Report: Puerto Rico Studying Legalizing Online Gaming
According to a report at Games Magazine Brazil, the Puerto Rican Tourism and Social Welfare Commission has begun studying possible legislation to legalize online gaming in the U.S. territory.
The proposed bill would authorize the Tourism Company of Puerto Rico to impose franchise rights, establish the minimum requirements for obtaining franchises and the distribution of gambling revenues through the internet, the report said.
The report quoted Jaime Alex Irizarry, director of the Gaming Division of the CTPR as saying the legislation would help fight illegal online betting already happening in Puerto Rico. Officials also that since online gaming is allowed in U.S. states, it would be allowed in Puerto Rico as well.
No timetable for introduction of the bill was announced.