Sports Betting in Argentina
Part of the income from the annual gambling revenues derives from a highly active sports betting industry, which is an extremely popular form of gambling in Argentina. Placing wagers on the outcome of football games is especially attractive to Argentinians. One of the ways Argentinian players bet on sports is through the national lottery, called the Lotería Nacional Sociedad del Estado. They run a sports lottery system which lets players wager on a variety of sport events. Proper Argentinean sportsbooks are also available throughout the country. Ever since the early 90s, foreign sportsbook operators like Ladbrokes have operated in Argentina.
Online Sports Betting in Argentina
Online sportsbooks in Argentina are another place where players can wager on football matches and other events. The first foreign sportsbook company that was issued a license to operate online in Argentina was Victor Chandler. They received a license in 2006 to operate not only an online sportsbook in Argentina, but also a casino and poker room. At present there are 17 bookmakers that have set up their dot-AR presence, and use Spanish as the primary language. Despite the fact that in October of 2008 the Argentinean government banned all foreign gambling websites not paying taxes in Argentina, the current situation is different. Neither players nor internet companies are punished for using foreign sites for internet betting anymore (as long as they have been licensed).