Lotería de Córdoba green lights eight online gaming operators

Lotería de Córdoba shortlists eight candidates for online gaming licences
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Lotería de Córdoba has shortlisted eight candidates to receive online gaming licences in the Argentinian province of Córdoba.

Córdoba officially regulated online gambling in May, and Lotería de Córdoba – the local lottery – was handed the responsibility of issuing ten permits to interested operators.

However, Lotería de Córdoba has only chosen to select eight, discounting two from the process.

Betway and Picapertor Online’s joint application was rejected because the companies did not comply with the exclusionary requirement of presenting the original documents and copies in Spanish, since, according to the original resolution, the presentation was made ‘in draft format with observations and in English’.

Biyemas and Skill On Net were also eliminated from consideration.

The companies to have obtained a licence, pending the signing of contracts, are listed as follows; Rush Street Interactive and Atlantic Games; Online Córdoba Betsson Malta Holding Limited and Casino de Victoria; Entertainment and Tourism Concessionaire and Daruma Sam; Binbaires, Ondiss and Intralot International Limited; International Securities Printer; Iberargen; Boldt and SG Digital; and Slot Machines.

According to Councillor Juan Pablo Quinteros, Córdoba could generate around $112m a year from online gaming.

There is now a 15-day standstill period which allows Lotería de Córdoba to hear any challenges of its tender.

Then, at the end of September, there will be an official announcement on which of the shortlisted companies have been awarded a licence.

Authorised parties must then review and sign their licences by October 11, allowing the lottery board to officially launch Córdoba’s online gambling regime on Tuesday, October 18.