Coljuegos signs first contract to operate online games in Colombia

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In November of last year, Coljuegos issued regulations on “ online ” games and a protocol, in the framework of the fight against illegality, to promote the blocking of web pages that do not have authorization from the Regulator to carry out this type of bet (Coljuegos orders the blockade, the National Police proceed to comply with the order and the Mintic controls and monitors compliance with the instruction).

It should be remembered that in Colombia According to the president of Coljuegos, Juan B. Perez Hidalgo, there are expectations of an approximate 8,000 million pesos in collection for rights of exploitation in the first year, a figure that will increase as the market responds .

“With this initiative we seek greater resources for the health of Colombians, expanding the portfolio of games through innovative tools and tuning with the trend towards greater use of new technologies in the world,” said the President. In the same vein, Pérez Hidalgo underlined that Colombia is the first country in Latin America to regulate games operated by the Internet, which has sparked an interest in investing in this sector.

With the regulation of online games , users are the most benefited considering that having the authorization of Coljuegos guarantees the seriousness of the operator, the fulfillment of its prizes plan and transparency in the processes of the platform. ” We are aware that the fight against illegality is not an easy task and less so with regard to technological platforms. That is why we are working in an articulated way with the National Police and the Ministry of Defense, ” added Pérez Hidalgo.

Coljuegos expects to announce the authorization for new on-line gaming operators during the beginning of the semester and, in this way, contribute to a greater number of resources for the health of Colombians. “We want more operators to obtain authorization from Coljuegos to achieve a strong sector and in tune with the new technologies,” Pérez Hidalgo concluded.