Uruguay Finance Commission met with radio silence on online gambling’s future

Uruguay Finance Commission met with radio silence on online gambling’s future

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  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News
January 8, 2023 9:05 AM
  • Ted Menmuir, SBC News

Uruguay’s Chamber of Deputies (the Lower House) has been ordered to explain why it has yet to allow a ‘policy project’ on online gambling to be reviewed and debated by legislators.

In the first half of 2022, Uruguay’s Finance Commission drafted a ‘policy project’ to establish the laws and technicalities of a regulated online gambling marketplace.

The project was approved by the Chamber of Senators in August 2022, who forwarded the proposal to Uruguay’s Lower House to prepare the project for its legislative review.

Yet five months since securing its ‘Senators approval’, the policy project has yet to “reach the table of the executive branch of legislators”, according to Álvaro Viviano, President of Uruguay’s Finance Commission.