Online Gambling

Online Gambling in Argentina

Online gambling in Argentina permitted as long as players gamble only on Argentine websites.

In 2002, the first online casino in Argentina was launched. Four years later, in 2006, the first Argentine online sports book went online.

Online gambling in Argentina went on to become a huge business and it grew unchecked for the next two years. Then, in October of 2008, the government banned all untaxed and unregulated sites.

This meant that players can use Argentine online gambling websites only. Argentine Internet Service Providers block foreign gambling sites because they can get in trouble if they let local residents use them. However, the players themselves are left untouched.

As of March 2009, the Argentine government is considering reversing the ban.

About Argentina

Argentina, officially known as the Argentine Republic, is the second largest country in South America. It is composed of a federation of 23 provinces and an autonomous city, Buenos Aires. It is the eighth-largest country in the world by land area and the largest among Spanish-speaking nations.

Argentina's continental area is between the Andes mountain range in the west and the Atlantic Ocean in the east. It borders Paraguay and Bolivia to the north, Brazil and Uruguay to the northeast, and Chile to the west and south.

Argentina is one of South America's largest economies, with a relatively high quality of life. Argentina is a founding member of the United Nations, Mercosur and the Union of South American Nations, and remains one of the G-20 major economies.