Codere Online announced on Thursday that it has started to operate in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Codere Online offers its online gaming and sports betting services through www.codere.bet.ar under an initial 5-year license granted by LOTBA, the gaming regulator of the City of Buenos Aires. Gross gaming revenue (GGR) generated under this license will pay a 10% gaming tax to LOTBA.
Customers, who must be 18 or older and located in the City of Buenos Aires, will be able to use Codere Online’s online gaming and sports betting services through their computers, tablets, or cell phones. Bets will be available on numerous sporting events throughout Argentina, where Codere recently increased its market presence through its sponsorship of River Plate football club, as well as on international sporting events.
Moshe Edree, Managing Director of Codere Online, commented: “Starting operations in the City of Buenos Aires is a critical milestone in our business plan and a complimentary opportunity to Codere Group’s strategy in Argentina, where it entered in 1992 and is currently a well-established operator with 13 bingo halls and strong brand awareness in the Province of Buenos Aires. The adult population of the City of Buenos Aires is nearly 2.4 million, which together with between 3 and 4 million commuters, provides us with a sizable opportunity to reach new customers.”
With the addition of the City of Buenos Aires, Codere Online currently operates in six markets, including Spain, Italy, Mexico, Colombia, and Panama (where Codere Online has been operating since 2018 and, since December 1, 2021, pursuant to a new 20-year license granted in May 2021, which allows online casino games on top of online sports betting).