Simon’s Gibraltar Gambling Guide

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Picture of Gibraltar's capital, Gibraltar city. The British gambling laws apply to the territory and Gibraltar issues online gambling licenses to online gambling operators to operate out of the country.

Guide to Gambling in Gibraltar and Gambling Licenses in Gibraltar

 

Gibraltar is a British overseas territory located on the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula at the entrance of the Mediterranean. The Rock of Gibraltar is the major landmark of the region. At its foot is a densely populated city called Gibraltar (which is the capital of Gibraltar), home to over 30,000 Gibraltarians and other nationalities. The city takes up the bulk of the territory’s population as Gibraltar’s whole population is approximately 32,000. Under the Gibraltar constitution of 2006, Gibraltar governs its own affairs, though some powers, such as defence and foreign relations, remain the responsibility of the United Kingdom. The official language of the territory is English, but Spanish and Llanito is spoken as well.

Gambling is legal and regulated in Britain and its territories since the Gambling Act of 2005. Therefore, there are numerous land-based casinos operating in the UK, and there are 4 in Gibraltar. These casinos offer the most popular games to players like poker, roulette, and blackjack amongst others.
Online gambling is legal and regulated in Gibraltar. The territory is one of the biggest centres of offshore online gambling in the world. Online gambling operators wishing to operate out of Gibraltar or wishing to accept players from Gibraltar require a license.

Gibraltar gambling license

Gibraltar is one of the many micronations, which issues, so called, remote gambling licenses. These licenses are very sought after in the online gambling world. These international gambling licenses allow an online gambling company to operate out of Gibraltar and accept players from all over the world. The quality of such licenses varies greatly, depending on how seriously license holders are monitored and regulated. Gibraltar offers some of the best remote gambling licenses.

Monitoring and regulating licensed online gambling websites is the job of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority. Among other things, advertising practices, accounting, anti money laundering practices are looked at regularly. Many of the biggest names in the online gambling world have a Gibraltar license and casinos licensed here are on the white list of the UK Gambling Commission, which is a very small list of the best gambling licenses in the world.

Gambling tax is currently 1% of annual turnover and only people over 18 can place bets on online gambling websites with a Gibraltar license.

 

Sources:

Laws of Gibraltar – Gambling Act 2005 

Government of Gibraltar – Remote Gambling

 

 

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Casino gambling in Gibraltar

 

Online casino gambling in Gibraltar: legal, requires licence

 

Gambling is legal and regulated in Gibraltar. There are currently 4 operating casinos on the island offering the popular casino games to players. Gibraltar’s strength is not in land-based gambling, though. Since the legalisation of online gambling in 2005, Gibraltar became a powerhouse in online gambling. It is one of the few regions where online gambling revenue is a significant source of income and a driving force behind the economy (even though it’s only 1% of  the annual turnover). Remote gambling licences are issued by the Gibraltar Licencing Authority after the potential provider met all the requirements. Currently, more than 30 online gambling providers are licenced in Gibraltar.*

The following online casinos accept players from Gibraltar:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Gibraltar

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Gibraltar

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Gibraltar

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Gibraltar

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Casino Euro – accepting players from Gibraltar

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Gibraltar

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Gibraltar

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GT Bets accepts players from Gibraltar- accepting Bitcoins as well

 

Bingo in Gibraltar

 

Online bingo in Gibraltar: legal, requires licence

 

Bingo operators and bingo websites are among the Gibraltar licensed gambling companies. Players can enjoy bingo at land-based casinos in the micronation, or go online and try out their luck at a licensed online bingo provider. All gambling providers and online gambling websites have to acquire a licence to operate from Gibraltar or to accept players from Gibraltar.

The following bingo websites accept players from Gibraltar:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Gibraltar

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Gibraltar

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Gibraltar

 

Poker in Gibraltar

 

Online poker in Gibraltar: legal, requires licence

 

Poker websites can obtain a remote gambling license from Gibraltar as well. The casinos of Gibraltar can also host poker tournaments and  have poker tables. The following poker websites are all licensed in Gibraltar.

The following online poker sites accept players from Gibraltar:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Gibraltar

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Gibraltar

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Gibraltar

 

Sports betting in Gibraltar

 

Online sports betting in Gibraltar: legal, requires licence

 

Betting on sports is one of the most popular forms of gambling in the world. Sports betting is legal and popular in Gibraltar as well. Many of the websites licensed by Gibraltar are online bookmakers.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from Gibraltar:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Gibraltar

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Gibraltar

This is a banner of 32 Red Sports, the online sportsbook of 32 Red Casino. 32 Red online sportsbook accepts players from Gibraltar. The animated GIF banner reads: £10 free bet, Place your first bet & get a £10 free bet plus 10 free games on one of our fantastic slots, + 10 free games, 32 Red Sport.

32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Gibraltar

This the banner ad of Gt Bets online sportsbook. The sportsbook accept players from Gibraltar.

GT Bets online bookmaker – accepts registrations from the Gibraltar, also accepts Bitcoin

 

Lottery in Gibraltar

 

Online lottery in Gibraltar: legal, requires licence

 

Although Gibraltar is not a sovereign country, it has a lottery called the Gibraltar Government Lottery. The first draw was held after World War II in 1947. It is drawn regularly ever since, 24 times a year. Online lotteries and lottery agents can also obtain a remote gambling license from the Regulatory Board.

The following websites let people from Gibraltar purchase lottery tickets online:

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Bitcoin gambling in Gibraltar

 

Bitcoin gambling in Gibraltar: legal, requires licence

 

Bitcoin is still a relatively new phenomenon so only just a handful of countries issued laws concerning it. Some countries see Bitcoin as an asset rather than a currency (like Norway or Lithuania for example). As of now, there aren’t any specific laws in Gibraltar regarding Bitcoin gambling. Online gambling websites accept multiple currencies and there is nothing in the terms and conditions of a Gibraltar issued remote gambling license, that would prohibit a licensed operator to accept digital currencies.

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from Gibraltar:

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GT Bets accepts players from Gibraltar, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

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This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2016-04-09

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An overview of the Gibraltar gambling license and the legal status of gambling, online gambling, poker, online poker, bingo, online bingo, sports betting and Bitcoin gambling in Gibraltar.
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