Uruguay’s senate approves online gambling Bill


The Chamber of Senators in Uruguay has approved the implementation of the country’s proposed online gambling Bill, which will now be sent to the country’s House of Representatives for further consideration.

The Bill would allow the General Directorate of Casinos of the Ministry of Economy & Finance to regulate online gambling in Uruguay.

Features within the proposal include a regulatory and disciplinary structure, recommendations for licensing and fees and a levy to prevent online gambling harm and fund treatment for those with problems.

If approved, the new law will need to be enacted by Uruguay’s Executive Power, after which it would pass into law with immediate effect.