The Argentine political party, Coalición Cívica ARI, has submitted a request for access to public information about the gambling licenses issued in Buenos Aires.
The Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos of Buenos Aires announced the seven companies that will be able to operate legally in the province on the final day of 2020.
Legislators emphasized that there were different articles in the online gambling law that could ban them from participating in the regime under the Coalición Cívica’s appeal, in which nine deputies and senators named two local businessmen, Cristóbal López, who is being investigated for corruption, and Daniel Angelici, the former president of Boca Juniors.
In addition, legislators urged the local regulator to ‘indicate how it was proven that each of these licenses complied with the established prohibitions,’ calling for attachment of the relevant documents.
Each foreign corporation had to collaborate with a local operator in order to participate in the process. The Coalición Cívica claimed in its public request that López and Angelici are affiliated with Binbaires SA and Intralot and Stars Interactive Limited, respectively, with Atlántica de Juegos.
14 proposals have been received by the IPLyC, although seven have been rejected by the Technical Evaluation Commission.
Buenos Aires partnerships
The development of the online gaming market in Buenos Aires will consist of the following foreign and domestic partnerships: ArgenBingo BA and William Hill; Pasteko SA and Hillside Media Malta (bet365); Hotel Casino Tandil and Playtech Plc; Boldt SA and Cassava Enterprises Gibraltar (888 Holdings); Atlántica de Juegos y Stars Interactive Limited (Flutter Plc); Binbaires SA and Intralot SA; Casino de Victoria and Betsson Group.