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Uruguay – Uruguay makes move to block offshore operators

The Director of Lotteries and Quinielas (DNLQ), Luis Gama has announced that the agency is working together with a number of different organisations to detect online gambling sites, and announced that “blocking of several of these pages will be effective” in the next few days. Regulations in force in the country prohibit any type of…

Uruguay – Gaming in Uruguay on the rise in 2017

Uruguayans gambled at least $23,197m around US$809m last year. All games, except instant Quiniela had a small increase in sales according to Director of Lotteries and Quinielas (DNLQ), Luis Gama. The figure makes up approximately 1.3 per cent of Uruguay’s Gross Domestic Product, according to local daily El País. Gama said part of the rise…

Uruguay – Uruguay’s Senate passes bill to raise taxes on prizes

With six votes against and thirty votes in favour the Uruguayan Senate has raised taxes on gaming. The new laws were passed by the Lower House in August and now need to go to the Executive branch for final approval. The new gaming taxes are part of a much larger Accountability Law which was put…

Uruguay – Zitro installs video bingo machines at Enjoy Punta del Este

Zitro has installed its first bank of video bingo machines in the casino Enjoy Punta del Este in Uruguay. Punta del Este is one of the most important tourist destinations in Latin America with visitors coming from all over the world but mainly from Brazil and Argentina. Video bingo lovers who could previously play in…

Uruguay – Uruguay’s slots should be included in new gaming laws

The Uruguayan Chamber of Commerce for Games and Entertainment (CUDE) has criticised a new gaming law now under consideration in the House of Deputies as it does not include slot machines located outside of casinos. “For more than twenty years we have had these slot machines in the country, but the state has avoided their…

Uruguay – Online gaming illegal under new Uruguayan law

The Uruguayan Chamber of Deputies has passed new regulations which make online gaming illegal and has given the executive branch control over sports betting. Deputies approved the new law which was pushed forward by the governing party of Uruguay (Frente Amplio). The new law states that casino games such as poker, roulette, and slot machines,…

Uruguay – Uruguay’s online crackdown could be imminent

The head of the Uruguayan National Lotteries Office Luis Gama has told press that his office is working alongside the Ministry of Economy and Finance on a legal measure that would prohibit gaming via the Internet by operators not authorised by the state. “We are working on a project that will disable the activity through…

Uruguay – Enjoy finally acquires Conrad

Chilean operator Enjoy has acquired 55 per cent of the shares of Baluma SA meaning that Enjoy has finally obtained full ownership of the Conrad Punta del Este Resort. In April it was revealed that Enjoy had issued a public bond in the Unites States in order to finance the purchasing of the remaining 55…

Uruguay – Brazil’s new laws will drive Uruguayan industry

The Minister of Tourism Liliam Kechichian has said that the legalisation of gaming in Brazil will force Uruguay to be both “competitive” and “intelligent” as casinos in Uruguay are one of the reasons why so many Brazilians visit Uruguay. “Brazil has announced the authorisation of gaming in its territory a measure linked closely to the…

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