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On May 19, 2017, the Senate of the Dominican Republic approved in its second reading, and with modifications, the Bill Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, which seeks to substitute and repeal Law No. 72-02 on the Laundering of Proceeds from Illicit Trafficking of 2002. It will now go to the Chamber of Deputies.
As new bills emerge in Brazil and Colombia adopts online gambling regulations, GamblingCompliance has updated this special report analysing online gambling across Latin American countries.
Historically, gambling legislation in the Dominican Republic has been closely tied to the tourism industry. This bill aims to update and consolidate gambling regulation which, to date, does not reflect the reality of the gambling industry in the country.