Simon’s Guide to Gambling, Online Gambling and Casinos in Georgia

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Guide to Gambling in Georgia

 

Georgia is a country in Eurasia located at the crossroads of Eastern Europe and West Asia. The country shares borders with the Black Sea to the west, Russia to the north and northeast,  Turkey and Armenia to the south, and Azerbaijan to the southeast. Georgia’s population is around 3,730,000. The country’s capital and largest city is Tbilisi with approximately 1.5 million residents in its metropolitan area.

Modern-day Georgia’s territory was home of several kingdoms in the early history. The unified Kingdom of Georgia  reached the peak of its political and economic strength during the reign of King David IV and Queen Tamar from the late 11th to the early 13th centuries. However, due to Mongol and Ottoman invasions, Georgia became fractured and fell into decline. Georgia was gradually annexed by the Russian Empire starting in 1801. Following a brief period of independence after the Russian Revolution of 1917, Georgia came under the rule of Soviet Russia in 1921. The country remained under Soviet rule until the fall of the regime in 1991. Georgia suffered civil unrest and economic crisis throughout the 90s. Following a peaceful change of power in the Rose Revolution of 2003, Georgia pursued a strongly pro-Western foreign policy, introducing a series of political and economic reforms. Today, Georgia operates as a unitary semi-presidential republic.

Gambling in Georgia is legal and regulated by the government. Therefore, there are many brick-and-mortar casinos operating throughout the country offering the most popular games like roulette, poker, or blackjack to name a few. Georgian law states that all gambling providers have to acquire proper licenses to operate. Online gambling is legal and regulated in Georgia too. Online gambling operators require a license to accept players from Georgia. Despite the small market, some international gambling websites accept players from Georgia (see below) and due to the incentives offered by the government many casinos opened.

Sources:

Eurasianet – Georgia is Looking to Cash in on Casinos

Association of Gambling Zones – European Gaming: New Image

 

 

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Casino gambling in Georgia

 

Online casino gambling in Georgia: legal, operator must have a license

 

Land-based gambling is completely legal in Georgia. Those who want to operate a land-based gambling business have to acquire proper licenses, though. There are numerous land-based casinos in Georgia for players to visit. These casinos offer the most popular casino games players usually look for (e.g.: poker, blackjack, roulette, slot machines). Online gambling is legal and regulated too, so players can enjoy their favorite games from the comfort of their homes on licensed websites.

The following online casinos accept players from Georgia:

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Georgia

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Georgia

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Bingo in Georgia

 

Online bingo in Georgia: legal, operator must have a license

 

Bingo is somewhat popular in Georgia. Therefore, there are bingo halls in the country where players can enjoy this game. Online gambling is legal in Georgia so players can enjoy bingo from the comfort of their homes as well. Despite the small market, some online bingo sites accept players from the country.

The following bingo websites accept players from Georgia:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Georgia

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Poker in Georgia

 

Online poker in Georgia: legal, operator must have a license

 

Poker is a popular game in Georgia so players can find poker tables at most of the bigger land-based casinos around the country. Georgian players can enjoy poker online too.

The following online poker sites accept players from Georgia:

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Sports betting in Georgia

 

Online sports betting in Georgia: legal, operator must have a license

 

Sports betting is one of the most popular forms of gambling out there. Sports betting is quite popular in Georgia too as there are numerous land-based bookmakers operating in the country where players can bet on their favorite sports. Online gambling is legal, so players can visit an online bookmaker if they want to play from the comfort of their homes.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from Georgia:

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Lottery in Georgia

 

Online lottery in Georgia: legal, operator must have a license

 

Arguably, the lottery is the most common form of gambling out there. It is safe to say that where gambling is legal there is a national lottery. It is no different in Georgia either. Georgia’s lotteries are controlled by the Georgian Lottery Company which received an exclusive license in 2009 for 15 years. The company offers many kinds of games, like Toto, Lotto 6/36, and also sports betting. As of now, the Georgian Lottery Company does not sell lottery tickets online.

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

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Bitcoin gambling in Georgia

 

Bitcoin gambling in Georgia: legal, operator must have a license

 

As of now, there aren’t any specific laws in Georgia concerning Bitcoin gambling. Bitcoin trades mostly occur on the internet due to the currency’s digital nature so Bitcoin gambling counts as a form of online gambling. Online gambling licenses in Georgia specify allowed activities and requirements but do not specify the type of currencies an establishment can accept. It is safe to assume Bitcoin gambling operators have to acquire proper licenses to operate in Georgia just like any other online gambling company.

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from Georgia:

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GT Bets accepts players from Georgia, 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: 2016-04-07

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