The upper house of Argentina’s Congress has unanimously passed a bill that would establish a national framework to address problem gambling.
Among other things, the bill approved on Wednesday by the Argentine Senate would set up a national self-exclusion register to be maintained by a central agency and shared across the country’s network of casinos and gaming halls in 23 provinces.
The bill would also ban ATMs plus credit and debit card and electronic payments in land-based gaming venues. Operators would also be prohibited from extending credit to players.
Elsewhere, casinos and other venues would have to display responsible gaming messages on property, with new restrictions put in place on gambling advertising.