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South America Casinos and Gambling 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.

Countries w/ gambling10
Cities with gambling154
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Gaming tables1,729
Slot machines40,313
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South America - Casino law and gaming legislation

Tuesday Sep 17th, 2019

South American Gambling Law & Current Legislation

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.

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Complete list of South America casino in alphabetical order:

Cali Gran CasinoCarmelo Hotel CasinoCarnaval Hotel & CasinoCartagena CasinoCasino AlhambraCasino American AsunciónCasino ARAMARCasino AricaCasino AtlantidaCasino Braodway ApartadóCasino Broadway ArmeníaCasino Broadway BarranquillaCasino Broadway Bello 50/43Casino Broadway Bello 51/69Casino Broadway Bello 52/56Casino Broadway Bogotá - AndinoCasino Broadway Bogotá - IserraCasino Broadway Bogotá - JiménezCasino Broadway Bogotá - MetropolisCasino Broadway Bogotá - Plaza de las AmericasCasino Broadway Bogotá - UnicentroCasino Broadway Bogotá 17/2Casino Broadway Bogotá 17/53 surCasino Broadway Bogotá 20/52Casino Broadway Bogotá 25/87Casino Broadway Bogotá 32/19Casino Broadway Bogotá 35c/18 surCasino Broadway Bogotá 38/50Casino Broadway Bogotá 46/01Casino Broadway Bogotá 51/25Casino Broadway CartagoCasino Broadway Don MatíasCasino Broadway Itaguí 49/78Casino Broadway Itaguí 51/60Casino Broadway Medellín - EtapaCasino Broadway Medellín - UnicentroCasino Broadway Medellín 47/33Casino Broadway Medellín 49/41Casino Broadway RionegroCasino Broadway SabanetaCasino Broadway Santa Rosa de OsosCasino Broadway SincelejoCasino Buenos AiresCasino Caribe BogotaCasino Caribe CañaveralCasino Caribe MedellínCasino Caribe Plaza de las AméricasCasino Caribe UnicentroCasino CarnavalCasino Carrasco & Sofitel MontevideoCasino Central Mar del PlataCasino ClorindaCasino Club Caleta OliviaCasino Club CentenarioCasino Club CentroCasino Club Comodoro RivadaviaCasino Club El CalafateCasino Club GarupaCasino Club KennedyCasino Club Las HerasCasino Club MaiteiCasino Club Pico TruncadoCasino Club PosadasCasino Club Puerto DeseadoCasino Club Rada TillyCasino Club RawsonCasino Club Rio GallegosCasino Club Río GrandeCasino Club RivadaviaCasino Club RotondaCasino Club SA TrelewCasino Club San RafaelCasino Club Santa RosaCasino Club Term. de OmnibusCasino Club Ushuaia (T)Casino Club Villa CabelloCasino Colorado ArgentinaCasino ConcordiaCasino Condado ArmeniaCasino Condado BugaCasino Condado CartagoCasino Condado MonteríaCasino Condado VillavicencioCasino Cosmopolitan CaliCasino de Asunción by WorestCasino de BarilocheCasino de Mendoza Sede CentralCasino de MiramarCasino de TandilCasino de TucumanCasino Del Estadao Nogaro by MantraCasino Del EsteCasino del Norte – Formosa CentralCasino Del Rio Belneario El CondorCasino Del Rio CatrielCasino Del Rio Choele ChoelCasino Del Rio CipolettiCasino Del Rio General RocaCasino Del Rio Las GrutasCasino Del Rio ViedmaCasino Del SolCasino El Castillo - PalmiraCasino El Castillo Terminal CaliCasino El DoradoCasino Excalibur MedellinCasino FederaciónCasino Flamingo MerloCasino Golden DreamsCasino Golden PalaceCasino Golden Palace - La PuntaCasino Golden Palace - Potrero de los FunesCasino Golden Palace - San LuisCasino Golden Palace - Villa MercedesCasino Havana ArmeniaCasino Havana Bogota - CalleCasino Havana Bogota - CarreraCasino Havana BucaramangaCasino Havana CaliCasino Havana Cali - UnicentroCasino Havana IbaguéCasino Havana ManizalesCasino Havana MedellínCasino Havana Medellín - CarreraCasino Havana Medellín - OviedoCasino Havana MonteríaCasino Havana PereiraCasino IguazuCasino ImperadorCasino La PalomaCasino Luckia AricaCasino Magic - NeuguenCasino Magic Hotel and Casino San Martin de los AndesCasino Majestic at J.W. Marriott HotelCasino Mandalay San IsdroCasino Marina Del Sol CalamaCasino Marina Del Sol OsornoCasino Marina Del Sol TalcahuanoCasino MarumaCasino Neo MayorazgoCasino New YorkCasino New York LimaCasino Oasis PalaceCasino Obera HotelCasino PremieCasino Provincial de JujuyCasino Puerto Madryn - Zona CentroCasino Puerto Madryn - Zona NorteCasino Puerto Madryn - Zona SurCasino Rio BarranquillaCasino Rio BogotaCasino Rio CartagenaCasino Rio CeballosCasino Rio MedellínCasino Rio PereiraCasino Rock 'N JazzCasino ScaliburCasino Tropicana San LuisCasino VivantCasinos Del Estado Sala ChuyCasinos Del Estado Vitoria Plaza and Radisson HotelCasinos Del Estados Sala Sarandi Casinos del Litoral - CorrientesCasinos del Litoral - EsquinaCasinos del Litoral - GoyaCasinos del Litoral Bella VistaCasinos Del Mocana Bernardo de IrigoyenCasinos Del Moconá- San VicenteCelebrity Cruises - InfinityCelebrity Cruises - ReflectionCipriani Ocean Resort & ClubCircus Casino BelloCity Center RosarioClub Casino UshuaiaClub Hípico de ConcepciónClub Hípico Santiago de ChileComplejo Casino Monte HermosoConrad Resort & Casino Punta del EsteCopa Cabana CasinoCosmopolitan Club - AsuncionCosmopolitan Club - Ciudad del EsteCosmopolitan Club - Santa Rita

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