Peru’s president signs betting and igaming bill into law

Peru’s president signs betting and igaming bill into law

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  • Marese O'Hagan, iGaming Business
August 18, 2022 10:11 PM
  • Marese O'Hagan, iGaming Business

    Peru’s president Pedro Castillo has officially legalised sports betting and online gaming, after the country voted for the move last month.

    The law received 91 votes in favour at Peru’s Congress last month. There were no opposing votes. The law was then signed and published in Peru’s official newspaper, El Peruano, last week. It will take effect 60 days after its publication in El Peruano.

    The law names the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru (Mincetur) as the country’s official gambling regulator. Mincetur will have the power to monitor all gambling activities in the country, which includes ordering the blocking of URL and IP addresses that infringe upon the law and ensuring all technological software and hardware used to provide online gambling is in working order.