IPJyC Mendoza

According to what was published in the Official Gazette of the province, the authorities of the Instituto de Jogos e Cassino de Mendoza (IPJyC) extended the opening of Public Tender nº 50603-0020-LPU22 for 60 days, for the contracting of “licenses for the organization, development, exploitation, betting and marketing of online gambling activity, in its different modalities, through electronic, computer, telematic or any other interactive means”.

In the text published and signed by the president of the IPJyC of Mendoza, Dr. Ida López, the bidding opening date is set for January 17, 2023, at 12:00.

It is worth remembering that the bidding process for online games in the province provides for the granting of a minimum of two and up to five licenses, for a period of 10 years from the date of signature of the contract.

In an interview with Yogonet, the president of the Institute explained that “the decision responds to the fact that more than two companies had requested the extension, and since it was foreseen in the public notice that if two or more companies requested the alteration of the terms, the Institute had the possibility of granting it, so we decided to implement this measure”.

“When analyzing these requests for extension, we understand that the requests were well-founded, in addition, we have technical reports that support that it is better for the bidding process to grant a longer period that allows companies to present their proposals, and also favors competition from more companies interested in this market, receiving more bids and having the best possible bidding process”, added López.

Asked about the preference that the bidding process contemplates, in relation to gambling operators that already have a physical presence in the province, and how this factor played in the participation of a greater number of competitors for one of the five online gambling licenses at stake, Ida Lopez highlighted: “We didn’t see a negative influence in this aspect.”

“We have received inquiries from national and international companies and now we will wait to see the offers that will come out of this process”, noted López. “We can say that the interest has been great, that we have received many inquiries and we have noticed that the regulation is well prepared to carry out a good bidding process”.

Finally, regarding the deadlines for the delivery of the first operating licenses, López considered that “the granting of licenses may vary over time, due to different consultations and challenges” that may be part of the process.

“It is very difficult to predict the exact time. But it is important to keep in mind that when analyzing the proposals, one of the criteria taken into account in the programming schedule is the execution time of each bidder, so it will be up to the companies to evaluate these times and the chances of each company being one of the chosen ones. in the bidding”, added López. “Let’s say that time is a factor to be valued, and we are confident that the implementation will be carried out in the best possible time”, he concluded.