Peru will not allow anonymity in online gambling and sports betting
Peru will not allow anonymity in online gambling and sports betting

Less than a year after the approval of Law 31,557 that regulates the exploitation of online gambling and sports betting in Peru, some improvements continue to be introduced in the current legislation.

The Commission of Economy, Banks, Finance and Financial Intelligence of the Congress of Peru unanimously approved an opinion in which several articles of the law are modified to guarantee the collection of taxes.

More precisely, the decision determines that establishments that function as remote sports game venues will have an automatic approval authorization process and will be able to operate exclusively as such or as a complementary activity to the marketing of other products or services.

Likewise, among others, the substitute text approved “maintains that limits of anonymity cannot be accepted in bets for violation of the purposes of the law and the prevention and combat of gambling and money laundering”.

The opinion sent to the project authored by Congresswoman Camones Soriano (APP), indicates that the cash bonus applied to online sports games or betting should remain on the basis of calculation of the tax on these games and bets, in compliance with the public policy on preventive health of gambling addiction.

It was also specified that the minimum distance required for sports betting game rooms 150 meters from temples and educational centers will not apply to those that were already in operation when the law came into force.

Changes to online gaming and sports betting legislation in Peru

Last month, Madeleine Burns, Deputy Minister of Tourism, appeared before the Foreign Trade and Tourism Commission of Congress after reviewing and evaluating Bill No. 3595-2022-CR by Deputy Lady Camones, which proposes to amend Law No. .

Burns specified that this review was carried out by professionals from different specialties at Mincetur, such as electronic engineers, systems engineers and lawyers. “A partially favorable opinion was obtained on 51 items that would modify Law No. 31,557 ″, he said.

As detailed by the same outlet, on 29 items they strongly agreed; in addition to agreeing on seven items and suggesting that the wording be improved; two matters fall within the competence of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF); and in 13 items they considered that they should keep the original wording of Law nº 31,557.

Burns mentioned that among the measures in which they fully agreed in his modification is that of allowing foreigners and tourists to play, and also that technological platforms operate without