Gambling Laws in Ecuador
Gambling in Ecuador is illegal under the “Order regarding gambling games in casinos and gaming facilities” (Reglamento de Juegos de Azar practicados en Casinos y Salas de Juego) from 2011, in almost all its variety. After a public consultation on which over 45% of the citizens of the country voted for prohibition of the work of the casinos and other gambling facilities, there are no legal land-based forms of gambling in Ecuador. This prohibition holds for online gambling in Ecuador, too. The only exception from the prohibitions are the games offered by the national lottery provider. According to Ecuadoran gambling laws, minors, under 18 years of age are prohibited to take participating in lotto games.
Is Online Gambling Legal in Ecuador?
No. All forms of gambling, with the exception of lotto games, are illegal in Ecuador.
Online Casinos in Ecuador
There are no online casinos in Ecuador. Gambling in the country is in general prohibited and the state does not offer licenses for any gambling game, as of September 2018. Foreign internet casino sites are also not available in the country.
Online Poker in Ecuador
Poker in Ecuador is not legal, as of September 2018. Although there are no specific Ecuadoran online poker laws, the general prohibition on poker in the country holds for its online version too. Foreign internet poker sites in Ecuador are actively blocked for accessing the market.
Online Lottery in Ecuador
La Loteria Nacional de la Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil is the state-licensed provider for all sorts of lotto games in the country. However, as of September 2018, they haven’t yet launched an online lottery in Ecuador. The origin of the national lottery date back to 1888 when it was intended to secure money for the public well-being. Currently, some of the most popular lotto games in Ecuador include Loteria Nacional, Loto, and Pozo. Tickets for all games can be bought on the site of the national lottery.
Online Bingo in Ecuador
There are no specific Ecuadoran online bingo laws. As there is a general ban on gambling in the country since 2011, online bingo is considered to be illegal in the country. Consequently, as of September 2018, there are no specialized sites for online bingo in Ecuador, either. Bingo rooms, licensed elsewhere, are blocked from accessing the Ecuadoran market.
Online Sports Betting in Ecuador
Online sportsbook sites in Ecuador are illegal. Due to the general prohibition of gambling games in the country, sports betting is also prohibited in any form, online as well as land-based. Foreign internet sportsbook sites are blocked from accessing the Ecuadoran market.
Online Daily Fantasy Sports in Ecuador
Online DFS sites in Ecuador do not have a legally regulated status. Considering, however, the illegality of online sports betting in the country it is very probable that internet Daily Fantasy Sports would not receive soon a legal status in Ecuador.