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29th September 2017  
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Uruguay announced the prohibition of online casino and poker sites in the country and imposed new taxes on its state-sanctioned forms of gambling.


This is a sad for all punters in Uruguay.

Uruguay President Tabaré Vázquez has signed the Accountability Law which was previously approved by the country’s lower house and the Senate. The said law contained new provisions on gaming.


Let’s see the fine print of the law.

First, the said law stated that the state-owned National Directorate of Lotteries and Quinielas is the only operator allowed to operate online gambling, and only for sports betting. Second, “casino games such as poker, roulette, slots” and similar products are “absolutely prohibited” via any remote channels. And third, a new 0.75% tax on gambling turnover will be imposed on all officially approved casinos, gaming halls, racetracks, sports betting shops, and the operations of NDLQ.   


International online gambling sites aren’t safe.

The said law also gives the state the power to “adopt various preventive and sanctioning measures to prevent the proliferation” of online gambling, including “blocking of access to websites, financial frauds, as well as the prohibition of commercial communications, sponsorship and advertising of unauthorized games.”



This policy is a move toward the dark ages. Uruguay’s regressive stance on gambling is a very stark contrast to what other nations like Colombia did when they embraced online gambling.

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