Casino Dorado Norte
Casino Dorado Rosa
Casino Hollywood
Casino Rock'n Jazz
Club Jacks
Cali Gran Casino
Casino de Cali
Casino El Dorado
Casino Aladdin
Casino Caribe
Casino Excalibur
Casino Rio
Casino El Castillo - Calle 31
Casino El Castillo - Carrera 9
Casino Internacional
Chalet Swisse Hotel & Casino
Casino Premie
Casino Comas
Casino Divercentro Las Vegas
Casino Golden Palace
Casino King Diamonds
Casino Atlantida
Casino Carmelo Hotel
Casino de Estado Chuy
Cabo Santa Maria Hotel Casino & Casino La Paloma
Casino de Estado Victoria Plaza
Casino Piriapolis Argentino
Casino Nogaro
Conrad Resort & Casino Punta del Este
Casino Lago Merin
Casino Hotel Rivera
Casino Laguna Mar

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