Net Betting Debuts in Argentina

2 October 2000
Toronto-based gaming software developer CryptoLogic Inc. today introduced licensee Casinos del Norte S.A. as the first Internet casino to be licensed and regulated in Argentina. The Argentinean company joins a select few land-based casino operators to operate a virtual casino, including Lasseters, Pigs Peak Casino and a few others.

While many online gaming operators have been steadily targeting the vast Asian market, a few are concentrating on Latin America, which has a small but growing market of Internet users. "Not only does Cryptologic's casino software launch our business onto the Internet, but it also helps us expand into new Spanish markets around the globe," commented D. Porfirio Aquino, CEO of the WOREST Group, Casinos del Norte's parent company.

Argentina has one of the largest Spanish speaking populace in South America. It's also the nation where had agreed to develop an Internet lottery for the Argentine state of Chaco. The site, (or will offer games like Loterie Chaquens (a pick-three virtual scratch card) and Virtual Bingo for fun when it launches.

Casinos del Norte S.A. operates casinos, bingo halls and amusement venues throughout Argentina.