As with many other countries worldwide, the health emergency presented by COVID-19 has disrupted many of the daily activities in Argentina. The Quiniela Draw has been suspended during the run of the disease.
Quinielas.ar has announced that regular draws are suspended during the health emergency restrictions linked to COVID-19 in Argentina. The lottery is a popular pastime throughout Argentina, with several versions in various cities and regions in the country. There are multiple drawings each day with opportunities to win, based on the selected numbers on the tickets which are purchased. The lotteries are managed and organized by the various jurisdictions within the country.—
The impact of COVID-19 on Argentina is the reason for the suspension of the lottery draws. The first reported case in Argentina occurred on March 3, with the reported daily cases taking a jump during the period between March 17 and March 20. During those three days, the number of cases doubled, from 79 to 158. The number of new cases spiked on March 31, with 234 reported, and again on April 15 with 294 new cases. As of May 5, the daily count of new cases was 133. In total, there have been 264 deaths to date, a rate of 15% of the total cases reported of 5020.
Further information is available at https://quinielas.ar
Unlike some lotteries in other parts of the world, betting in Argentina is a bank game, that is, it does not have a prize pool, but rather these are determined based on the successes of the bettors. The jurisdictions determine the amount of the bank cap, which is used to prorate payments when the amount of the prizes to be paid are higher than the cap. The draws are comprised of 20 4-digit numbers (0000 to 9999) which are distributed across twenty prizes.
Bets may be placed in various ways. These include an Exact Direct Bet; a Direct Bet By Extension; An Accurate Redouble Bet; and Redoubled Bets by Extension. Most Argentine provinces have raffle pools, with a few also adhering to draws organized by the Uruguayan Lottery. La Quiniela was the only game of chance which did not decline in sales during the 2001 economic crisis.
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