This is a picture of the interior of the Casino 2000 in Luxembourg, the grand duchy's only casino. Under the picture you can read about casinos, online casinos and bitcoin casinos in Luxembourg.
Luxembourg Casino Guide

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Luxembourg. Find out which are the best casinos and online casino sites in Luxembourg, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in Luxembourg

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Gambling is legal in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. However, Online casino gambling is not well regulated by the current gambling laws. Certain parts of the legislation are interpreted according to legal analyzers in such a way that online gambling without a local online gambling license is illegal – though there are exceptions to this as well (the state-owned online lottery platform).

There are two laws that may, in theory, affect online casino gambling in Luxembourg, the 1977 and the 2009 gaming law. Naturally, the former does not explicitly regulate online casino gambling. However, The National Lottery Law of 2009* does mention online gambling in passing as “any form of lotteries and sports betting organised by the information society services/tools”. And this is the first and last time online gambling  is mentioned (in a very vague and easy to misunderstand way) in the gambling legislation of the country.

At the moment, online casino gambling licenses are not issued to private companies in Luxembourg. And the EU Court of Justice ruled (you can see it here) that because it’s not possible for foreign companies (from other EU countries) to obtain a license and legally operate within Luxembourg, therefore the country can not block these websites or punish player who visit these websites, it would violate free completion within the Eurozone and not complaint with EU legal framework. It is really an insane outcome, but this is exactly the situation right now, and not just in Luxembourg but in the entire EU. There are currently no licensed online casino operatoring in the country for the reasons mentioned, therefore if people from Luxembourg wish to play online they can only do so in foreign online casinos, which accept players from Luxembourg (you can see them below). Playing on these international casino sites is for the reasons discussed is not illegal. While none of these online casino sites are available in Luxembourgish, but they are readily available in the country’s other two official languages: German and French.

Source:

** 22 May 2009 National Lottery Law (In French)

 

Online casinos accepting players from Luxembourg

The following online gambling websites accept players from Luxembourg:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe.
Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

 

Land-based casinos in Luxembourg

The legal status of brick and mortar casinos in Luxembourg is much simpler to comprehend than that of online casinos. Simply put: it’s legal with a casino license.

Luxembourg has a long tradition of casino gambling, as the first casino in the country, the Casino Bourgeois was opened as early as 1880. But shortly afterwards all casinos were banned, and no new casinos was opened until 1983.

The gaming law of 1977 prohibits all forms of casino gambling. The reason for this is that casino gambling is considered severely addictive by the government of Luxembourg. However, the law does allow the licensing of certain casino gambling establishments in the interests of tourism.

It was based on this exception that Luxembourg’s only casino, Casino 2000 Mondorf received a gambling permit in 1980 (the casinos itself opened in 1983). The licence was extended for a further 20 years in 1999. The reasoning behind the establishment of a casino was that it would augment the volume of tourism to other attractions of the town, as well as the income from taxes on gambling and other services the tourists may use. Which proved to be very accurate, and right now Casino 2000 employs 210 employees, not just boosting tourism, but also providing employment opportunities (and casinos jobs are usually above average paying jobs).

Even though the duchy only has one casino currently the number of casino licenses is not capped and the government could issue another license anytime. However, that is not likely to happen in the near future.

 

List of casinos in Luxembourg:

 

This is a picture of Luxembourg's only casino Casino 2000 in Mondorf-les-Bains. On the picture is the building of the casino photographed from the outside during the day, with the green front lawn and the gambling establishment's logo visible. You can read about the casino to the right of the picture.
Casino ‘2000’ Mondorf-les-Bains

1., Casino ‘2000’ Luxemburg, Rue Flammang, 5618 Mondorf-les-Bains 

Casino 2000 is the only licensed casino in Luxembourg right now. The casino complex is in operation since 1983. It appears really big from the outside. However, the casino part is actually not as big, only 7 tables (2 English roulette wheels*, 1 electronic roulette machine with 6 terminals, 4 blackjack tables), which is significantly less than what someone would expect form such a huge casino complex. However, the number of slots, 280, somewhat makes up for it, clearly, this is a slot-oriented gambling establishment. Most of the slots are at least 5+ years old, some 10+.

This is an 10 000 m2 entertainment complex, and it has multiple restaurants, concert hall, live music venue and multiple hotels attached, which is exactly why one would expect a bigger casino section.

The casino part is open from Monday till Thursday from 10:00 to 03:00 and Friday till Sunday 10:00 to 06:00

COVID 19 UPDATE: The casino is open even during the Chinese COVID-19 pandemic, but the live dealer tables are closed. And interestingly the electronic, automatic roulette machine is also not in operation.

*English Roulette is French Roulette with tiny differnces. IT’s played using the smae European wheel also has 37 pockets. The few small differences are:

-no en prison feature
-only 7 players at the table maximum
-the chips of all of the players have different colours, can only be used at this table, must be bought directly from the dealer.

 

Casino and online casino tax Luxembourg

Casino tax Luxembourg: Casinos pay a tax on gambling proceeds, the following percentage depending on the monthly income:

 

For players: Gambling wins in Luxembourg’s only casino and lottery wins are exempt from income tax, wealth tax and VAT.

 

Bitcoin casinos in Luxembourg

Even though bitcoin, litecoin and other cryptocurrencies are legal and accepted as money in Luxembourg, there are no bitcoin casinos licensed, registered or operating in Luxembourg. None of the land-based casinos accept any cryptocurrency currently.

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in Luxembourg

The situation of most forms of online gambling in Luxembourg is very similar to that of online casino gambling. They are theoretically illegal, and while the government could make an exception by granting online gambling licences, that has not happened so far.

The only real exception to the rule is the national lottery of Luxembourg, the Loterie Nationale. This lottery was created in 1945 by a Grand Ducal decree, and is supervised and operated by the Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte.

The Loterie Nationale offers tickets to all of their games online. This includes both traditional number games and Euromillions, as well as instant-win games. The Loterie Nationale holds a monopoly over online lottery games in Luxembourg, and is currently the only online gambling operator based and licensed in the country.

While this regulation may seem quite strict, locals actually have a plethora of options available when it comes to online gambling. Although online lottery is a monopoly within the country, there are no laws preventing individuals from participating in international online lottery draws. The same is true for other types of online gambling, including online sports betting and online poker.

Charity gambling is also an exceptio to the rule, lottery and bingo organized for religious or charity purposes is exempt from the monopoly of the state.

 

 

Future of the legal status of gambling in Luxembourg

It may come as a surprise that Luxembourg is one of the very few countries in Europe that have no established way of offering online gambling licences, especially as Luxembourg was one of the founding members of the European Union. On top of that, lottery and online lottery are a state monopoly in Luxembourg, which goes against the spirit of EU regulations (namely opening up the market and liberalizing the gambling market). Members of the EU are not allowed to discriminate against other member states when it comes to the licensing of online casino operators. But this two-facedness is pretty common in the EU, highflying ideals, low morals, corruption and a very different reality than what politicians and EU bureaucRATs promised.

While the government of Luxembourg have taken no steps to liberalize their online casino and gambling market, it seems more than likely that they will follow the European trend eventually.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Luxembourg:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe.
Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the casinos in the country, especially if you are from Luxembourg or nearby. Thank you.

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in Luxembourg.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Luxembourg is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2020-10-14

 

Gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Luxembourg
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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Luxembourg
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A guide to the legal status of online casinos, brick and mortar casinos and bitcoin casinos in Luxembourg, including the conflicting and confusing nature of online casino legislation currently in effect.
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