Buenos Aires to allow online licences for gaming halls iGaming Business · October 1, 2020 at 7:01 am The city of Buenos Aires will allow gaming hall operators to apply for online licences, following the passage of a resolution submitted by local regulator the Lotería de la ciudad de Buenos Aires (LotBA). Under regulations approved earlier this year, retail betting and gaming hall operators were prohibited from applying for online licences, due to concerns this would lead to “monopolistic practices” by brick and mortar operators. However, after gaming hall operators challenged the legality of this clause, LotBA issued a resolution removing the prohibition, which was approved by the Argentinean capital’s legislature. Betting shop operators will remain blocked from moving online, however. Resolution No. 231/20 was approved by a 27-5 margin, with 26 abstentions. In addition, the city passed a new set of gambling regulations aimed at enhancing player protection.