Online Gambling

Online Gambling in Colombia

Online gambling in Colombia is available to all players. The Colombian government has not taken a stance one way or another regarding gambling on the internet.

They are open about it and do nothing to prevent players from gambling on foreign internet websites. In fact, every year in Bogota an online gambling expo is held. It is called FADJA (Feria Andina de Juegos de Azar).

It is a major event, bringing in industry people from all the surrounding Latin American countries to participate. Perhaps FADJA is a sign of legal internet gambling coming to Colombia in the future.

There are hundreds of Colombian sites that offer translations in English or Spanish and accept wagers in Colombian Peso or US Dollars.

Though it may not be the nation's number one pastime, there are still ample opportunities for Colombians to gamble. The nation is home to a total of about twenty-four casinos, most of which are located in the capital, Bogota.

The most common forms of gambling consist of casino gambling and the lottery. Sports betting is slowly, but surely catching on but has a long way to go before it reaches the popularity found in other South American nations. Poker is, up to this point, basically unheard of.

About Colombia

Colombia, officially known as the Republic of Colombia, is a constitutional republic in northwestern South America.

Colombia is bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the northwest by Panama; and to the west by the Pacific Ocean.

Colombia also shares maritime borders with Venezuela, Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

With a population of over 45 million people, Colombia has the 29th largest population in the world and the second largest in South America, after Brazil.

Colombia has the third largest population of any Spanish-speaking country in the world, after Mexico and Spain.