Gambling in Uruguay
Uruguay offers a small but stable gambling industry. Casino gambling is legal, and there are more than a dozen large-scale casinos found in the country's larger cities. These casinos are all attached to large hotels and cater mostly to foreign tourists.
Uruguay also offers poker tournaments, including the Latin American Poker Tour, which has boosted the nation's appreciation of poker in recent years. Sports are very popular in Uruguay, but unfortunately, sportsbooks and sports betting are not legal, though wagering on horse races is allowed, and so is pari-mutual betting.
Finally, Uruguay offers a large state-run lottery system, which is actually the most popular form of gambling in Uruguay.
Online Gambling in Uruguay
Gambling laws in Uruguay do not mention online gambling. More importantly, the government does not offer licensing opportunities that would allow Uruguayan companies to provide internet gambling services. Instead, players in Uruguay who want to gamble on the internet just use foreign online gambling websites.
Player can access online casinos, poker rooms, bingo halls, and sportsbooks from all over the world though their computer. Not all international gambling sites will accept players form Uruguay, and of the sites that do, not all will offer Spanish services. However, there still remain dozens of sties where players can enjoy real-money gambling online in Uruguay.