Licensing

Play’n Go licensed in city of Buenos Aires

| By Conor Mulheir
Online casino supplier Play’n Go has received accreditation from the Lotería de la ciudad de Buenos Aires (LOTBA), the city of Buenos Aires' gaming regulator, to provide online slot games to operators licensed in Argentina’s capital.

The supplier already held accreditation in the province of Buenos Aires, and is therefore now certified to provide products across the whole of Argentina’s largest and most populous province, home to around 17m people.

Play’n Go said its new accreditation ensures that any operators currently partnered with the supplier can expand into Buenos Aires, safe in the knowledge they can continue to offer Play’n Go content in the market.

Sissel Weitzhandler, chief risk and compliance officer for the supplier, said: “Our strategy remains to engage in every regulated jurisdiction with diligence and care.

“The speed at which Argentina is re-regulating is very positive and we are looking forward to supporting our partners as they enter this newly regulated and exciting marketplace.”

Cristian Acuna, head of sales in Latin America, added: “We know that the eyes of the LATAM region will be watching Buenos Aires closely, but we are confident that our wide and varied portfolio of content with resonate strongly with players.”

“Thanks to our experience in Latin America, we know that what players in Argentina enjoy will be different from players in Colombia, Peru or Mexico. Operators can’t take a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to Latin America, and we don’t either.”

Argentina’s provinces are currently in the process of regulating online gambling on an individual basis.

Licensing criteria for the city of Beunos Aires were set out in February last year, with a view to the market launching in Q4 2020.

Last week, Gaming Innovation Group (GiG) and Argentinean gaming and entertainment operator Grupo Slot received approval to launch a new gaming platform in the city, the companies’ new online casino and sports betting brand, Jugadon.bet.

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