Gambling Laws in Peru
Various forms of gambling in Peru are legal under the Law on Games of Chance and Gaming machines (Ley de Juegos de Casino y Máquinas Tragamonedas) as well as the Supreme Decree 095-96-EF (Decreto Supremo 095-96-EF, Reglamento del Impuesto Selectivo al Consumo a los Juegos de Azar y Apuestas) and their amendments. Article 2 of the Law on Games of Chance and Gaming Machines contains precise definitions of the forms of gambling regulated in the country such as casino games, bingo, lotto, betting, slot machines, etc. However, there are no documents regulating online gambling in Peru, as of February 2019. Online gambling in the country seems to remain unregulated, with the sole exception being online betting. According to Peruvian gambling laws, minors, under 18 years of age are prohibited to participate in gambling activities.
Is Online Gambling Legal in Peru?
With the exception of online betting, which is legal, all other forms of gambling are unregulated in Peru.
Online Casinos in Peru
There are several licensed land-based casino operators in Peru, as of February 2019, but none of them has launched an online casino in Peru, licensed under the laws of this country. Due to the unregulated status of online gambling in the country foreign internet casino sites are still accessible from within Peru.
Online Poker in Peru
Poker in Peru is a very popular pastime, with most of the casinos regularly offering attractive poker tournaments. Regarding online poker, however, there are no specific Peruvian online poker laws. There are also no specialized, licensed, online poker sites in Peru, as of February 2019. However, online poker can still be played on some of the online poker sites freely accessible from the country.
Online Lottery in Peru
The acts regulating lotto in Peru include the Decree Law 21921 (Decreto Ley 21921, Ley General de los Ramos de Lotería) from 1977, and the Decree legislative 776 (Decreto Legislativo 776, Ley de Tributación Municipal). The Peruvian lottery Intralot operates under these laws providing various lotto games in the country such as Tinka, Gana Diario, Kabala, Kinelo and various instant games such as Rapitinkas and Rapigana. The work of the lottery is supervised by the Ministry of Women and Social Development (Ministerio de la Mujer y Desarrollo Social – MIMDES). Besides these lotto laws which regulate land-based lotteries, there are no specific Peruvian online lottery laws. However, a variety of online lotto in Peru from foreign licensed sites can be accessed from the country.
Online Bingo in Peru
There are no specific Peruvian online bingo laws. Therefore, general regulations regarding online games of chance in Peru apply and online bingo is considered to be unregulated in the country. Thus, as of February 2019, there are no specialized sites for online bingo in Peru. Bingo rooms, licensed elsewhere, can easily be accessed from the country.
Online Sports Betting in Peru
Online sports betting in Peru is regulated with specific laws on online betting. One of the most popular online sportsbook sites in Peru is run by Intralot de Peru. Intralot offers a dynamic and interactive sports betting platform that includes varieties of online betting. Some of the most popular games they offer in Peru include “Te Apuesto” and “Ganagol”. Through its Ganagol brand, Intralot has made significant financial contributions to the Peruvian Sports Football Association (ADFP). Foreign internet sportsbook sites are actively being blocked by the authorities.
Online Daily Fantasy Sports in Peru
Online DFS sites in Peru are considered to be legal. The Intralot sports betting platform offers a special section for internet Daily Fantasy Sports where fantasy sports fans from Peru can try their luck. Although pretty rudimentary, this section by Intralot is a good start for developing one of the most diverse sports betting and fantasy sports platforms in the country and in general in South America.