Regulation

Q&A: PokerStars on the problems with Colombia’s regulated market

Operator’s VP of communications, Eric Hollreiser, explains what international operators want to see before applying for licences

Colombia became the first Latin American country to regulate pure online gambling back in June, issuing its first licence to sportsbook WPlay.co. However the issuing of the first licence also brought with it ISP blocking for non-licensed firms resulting in PokerStars withdrawing from the country. The firm had issues with things like the segregated market and…

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