On November 29, the conflict between Argentina and Uruguay over the construction of cellulose mills on the shore of the shared Río Uruguay took a spectacular turn. The media reported that the Uruguayan government had decided to send armed forces to guard the mill, owned by the Finnish multinational Botnia, opening the door for the militarization of the online casino binational conflict. Although three weeks later the Uruguayan government retired its guards, the conflict continues at a standstill and bilateral relations are tense.