Gambling Laws Around the World

Today almost every country in the world has its own regulations for land-based and online casinos. In many countries gambling is controlled through licensing and supervision, but there are some places in the world where it is completely forbidden. Here we present the laws for land-based and online gambling in 526 countries and territories with the sources in 46 different languages and their translation into English. The results of our research are summarized in this report.

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Name Number of CasinosCasino LawBlocksNotes Sources Score
Allowed Friendly Targeted Landbased Online Operator Online Player ISP Bank
Afghanistan 435 417 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
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Pornography, Gambling, arms and drug trafficking are completely banned. Other than that it is absolutely free and not regulated.
393
Gambling Availability Score 393.
Ranked 213 of 227
Albania 650 630 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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1) The Authority is authorized to give a license for Casino for a 10-year period to the Organizer. a. The license is given to the applicant fulfilling who meets the criteria specified in this law and legal acts for its implementation. b. The tariffs to get the license are as per below: - License in Tirana 1 billion ALL - License in Durrës 600 million ALL - In other cities 300 million ALL 2) The organizer who has the license could not open more than one casino (Changed by the law no. 10200, dt. 17.12.2009)
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1. No society can organize or use electronic tools in electronic casino, and electronic casino in the distance, if it does not fulfill the obligations stipulated by this law and subordinate legal acts, in its implementation. 4. Only the organizer, who has met the criteria for electronic casino should use the table with the name "Electronic Casino" in environments where these games are conducted.
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The administrator of the distance electronic casino should: a) not allow a person to participate in the game as a player, unless that person is registered as a player and has a bank account online with the organizer of electronic casino in the distance; register a person as a player only if the organizer of electronic casino in the distance received from this person application / registration form completed. This form must contain at least the following information: i) Player age (in any case the player must be over 18 years old); ii) The personal number of the identity card of the player; iii) Player residence; iv) A valid e-mail address of the player.
819
Gambling Availability Score 819.
Ranked 89 of 227
Algeria 602 22 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
0 465
Gambling Availability Score 465.
Ranked 199 of 227
American Samoa 577 560 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 513
Gambling Availability Score 513.
Ranked 189 of 227
Andorra 780 206 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Land-based casino law

A very expected law to develop. The Law of the game seems to bring better regulation of foreign lotteries and gambling. In the campaign of purchases and exchanges of the big Christmas Spanish lottery, the Law of the game was finally approved. Here are the links about the Report of the Commission About Regulating of Gambling.
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Land-based casino law

This Act has the aim of becoming a clear, coherent and structured legal framework to regulate the practice and operation of gambling. For this purpose, the Act has distinguished six categories of operators of gambling, each depending on the types of gambling it explodes, differentiating them according to pure gambling, lottery or pre sweepstakes and mixed games of chance and skill, much like gambling table. The regulation includes both traditional and online games, and establishes the authorization of games, using different classes of licenses, depending on the operation of gambling, marketing and distribution activities and related professionals.
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Online Casino law for operators

Gambling in the Principality of Andorra is banned by any means, except gambling regulations that are developed from each category defined and that have been authorized under the license granted under this Act.
882
Gambling Availability Score 882.
Ranked 13 of 227
Angola 604 109 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
No laws about casinos.
No laws about casinos.
796
Gambling Availability Score 796.
Ranked 97 of 227
Antigua and Barbuda 707 684 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Land-based casino law

Except as permitted by these Regulations, no person shall engage in the operation of interactive gaming or interactive wagering activities unless that person holds a license granted under these Regulations.
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Online Casino law for operators

(1) Any person who contravenes any offence under Regulations 208, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, or 231 commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00 US) or to imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years. In addition, any prize won by a person participating in an authorized game in contravention to the foregoing section forfeits the right to that prize. The Commission may disburse any such forfeited prizes to an account established by the Commission.
807
Gambling Availability Score 807.
Ranked 94 of 227
Argentina 785 211 1 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Separate law for Buenos Aires
Separate law for Buenos Aires
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ARTICLE 1: General authorization: It is authorized the operation of Electronic Gaming Machines in all its variants, only in bingo halls currently enabled and running, in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
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Online Casinos Legal

The technical, economic and financial solvency of the aspiring operators of the online gambling activity will be accredited through the presentation of the documents and reports that are determined in due time in the bases of the procedure for the granting of the licenses.
875
Gambling Availability Score 875.
Ranked 18 of 227
Armenia 678 169 0 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Land-based casino law

a) Kotayk region within the administrative boundaries of Tsaghkadzor , Vayots Dzor region within the administrative boundaries of Jermuk, Gegharqunik region’s city Sevan and all within the administrative limits of educational and cultural centers, government offices, hospitals and accessibility standards established by the Government of the Republic of b) "Zvartnots" airport and "Yerevan" free economic zone” areas. c) A plan approved by The Government of the Republic of Armenia that has more than 40 billion dram investment, in case of outside Yerevan that meets The Republic of Armenia’s Government places and standards.
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Online Casino law for operators

Starting January 1, 2013 a casino or a lottery with the same internet game can be organized (through the casino).
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Online casino law for players

Gambling activities and casinos can be carried out in the Republic of Armenia by a registered nonprofit organization, based on the license issued by the relevant authority
792
Gambling Availability Score 792.
Ranked 99 of 227
Aruba 700 28 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
Dutch and Aruban laws show little differences.
Dutch and Aruban laws show little differences.
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Land-based casino law

The Minister of Justice and Public Affairs is authorized, under conditions and guarantees laid down by him, to grant licences for the gambling operation in specially designated and equipped hotels. The Minister of Justice and Public Affairs is authorized, under conditions and guarantees laid down by him, to grant licenses for the operation of hazard play through dogs racing, cockfighting and jai-alai-matches at designated places.
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Online Casino law for operators

Betting company Globalstars NV, normally established on Curaçao, must pay a fine of 100,000 euros because it is not authorised for online gambling. The Dutch news agency ANP reports that. It is the first time the Dutch gaming authority imposes such a fine. This was reported yesterday. Globalstars is located on Curaçao, but focuses on Dutch Internet users who play bingo, roulette or a lottery. According to the Chamber of Commerce of Curaçao the formal Director of Globalstars is the 66 year old Curaçao-born Humphrey Zimmerman. Globalstars nv on Curaçao is located in the E-Commerce Park Vredenberg. (AD, Monday 9 September 2013)
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Online casino law for players

It is not possible to apply for an online gambling license at this time. A law that makes is possible is in preparation. Until then, offering gambling via Internet is prohibited in the Netherlands territories. However, to engage in Internet gambling does not seem to be a punishable offence in Aruba.
773
Gambling Availability Score 773.
Ranked 104 of 227
Australia 357 350 31 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Currently being considered under which, amongst other things, offending websites will be “blocked” by local internet service providers following direction by ACMA
Currently being considered under which, amongst other things, offending websites will be “blocked” by local internet service providers following direction by ACMA
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Gambling policy in Australia has traditionally been the responsibility of the States rather than the Commonwealth. State and territory governments regulate and provide gambling services and rely heavily on the ensuing revenue.
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For the purposes of this Act, a prohibited internet gambling service is (a) the service is provided in the course of carrying on a business; and (b) the service is provided to customers using an internet carriage service; and (c) an individual who is physically present in Australia is capable of becoming a gambling service, where: customer of the service.
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"A person is guilty of an offence if: (a) the person intentionally provides an interactive gambling service; and (b) the service has an Australian‑customer link (see section 8). Penalty: 2,000 penalty units. (2) A person who contravenes subsection (1) is guilty of a separate offence in respect of each day (including a day of a conviction for the offence or any later day) during which the contravention continues."
605
Gambling Availability Score 605.
Ranked 160 of 227
Austria 719 337 18 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
2.00
Administrative penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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„gambling is allowed solely in fixed locations and can not be conducted by digital means“
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"§ 52nd (1) One commits an administrative offense and shall be punished by the Authority in the cases of para 1 with a fine of up to € 60 000 and in the cases of the Z 2 to 11 with up to EUR 22 000, 1. who organized the participation from within the country banned lotteries within the meaning of § 2 para 4, organized or makes entrepreneurial accessible or participated as a contractor within the meaning of § 2 para 2 it. 2. who without authorization of play professionally a game of chance covered by this federal law or instruments by which such will play transferred to the ownership or profit-sharing, or sold to other leaves; 3. who fails to comply with the conditions of approval of an approved game of chance; 4. who does not meet the requirements of § 5, or a gambling performs despite prohibition or after withdrawal of the game authorization; 5. who contravenes a provision in § 2 paragraph 3 of this Article Regulation, against the support obligation from game descriptions, the display obligation under § 4 6 or a toleration or obligation to cooperate under § 50 para 4...; 6. who participate in illegal lotteries within the meaning of § 2 para 4 - promotes or allows - in particular through the mediation of game participation, availability of other engaging articles as gaming machines or entrepreneurial circuit of Internet links;. 7. who holds technical aids (eg, a correspondingly suitable remote control.) ready, carries with it or uses that are appropriate to himself or others from gaining an unfair advantage in the game or to influence the game play; 8. who 6 and 7 or § 25a violated the obligations of the money laundering prevention in accordance with § 25 para. 9. who advertises illegal lotteries (§ 2 para. 4) in the country or whose application allows, unless it is an authorization of the Minister of Finance pursuant to § 56 para 2 before. 10. who knowingly player to the organizer or seller prohibited lotteries the assets power forward as a credit institution, when carried out in intentional direct interaction with the organizer or seller; 11. who accept gratuities directly in the conduct of lotteries."
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"…in the case of Z1, a fine of up to 60,000 Euros and in cases Z2 to Z11 of up to 22,000 Euros will have to be paid"
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The online gambling laws dictate that Austria-based companies are eligible for online gaming licences via the internet, mobile phones and interactive television, but only Austrian residents are allowed to use them. Foreign operators who hope for Austrian patrons will encounter discouraging bureaucratic and legal roadblocks such as a supervisory board and a registered, domestic office. Bet-at-Home was found guilty in 2011 of not respecting these laws because it operated in the country with a Maltese gaming licence, and the gambling website was promptly issued a "Hasta la vista, baby" verdict. The European Court of Justice recently ruled that Austria’s state gambling control is essentially legal by EU law, despite numerous legal challenges from online betting companies attempting to break national monopolies. Casinos Austria, formed in 1967, is one of the largest casino operators in the world, with 40 land-based casinos in 16 countries, 8 shipboard casinos, 15 slot parlours, and one online gambling platform.
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Gambling in all is manifold forms - card games, slot machines, sport bets, roulette and alike - is legal in Austria, but strictly regulated. This means that there are casinos that are run through a licensed company that is obliged to look after people who might be addicted to gambling. They are also required to set certain steps against gambling addiction and not admit people to the casino that are obviously spending too much. In theory, that is. In the past, several addicted gamblers have successfully sued Austrian casinos for not following these rules enough. Nevertheless, Austria is a gambling nation.
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Penalty For Players

Intentional offences against the ban on participating in illegal online gambling will be fined up to EUR7,500 and negligent offences will be fined up to EUR1,500
752
Gambling Availability Score 752.
Ranked 117 of 227
Azerbaijan 649 169 1 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Land-based casino law

Participation in gambling Punishment for participating in gambling is confiscation of gaming equipment and the money amount that was spent for this game and fine in amount from AZN 400 to AZN 600. Note: 1. By “gambling”, should be understood the games that are played for extra money, material and other income, where the income depend on coincident and chance events. 2. These laws do not apply to the lotteries that are held in accordance by the rules defined in laws and sport games’ bids.
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Online Casino law for operators

The owners of cafes/internet cafes in Baku, Sumgait, Mingachevir, Ganja cities of Azerbaijan were engaged in lawsuits for that.
648
Gambling Availability Score 648.
Ranked 145 of 227
Bahamas 720 697 0 1.00
Legal for foreign visitors only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Bahamian citizens are not permitted to participate in gaming within the casinos.
773
Gambling Availability Score 773.
Ranked 105 of 227
Bahrain 707 23 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
0 -
Any person managing a place which main purpose is running gambling activities or any activities associated with gambling shall be punished by imprisonment of not less than six months and a fine of five hundred dinars
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Gaming and gambling activities are any activities regardless of their form or shape where income or loss is derived as part of luck and not skill.
417
Gambling Availability Score 417.
Ranked 208 of 227
Bangladesh 695 674 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Penalty for owning or keeping, or having charge of common gaming-house
571
Gambling Availability Score 571.
Ranked 168 of 227
Barbados 751 728 0 0.00
Banned
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
In order to maintain the competitiveness of the tourism industry, accommodation at hotels, inns and guest houses is taxed at a concessionary rate of 8.75%. In addition, certain essential services are exempted from VAT, or zero-rated. These include: Gambling, betting, lotteries, bingo and instant money ticket
768
Gambling Availability Score 768.
Ranked 110 of 227
Belarus 628 142 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Tax payment of 22% is required for the winnings from foreign online casinos. Winnings from local online casinos do not require paying taxes.
Tax payment of 22% is required for the winnings from foreign online casinos. Winnings from local online casinos do not require paying taxes.
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Land-based casino law

3. On the territory of the Republic of Belarus the following activities in the field of gambling are allowed: bookmaking; running of the slot machines; casinos; tote. Provisions of implementation mentioned in the first paragraph of this activity in the gambling business shall be approved by the Council of Ministers to meet the requirements of legislation. 4. On the territory of the Republic of Belarus it is allowed to organize and conduct the following types of gambling: betting game; playing cards; dice; game on the slot machines; Game tote; cylindrical game (Roulette). [...] 15. Persons under the age of 18 years are not allowed to the gambling facilities, passport verification is required.
808
Gambling Availability Score 808.
Ranked 93 of 227
Belgium 430 143 6 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
2.00
Administrative penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
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The Commission chose a complementary system of licenses: existing gambling establishments that already have a license to operate games of chance in the real world can apply for an additional license for the Internet.
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It is prohibited for any person to operate a game of chance without a license previously granted by the Gambling Commission. It is also illegal for anyone to participate in an illegal game of chance, to facilitate operation or to advertise. Players may be subject to a fine which may vary from 26 euro to 25,000 euro (plus surcharges) . For the organizers such amounts may range from 100 Euros to 100,000 Euros (plus surcharges).
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The gambling Commission depends on the Federal Public Service Justice headed by the Minister of Justice. Through a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Justice Minister and the Secretary of State for coordinating the fight against fraud, it is responsible for the issue of gambling and relations with the Commission gambling.
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The Belgian Financial Sector Federation (Febelfin) and organization of Internet providers in Belgium (ISPA) will block illegal gambling sites at the request of the commission of gambling.
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Land Based Casinos Legal

Licence A: class I gaming establishment (casino). There are nine available licences and nine active licences. Licences are available for 15-year periods and are renewable
411
Gambling Availability Score 411.
Ranked 209 of 227
Belize 702 194 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

5.- The duties and powers of the Board shall be to control and regulate gaming and to grant or revoke gaming licenses under this Act.
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Online Casino law for operators

No person shall provide, or in any way assist in providing, a computer wagering service unless he obtains a licence to do so in accordance with this Act and in such manner and in compliance with such conditions as may be prescribed by the Board.
834
Gambling Availability Score 834.
Ranked 71 of 227
Benin 711 233 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 849
Gambling Availability Score 849.
Ranked 49 of 227
Bermuda 764 741 0 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
At this time there are no land-based casinos in Bermuda. But in 2017 international casino operator Century Casinos submitted a licence application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club in Hamilton, Bermuda jointly with the company that owns the property
At this time there are no land-based casinos in Bermuda. But in 2017 international casino operator Century Casinos submitted a licence application for a casino at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club in Hamilton, Bermuda jointly with the company that owns the property
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Land Based Casinos Legal

A legislation has been passed in the island that lets the cruise ships docked in Bermuda to keep the on-board casinos open for the cruise ship passengers from 9pm until 5am.
845
Gambling Availability Score 845.
Ranked 61 of 227
Bhutan 724 703 0 0.00
Banned
-0.01
Unknown
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
0 -
The offence of gambling shall be a petty misdemeanour. A defendant convicted of a petty misdemeanour shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment, a minimum of which shall be one month and the maximum of which shall be be less than one year
495
Gambling Availability Score 495.
Ranked 194 of 227
Bolivia 748 207 1 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Article 1. - (Object) This law aims to establish basic legislation of lottery games and gaming, institute the Authority of Supervision and Social Game Control and create taxes of national character to this activity. Article 19 °. (Of the central state level) The central state level will have the following responsibilities: Grant permits and licenses, supervise and sanction the activities of lotteries and gambling through the Authority of Supervision and Social Game Control. Organize the lottery game nationally. Provide organization services of lottery games to autonomous departmental and municipal governments.
867
Gambling Availability Score 867.
Ranked 25 of 227
Bosnia and Herzegovina 669 27 0 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

"This law regulates the conditions, manner and entities organizing games of chance, types of games of chance, basic principles and rules of allocating revenues from games Fortunately, establishment, legal status, administration and management of the Lottery of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the Lottery), the fee for doing business in the games Fortunately, monitoring, fines and other issues of importance for gambling in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the Federation). Gambling in the territory of the Federation is realized through the Lottery BiH and legal persons registered for earning the lottery."
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Online Casino law for operators

Article 11 Gambling games via internet are not gambling games by this law and are therefore forbidden on the territory of the Federation
758
Gambling Availability Score 758.
Ranked 115 of 227
Botswana 663 642 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
The Gambling Authority is a body corporate that has been established in terms of the Gambling Act No 7 of 2012. The Authority is charged with regulating the gambling industry in Botswana.
825
Gambling Availability Score 825.
Ranked 82 of 227
Brazil 779 131 5 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Establish and operate gambling in public place or accessible to the public, by charging an entrance fee or without it.
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Establish and operate gambling in public place or accessible to the public, by charging an entrance fee or without it.
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Establish and operate gambling in public place or accessible to the public, by charging an entrance fee or without it. § 2º Incurs the penalty of a fine of two hundred thousand reis to two contos of reis, whom is found participating in the game, as a worker or player.
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Penalty For Players

The amendment to the Law also provides that players caught participating in games of luck, whether physically or on the internet, are subject to a fine of BRL 2,000.00 to BRL 200,000.00.
652
Gambling Availability Score 652.
Ranked 144 of 227
Brunei 874 844 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Gambling in Brunei is illegal.
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the Common Gaming act has been used to prosecute offenders who conducted illegal online gambling
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Any person who plays in a common gaming house shall be guiltyof an offence: Penalty, a fine of $10,000 and imprisonment for 6 months.
628
Gambling Availability Score 628.
Ranked 150 of 227
Bulgaria 464 19 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Gambling is allowed only with a license given by the State gambling commission.
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Most online casinos are blocked in the country. As of 2014 they can be licensed only if they meet following criteria: 1: 1. The lack of administrative enforcement measures under this Act or under the Act Gambling 1999 2: All of the equipment and servers must be located within Bulgaria or another country member of the EU. 3: Deposits and payments must be made through a bank which is licensed in Bulgaria or a country in the EU. 4: The central computing system of the organizer must have a system for registering and identifying the participants in the games that gives in real-time information to the Commission of gambling and National Agency of income during the games. 5: The software and new versions of the software must be approved by the State commission of Gambling. 6: The presence of an authorized representative of the company, with an address in Bulgaria, if the company registered in another country from the EU.
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There is no penalty for online casino players. All participants in gambling must be over the age of 18.
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587
Gambling Availability Score 587.
Ranked 164 of 227
Burkina Faso 722 227 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 854
Gambling Availability Score 854.
Ranked 41 of 227
Burundi 696 223 0 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 O

Online Casino law for operators

Gambling is prohibited in public places or places opened to the public in all unfenced areas where it can be seen publicly and in all other places.
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Online casino law for players

Shall be punished by eight days to two months of imprisonment and a fine of five thousand francs at most, or one of these two penalties: 2) anyone who has gambled in these same places and conditions.
811
Gambling Availability Score 811.
Ranked 92 of 227
Cambodia 630 609 1 1.00
Legal for foreign visitors only
0.00
Completely banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Any person who gambles shall be subjected to a fine from ten thousand (10,000) Riels to fifty thousand (50,000) Riels or to an imprisonment from one (1) week to one (1) month. Repeated offenders shall be fined from fifty thousand (50,000) Riels to five hundred thousand (500,000) Riels plus an imprisonment from one (1) month to one (1) year
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All that revenue, not to mention the profits enjoyed by the 57 casinos that are scattered around Cambodia, will come from the losses incurred by foreign gamblers;" “Cambodian citizens are completely banned from gambling in their own country." "That kind of bad publicity is what pushed the government to ban slot machines in 2009. They had been the only means for Cambodians to gamble legally within their own country; now there are none
569
Gambling Availability Score 569.
Ranked 170 of 227
Cameroon 710 215 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 848
Gambling Availability Score 848.
Ranked 50 of 227
Canada 772 751 79 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia governments are able to give licenses to online casinos.
Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia governments are able to give licenses to online casinos.
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Operators of commercial gaming sites include casino operators as well as operators of the OLG’s internet gaming site and the OLG lottery program.
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The Criminal Code of Canada (Code) defines what types of gambling are illegal in Canada, and which provinces are assigned responsibility to operate, license and regulate legal forms of gaming.
868
Gambling Availability Score 868.
Ranked 24 of 227
Cape Verde 745 123 0 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Game zones: Sal, Santiago, São Vicente, Boa vista e Maio.
Game zones: Sal, Santiago, São Vicente, Boa vista e Maio.
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Who, in any way, explore gambling outside the legally authorized sites is punished with imprisonment up to three years or a fine up to two hundred days.
835
Gambling Availability Score 835.
Ranked 69 of 227
Cayman Islands 729 706 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Gambling is illegal. The Cayman Islands do not permit the registration of offshore gaming entities. There are no free trade zones, and the authorities do not see risks from bulk cash smuggling related to the large number of cruise ships that dock in the jurisdiction.
587
Gambling Availability Score 587.
Ranked 165 of 227
Central African Republic 687 220 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Art.183 Will be punished with imprisonment of one to five years and a fine of 1 million to 5 million francs: 1. Those who have held a gambling house without permission and have admitted the public, either freely or on the presentation of the interested parties or affiliates, the bankers of this house; 2. Those who have established or holding unauthorized lotteries by law, all directors, employees or agents of these institutions. The culprits may be more to the day when they will have undergone their punishment, banned for at least five years and ten years at the rights mentioned in Article 24 of this Code. In all cases, be forfeited to the Treasury, any funds or effects that are found exposed to the game or put the lottery, furniture, instruments, utensils, equipment or employees for the service of gambling or lotteries, furniture and household effects places are filled or decorated.
837
Gambling Availability Score 837.
Ranked 68 of 227
Chad 725 23 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 855
Gambling Availability Score 855.
Ranked 39 of 227
Channel Islands 881 851 1 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

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(2) Subject to this Law, the States may by Resolution grant a concession to a concessionaire who intends to provide the premises (which shall include a hotel and a casino) specified in the concession ("concession premises").
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E-gaming has been a major success story for Guernsey over recent years as, alongside the world-leading regulatory regime in the neighbouring island of Alderney, internet gambling and gaming businesses often choose to locate their servers in Guernsey. This provides an excellent package of benefits covering regulatory, technical and fiscal areas.
922
Gambling Availability Score 922.
Ranked 5 of 227
Chile 807 223 1 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Article 1. The authorization, operation, management and control of casinos and gambling that are developed on them, are governed by the provisions of this law and its regulations. Article 2. The State must determine, on the terms provided in this Act, the requirements and conditions under which gambling and its related bettings can be authorized, the general regulations thereof, as well as the authorization and supervision of entities authorized to develop them.
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Online Casinos Legal

Online gaming is largely undefined by law and generally considered grey, as well as opposed by the land based industry and regulator in its current form. FIDEN is attempting to enter the online and their regulatory proposal has been included in this report.
826
Gambling Availability Score 826.
Ranked 80 of 227
China 571 30 3 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
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Article 70. For the purpose of profit, provide the conditions for gambling, or participation in large amount of gambling, is to be sentenced to no more than five days detention or a fine of five hundred yuan; if the circumstances are serious, is to be sentenced to more than ten days to no more than fifteen days detention, impose a fine of five hundred yuan to three thousand yuan.
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380
Gambling Availability Score 380.
Ranked 214 of 227
Colombia 687 186 0 5.00
Legal
0.00
Completely banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
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ARTICLE 1. Definition. The monopoly which is dealt with in the present law is defined as the exclusive faculty of the State to exploit, organize, manage, operate, control, regulate all the gaming modalities and to establish the conditions in which particulars can operate them, a faculty which must always be exercised as an activity which must respect the public and social interest with the purpose of using their utilities for health services including their benefit costs and also for investigation.
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Coljuegos informs citizens and public opinion that they have detected the operation of games of chance online in the country, through different transmission devices, which are not authorized by the state. Therefore, at present, these gambling sites operate outside the law and are undermining the funding of public health services in Colombia.
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In fulfilling of its functions, Coljuegos is initiating administrative and punitive actions stipulated by law contemplating the closing of operations or facilities, fines, forfeiture of game elements and the inability of five (5) years to operate games of chance and randomly in the country. Additionally, they are transferring the criminal complaints to the competent authorities to advance their research. Citizens who have knowledge of the operation of any form of unauthorized game can report via e-mail: contactenos@coljuegos.gov.co.
617
Gambling Availability Score 617.
Ranked 155 of 227
Comoros 732 23 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 A

Access to casino websites

Comoros is a country in Africa with legal gambling. There are 2 cities with gambling facilities in Comoros which have 2 legal gambling facilities available in total.
849
Gambling Availability Score 849.
Ranked 48 of 227
Congo 665 196 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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II - MODIFICATIONS ON LAW #10-2002 OF DECEMBER 31st 2002 ON THE GAMBLING TAX
826
Gambling Availability Score 826.
Ranked 79 of 227
Cook Islands 773 751 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 879
Gambling Availability Score 879.
Ranked 14 of 227
Costa Rica 672 194 1 1.00
Legal for foreign visitors only
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land Based Casinos Legal

Since gambling is technically not allowed in the country, there are no land-based casinos where the locals could play.
679
Gambling Availability Score 679.
Ranked 133 of 227
Croatia 683 27 1 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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For the purposes of this Act, the following terms have the following meanings: The right of organizing games of chance & nbsp; is the right which under this Act, the decision of the Croatian Government and the approval of the Ministry of Finance may organize games of chance in the range, in the manner and under the conditions prescribed by this Act
825
Gambling Availability Score 825.
Ranked 83 of 227
Cuba 613 166 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
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"The Director may also authorize luxury casinos as a tourist attraction, regulating and noting the contribution or contribution shall receive the National Institute of Savings and Housing. What the Institute receives for the contribution of luxury casinos, he did not enter in the Savings Bank nor invest in housing, but will form with such contributions a separate case, the funds invested in auxiliary nursing homes, disabled, blind and other charities."
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When Fidel Castro arrived in Havana on January 8, 1959, one of the first laws enacted was to abolish the game. Since then, land-based and currently online gambling has been banned on the island.
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When Fidel Castro arrived in Havana on January 8, 1959, one of the first laws enacted was to abolish the game. Since then, land-based and currently online gambling has been banned on the island.
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Chapter XIII PROHIBITED GAMES Article 219. 1. The person who acts as a dealer, cashier, prompter, or promoter of illegal gambling is punishable by imprisonment of one to three years or a fine of three hundred to one thousand quotas, or both. 2. If the offense under the preceding paragraph is committed by two or more persons or involves children under 16 years of age, the penalty is imprisonment from three to eight years.
540
Gambling Availability Score 540.
Ranked 180 of 227
Curacao 513 23 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

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The Curaçao Gaming Control Board is the gaming regulator for the landbased casino industry of Curaçao. We safeguard public trust by ensuring that all gaming is conducted honestly, responsibly, competitively and free from criminal and corruptive elements.
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Online Casino law for operators

Curaçao eGaming License IP compliance services and data centers are strategically located around the world. We provide compliance-ready solutions tailored specifically to assist operators and providers of services to meet business, legal, geographic and multijurisdictional challenges.
741
Gambling Availability Score 741.
Ranked 120 of 227
Cyprus 552 43 0 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
0 -
The National Gaming and Casino Regulatory Authority will not grant any other casino licenses within the Republic of Cyprus for a period of 15 years from the date of issue of the casino-resort.
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Whoever possesses or operates machines providing online casino services, or provides online casino services in the Republic of Cyprus, is guilty of a crime and in the event of a conviction is punishable with a term of imprisonment not exceeding five (5) years or a fine not exceeding three hundred thousand euro (€300.000) or to both such sentences.
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Participation in casino gambling. Whoever participates in any type of bet which violates Article 6B is guilty of an offense and, upon conviction, is liable to imprisonment not exceeding two (2) years or to a fine not exceeding fifty thousand euro (€ 50.000) or to both such sentences.
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"Cyprus’ National Betting Authority (Εθνική Αρχή Στοιχημάτων) is to block around 2,500 gambling websites that have been providing their services to local customers despite being forbidden to do so."
471
Gambling Availability Score 471.
Ranked 197 of 227
Czech Republic 518 32 1 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Guide to Online Casinos for the Czech Republic with Best Bonuses | [YEAR] Discover top online casinos for the Czech Republic ➤ More than 400 gaming websites with the best bonuses ✅ Benefit from safe and secure licensed gaming online.
Guide to Online Casinos for the Czech Republic with Best Bonuses | [YEAR] Discover top online casinos for the Czech Republic ➤ More than 400 gaming websites with the best bonuses ✅ Benefit from safe and secure licensed gaming online.
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Online Casinos Legal

For the first time in history, the new Gambling Act brings complex regulation of the online gambling sector to the Czech Republic territory. At the same time, it has opened Czech market for operators and suppliers based anywhere in EU/EEA countries. Source: https://cz.affiliate.events/en/news/igornaya-industriya-chehii-prohodit-cherez-reformirovanie-yan-rgegola-yurist-v-petro-sedl-kov-legal-95846 © Prague iGaming Affiliate Conference
614
Gambling Availability Score 614.
Ranked 157 of 227
Denmark 442 26 12 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Title: Online Gambling in Denmark ᐈ Your Roadmap to the Best Online Casinos Description: Is online gambling legal in Denmark? This publication provides a full assessment of the gambling regulations and adds links to the best online casinos.
Title: Online Gambling in Denmark ᐈ Your Roadmap to the Best Online Casinos Description: Is online gambling legal in Denmark? This publication provides a full assessment of the gambling regulations and adds links to the best online casinos.
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"Purpose of the Act is 1) to keep the consumption of gambling at a moderate level, 2) to protect young people or other vulnerable persons from being exploited through games or from developing an addiction of gambling, 3) protecting players by ensuring that games are offered in a fair, responsible and transparent manner, and 4) to ensure public order and prevent gaming being used for criminal purposes."
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§ 18. License to run online casinos § 59. The one who continuously or negligently arranges gambling in this country without permission is punished with a fine or imprisonment up to 6 months according to this law.
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The Danish Gambling Authority is an independent government agency residing under the Danish Ministry of Taxation. The Danish Gambling Authority is responsible for securing a proper and regulated gambling market in Denmark so that players are protected against unfair and illegal gambling. Organisation The Danish Gambling Authority consists of four units: Policy and Finance, Licencing, Compliance and Landbased Gambling.
677
Gambling Availability Score 677.
Ranked 135 of 227
Djibouti 709 687 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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"Casinos and gaming establishments must: a. address before starting their business, a statement from the Ministry of activity Interior for the purpose of obtaining authorization to open and operate under the national legislation, and justify, in this statement, the lawful origin funds for the creation of the institution. b. keep proper accounts and keep for at least five years. The accounting principles defined by the national legislation applicable to casinos and gaming circles. c. ensure, identity, through the presentation of an official document being validity and photograph, which a copy is made, players that buy, bring or exchange chips or plaques for an amount greater than five hundred thousand. d. record, in chronological order, all operations referred to in paragraph C. of this article, their nature and amount, indicating the names of players, as well as the number of the document presented in a register and initialed by the competent administrative authority and keep the register for five years less after the last recorded transaction. e. record in chronological order, all transfers made between these casinos and gambling clubs in a register and initialed by the administrative authority competent and keep the register for at least five years after the last recorded transaction. In the event that the gambling establishment is run by a juridical person several subsidiaries, the chips should identify the subsidiary through which they are issued. In no event tokens issued by a subsidiary may be reimbursed in Another subsidiary, including overseas."
848
Gambling Availability Score 848.
Ranked 53 of 227
Dominica 726 704 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Address, evaluate and submit to the appropriate authorities issuing requests for license to operate casinos, lotteries, bingo, charitable raffles, slot machines, benches and benches sports betting lottery and other games, whatever the manifestation of the same, and and make modifications or withdrawals of licenses issued, granting licenses approval marks slot machines, electronic bingo equipment and accessories thereof.
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"Sort and grant the relevant licenses to all games of chance such as the National Lottery, raffles, charity raffles, casinos and establishments gambling, slot machines and other electronic games, bingos and any other manifestation thereof and inspect the implementation regulations on such activities;"
846
Gambling Availability Score 846.
Ranked 57 of 227
Dominican Republic 751 210 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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ARTICLE 2. Powers. The Casinos Commission, created by Law No. 351 and for the purposes of this regulation, is empowered by Law No. 96-88, dated December 31, 1988, to approve and authorize the importation of slot machines. The General Directorate of Internal Revenues is empowered to monitor, review, supervise, investigate and control the operations of these machines in casinos duly authorized.
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Article 50. Gambling, lotteries, raffles, charity raffles, casinos, gambling establishments, slot machines, other electronic games, bingos and any other manifestation of the same to operate in the country must apply for a license at the Ministry of Finance.
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ARTICLE 50. Gambling, lotteries, sweepstakes, charity raffles, casinos, gambling establishments, slot machines, other electronic games, bingos, in order to operate in the country, must apply for a license in the Ministry of Finance.
858
Gambling Availability Score 858.
Ranked 35 of 227
DR Congo 837 237 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
The conditions for opening an gambling establishment are ... If it is a casino, the establishment must include, other than gambling, shows and catering activities; ...
910
Gambling Availability Score 910.
Ranked 8 of 227
Ecuador 699 200 1 0.00
Banned
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Article 1. Phrase “Casinos, Game Rooms” is taken from paragraph f) of Article 5 of the Law on Tourism. Article 4. Act on Gaming, issued by Supreme Decree No. 500, is repealed.
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Although the deadline for the closure of the 30 casinos protected by the Tourism Act expires today, establishments operating in Guayaquil decided to close its doors yesterday morning and say goodbye to their audience. Starting tomorrow, this activity will become illegal in the country after the six-month period granted by President Rafael Correa has defeated, by Executive Decree 873 of September 2011.
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REPEAL PROVISIONS. FIRST: The following laws are derogated: 1. Regulation of Casinos and Gaming Halls (bingo-mechanical) contained in Decree Executive No. 815, published in Official Gazette No. 248 of January 9, 2008. 2. Technical Standards of Casinos and Gaming Halls (bingo-mechanical) contained in the Ministerial Agreement No. 20080033, published in the Supplement of Official Gazette No. 392 of July 30, 2008. 3. Resolution No. 590 of October 29, 2010 issued by the Board of Foreign Trade and Investment, COMEXI.
743
Gambling Availability Score 743.
Ranked 119 of 227
Egypt 715 23 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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As of the most recent count, some 461 online sportsbooks are open to wagering from Egyptian addresses. Of those, three provide access in Arabic: VivaroBet, the BetArena and 1Bet2Bet.com. Funding accounts may be accomplished by using many of the most popular international payment methods, such as major credit cards, Moneybookers, Neteller and other e-commerce financial services.
850
Gambling Availability Score 850.
Ranked 45 of 227
El Salvador 758 214 1 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
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Article 1. Art. 64 of the Police Act is interpreted authentically in the sense that is expressly prohibited without exception of time or place, card games, dice, the three cards, thimbles, the wheel of fortune, roulette, luck or chance, on the understanding that these games cannot be done, even with the modifications enabling by technology and modernity.
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Article 1. Art. 64 of the Police Act is interpreted authentically in the sense that is expressly prohibited without exception of time or place, card games, dice, the three cards, thimbles, the wheel of fortune, roulette, luck or chance, on the understanding that these games cannot be done, even with the modifications enabling by technology and modernity.
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"Authentically interpreted Article 1. Art. 64 of the Police Act, the sense that is expressly prohibited without exception of time or Instead, ride games playing cards, dice, the three cards, the of tape, Thimbles, the wheel of fortune, roulette, that of little and everyone else stake, luck or chance, on the understanding that these games can not be done, even with the modifications enabling technology and modernity"
642
Gambling Availability Score 642.
Ranked 147 of 227
Equatorial Guinea 753 208 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

Official State Bulletin: Games recreational and gambling
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With regards to online casinos, Equatorial Guinea is not far behind. Lotteries, slot machines and other gambling are among the most popular pastimes of Guineans. Not to mention the classic casino games and sports betting.
869
Gambling Availability Score 869.
Ranked 21 of 227
Eritrea 649 628 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 548
Gambling Availability Score 548.
Ranked 178 of 227
Estonia 471 10 2 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
2.00
Administrative penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
"(1) game of chance or skill toto slot casino can be opened only at the address, which is the seat of the municipal government gave written informed consent prior korraldusloa application. The municipal government decides to grant or refuse development consent within one month of receipt of the application. Casino of the opening game of skill consent will be given up to 20 years, gambling or gaming hall opening toto consent will be given 5 to 20 years. The municipal government may give written consent to the application for the shorter period."
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"The right to organise a game of chance, toto or game of skill is granted to a trustworthy legal person that meets the requirements of this Act and has the activity licence for organising gambling and operating permit for organising gambling. The right to organise a lottery is granted to a trustworthy person that meets the requirements of this Act and has received an operating permit for organising lotteries."
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"A public data network communication or public data access to the person providing the service of access without hindering the failure of the means of communication offered by the illegal remote gambling or paying agent shall make the payments for the transfer of this Act, non-compliant remote gambling operators, if the payment was made in gambling contributions for the purpose of - is punishable by a fine of up to 200 fine units. [=800 euros]. (2) The same act, if committed by a legal person, is punishable by a fine of up to 40000 kroons (estonian krones)."
531
Gambling Availability Score 531.
Ranked 183 of 227
Ethiopia 630 611 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Article 789. Violation of Provisions Regarding Lotteries, Gambling and Betting. (1) Whoever: (a) publicly organizes for profit lotteries, professional betting or gambling without having obtained an authorization from the competent authority; or (b) without authorization organizes for profit in a public place or a place open to the public or in a private club gambling or betting or any other officially prohibited games of chance, or participates in such games or betting; or (c) in any other way contravenes the relevant laws, regulations or directives, is punishable with fine or arrest. (2) Lotteries and games of chance permitted by law and organized for public or charitable purposes are not punishable.
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Where any crime committed by means of a computer, has resulted in the commission of another crime punishable under this Code, the relevant provision shall apply concurrently.
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Article 789. Violation of Provisions Regarding Lotteries, Gambling and Betting. (1) Whoever: (a) publicly organizes for profit lotteries, professional betting or gambling without having obtained an authorization from the competent authority; or (b) without authorization organizes for profit in a public place or a place open to the public or in a private club gambling or betting or any other officially prohibited games of chance, or participates in such games or betting; or (c) in any other way contravenes the relevant laws, regulations or directives, is punishable with fine or arrest. (2) Lotteries and games of chance permitted by law and organized for public or charitable purposes are not punishable.
669
Gambling Availability Score 669.
Ranked 137 of 227
Falkland Islands 879 849 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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1.1 The Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act requires gambling operators that provide facilities for remote gambling or advertise to consumers in Britain to obtain a license.
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The Department of Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for gaming in UK & British Overseas Territories (DCMS). The DCMS is responsible for the Gaming Act.
891
Gambling Availability Score 891.
Ranked 10 of 227
Faroe Islands 739 42 1 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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§1 - It's not allowed to import or use slot machines with the possibility of award. §2 - Violation of this law is punishable by fine and the illegal imported slot machines will be confiscated"
862
Gambling Availability Score 862.
Ranked 30 of 227
Fiji 755 733 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) has been awarded a casino license. The proposed casino will be based by the FNPF’s state-of-the-art $90m convention centre at the Momi Bay Resort in Western Fiji which will in turn support members of the Fund.
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Any person who engages in unlicensed remote interactive gaming as a player shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine of $5,000 and imprisonment for 2 years.
570
Gambling Availability Score 570.
Ranked 169 of 227
Finland 799 319 63 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Best Online Casinos for Finland: Gambling Laws and Market - KeyToCasino Review of best Finnish online casinos highlights important aspect of the online gambling market, its regulations, laws, best operators & games.
Best Online Casinos for Finland: Gambling Laws and Market - KeyToCasino Review of best Finnish online casinos highlights important aspect of the online gambling market, its regulations, laws, best operators & games.
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What is provided in this Act concerning lotteries also applies to 1) lotteries which take place abroad, to the extent that their tickets are sold or supplied in Finland and 2) lotteries which take place in the province of Åland, to the extent that their tickets are also sold or supplied elsewhere in Finland.
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Transborder gambling for money. The Finnish Lottery Act also covers foreign gambling operators so far as their games are provided in Finland. Since the Lotteries Act specifies for the Finnish operators’ monopoly, foreign gambling is forbidden so far as it involves providing games in Finland. Operators with monopoly are exclusively allowed to market money games.
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In practice gambling businesses can circumvent the legal ban on advertising relatively easily. The advertisement in Finland using commercial TV-channels operating from abroad is outside the Finnish law.
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This Act contains provisions on the organization of lotteries and supervising the running, accounting for the proceeds of lotteries and the purposes for which the returns can be used as well as the supervision of the use of the proceeds.
852
Gambling Availability Score 852.
Ranked 42 of 227
France 184 85 7 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
only allowed online poker, lottery and sports betting
only allowed online poker, lottery and sports betting
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Today, the 197 casinos operated in France represent an important economic sector.
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
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On January 9, at the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Paris ordered to block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually complied, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse bets).
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When stopping access to a supply of bets or gaming and gambling on unauthorized websites was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above , the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
320
Gambling Availability Score 320.
Ranked 220 of 227
French Guiana 504 157 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
French territory; laws of France are in force
French territory; laws of France are in force
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90 000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200 000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
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At the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Parisordered on January 9, block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually comply, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse paris).
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When stopping access to a supply of paris or gambling and gambling in unauthorized online was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above , the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90 000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200 000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
507
Gambling Availability Score 507.
Ranked 192 of 227
French Polynesia 518 160 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
French territory; laws of France are in force
French territory; laws of France are in force
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90 000 fine . These penalties are increased to seven years ' imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang .
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At the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Parisordered on January 9, block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually comply, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse paris).
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When stopping access to a supply of paris or gambling and gambling in unauthorized online was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above , the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90 000 fine . These penalties are increased to seven years ' imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang .
514
Gambling Availability Score 514.
Ranked 188 of 227
Gabon 729 236 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 857
Gambling Availability Score 857.
Ranked 37 of 227
Gambia 718 695 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
With effect from today, lotteries, casinos and all forms of gambling in The Gambia are to cease operations, according to a statement from the Office of the President.
652
Gambling Availability Score 652.
Ranked 143 of 227
Georgia 724 9 1 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

“For all of the gambling games which are held in the territory of Georgia, permission is needed”. (16.03.2012. N5859)“
815
Gambling Availability Score 815.
Ranked 91 of 227
Germany 587 280 48 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
-0.01
Unknown
5.00
Not blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
0 -
The operation and brokering of online gambling is forbidden
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The interior ministry has granted licenses to the following gambling providers: (see link)
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“ In case of illegal gambling, authorities can forbid financial institutions to make payments to players”
O

Online Casinos Legal

The Interstate Treaty does not provide for a licensing system for online casino operations and, instead, sets out a total ban on any online games of chance other than sports betting, horse race betting and lotteries, see sec. 4(4) of the Interstate Treaty. The total ban has been heavily criticised under EU law. Still, a questionable judgment was handed down by Germany’s highest administrative court, the Federal Administrative Court, in October 2017, which confirmed the lawfulness of the total ban under national and EU laws. This means that enforcement activity may increase. A constitutional complaint has been filed against this judgment
I

Isp Blocks

The Interstate Treaty does not explicitly regulate domain or ISP blocking, but provides for a legal basis for payment blocking (section 9(1), Interstate Treaty No. 4). The responsible authority, the Ministry of the Interior of Lower Saxony, may ban banks and other financial institutions from processing payments relating to unauthorised gambling and some have agreed not to process certain payments on request by that body. No legal payment blocking measures have been enforced to date, however, probably due to data protection or other technical issues
518
Gambling Availability Score 518.
Ranked 186 of 227
Ghana 659 636 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Under the Gaming Act 2006, Act 721, the Gaming Commission of Ghana (GCG) is the main body responsible for regulating, controlling, monitoring and supervising the operations of games of chance in the country. The Commission also has the mandate of licensing casinos and other games of chance.
823
Gambling Availability Score 823.
Ranked 86 of 227
Gibraltar 709 688 4 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

All gambling operations in Gibraltar require licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 (“the Act”). Remote Gambling licences, including for telephone and internet betting, are issued by the Licensing Authority.
O

Online Casino law for operators

All gambling operations in Gibraltar require licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 (“the Act”). Remote Gambling licences, including for telephone and internet betting, are issued by the Licensing Authority.
848
Gambling Availability Score 848.
Ranked 54 of 227
Greece 577 39 3 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
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O

Online Casinos Legal

Licence-holders must be established in Greece.
L

Land Based Casinos Legal

In Greece, all aspects of gambling activity are regulated by Law 4002/2011, which applies to land-based and online betting.
683
Gambling Availability Score 683.
Ranked 131 of 227
Greenland 720 38 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
There are no casinos in Greenland. It is almost certainly impossible to run one, so there are no specific laws about it, but other kinds of gambling have to be approved by the Danish government and/or Danske Spil.
There are no casinos in Greenland. It is almost certainly impossible to run one, so there are no specific laws about it, but other kinds of gambling have to be approved by the Danish government and/or Danske Spil.
L

Land-based casino law

"Purpose of the Act is 1) to keep the consumption of gambling at a moderate level, 2) to protect young people or other vulnerable persons from being exploited through games or from developing an addiction of gambling, 3) protecting players by ensuring that games are offered in a fair, responsible and transparent manner, and 4) to ensure public order and prevent gaming being used for criminal purposes."
O

Online Casino law for operators

§ 7. Permission to provide betting and operation of online casinos. Pt. 2. Permission according to pt. 1 can only be given to game providers, who have as a multiannual permission to provide betting and operation of online casino in Denmark, and is limited to equivalent supply of betting and online casino games that are covered by the Danish permission. § 45. Fine imposed on anyone who intentionally or recklessly provides or arranges by the law without proper authorization under this law, facilitates participation in gaming without permission in Greenland or provider pyramid schemes in Greenland
843
Gambling Availability Score 843.
Ranked 62 of 227
Grenada 731 710 0 0.00
Banned
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 758
Gambling Availability Score 758.
Ranked 114 of 227
Guadeloupe 547 169 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
French territory; laws of France are in force
French territory; laws of France are in force
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
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At the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Parisordered on January 9, block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually comply, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse paris).
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When stopping access to a supply of paris or gambling and gambling in unauthorized online was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above , the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang .
528
Gambling Availability Score 528.
Ranked 185 of 227
Guam 568 551 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

§ 64.15. Use of Electronic Machine or Device to Conduct Sweepstakes is illegal
O

Online Casino law for operators

Quote: § 64.20. Importation of Gambling Devices to Guam is Illegal: Defined and punished
608
Gambling Availability Score 608.
Ranked 159 of 227
Guatemala 762 211 1 0.00
Banned
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
0 L

Land-based casino law

ILLICIT GAMES ARTICLE 477. The bankers, managers, entrepreneurs or other persons responsible and providing the games of chance, betting and gambling, will be punished with imprisonment of one to five years and a fine of 1000-10000 quetzals.
O

Online Casino law for operators

The law prohibits casino games, but the Interior Ministry has no control. Many video lotteries operate as casinos. Laws prohibit this type of business, so many could easily be closed because these are illegal. Decree 106 of the Civil Code provides that casinos are illegal because these are not governed by the ticketing system used in raffles or lotteries. However, the proliferation of so-called "video lotteries" which many are casinos, has allowed the access to gaming as Black Jack, Poker, Roulette and Baccarat with impunity and without any control.
O

Online casino law for players

"ARTICLE 2142.- The bill or document legally issued, is enforceable to claim payment of the gains or recovery of sums, if the lottery or raffle shall not have been made, without being able to oppose compensation or novation of contract to avoid payment."
714
Gambling Availability Score 714.
Ranked 126 of 227
Guinea 684 206 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 825
Gambling Availability Score 825.
Ranked 81 of 227
Guinea-Bissau 689 119 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Casinos are mentioned in a law about fiscal incentives, but no additional information was found besides this mention.
Casinos are mentioned in a law about fiscal incentives, but no additional information was found besides this mention.
838
Gambling Availability Score 838.
Ranked 67 of 227
Guyana 669 651 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
No more than three casino premises licences may be issued in respect of any one of the ten regions into which Guyana is divided.
828
Gambling Availability Score 828.
Ranked 77 of 227
Haiti 674 214 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 830
Gambling Availability Score 830.
Ranked 73 of 227
Honduras 767 215 1 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Section 1. This Act establishes rules and regulations that must subject the natural or legal persons who operate casinos of betting and gambling. Article 3. Only Honduran by birth and legal entities incorporated under the laws of the country may ask the Executive Branch through the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Information, licenses to operate casinos of betting and gambling.
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Section 2. For the purposes of this Act, the chance games are the following: roulette games, dice, cards, baccarat, slots and similar.
876
Gambling Availability Score 876.
Ranked 16 of 227
Hong Kong 550 531 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Under current law, there are no land-based casinos in the territory. However, there are cruise ships with on-board casinos that dock in the city and then travel out to international waters before taking any bets.
Under current law, there are no land-based casinos in the territory. However, there are cruise ships with on-board casinos that dock in the city and then travel out to international waters before taking any bets.
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The Home Affairs Bureau is responsible for formulating gambling policy and monitoring its implementation. Hitherto, the gambling policy is to restrict gambling opportunities to a limited number of authorized and regulated outlets. At present, such authorized gambling outlets include horse racing organized by the Hong Kong Jockey Club , the Mark Six Lottery, authorized football betting and gaming activities authorized by the public officer appointed by the Secretary for Home Affairs under the Gambling Ordinance (Cap. 148) (e.g. mahjong parlours).
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Hitherto, the gambling policy is to restrict gambling opportunities to a limited number of authorized and regulated outlets.
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Anyone participating in or providing online betting services is subject to the prison time and monetary fines outlined in the previous section. That’s up to seven years for an illegal provider as well as up to five-million in levies.
500
Gambling Availability Score 500.
Ranked 193 of 227
Hungary 405 44 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
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29/D a3. (1) law. By this statement of law any gambling game owners that are now owned by the Ministry of Hungarian lottery or does not own over fifty percent of the capital of the online gambling game. The owner must pay to the gambling committee a fee of 200 million FT, to get permission of working.
459
Gambling Availability Score 459.
Ranked 202 of 227
Iceland 812 789 1 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Those who make gambling or betting their profession or involve others in gambling will be sentenced to up to 1 year of prison.
Those who make gambling or betting their profession or involve others in gambling will be sentenced to up to 1 year of prison.
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He who gains profit straight or not straight from gambling or betting activities shall be sentenced to up to 1 year of prison.
628
Gambling Availability Score 628.
Ranked 151 of 227
India 713 693 13 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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26 [13A]. Authorized Game.— (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the Government may authorize any game of electronic amusement/slot machines in Five Star Hotels 27 {and such table games and gaming on board in vessels offshore as may be notified} subject to such conditions, including payment of such recurring and non-recurring fees, as may be prescribed.
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Only three states allow casinos, Goa, Daman and Sikkim.
750
Gambling Availability Score 750.
Ranked 118 of 227
Indonesia 609 17 2 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
Essentially, gambling is against the religions, decency and the morality of Pancasila (official philosophical foundation of the Indonesian state), and also dangerous for the community, nation and country’s life and living.
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Therefore for that purpose, we need to classify every kind of gambling as crime.
399
Gambling Availability Score 399.
Ranked 211 of 227
Iran 611 590 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
0 -
Article 708: If anyone established a casino or invited the people to gamble is sentenced to imprisonment of six months to two years or would be sentenced for a fine of three million Rials to twelve million Rials.
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Article 705: Gambling with any kind of banned tools and perpetrators is sentenced to imprisonment a month to six months or would be sentenced 74 lashes and if this reveals for gambling would be sentenced to both of them.
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370
Gambling Availability Score 370.
Ranked 216 of 227
Iraq 451 21 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
Gambling is prohibited by religious tradition.
Gambling is prohibited by religious tradition.
221
Gambling Availability Score 221.
Ranked 226 of 227
Ireland 708 690 24 0.00
Banned
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
The casinos are regulated by the Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1956 and established illegal. To escape the enforcement of this law it is established private clubs on scheme "members-only" where gambling activities are performed legally. As similar clubs are not prohibited in the law such loophole in the gambling laws has allowed land casinos to stay open. Future participant has to apply for membership in the next way: - provide proof of age (he should be over 10 or 21 years); - provide proof of residence (should be resident of Ireland). The membership approval is given by the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland.
The casinos are regulated by the Gaming and Lotteries Act of 1956 and established illegal. To escape the enforcement of this law it is established private clubs on scheme "members-only" where gambling activities are performed legally. As similar clubs are not prohibited in the law such loophole in the gambling laws has allowed land casinos to stay open. Future participant has to apply for membership in the next way: - provide proof of age (he should be over 10 or 21 years); - provide proof of residence (should be resident of Ireland). The membership approval is given by the Gaming and Leisure Association of Ireland.
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4.—(1) No person shall or assist in promoting or provide facilities for any kind of gaming— (a) in which by reason of the nature of the game, the chances of all the players, including the banker, are not equal, or (b) in which any portion of the stakes is retained by the promoter or is retained by the banker otherwise than as winnings on the result of the play, or (c) by means of any slot-machine not prohibited by section 10. (2) Such gaming is in this Act referred to as unlawful gaming. (3) Gaming shall not be unlawful if no stake is hazarded by the players with the promoter or banker other than a charge for the right to take part in the game, provided that— (a) only one such charge is made in respect of the day on which the game is played, and (b) the charge is of the same amount for all the players, and (c) the promoter derives no personal profit from the promotion of the game.
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The Betting (Amendment) Act 2015 was commenced on 15th April 2015. This legislation amends the Betting Act 1931 and provides for the licensing of remote (on-line) bookmakers and betting intermediaries for the first time.
737
Gambling Availability Score 737.
Ranked 122 of 227
Isle of Man 706 686 2 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

The Isle of Man Government actively encourages the development of gambling and e-gaming business on the island. It remains committed to delivering a stable government and strong regulatory environment, supported by a wide range of attractive business benefits.
O

Online Casino law for operators

The Isle of Man Government actively encourages the development of gambling and e-gaming business on the island. It remains committed to delivering a stable government and strong regulatory environment, supported by a wide range of attractive business benefits.
846
Gambling Availability Score 846.
Ranked 56 of 227
Israel 297 287 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Israel allows gambling on cruises departing from the port of Eilat
Israel allows gambling on cruises departing from the port of Eilat
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Place of prohibited games (Gambling) - territory of facility that is used for the operation of prohibited games, whether the games are open to public or open to certain people and there is no evidence that they are used for other cause. It is prohibited to conduct any type of games in public or private places. Place of prohibited games, prohibition of owning or managing - A person who owns or manages a place of prohibited games, or a place for draws and gambling, will be sentenced to three years or a fine as 61(a)(4), the one who rents yards or allows their use for prohibited games or draws or gambling will be sentenced for six month or a fine(61)(a)(3).
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Prohibition of games: The game is prohibited, one year in prison or a fine 61(a)(2) Bet: Any arrangement by which it is possible to win money, something equal to money or the benefit, and the winning depends on guessing the matter, including draw related to games and sports competitions.
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In January, 2007 the chief executive of bookmaker Victor Chandler has been detained in Israel, the latest victim of a mounting crackdown on internet gaming companies. Michael Carlton was detained for more than two hours by authorities.
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The order required all local ISPs to block these three domains and therefore prohibit Israeli players, at least in theory, from being able to access their gambling services.
246
Gambling Availability Score 246.
Ranked 224 of 227
Italy 14 10 14 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
Legal in limited number of cities/localities only: Venice, San Remo, Campione d'Italia, San Vincent.
Legal in limited number of cities/localities only: Venice, San Remo, Campione d'Italia, San Vincent.
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Art. 718. 26 October 1930 Whoever, in a public place or place open to the public, or in private clubs of any kind, takes a gamble or facilitates shall be punished by imprisonment from three months to a year. If the offender is a habitual offender or professional, probation may be added to the deposit of good conduct
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Article 2: 1. For the purposes of seeking authorization for the exercise of games of skill, the agent shall forward to the AAMS the appropriate application accompanied by the plan for the game platform. 2. For the purpose of seeking authorization for the exercise of games of skill via the game circuit, the agents associated therewith shall forward to the AAMS the relevant application, accompanied by the plan for the game platform. 3. The AAMS shall authorize for the exercise of games of skill those individuals mentioned here in paragraphs 1 and 2 in possession of the requisite items laid down in the AAMS provisions for regulating remote gaming, assuming that compliance verification is successful
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Article 2: 1. For the purposes of seeking authorization for the exercise of games of skill, the agent shall forward to the AAMS the appropriate application accompanied by the plan for the game platform. 2. For the purpose of seeking authorization for the exercise of games of skill via the game circuit, the agents associated therewith shall forward to the AAMS the relevant application, accompanied by the plan for the game platform. 3. The AAMS shall authorize for the exercise of games of skill those individuals mentioned here in paragraphs 1 and 2 in possession of the requisite items laid down in the AAMS provisions for regulating remote gaming, assuming that compliance verification is successful
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The game is allowed within the limits of the sites approved by AAMS. AAMS to combat online fraud blocks access to unauthorized sites, implementing the provisions contained in Article 1 of the budget law 2006. The list of unauthorized sites is constantly updated at this <a href="http://www.agenziadoganemonopoli.gov.it/wps/wcm/connect/internet/ed/lagenzia/monopoli+comunica/contrasto+illegalita/siti+soggetti+ad+inibizione" target="_blank"> link </a>
307
Gambling Availability Score 307.
Ranked 221 of 227
Ivory Coast 853 252 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

Any 5 star hotel may be allowed to open its own gambling facility within the hotel.
O

Online Casino law for operators

The Committee on Economic and Financial Affairs of the National Assembly has adopted this Thursday, June 13, 2013 the Bill relating to electronic transactions presented by the Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies, Bruno Nabagné KONE. This law is primarily intended, first, to transpose into national legislation, the recent ECOWAS Supplementary Act on electronic transactions, and secondly, to develop legal standards for the supervision of transactions electronic Ivory Coast, has 52 items organized into 10 chapters.
918
Gambling Availability Score 918.
Ranked 6 of 227
Jamaica 717 694 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
The Casino Gaming Commission regulates and controls casino gaming in Jamaica.
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The Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Commission is a statutory body of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, established in 1975 under the provisions of the Betting, Gaming & Lotteries Act 1965 (Amended 2010), to regulate and control the conduct of betting, gaming and lotteries in Jamaica.
851
Gambling Availability Score 851.
Ranked 43 of 227
Japan 789 69 11 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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"Gambling" and "operating a gambling hall" are crimes.
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Penalty For Players

It is not clear whether Japanese residents are permitted to use online casino services whose operators are located outside Japan, but it may amount to illegal gambling if betting is carried out within Japan. In 2016, a number of users of such foreign online casino services were arrested for allegedly committing the crime of gambling. Meanwhile, in 2017, a user of a foreign online casino service was investigated, and his home was searched by the police, but prosecutors ultimately decided not to prosecute this user
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Penalty For Players

In this context, Article 185 of the Penal Code provides that a person who gambles shall be punished by a fine or a petty fine of not more than ¥500,000, unless the item that is placed on the bet is that of momentary amusement. The term 'gamble' is understood as 'an act where more than two persons bet on an outcome of a contest of chance to contend for a prize in the form of property or asset' (Tokyo High Court, 28 November 2006).
617
Gambling Availability Score 617.
Ranked 156 of 227
Jordan 681 23 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Intoxicants, games of chance, idols, and [divination by] arrows are but an abomination, Satan's handiwork.
634
Gambling Availability Score 634.
Ranked 149 of 227
Kazakhstan 843 176 0 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Gambling is prohibited in our country since 2007. An exception is made only for two specially designated zones: the southern - in Almaty region on the coast Kapshagai lake (Kapchagai city) and and the northern - Shchuchynsk area Akmola region - village Borovoye.
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A foreign online casino shall be declared illegal and blocked by a court decision in Pavlodar
683
Gambling Availability Score 683.
Ranked 130 of 227
Kenya 674 651 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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There is hereby established a board, to be known as the Betting Control and Licensing Board
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"The Board shall have power— (a) to issue licences and permits in accordance with this Act and any regulations made thereunder; (b) during the subsistence of a licence or permit, to vary, or for good cause to suspend or cancel it; but the Board shall not suspend a licence or permit for more than fourteen days and shall not vary or cancel a licence or permit without giving the licensee or permit-holder opportunity to show cause against the variation or cancellation; and (c) to inquire into complaints against licensees or permit-holders. "
830
Gambling Availability Score 830.
Ranked 74 of 227
Kiribati 765 742 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 875
Gambling Availability Score 875.
Ranked 17 of 227
Kosovo 865 32 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Online casinos are not a part of the gambling law yet.
Online casinos are not a part of the gambling law yet.
924
Gambling Availability Score 924.
Ranked 3 of 227
Kuwait 669 22 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
0 398
Gambling Availability Score 398.
Ranked 212 of 227
Kyrgyzstan 664 167 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
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LAW OF THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC of July 16, 2012 No. 111 "Article 259-1. The organization and (or) the maintenance of a gambling institution, and also carrying out gambling with use of the gambling equipment, except for totalizators and bookmaker offices (1) Carrying out gambling with use of the gambling equipment or with use of information and telecommunication networks, including the Internet networks, except for totalizators and bookmaker offices, it is punished by a penalty of ten thousand settlement indicators or imprisonment for a period of one till three years
595
Gambling Availability Score 595.
Ranked 162 of 227
Laos 813 786 0 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
There are land based casinos in Special Economics Zones. However, there is no regulatory body. Winnings are not guaranteed.
There are land based casinos in Special Economics Zones. However, there is no regulatory body. Winnings are not guaranteed.
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Any individual leading forbidden gambling is liable to pay fines ranging from 5,000 to 50,000
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Any individual allowing forbidden gambling to take place in his residence or takes the lead or guilty of recidivism is punishable of three months to two years of imprisonment or of reformatory sanctions without privation of liberty.
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Any individual leading forbidden gambling is liable to pay fines ranging from 5,000 to 50,000
679
Gambling Availability Score 679.
Ranked 134 of 227
Latvia 582 11 1 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
4.50
License required for local casinos
2.00
Administrative penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Article 1. Terms used in the Law The Law uses the following terms: 6) interactive gambling or lottery — gambling or lottery, where the player can take part, by using electronic communications: internet, telephone, TV, radio or any other means of electronic communication; (...) Article 50. License for organizing interactive gambling (1) The interactive gambling and bookmaking license requires the licensee to provide: 4) the internet address used for organizing gambling and bookmaking, if gambling is run, using the internet;
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A total of 88 domains have been added to Latvia’s blacklist of unlicensed gambling operators in the past month, including websites belonging to the likes of Betsafe and Boylesports.
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Land Based Casinos Legal

As reported, Rīga Mayor Nils Ušakovs (Harmony) has told the municipality's Legal Affairs Department and Urban Development Department to draft a Rīga City Council decree revoking all gaming venues' licenses in Rīga, except those located in four- and five-star hotels
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Penalty For Players

Latvian citizens who used the services of unlicensed gambling casinos will get a fine of up to € 350 per incident
585
Gambling Availability Score 585.
Ranked 166 of 227
Lebanon 676 23 0 5.00
Legal
0.00
Completely banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
Gambling is allowed in only one casino that is a monopoly Casino du Liban. All online casinos are blocked
Gambling is allowed in only one casino that is a monopoly Casino du Liban. All online casinos are blocked
541
Gambling Availability Score 541.
Ranked 179 of 227
Lesotho 745 722 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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4.(1) The Board shall have power to issue, amend, renew, suspend and revoke authorization and licenses in accordance with this Order or any regulations made there under
865
Gambling Availability Score 865.
Ranked 26 of 227
Liberia 657 635 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 822
Gambling Availability Score 822.
Ranked 87 of 227
Libya 796 23 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
0 -
Is not considered a legitimate means to earn income through begging, drug business, gambling games, sorcery and witchcraft and acrobatics and the like.
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If a person is found to be of over 18 years and partaking in gambling activities more than once, they will be punished by being put on house arrest. If the offence is repeated they will be imprisoned for a period not less than a year and not more than 5 years.
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Is not considered a legitimate means to earn income through begging, drug business, gambling games, sorcery and witchcraft and acrobatics and the like.
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Countries that have been reported to be affected include Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Occupied Territory of Palestine, Pakistan, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
460
Gambling Availability Score 460.
Ranked 201 of 227
Liechtenstein 790 380 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
No mention of online or land-based gambling was found in the legislation.
No mention of online or land-based gambling was found in the legislation.
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Online Casino law for operators

1) This Act regulates the commercially or publicly operated gambling and games of skill to Money or other valuable benefits, including: a) the approval and operation of casinos as well as the approval and implementation of lotteries, skill-money games and online gambling; b) the imposition of a gaming tax. 2) It does not apply to non commercially conducted or operated gambling in the private Circle, but a game player plays online or via a slot machine or presented as banker financial Funds for the operation and implementation of the money game available. 3) On Sweepstakes for sales promotion, the provisions of the law relating to unfair competition tition application. 4) The law is the applicable by virtue of the Customs Treaty in Liechtenstein provisions relating to the basis thereof, contractual agreements between the government and foreign suppliers of Lotteries, betting and online gambling unaffected
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Land-based casino law

Land-based gambling became legal in Liechtenstein in 2009, however, there aren’t any brick-and-mortar casinos operating in the country yet. There were plans to build one, but nothing materialized yet. Online gambling is not yet regulated. Therefore, players from Liechtenstein are accepted in many offshore online casinos to play their favorite casino games.
887
Gambling Availability Score 887.
Ranked 11 of 227
Lithuania 501 11 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
0 O

Online Casinos Legal

In order to have the right to organise gaming, companies must have obtained a licence for organising gaming in the procedure prescribed herein and have established at least one gaming establishment (casino), or: at least five totalisator offices for organising horserace totalisators; at least 10 machine halls; at least 20 betting offices; at least 20 totalisator offices; and providing gaming services therein, having received a permit to organise remote gaming, hereof and after the approval of regulations of the respective remote gaming by the Control Authority. The authorised capital of a company willing to organise remote gaming of all types shall be at least EUR 1,158,000. Remote gaming may also be organised by a branch of a foreign company in the Republic of Lithuania having obtained a respective licence and permit, if a person having established this branch meets the requirements for the authorised capital set out in the Gambling Act.
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Online Casinos Legal

The company willing to organize remote table games, remote machine gaming, betting or a totalisator, including a horserace totalisator, and remote bingo games, shall have at least one of licenses for the organization of gaming listed in paragraph 1 of Article 5 hereof, and a permit to organize remote gaming, and shall also meet other requirements laid down in the Law.
536
Gambling Availability Score 536.
Ranked 181 of 227
Luxembourg 792 257 0 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
There is only one authorized land based casino in the country.
There is only one authorized land based casino in the country.
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"The only existing holder of a licence – Casino ‘2000’ Montdorf – may offer the following casino games – as listed pursuant to the Grand-Ducal regulation dated 12 February 1979 (modified by the Grand-Ducal regulation dated 8 March 2002) by execution of Article 6 of the 1977 Law: roulette; ‘American’ roulette; ‘English’ roulette; trente-et-quarante; blackjack; craps; punto banco, and stud poker and pure table games, ie baccara chemins de fer, baccara à deux tableaux à banque limitée et l’écarté, baccara à deux tableaux à banque ouverte
788
Gambling Availability Score 788.
Ranked 103 of 227
Macau 671 650 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

The exploitation of games of chance or gambling, as well as electrical or mechanical gaming machines, by distinct entity of the Special Administrative Region of Macau, is always a subject of preliminary agreement.
829
Gambling Availability Score 829.
Ranked 76 of 227
Macedonia 838 808 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Article 7 (1) The organization of games of chance and entertainment games defined in this Law shall be the right of the Republic of Macedonia, unless otherwise regulated by this Law. (2) The lottery games of chance, except the closed-type tombola, shall be organized solely by the Republic of Macedonia by establishing a trade company for organization of games of chance wherein the Republic of Macedonia is a partner or a shareholder holding at least 51% of the basic capital. (3) The electronic and the online games of chance shall be organized by the trade company referred to in paragraph (2) of this Article, solely or jointly with other organizers, and regardless of the form of association this trade company should have participation in the capital and in the decision-making rights in the association of at least 51%. (4) The Republic of Macedonia shall transfer the right to organize the other games of chance and the entertainment games defined in this Law, including the closed-type tombola, to trade companies, that is, a sole proprietor that fulfill the conditions set out in this Law, by issuing a license, that is, permit. (5) The license, that is, the permit referred to in paragraph (3) of this Article must not be transferred to another trade company, that is, sole proprietor.
901
Gambling Availability Score 901.
Ranked 9 of 227
Madagascar 753 234 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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"Casinos and gaming establishments must: a) to submit, before starting their business, a statement of activity to the Ministry of Finance, or the Ministry of Interior in order to obtain permission to open and specified operating by national legislation, and to justify, in this statement, the lawful origin of funds for the creation of the pharmacy or institution; b) keep proper accounts and keep for at least 5 years. The principles accounting defined by national law are applicable to casinos and gambling clubs; c) ensure, identity, through the presentation of an original official document valid and with a photograph, which a copy is made, players who purchase, provide or exchange tokens or plaques for an amount exceeding 15 million FMG or 3 tapitrisa MGA; d) record in chronological order all the transactions referred to in c) of this section, their nature and amount, indicating the names of the players, and the number paper presented, in a register and initialed by the competent administrative authority and keep the register for at least 5 years after the last recorded transaction; e) record, in chronological order, all transfers made between casinos and gambling clubs in a register numbered and initialed by the competent administrative authority and keep the register for at least 5 years after the last recorded transaction."
869
Gambling Availability Score 869.
Ranked 22 of 227
Malawi 724 702 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

The Malawi Gaming Board was established to regulate gaming; control and license gaming premises; to impose and collect tax on gaming; and further to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. (Gaming Act No. 26, 1996). The Malawi Gaming Board established under the Gaming Act No. 26 of 1996, as amended in 1998 as a statutory body has, in terms of section 4, powers to: Issue licenses, vary, or, for good cause, suspend or cancel the licences. Inquire into complaints against licensees. Subject to any general or special direction by the Minister, regulate its own procedure. Authorize the Chief Executive Officer and other Officers of the Board to exercise on its behalf, at any time when it is not meeting, such powers as it may specify.
855
Gambling Availability Score 855.
Ranked 40 of 227
Malaysia 634 39 1 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Title: Online Gambling in Malaysia ᐈ Legal Status and Best Online Casinos Description: Discover the best betting sites in Malaysia and find out is it legal to play online in this country. The review also has a list of the best bonuses and games. In Malaysia, there are Malays (100% Muslim & 60% of population), Chinese and other Minorities. Malays are banned from any sort of gambling under Sharia laws. The rest are permitted to gamble on the legal international websites.
Title: Online Gambling in Malaysia ᐈ Legal Status and Best Online Casinos Description: Discover the best betting sites in Malaysia and find out is it legal to play online in this country. The review also has a list of the best bonuses and games. In Malaysia, there are Malays (100% Muslim & 60% of population), Chinese and other Minorities. Malays are banned from any sort of gambling under Sharia laws. The rest are permitted to gamble on the legal international websites.
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27A. (1) Notwithstanding this Act or the Betting Act 1953 [Act 495] or any other law relating to gaming, betting or lotteries, the Minister of Finance may, in his discretion, by license authorize a company registered under the Companies Act 1965 [Act 125], other than a foreign company as defined in subsection 4(1) of that Act, to promote and organize gaming
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(1) Any person who gambles, or is found in a gaming house, shall be guilty of an offense and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding three thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or to both.
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Free Malaysia Today reported that changes will be made in the country’s Common Gaming House Act 1953 in order to prevent citizens from accessing online gambling sites and mobile applications.
551
Gambling Availability Score 551.
Ranked 176 of 227
Maldives 754 731 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
Gambling is strictly prohibited in Islam, and anything prohibited under Islam is illegal in the Maldives.
Gambling is strictly prohibited in Islam, and anything prohibited under Islam is illegal in the Maldives.
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Land-based casino law

The Maldives is a sovereign, independent, democratic Republic based on the principles of Islam
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Online Casino law for operators

The Maldives is a sovereign, independent, democratic Republic based on the principles of Islam
510
Gambling Availability Score 510.
Ranked 191 of 227
Mali 716 226 0 1.00
Legal for foreign visitors only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Land-based casinos can be established only in the hotels.
Land-based casinos can be established only in the hotels.
771
Gambling Availability Score 771.
Ranked 106 of 227
Malta 709 688 1 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

"The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) also regulates local casinos in terms of the Gaming Act, Chapter 400 of the Laws of Malta. There are four licensed casinos operating in Malta: Casino Malta, Dragonara Casino, Oracle Casino and The Casino at Portomaso."
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Online Casino law for operators

"The Remote Gaming sector is the most dynamic and the fastest-growing gaming sector in Malta, and is regulated under the provisions of the Remote Gaming Regulations (S.L. 438.04) (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Regulations’)."
848
Gambling Availability Score 848.
Ranked 55 of 227
Martinique 555 165 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
French territory; laws of France are in force
French territory; laws of France are in force
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
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At the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Parisordered on January 9, block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually comply, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse paris).
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When stopping access to a supply of paris or gambling and gambling in unauthorized online was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above , the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang .
532
Gambling Availability Score 532.
Ranked 182 of 227
Mauritania 713 23 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
No regulations outlawing gambling are present. ISP do block sites upon request
No regulations outlawing gambling are present. ISP do block sites upon request
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Intoxicants, games of chance, worship of idols are nothing but an abomination, Satan's handiwork.
550
Gambling Availability Score 550.
Ranked 177 of 227
Mauritius 715 694 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
Online gambling sites may be blocked, and financial transactions may be interrupted.
Online gambling sites may be blocked, and financial transactions may be interrupted.
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(1) No person shall operate a casino unless he holds a casino license.
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(a) it is an offense for any person operating interactive gambling outside Mauritius to allow a person physically present in Mauritius to have access to the games conducted by him.
640
Gambling Availability Score 640.
Ranked 148 of 227
Mayotte 597 178 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
French territory; laws of France are in force
French territory; laws of France are in force
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
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At the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Parisordered on January 9, block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually comply, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse paris).
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When stopping access to a supply of paris or gambling and gambling in unauthorized online was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above , the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
553
Gambling Availability Score 553.
Ranked 175 of 227
Mexico 759 197 1 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
0 -
ARTICLE 2. ...The General Directorate of Gaming is responsible for authorizing, controlling, monitoring, process and resolve matters related to compliance with the Act and these Regulations, including all administrative and punitive procedures resulting from gambling and lotteries. Besides, it is also responsible for the issuance, amendment and discharge of permits of gambling and lotteries, as well as monitoring of enforcement of the terms and conditions set forth therein.
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The Online casinos in Mexico grow uncontrollably and, besides being illegal, become a risk to users to fall into gambling. The representative of casino workers in Nuevo Leon, Cecilio Torres Salas, said that the authorities do not sanction these businesses, whereas they use harsh punishment against land-based casinos.
762
Gambling Availability Score 762.
Ranked 113 of 227
Micronesia 865 836 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
There is no Central Government. Chuuk is the largest of the islands. Legislation has been introduced to establish casinos, but nothing has come up. No definite law. Some islands are more inclined to allow online gaming, others are against.
There is no Central Government. Chuuk is the largest of the islands. Legislation has been introduced to establish casinos, but nothing has come up. No definite law. Some islands are more inclined to allow online gaming, others are against.
924
Gambling Availability Score 924.
Ranked 4 of 227
Moldova 802 38 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 L

Land-based casino law

This Law determines the legal, organizational and economic regulation through licensing of entrepreneurial activity, determine the types of activities subject to regulation by licensing and is oriented towards ensuring compliance with the conditions established by law for the conduct of activities subject to regulation by licensing.
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Online Casino law for operators

(1) Gambling provided by this Law may be performed using the Internet, mobile and telephone systems. (2) The activity of the organization and conduct of gambling through communication systems are state monopoly and is not licensed. Gambling carried out through communication systems are organized by state-owned economic entity authorized to conduct gambling constitutes state monopoly.
883
Gambling Availability Score 883.
Ranked 12 of 227
Monaco 793 242 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
The authorization referred to in Article 350 of the Criminal Code to establish or maintain a house of gambling can only be granted under the conditions established by this Act and for game worn on a list established by an order sovereign that sets the mode of regulation governing the operation of each game. This law is however not applicable to lotteries, mutual paris and forecast contests.
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In Monaco, there is no specific law regarding online gambling. The law 1103 (for land-based casino) on gambling is therefore applied.
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Article 11 – Monaco residents, officials and agents of the State, from the Commune and the public institutions may not participate in gambling.
879
Gambling Availability Score 879.
Ranked 15 of 227
Mongolia 712 6 0 1.00
Legal for foreign visitors only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
13. The term “Gambling in the prohibited forms (casino)” in the article 243.1 covers slot machines, electronic machines which use tokens or cash to generate profit, and all types of games of bet and chance of money which use chips, cards, and specialized casino tables, casino machines, casino devices and facilities.
769
Gambling Availability Score 769.
Ranked 109 of 227
Montenegro 683 29 0 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 825
Gambling Availability Score 825.
Ranked 84 of 227
Morocco 705 23 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
As Morocco is officially an Islamic country the government cannot pass laws legalizing gambling activities. However, there are no laws prohibiting gambling either. In this status quo there are 8 Casinos operating legally in Morocco, with 3 of them in Agadir. No regulations outlawing gambling are present
As Morocco is officially an Islamic country the government cannot pass laws legalizing gambling activities. However, there are no laws prohibiting gambling either. In this status quo there are 8 Casinos operating legally in Morocco, with 3 of them in Agadir. No regulations outlawing gambling are present
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Land Based Casinos Legal

Rabat - Morocco is one African country where gambling is entirely legal
846
Gambling Availability Score 846.
Ranked 58 of 227
Mozambique 691 116 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
The eligible areas for concession of exploration of gambling are exclusively areas of touristic interest.
839
Gambling Availability Score 839.
Ranked 65 of 227
Myanmar 596 575 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
There is no gambling regulatory commission in the country. However, Myanmar has finalized a new gambling law that would pave the way for casinos in the three-star and higher hotels near border crossings. These casinos would only allow foreigners inside their premises.
There is no gambling regulatory commission in the country. However, Myanmar has finalized a new gambling law that would pave the way for casinos in the three-star and higher hotels near border crossings. These casinos would only allow foreigners inside their premises.
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“….. Sub-Inspector of Police of the respective Departments to cause to enter, search the gambling house and make arrest."
792
Gambling Availability Score 792.
Ranked 100 of 227
Namibia 690 323 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 -
(a) to make recommendations to the Minister in relation to any power or function which the Minister is in terms of this Act required or authorized to exercise on a recommendation of the board; and connection with the regulation and control of casinos and gambling houses; (b) to advise the Minister in relation to - (i) any matter in
838
Gambling Availability Score 838.
Ranked 66 of 227
Nauru 754 732 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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The Gaming Act 2011 commenced on 3 December 2011. The Act creates a licensing scheme for gaming, allowing operators of bingo, sports betting, lotteries, gaming machine and other specified games to apply for a license that will allow them to operate legally. Not all games can be licensed, only those listed in section 5 of the Act.
870
Gambling Availability Score 870.
Ranked 20 of 227
Nepal 740 718 0 1.00
Legal for foreign visitors only
0.00
Completely banned
2.00
Administrative penalty
5.00
Not blocked
3.50
Unknown
Government of Nepal issues licenses only to 5 star hotels that are available to foreign visitors only to run Casinos.
Government of Nepal issues licenses only to 5 star hotels that are available to foreign visitors only to run Casinos.
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Prohibition against gambling or causing gambling: (1) No person shall commit an act of gambling, causing gambling or make arrangements for gambling berth (Khal Thapne) or shall use or cause to use any building, room or place which is entitled to, possessed or controlled by him/her for gambling or causing for gambling nor shall any person him/herself seat on gambling spot (den). (2) If a person finds or knows an act or activity punishable pursuant to Sub-section (1), is being committed or going to be committed, he/she shall not conceal the fact thereof nor shall aid or abet anyone in the committing such an offence.
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If a person commits or causes to commit an act prohibited under Section 3 shall be liable to following penalty for each offence; (a) He/ She shall be liable to a fine not exceeding with Two Hundred Rupees for committing the offence for first time, an imprisonment from one month to Three months for second time and an imprisonment of One year from third time. Provided that, in the course of specifying the period of imprisonment for an first time offender for failing to pay the fine, such an offender shall not be imprisoned more than Two months despite the period of imprisonment may be calculated more than Two months while specifying the imprisonment in lieu of a fine so imposed.
593
Gambling Availability Score 593.
Ranked 163 of 227
Netherlands 392 17 6 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Title: Best Dutch Online Casinos: Betting Tips, Links to Play - KeyToCasino Description: Review of best Dutch online casinos covers links to the best Netherlands betting websites, provides tips on betting & gambling laws, plus evaluates bonuses.
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To open a casino, you need a permit. In the Netherlands, there is only one body that has a license: the National Foundation for the operation of Casino games, more commonly known as Holland Casino. This organization therefore operates the only legal casinos in the Netherlands.
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Gambling on the internet is very popular. With a credit card, there is no problem to log in to a gambling site. It is prohibited by the law of the Netherlands, although it is difficult to control. They tend to sites operated from abroad. These casinos are considered illegal because they have no license.
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New Gambling Law introduces an obligation on providers for blocking foreign gambling sites
652
Gambling Availability Score 652.
Ranked 142 of 227
New Caledonia 614 179 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
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At the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Parisordered on January 9, block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually comply, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse paris).
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When stopping access to a supply of paris or gambling and gambling in unauthorized online was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above , the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
561
Gambling Availability Score 561.
Ranked 172 of 227
New Zealand 838 815 34 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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A casino may be operated only by a person who holds a casino operator’s licence
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Gambling in New Zealand is illegal unless it is authorised by or under the Gambling Act 2003. In addition to this rule there are certain forms of gambling that are specifically prohibited under the Act: Remote Interactive Gambling Prohibited, Advertising Overseas Gambling Prohibited, Prohibited Gambling Excerpts of the Gambling Act 2003, Prohibited Prizes.
841
Gambling Availability Score 841.
Ranked 64 of 227
Nicaragua 669 180 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Article 1. Purpose. This Law aims to establish rules, procedures and basic requirements for the authorization, regulation, control, monitoring and operation of casinos and games, which will be allowed in the country to improve the economic environment, promote industry and tourist infrastructure, create jobs and increase the revenue collection of the Public Treasury of the Nation.
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2. Casino: Establishment which operates slot machines, table games, wagering on sporting events and/or other betting games included in the catalog of games approved by the enforcement authority. These establishments are authorized, regulated and supervised by the implementing authority, subject to the general provisions, requirements and procedures that establish this law, rules and regulations. The categories under which casinos operate will be those established by this Law.
828
Gambling Availability Score 828.
Ranked 78 of 227
Niger 730 231 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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" Art. 356. - Those who, without authorization of the public authority, have held a gambling house of chance, and there have admitted the public, either freely or on presentation concerned or affiliates, employees and agents of this house will be punished with imprisonment of one to five years and a fine of 50,000 to 5,000,000 francs. Players will be punished with imprisonment of three months to two years and a fine of 5000-100000 francs. Art. 357. - Tours and seizures, may be operated at any time of day or night with a view to establish offenses specified in the preceding article, within any hotel, furnished house, pension, licensed premises, club, circle and their annexes and other place open to the public or used by the public, when it is found that people indulging in gambling are usually received it."
858
Gambling Availability Score 858.
Ranked 36 of 227
Nigeria 629 609 0 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
0 738
Gambling Availability Score 738.
Ranked 121 of 227
North Korea 725 15 0 1.00
Legal for foreign visitors only
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
Gambling is forbidden for North Korean citizens, but foreign visitors are allowed to play. Internet is not widespread: as of late 2014 there are 1,024 IP addresses in the country. But ten years ago there were at least two gambling websites – DPRKLotto.com and jupae.com, which provided lotteries for both South and North Korean citizens (but later in 2000s they have been closed).
Gambling is forbidden for North Korean citizens, but foreign visitors are allowed to play. Internet is not widespread: as of late 2014 there are 1,024 IP addresses in the country. But ten years ago there were at least two gambling websites – DPRKLotto.com and jupae.com, which provided lotteries for both South and North Korean citizens (but later in 2000s they have been closed).
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The casino is open around the clock and busy at all hours. It has 52 gaming machines and 16 tables, including Blackjack and Roulette. The minimum bet on all games is US$50, with a minimum buy-in of US$500.
445
Gambling Availability Score 445.
Ranked 203 of 227
Northern Mariana Islands 611 34 0 5.00
Legal
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Tinian Dynasty is the only casino in operation in NMI.There is apparently a deadlock in new legislation for casinos. Two groups are battling for the license.
Tinian Dynasty is the only casino in operation in NMI.There is apparently a deadlock in new legislation for casinos. Two groups are battling for the license.
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(1)(A) The Commission shall, by regulation, set forth 4 licensing criteria for the ownership and operation of casinos on 5 Rota, provided that such licensing criteria shall not be designed to 6 give any casino a competitive advantage over any other casino
800
Gambling Availability Score 800.
Ranked 95 of 227
Norway 779 274 45 0.00
Banned
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
Only one online casino is allowed in the country, run by the government controlled gambling company.
Only one online casino is allowed in the country, run by the government controlled gambling company.
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Without authority in law it is not permitted to mediate gambling in connection with sporting and other competitions, and number games. It is likewise prohibited to sell or offer for sale coupons and the like in such measures. Mediating gambling without statutory authority includes amongst others payment of stakes and prizes in such lotteries.
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One government corporation, in which the state owns all the shares, shall be the gambling company.
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It's only Norwegian Tipping and Norwegian Rikstoto that can provide regulated gaming website in Norway.
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Violation of the provisions of this law or involvement in this is punished by fines or imprisonment for up to three months.
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Norwegian banks and other financial institutions are not allowed to transfer money to foreign gambling operators.
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On foreign online games you having to pay taxes for winnings above a certain size, and winnings from gambling games not offered in this country. Winnings from foreign online gaming companies are regulated by the Tax Law § 5­50 of incidental income.
672
Gambling Availability Score 672.
Ranked 136 of 227
Oman 717 23 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
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Article (232): Gambling – games where luck overcomes skill or acumen Article (233): A term of imprisonment of not less than six months and not more than three years and a fine not exceeding five hundred riyals for each established or managed gambling activity. And everyone who participates in gambling games shall be punished with the same sentence. All tools and money used in gambling activities are to be confiscated
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Article (232): Gambling – games where luck overcomes skill or acumen Article (233): A term of imprisonment of not less than six months and not more than three years and a fine not exceeding five hundred riyals for each established or managed gambling activity. And everyone who participates in gambling games shall be punished with the same sentence. All tools and money used in gambling activities are to be confiscated
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Article (233): A term of imprisonment of not less than six months and not more than three years and a fine not exceeding five hundred riyals for each established or managed gambling activity. And everyone who participates in gambling games shall be punished with the same sentence. All tools and money used in gambling activities are to be confiscated
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Like other Islamic countries, Middle East Oman government blocks adult sites, gambling resources, anti-political and anti-religious web content.
421
Gambling Availability Score 421.
Ranked 206 of 227
Pakistan 536 516 0 0.00
Banned
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Penalty for owning or keeping, or having the use of any house – Whoever- a) being the owner, occupier, or having the use , of any house, , room, tent, enclosure, vehicle, vessel or other place, keeps or uses, or knowingly or willfully permits the same to be occupied, kept or used by any other person as a common gaming house or…. shall be punishable with imprisonment of a term not less than one month not more than a year,….
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Penalty for gaming in private places
463
Gambling Availability Score 463.
Ranked 200 of 227
Palau 749 727 0 0.00
Banned
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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The Bill provides for the establishment of the Palau Gaming Commission (PGC). The powers and duties of the PGC, as proposed in the Bill include: 1) To issue no more than once casino license; 2) To conduct hearings pertaining to a casino license or any violation of rules and regulations promulgated by the Palau Gaming Commission; 3) To promulgate rules and regulations in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act in Title 6 of the Palau National Code; 4) To detain and remove undesirable persons from any casino; and to levy and collect fees, fines, and penalties.
767
Gambling Availability Score 767.
Ranked 112 of 227
Panama 674 200 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
2.00
Administrative penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Article 1. Enactment. The following regulation is issued in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Panama, in order to regulate the operation of slot halls Type "A" and Full Casinos of the Republic of Panama. Article 12. Preliminary authorization from the convenience of a location to operate a game room. Any legal entity interested in obtaining a contract may request to the Gaming Control Board a preliminary authorization of the desired location to operate a games room.
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In order to operate a long distance gaming system, the operator must petition and obtain a gaming license issued by the Gaming Control Board of the Republic of Panama.
730
Gambling Availability Score 730.
Ranked 123 of 227
Papua New Guinea 686 665 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
There are as yet no land-based casinos in the country, although there are video poker machines in some tourist hotels
There are as yet no land-based casinos in the country, although there are video poker machines in some tourist hotels
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The Gaming Control Act 2007, Being an Act to provide for the control of all forms of gaming including lotteries, games and wagers, gaming machines and casinos and for their operation, and for related purposes,
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(1) Subject to this section, a person may apply to the Board, together with such application fee as is prescribed, for approval to conduct an overseas lottery or gaming product including lottery and gaming by means of the internet.
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Foreign online casinos that were not authorised by local authorities to offer their services to PNG residents are technically illegal.
696
Gambling Availability Score 696.
Ranked 129 of 227
Paraguay 771 213 1 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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Art. 25. The concession for running casinos will be only granted in Asunción and the Departments of Alto Paraná, Itapúa, Amambay, Cordillera, Misiones and Central. More than one casino may operate in the city of Asunción and other cities with more than 250,000 (two hundred and fifty thousand) inhabitants.
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Art. 24. Of casinos. Establishments for performing gambling such as roulette, baccarat, cards, dice, electronic gaming and similar operating in one local are considered casinos.
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"The provisions of this law establishes regulations to be adjusted natural or legal persons wishing to install and operate gambling allowed by this law. For the purpose of this law is meant by betting or gambling acquisition of goods or right as a result of a future event or one performed, but unknown to the parties, by means that are not decided by force, skill or intelligence players, or in which these attributes attend a minimum percentage and no decisive impact on the outcome"
848
Gambling Availability Score 848.
Ranked 52 of 227
Peru 801 220 1 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
5.00
Not banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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The exploitation of casino games can only be performed in establishments located in districts approved by Supreme Resolution countersigned by the Minister of Industry, Tourism, Integration and International Trade Negotiations, for which it will be taken into account in addition to the existing tourism infrastructure, health reasons, moral and public safety. 5.2 Establishments for the exploitation of casino games and slot machines may not be located less than 150 (one hundred and fifty) meters of churches, educational institutions, barracks and hospitals.
863
Gambling Availability Score 863.
Ranked 29 of 227
Philippines 508 490 0 5.00
Legal
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation’s regulatory function is undertaken primarily by the Gaming Licensing and Development Department (GLDD). This includes issuance of licenses or authority to operate casinos, traditional and electronic bingo parlors, electronic gaming outlets, sports betting kiosks and poker rooms to private entities. GLDD sets regulations and guidelines for gaming operations and performs related tasks.
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President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he would stop online gambling operations and ordered regulators to revoke all licenses “soon.”
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Isp Blocks

While Filipino players may not have access to any local or state based online casinos, there are no restrictions placed upon them concerning offshore casino gambling
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Penalty For Players

Persons who are found guilty of violating anti-illegal gambling laws and regulations could be held liable for fines, suspension or closure of the business, and even imprisonment, when decreed by the court.
579
Gambling Availability Score 579.
Ranked 167 of 227
Poland 509 81 7 5.00
Legal
0.00
Completely banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
0.00
Some casinos blocked
3.50
Unknown
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Art.15. 1. Casinos may be located in towns with a population of at least 250 thousand residents for 1 casino. For each additional 250 thousand residents the number of allowed casinos is increased by 1. The total number of casinos in the region can not be higher than 1 casino in each full 650 thousand residents of the region.
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§ 1. Who in violation of the law or the conditions of concession or permit arranges or leading a game of chance playing the slot machine or mutual betting, punishable by a fine of up to 720 daily rates or imprisonment for up to 3 years, or both penalties together. (It refers to any kind of gambling which is running without government approval)
420
Gambling Availability Score 420.
Ranked 207 of 227
Portugal 466 74 4 5.00
Legal
4.50
License required for local casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Players can only be punished for gambling in land-based casinos. Title: Top 300+ Online Casinos in Portugal ᐈ Laws and Regulations Covered Description: Explore the legal basis for online gambling in Portugal. Our review talks about the status of online casinos, the best websites to play, and available promotions.
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The right to promote betting contests is reserved to the State. The State grants the Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa your organization and exploitation on an exclusive basis for the entire national territory.
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2nd Article Legal Framework’s Approval for Online Gambling and Betting It is approved, in appendix I of the present law decree and of which is an integrant part, the Legal Framework for Online Gambling and Betting.
718
Gambling Availability Score 718.
Ranked 125 of 227
Puerto Rico 611 143 0 5.00
Legal
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
Puerto Rico is a United States territory, and therefore online gambling is banned in accordance with US Laws.
Puerto Rico is a United States territory, and therefore online gambling is banned in accordance with US Laws.
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"COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO   TOURISM COMPANY   GAMING REGULATION OF PUERTO RICO"
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The statutory laws of the United States not locally inapplicable, except as hereinbefore or hereinafter otherwise provided, shall have the same force and effect in Puerto Rico as in the United States
700
Gambling Availability Score 700.
Ranked 127 of 227
Qatar 733 23 0 0.00
Banned
1.50
Local casinos banned, foreign – not banned
0.00
Criminal penalty for players
3.50
Unknown
3.50
Unknown
0 529
Gambling Availability Score 529.
Ranked 184 of 227
Reunion Island 834 810 0 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
0.00
Some transactions restricted
French territory; laws of France are in force
French territory; laws of France are in force
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
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At the request of the Regulatory Authority of Online Games (ARJEL), chairman of the High Court of Parisordered on January 9, block access to illegal site romecasino.com hosted in Canada and operated by the company Morriyen Investments Ltd, based in Cyprus . This is the first time the TGI issuing such order on an online casino since the entry into force of the law legalizing online gaming. So far, the sites at fault and warned by Arjel had all eventually comply, with two exceptions, StanJames and FiveDimes (sports and horse paris).
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When stopping access to a supply of paris or gambling and gambling in unauthorized online places was ordained under the conditions defined by Article 61 of the Law of 12 May 2010 referred to above, the persons referred in 1 of I of Article 6 of the Law of 21 June 2004 referred to above shall at that stop using the domain name blocking protocol (DNS).
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Whoever offers or proposes to the public online bets or gambling and casino games without holding an authorization (referred in Article 21) or an exclusive right is punishable by law of three years imprisonment and € 90,000 fine. These penalties are increased to seven years imprisonment and a fine of € 200,000 when the offense is committed by an organized gang.
669
Gambling Availability Score 669.
Ranked 138 of 227
Romania 415 24 3 5.00
Legal
3.00
License required for all casinos
5.00
No penalty
5.00
Not blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
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2) activities that may be required to obtain a license for organizing gambling games are: a) lottery activities, including those organized through communication systems such as internet, mobile and telephone systems; b) totalizator activities, including those organized through communication systems such as internet, mobile and telephone systems; c) fixed odds betting activities; d) activities characteristic of casino gambling; e) slot-machine activities; f) activities carried out in the bingo game rooms; g) bingo activities organized via television network systems. h) bingo activities organized through communication systems such as internet, mobile and telephone systems; i) betting activities online; j) gambling activities online, other than those defined in art. 10 para. (1) a), e) -h) of the Emergency Ordinance. k) activities characteristic poker clubs.
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Casino games - remote - the totality of gambling as defined in subparagraph c) and d), that are fully carried out otherwise than by the physical presence of players, organized by the same operator on the same platform game that uses a single Internet domain and that are organized and transmitted via any communication system (Internet, fixed or mobile systems and other transmission systems) and an organizer of gambling license and authorization obtained from ONJN in Romania
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Given the "Letter of formal notice - infringement no. 2013/4216" of the European Commission, by which "it draws attention to certain provisions of the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 77/2009 on the organization and operation of gambling, which appear to raise issues of compatibility with the fundamental principles of freedom to provide services covered by Article 56 of the Functioning Treaty of European Union, "and that makes' objections to the inconsistency of Romanian legal framework on gambling" the present emergency ordinance propose legislative regulations in order to avoid infringement of the European Union Treaty, but also to serve the interests of the state monopoly established on gambling.
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It is a criminal offense committed by the administrator, manager or other legal representative of a legal person or individual, Deployment Authorization Without a license or any activity of gambling and is punishable with one to three years imprisonment or a fine.
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(7) Suppliers of all types of services in the field of gambling, including communications providers (ISPs, telephone service or mobile service providers to radio or television and cable services) and processors payments are obliged to respect the decisions of the Supervisory Board of ONJN " if not, this article establish the fine: (5) Nerespectarea prevederilor art. 10 alin. (7) constituie contravenţie şi se sancţionează cu amendă de la 50.000 lei la 100.000 lei. The fine is from 50,000 to 100,000 lei.
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It is a contravention and is punishable by a fine of 5,000 lei to 10,000 lei to individuals participating in activities in Romania remote gambling, as defined in art. 10, paragraph 1, which are not authorized by O.N.J.N
663
Gambling Availability Score 663.
Ranked 140 of 227
Russia 709 168 12 3.50
Legal in limited localities only
0.00
Completely banned
5.00
No penalty
0.00
Some casinos blocked
5.00
Not Restricted
More than 250 gambling websites are blocked by ISPs on demand of Roskomnadzor
More than 250 gambling websites are blocked by ISPs on demand of Roskomnadzor
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1. State regulation of activity in the organization and conduct of gambling is done by: 1) establishing the order of activities for the organization and conduct of gambling and related restrictions, mandatory requirements for the gambling, gambling establishments, visitors to gambling, gaming zones; 2) highlight areas designated for the activity of the organization and conduct of gambling - gambling zones; 3) the issuance of permits for activities on the organization and conduct of gambling in the gambling zones; 4) the issuance of licenses for activities to organize and conduct gambling in bookmakers and betting;
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3. The activities of the organization and conduct of gambling, using information and telecommunication networks, including network "Internet", as well as means of communication, including mobile communications, is prohibited, except as provided for by this Federal Law.
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Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) started blocking of 219 web sites of online casinos, sportsbooks, and poker rooms, found in the investigation by attorney general.
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