Online gambling bill moves forward in Uruguay

Online gambling bill moves forward in Uruguay

Article brief provided by SBC Americas
  • Lucia Mouriño, SBC Americas
August 18, 2022 9:30 PM
  • Lucia Mouriño, SBC Americas

    The Finance Commission of the Chamber of Senators of Uruguay has approved an online gambling regulation project recently unveiled by the Executive branch. The bill has now been directed to the Chamber of Deputies to be discussed before being sent to the Senate for a full vote.

    During the debate, the opposition party managed to add an article to include financing problem gambling programs. If approved, the National Directorate of Casinos (DGC) would be in charge of redirecting 5% of its gross profits to these projects.

    “At first, I criticized [this measure] because gambling addiction has increased globally when online betting is approved,” said Senator Alejandro Sánchez.