Seventeen online casino operators in Colombia legalized that meet the requirements of the current Law.
Online casinos in Colombia
Monopolio Rentístico JSA (Monopolio Rentístico de los Juegos de Suerte y Azar) operates in Colombia. Income from gambling used for a social purpose — financing health care. The organization, management, control, and operation of a monopoly is determined by Law No. 643 of January 16, 2001 (LEY 643 DE 2001, after this referred to as the Law). Coljuegos Colombia (after this — Coljuegos) is the national regulator of gambling. Instead of a license, operators receive a concession (an agreement between the authorities and a private entrepreneur).
The legalization of online casinos in Colombia occurred in 2016. The domain of legalized online casinos should end in .so. You can check the online casino for a concession agreement on the Coljuegos website. Here is information about the company's name, a link to an authorized site, a contract (available for download), and contacts of the Player Support Service.
The legal framework of online casinos in Colombia
|Online casino license||Concession (contract between the state and private entrepreneur). Issued by Coljuegos Colombia|
|Law||Law No. 643 of January 16, 2001 (LEY 643 DE 2001) — establishes the regime of Monopolio Rentístico JSA|
The right to conduct online gambling — 17% of the operator’s gross income
15% of the operator’s gross income when launching new games. Prizes paid are deductible provided that the revenue in the game is equal to or exceeds 83%
|Penalties for players|| |
According to the current Law, participants playing in an unlicensed online casino are responsible for paying fines with its operator
|Penalties for illegal gambling||The ban on the provision of gambling services in Colombia for five years, fines, blocking online platforms|
|Payment systems||Visa, Skrill, MasterCard, Paysafecard, PayPal, Trustly, Money Matrix|
Coljuegos (Empresa Industrial y Comercial del Estado Administradora del Monopolio Rentístico de los Juegos de Suerte y Azar) is a state-owned company that administers national games (part of Monopolio Rentístico JSA). The company operates under the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Colombia.
- audit of concession contracts for gambling;
- prevention of illegal gambling;
- development of rules governing games at the state level;
- coordination and support of organizations and competent authorities in the fight against unlicensed online gambling companies;
- monitoring the fulfillment of contractual obligations by online casino operators.
The activities of Coljuegos are reinforced by Presidential Decree No. 4142 of November 3, 2011 (DECRETO 4142 DE 2011).
In Colombia, legalized online gambling:
- gaming machines;
- sports betting.
Bonuses (jackpots) for participating in an online casino or a deposit made can offer on licensed gambling sites in Colombia (the participant must be familiar with the conditions). Every year, the player’s data is updated. If there is no activity in the record, it will block for six months.
Colombians can play internationally licensed online casinos. To register on the authorized page of the online casino of Colombia, you must be of legal age (18 years old) and live in the country.
Coljuegos Colombia does not allow the development of the shadow sector of online casinos and fraud. With the Ministry of Information Technologies, Cyber Police, and local providers' support, the regulator blocked more than 2,000 sites without a license. You can file a complaint on the regulator's website.
Online casino operators in Colombia post on the site information for players about:
- the risks associated with a gambling addiction;
- responsible game limited to minors.
Participants can use the self-exclusion procedure. It is carried out by the gambling operator. After applying for self-exclusion, a player will not make new bets or purchase credits for games until the limit expires. You can set limits on the amount paid from the card, per day, week, or month.
Contact Support Services for Players and Affiliates
Periodically, the password must change for security reasons. The user monitors this necessary security measure.
In Colombia, all legitimate websites provide contact information for Player Support. This information is on the site of the national online casino regulator Coljuegos Colombia.
Yes. Players receive a message at the entrance to an illegal site that Coljuegos, the Ministry of Information Technology, and the cyber police have installed. This page was created illegally in the Colombian Internet space.
You can see what the warning possible on the site Coljuegos.