This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino Kitzbühel in the Republic of Austria. On this page you can read about the land-based and online gambling in Austria, and about the various laws and regulations governing games of chance "Glückspiele" in the country.
Gambling in Austria

Gambling is legal in Austria (officially the Republic of Austria, a wealthy European country, with a population of 8.8 million, member of the EU), and it is heavily regulated by the government.

Gambling activity falls under the jurisdiction of the Tax Authority of Austria, a subdivision of the Ministry of Finance, and is regulated under the Law on Games of Chance (Glücksspielgesetz)1, which is the main piece of the Austrian gambling legislation (details can be found in the gambling licensing section below).

History of gambling in Austria - click to expand

The first gambling law dates back to 1696, when Austria was still part of the Holy Roman Empire. Leopold I., Emperor, imposed a law to curb illicit, unregulated gambling in the empire.

At that time gambling was looked down upon, and it was seen as something only the poor people did, and the nobility was not involved in ti at all. Consequently, there aren’t many written records mentioning gambling from this era.

In the 18th century the nobility, rich and powerful also took a liking to games of chance. The various states started to legalize and regulate gambling more and more.

In 1913 the government got involved too, and the lottery was legalized and introduced. Lottery remained a monopoly and a cash-cow of the government ever since.

In 1934 the first casino opened in Austria, in Baden, near the capital Vienna. At that time Casino Baden was the biggest casino in Europe.

In the early 2000s, the legalization of online gambling started.

 

An interesting aspect of the gambling regulation in Austria is that it differentiates between two main types of gambling:

 

Small gambling: It is under the jurisdiction of individual federated states, which means that regulations vary within Austria.

Regulations also determine the maximum amount of gambling facilities, usually the number of licenses cannot exceed the following ratio: one gaming venue for every 1200 residents (and one per 600 residents in Vienna, because of the tourists).

Small gambling has strict rules in general:

 

The following 4 regions of Austria banned small scale gambling entirely: Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Tyrol, Vienna.

The main reasons for the strict gambling laws are manifold: the government seeks to prevent organised crime and money laundering, protect players, mitigate problem gambling, and maintain market stability.

The biggest gambling company of Austria is Novomatic AG (and the second one is Casino Austria International AG).

Bingo, and lottery are monopolies of the government. Casino are the monopoly of Casinos Austria AG.

Online gambling is also legal. However, it is mostly a monopoly of Casinos Austria AG or the government, depending on the type (detailed breakdown can be found below).

This is contradictory to the EU online gambling directives. And according to Article 56 of TFEU2: if a country does not provide any means for foreign online casinos to acquire local licenses, then they can not punish or block these gambling websites, or players who visit them.

This means that despite the monopoly, players from Austria are free to play online on foreign online gambling websites.

 

/Comment: For a long time the situation was similar in nearby France and neighbouring Germany (UPDATE 2021: Germany now issues online casino licenses because of this). They also similarly tried to illegally restrict foreign online casinos, which were not part of the state owned monopoly.

They were sued for this by the offshore online casino operators, in EU courts. The foreign operators have won.

You can read the details of this official ruling (C‑336/143), which has created a precedent for similar cases./

 

Despite the EU laws, Austria still illegally blocks some foreign online gambling platforms.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Austria below.

 

Betting on blood sports in Austria

All forms of blood sports are considered animal cruelty, and are therefore illegal in Austria. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

 

Austria has much more to offer than just casinos. If you are new to the country, and if you want to understand why the beautiful Austrian landscape attracts 41 million visitors every year4, then watch the following video:

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Austria?

Yes. If you are a tourist (or a non-citizen expat, or illegal migrant), you can play online freely while enjoying your vacation here.

 

Gambling licensing in Austria

The gambling licensing authority of Austria is the Special Responsibilities Unit of the Tax Authority. You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in the country. Website is available in English as well.

The number of casino licenses are capped at 15.

Only 12 casino are in operation currently. However casinos are the monopoly of Casinos Austria International AG. Therefore, no casino licenses are issued to anyone else.

 

Licensing requirements:

 

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Gambling tax in Austria

The following tax rates apply to gambling in Austria:

Gambling Product Tax Rate
Sports betting 2% tax on all stakes
Online gambling 40% tax on gross gambling revenue
Lottery 2-27.5% on stakes (depending on prize pool)
Gaming machines outside of casinos 10% on net gambling revenue
Casinos 30% tax on gross gambling revenue

 

Gambling is VAT exempt.

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings in Austria: not taxed

 

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Legal gambling age in Austria: 18+ (except lottery, which is 16+)

 

Other:

Social gambling, loot boxes and fantasy sports betting  are not regulated in Austria.

 

Sources, main pieces of the Austrian gambling legislation:

1Glücksspielgesetz (Jusline, German)

2JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance 

3An example court case, Germany versus unlicensed operator, – based on Article 56 TFEU and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC

4Statista – Number of tourist arrivals annually, Austria

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Austria. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from Austria, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

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Casino gambling in Austria

Casinos in Austria: legal since 1934, operators require a licence, slot halls are also legal, casinos are a monopoly of Austria Casinos

Online casino gambling in Austria: legal, operators require a licence, monopoly of Austria Casinos

 

Casino gambling is legal in Austria since 1934, and it is strictly regulated.

The first casino of Austria (Casino Baden) opened in 1934, in the city of Baden, near the capital, Vienna. At that time, it was the biggest casino in all of Europe.

Only Casinos Austria International AG is allowed to operate casinos, it is a monopoly for at least until 2027 (but most likely it will be extended).

/Comment: Casinos Austria, is actually one of the largest casino companies in the world, with more than 40 casinos all over the globe./

However, private companies can operate slot halls.

Austria’s brick and mortar casinos offer all the usual casino games, including blackjack, roulette, poker and slot machines.

These casinos are rather posh establishments, often situated in old historic buildings, and all of them have dress codes. This serves both to emphasise the elegance of the casinos and to distinguish them from the many smaller gambling venues, slot halls.

Small casino gambling establishments (slot parlours, or just pubs with gaming machines) with up to a maximum of 50 machines can be operated without a casino license. And there are hundreds of such venues (except in Vorarlberg, Salzburg, Tyrol, Vienna, where small gambling is forbidden).

UPDATE COVID-19: All casinos survived the forced closures because of the pandemic. However, for various reasons, including the decline in tourism due to the pandemic, many Austrian slot halls closed. Most importantly the Concord Casinos Group closed amid allegations of corruption, and tax evasion (they operated “poker casinos”, slot halls with poker).

/Comment: According to the owner of recently closed Concord Casinos group, they were targeted, and the government forced the competition of Casinos Austria out of business, and the coronavirus was just the last drop in the bucket.

This is not the first time casinos Austria was implicated in a scandal, and they are no stranger to corruption charges as well. In 2019, a political scandal even started a conversation about ending their monopoly*./

There are 12 casinos in Austria right now (the maximum number of casino licenses is 15, it was increased from 12 to 15 in 2010).

You can find a list of the currently operating Austrian casino here.

Online casino gambling in Austria is also legal. The casino licence covers online games as well. It is also a monopoly of Casinos Austria.

There is only one licensed Austrian online casino, which is Win2day (jointly owned by the Austrian Lottery and Austrian Casinos).

However, due to EU laws (explained above) foreign online gambling websites are accessible as well, and players are not forbidden from registering or playing on these websites.

The online casinos below accept players from Austria.

Source: *iGamingBusiness – Casinos Austria scandal leads to calls for end to monopoly

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The following online casino websites accept players from Austria:

 

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Bingo in Austria

Bingo halls in Austria: legal, monopoly of Österreichische Lotterien

Online Bingo in Austria: legal, monopoly of Österreichische Lotterien

 

Bingo is legal in Austria, but not as widespread as the other forms of gambling listed on this page. Bingo is a monopoly of the Österreichische Lotterien.

Small stakes live bingo games might still be available though, despite the monopoly, as it falls under the category of small gambling, and can be operated without license.

The Austria licensed online gambling site, Win2day (jointly owned by the Österreichische Lotterien Gesellschaft and Casinos Austria, both are state owned companies) offers various bingo games online, both with a classic and a guaranteed prize system.

This online bingo platform is powered by Playtech.

Austrian players may also access foreign online bingo platforms, some of which are also available in German.

The online bingo sites below accept players from Austria.

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The following online gambling websites have live bingo and accept players from Austria:

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Poker in Austria

Poker clubs in Austria: legal, but only in licensed casinos since 2020, no standalone poker clubs

Online poker in Austria: legal, operators require a licence, monopoly of Austria Casinos

 

Poker is legal in Austria, and it is the most popular card game in the country.

Apart from small stakes games, up to €10 per hand (rules depend on the region or establishment, according to the so called “small gambling” rules), poker is restricted to the casinos.

UPDATE: Since January 1, 2020, standalone poker clubs can no longer operate, even if it falls under the category “small gambling”. Poker clubs now require a casino licence. Consequently, all Concord Card Club Casino and similar poker casinos shut down.

There are standalone no poker clubs, but vide poker machines can be found in the some of the slot halls.

Austria has its own big poker event,  the Casinos Austria Poker Tour. The CAPT is a live poker tour with high stakes events in casinos of Casinos Austria, with the participation of poker pros from several countries.

Online poker is likely the best option for average players who want to avoid both the local micro-stakes games, and the high stakes poker in posh, expensive Austrian casinos with dress codes.

Online poker is also legal.

In 2008, the online poker and gambling platform, Win2day was founded, which is jointly owned by Casinos Austria and Austrian Lottery Company, which is the only licensed domestic gambling site with poker.

Players can, and often do also choose international sites for playing online poker (bigger player pool, better promotions, more online tournaments, more types, higher stakes and also micro stakes games), several of which are available in German. And according to EU laws (detial already discussed above, at the top), players from Austria are free to do so, because the gambling monopoly and licensing system of Austria violates EU laws

The following poker websites below accept players from Austria.

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The following online casinos have poker and accept players from Austria:

 

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Sports betting in Austria

Bookmakers, sports books in Austria: legal, operators require a licence

Online sports betting in Austria: legal, operators require a licence

 

Sports betting is legal and quite popular in Austria. The favorite type of sports wagering in the country is predicting the outcome of European football matches (this is common in all of Europe). Betting shops are available throughout the country, with the largest sports betting company being Admiral Sportwetten (part of Novomatic), which has horse racing betting as well.

Permission to operate mobile and online sports betting platforms is included in the sports betting licences issued by the government.

E.g.: Admiral Sportwetten has an extensive online sportsbook, where players can bet on ball games, Formula 1, horse racing and several other sports.

Austrian players can also access foreign sports betting websites.

The following online bookmakers below accept bettors from Austria.

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The following bookmakers accept punters from Austria:

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

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.

 

 

 

Lottery in Austria

Lottery in Austria: legal since 1913, monopoly of Österreichische Lotterien

Online lottery in Austria: legal, requires license, currently state monopoly

 

Lottery is a monopoly of the state in Austria, and the lottery company is he Österreichische Lotterien (Austrian Lotteries).

The company offers a plethora of games including Toto, Joker, Bingo and 6/49.

The state lottery is also available online, on the Win2day lottery and gambling platform. Euromillions can be played on the website as well.

However, not all of the company’s lottery and lottery type games are available online. These games are accessible through several other lottery platforms as well, even for players outside of Austria. Conversely, Austrian players can also purchase lottery tickets abroad, in person, while visiting other countries as a tourist, or online.

The online lottery websites below let players from Austria purchase lottery tickets online.

Online lottery platforms, which accept players from Austria - click to see

The following internet lottery sites accept players from Austria:

 

 

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency gambling in Austria

Cryptocurrency wagering in Austria: not specifically regulated

 

Bitcoin gambling in Austria is not specifically regulated, the general online gambling laws apply to it.

Which means, Austrian players can freely access bitcoin casinos from all around the world.

Cryptocurrencies are currently neither treated as financial instruments nor as currency. Instead, bitcoin (and other alternative digital currencies, e.g.: litecoin or ethereum) are treated as commodities.

And because of this, none of the land-based casinos in the country accept cryptocurrencies.

The casino websites below accept players from Austria and bitcoin.

Bitcoin online casinos accepting players from Austria - click to see

The following bitcoin online casinos accept players from Austria:

 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino 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.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

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.

 

 

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 about gambling in Austria, or clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country. We are especially interested in hearing from you if you are from Austria, or from a nearby country.

 

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: 2021-08-09

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