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October 24, 2021

As part of the regulator's 'Legality Deal' program

Colombian gaming authority blocks over 3,300 illegal gambling websites in 4 years

Colombian gaming authority blocks over 3,300 illegal gambling websites in 4 years
"By late 2019, Coljuegos had ordered that 3,365 illegal websites be blocked," said Coljuegos president Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo.
Colombia | 02/11/2020

By the end of 2019, Coljuegos had already ordered the closure of 3,365 gaming platforms which were operating without the relevant permits.

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oljuegos, Colombia's gambling regulator, has been fighting against the illegal market that has arisen in the country after the regulation of online gambling, which became effective in 2016. The legislation currently allows for the operation of 17 online platforms

"By late 2019, Coljuegos had ordered that 3,365 illegal websites be blocked," said Coljuegos president Juan B. Pérez Hidalgo.

One of the strategies developed by Coljuegos in the regulatory body’s efforts to tackle illegal gambling is the 'Legality Deal' through which the federal government joined forces with local authorities, trade associations and the police to increase the number of raids against organizations that operate gambling illegally.

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