Although the government of Columbia has not regulated online gambling, meaning there are no Colombian online casinos to speak of, online gambling is anything but vilified. In fact, with the full consent of the government, Columbia's capital Bogota hosts Feria Andina de Juegos de Azar (FADJA), an annual online gambling expo aimed at the South American online gambling industry.
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Gambling In Colombia
As is in most other South American countries, gambling is very popular in Columbia. The most popular forms of gambling are games in land casinos and the lottery. Columbia is thought to boast around 24 land casinos, the majority of which are in Bogota. However, when it comes to sports betting and poker, these are two areas of gambling that are struggling to find an audience in Columbia, particularly poker.
Online Gambling In Colombia
Online gambling may be considered a gray area in Colombia, it actually isn't. Although the Colombian government has not regulated online gambling, it has no desire to prevent or punish Colombians from playing at offshore online casinos and other online gambling sites. The government has clearly recognised the futility of trying to enforce an online gambling ban, and has thus left Colombians to gamble online as they see fit.
Many online gambling experts believe this 'lax' or 'forward-thinking' attitude from the government will result in a regulated online gambling industry in the country in the not too distant future.
Until then, Colombian online gamblers are welcome at many leading online casinos, particularly those with Spanish language versions. These casinos also cater for Colombians by giving them a choice of safe and secure payment options such as Skrill, Ukash, and Neteller.