– Similar to most nations, to gamble in Colombia, citizens and tourists must be 18 years or older.
– Studies show that 61 percent of all Colombian adults place wagers regularly.
– In 2013, IGT (International Gaming Technology) and Corredor Empresarial S.A. battled to win Coljuegos’ new pari-mutuel sports betting platform, which the latter won.
– Colombia is only second to Argentina as the South American country with most casinos and gambling facilities.
– The laws of Colombia permits Colombians to bet on local football matches exclusively.
– All slot machines built before 1952 are not for commercial, but exhibition use only.
– Bogota is the largest gambling city, with 24 gambling facilities.
– Casino Rio Pereira, located in Pereira, is the largest casino is Colombia, with 410+ machines and 20+ table games.
– Out of the 32 departments of Colombia, 15 have their own regional lottery.
– In March 2017, the Coljuegos board blocked 325 website domains providing unlicensed online gambling.
– Although online gambling regulation in Colombia is an uncertainty, there is an annual online gambling expo called the FADJA (Feria Andina de Juegos de Azar) in Bogota. The expo is widely known and attended by industry figures across South America.