Microgaming Enters Argentina

Did you know the Buenos Aires iGaming markets are opening in December 2022? See which software providers will capture the market first. (Image from microgaming.co.uk)

2 Buenos Aires iGaming markets in Argentina’s Buenos Aires city and province are starting to get their first whiff of online casino games from top providers. Some of those big-name game developers coming in from Europe already include Microgaming bonus and Evolution – both preparing for the official Buenos Aires iGaming opening date of 9 December 2022.

It was Evolution that struck first with news of its content deal with the BetWarrior online casino and betting brand. It also means that Evolution is the first live dealer software platform in the province since new laws came into place to regulate the market. In fact, BetWarrior is just 1 of 7 companies with a license to operate in the city and province at this time. Other big names in the market include William Hill and Bet365. William Hill is an interesting one as it has just come under the new ownership of 888 Holdings.

Also, both Evolution and Microgaming have ties with these 2 giants in Europe and in other continents, including the US market for Evolution, where the brand recently had 4 titles in the top 10 most played games in the USA. However, Microgaming is still hesitant to enter the US which is wound not healed when the firm was officially kicked out of the country back in the days of the huge FBI poker and online gambling crackdown.

Instead, Microgaming has made multiple homes across Europe, Asia, and in a continent, it is already very successfully – LATAM. It is the next big software provider to confirm its entrance into the Buenos Aires market. It is a deal that will no doubt see its video slots, possibly including its jackpot networks, at all 7 online gambling establishments with licensing and, of course, any newbies that enter the market.

Licensing Fees: For each website to gain a license in this lucrative market the fee was $5.5 million just for the license application alone. Once the license is approved, there is a $65 million fee for the license. As if that’s not enough, the province takes a 15% of all profits which we assume is a form of business tax for allowing online gambling in the region.

49 Microgaming Titles to Hit Buenos Aires

Microgaming is already partners with brands like William Hill and Bet365, so its games will most definitely be on these platforms. One of the most played Microgaming slots Immortal Romance is confirmed, plus Thunderstruck II and the incredibly popular Break Da Bank Again is also LATAM Buenos Aires bound.

What about jackpots? There has been no firm indication that Microgaming’s Mega Moolah or WowPot networks will be available as of yet. The news report by Microgaming did suggest that content from partner networks would also be available, and that could mean jackpot slots from the likes of Triple Edge and Stormcraft Studios.