The 172 gambling facilities in Argentina are located in 133 cities of the 23 provinces and the independent province of Buenos Aires. The facilities are almost relative to the cities because most cities have only one facility. Villa Mercedes, Villa de Merlo, Santiago del Estero, Santa Rosa, San Salvador de Jujuy, San Miguel de Tucumán, San Carlos de Bariloche, Salta, Rosario de la Frontera, Puerto Madryn, Posadas, Paraná, Mendoza, Mar del Plata, La Punta, Corrientes, Comodoro Rivadavia, Colón, Ciudad de San Luis, and Chajarí are the cities with more than one facility.
Buenos Aires particularly is the largest gambling province — note: not a city — in Argentina, with more than 10 casinos and thousands of gaming machines and table games. Casino Buenos Aires is the largest casino in the province, with 29 poker tables, 120 table games, and 1,400 gambling machines. Throughout the whole country, the oldest facility — Hipódromo Argentino de Palermo — is the largest. Without considering other gaming machines, there are 4,600 slot machines alone.
As with other South American countries, most casinos are attached to luxurious hotels, resorts, or cruise ships. The games and machines offered range from roulette and blackjack to craps, slot machines, poker tables, Punto Banco, Texas Hold’em, American roulette, baccarat, Lucky Ladies, Pai Gow poker, Caribbean Stud poker, and Let it Ride.
Particularly, poker and bingo are very popular in Argentina. In addition to casinos, there are bingo halls, racinos, racetracks, betting shops, and a national lottery in the country. The national lottery, similar to other South American countries, is run and authorized by the federal government.