Number of casinos in Peru has increased since the turn of the century. there are about sixty bricks and other gaming halls under license...
Peru is the 3rd largest nation in South America. It is about thrice the size of California. This country faces the Pacific Ocean to the West and borders with Chile, Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador. The national language of Peru is Spanish. It has a population of below 30 million and Nuevo Sol is the local currency of the nation.
This area was once under the prehistoric Incan Empire however it fell to Spain when they arrived in 1533-1542. The nation did not get independence till 1821. There were regular territorial disputes in the area leading to military rule from 1968-1980. This crisis and instability continued till 1990’s.
In 1993 a new Constitution arrives on the scene and it was not till 1998 that the present country borders were agreed upon by all the neighbors of Peru. Peru is at present a constitutional Republic under President Ollanta Mois Humala Tasso elected in 2011.
Among all the nations in South America, Argentina is the only nation that has more gambling activity in its borders than Peru. It is one the most ancient methods of betting continued till date on horse faces. The Hipdromo de Monterrico opened at Lima in Peru in 1960. This ground had both grass and dirt surfaces for racing horses. This track is opened on Monday, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays from 2 pm to 6pm. There is a modern racebook located in this premises with pari-mutuel wagering.
In 1994 the first state lottery called Peru La Tinka started in 1994 under the sponsorship of Introlot de Peru. On an average this lottery delivers 8 to 9 big winners. In 2009 a new competitor was launched when a 20 year old license was provided to the Corporacion Galena to launch the mobile lotto for the nation’s 9 million mobile phone users.
The number of casinos in Peru has increased since the turn of the century. Under the state license there are about sixty bricks and other gaming halls that have been established. Lima is home to over half a dozen people covering familiar names like the Luxor, Aladino and the Flamingo.
The largest casino in the nation is the The Centro de Entretenimiento y Convenciones Atlantic City. It has a gaming space that covers 30,000 sq feet. It also features around 1000 gaming machines along with 54 poker tables besides three restaurants. One can gamble 24 hours a day.
You can also find facilities for sports betting and bingo halls all over Peru. Most of them have a legal license. The gambling industry in Peru has been organized in the recent years only. The gambling industry there is also rapidly catching up. This has been indicated in a recent law where online wagering is possible.
The first online casino Betsson was granted the first casino license in Peru in 2008. Since then there have been more issued. There are two developed operations that have been launched locally. They are the Doleplex Holdings with Spanish and the English language Super USA Casino that is a sportsbook also.