Gambling in Argentina
Argentina is a country with 45 million people and a great passion for sports, especially football.
The country had a big chance to become a great market for gambling but instead, they decided to regulate gambling “province by province”, like the USA.
In Argentina, there are 23 provinces plus the “Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires”.
One of those provinces is “Province of Buenos Aires”.
Therefore, we have to differentiate between Ciudad de Buenos Aires and the Province of Buenos Aires.
Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires or just “Capital Federal” is the capital of the country and the most populated city.
The Province of Buenos Aires is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina.
Gambling regulations in Argentina
14 provinces have regulated online gambling in one way or another, plus the City of Buenos Aires.
These provinces are: Buenos Aires, Corrientes, Córdoba, Tucumán, La Pampa, Neuquén, Río Negro, Mendoza, Misiones, Santa Cruz, San Luis, Chaco, Entre Ríos y Santa Fe.
This doesn't mean that there are online casinos and sports betting websites available in all those provinces, as in most of them the regulation is at its early stages and licenses have not been granted.
Gambling regulation in the City of Buenos Aires
The Regulator of the City of Buenos Aires is LOTBA and they regulated the market in 2019.
A number of well known brands have launched in BA, like Codere, Betsson, Bet365, Betway…
You can find more info about gambling in the city of Buenos Aires on their official website.
Gambling regulation in the Province of Buenos Aires
The Regulator of the Province of Buenos Aires is IPLyC.
The law was published in 2018 but it was not until 2022 that the first operator launched.
The regulator only granted 7 licenses, all of them to international operators working in joint ventures with local companies.
As of today, 4 operators (out of those 7) have launched their site: BetWarrior (Binbaires and Intralot), William Hill (Bingo Moreno and William Hill), Bplay (Boldt and 888) y Bet365 (Bingo Berazategui and Bet365)
The market is expected to have a GGR of 600 million USD per year.
Find more information in the official website of the regulator.
Other regulations in Argentina
Cordoba was one of the last provinces to regulate and some licenses have been granted already, although operators haven´t been able to launch as of yet.
Some of the licensed operators in Cordoba are Betway, Betsson, Rush Street Interactive and Intralot.