Manuel San Román Benavente, the head of Peru’s gaming regulatory body La Dirección General de Juegos de Casino y Máquinas Tragamonedas said he is working on a set of regulations that restrict online gambling to companies with a physical presence in the country.
Benavente said his group had worked with the Financial Intelligence Unit to create a bill it plans to submit to Peru’s Congress that would regulate online sports betting and casino games, according to local media outlet Portal de Turismo
The DGJCMT wants to require Peru-facing gambling sites to have a company incorporated in the country so that it will be required to pay taxes. Benavente also wants strict rules for advertising, promotion and sponsorship and force Peru-facing sites to operate exclusively from .pe domains, the report said.
Sites not following the regulations could be blocked in the country under the proposed rules.