Online gambling giant Bwin's Argentina operation has had its gaming license revoked by the Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos of Misiones due to what the gaming authority is calling a "breach of contract".
The issue supposedly arose from the company failing to mirror all play on an IPLyC server for independent monitoring. The gaming authority has gone on to notify punters that playing on the site bwin.com.ar will be considered illegal gambling.
IPLyC Official Eduardo Torres commented on the matter, saying: "... what was replicated wasn’t clear, was not well understood, the numbers did not balance, there were chances that some bets went directly to their European central system and did not pass through our system. They were given the necessary time to bring explanations and, as they have not given satisfactory answers, the license was withdrawn."
“The company did not comply; the only province that has licenses for Internet games is Misiones. And today, the fact that online communication technology is not recognized for this kind of games make many players able to gamble without having the corresponding social responsibility. That bettors are the proper age, that they have the security of receiving their winnings and basically that the state receives taxes for the bets."
The issue is not the first that bwin has had in the South American country. In August an Argentinian court ordered the betting firm to stop providing betting services to all states beside Misiones after a lawsuit was filed by the country's sports betting monopoly Loteria Nacional.