This is a picture of the exterior of the Estonian gambling establishment Olympic Casino in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. This is the header image of my guide to gambling in Estonia. Under the picture you can read about the various laws regulating games of chance, namely: sports betting, lottery, keno, poker bingo and bitcoin wagering in the country. Additionally a list of licensed online gambling sites, which accept players from Estonia is included as well.
Estonia Online Gambling Sites, Laws, Rules, Regulations
Summary: Gambling is legal in Estonia since 1994 (officially the Republic of Estonia [Eesti Vabariik], a small Northern European country, a member of the EU, with a population of only 1.3 million), according to the 1994 Lottery Act1.

Formerly part of the USSR, Estonia gained its independence in 1991 (in the USSR most forms of gambling were prohibited officially). Gambling was underground up until 1994 when the national lottery of Estonia was established.

Other forms of gambling were also legalized in 1995, according to the Law on Gambling2, both of these were replaced by the 2008 Gambling Act is the main piece of the gambling legislation.

This act was introduced to control and consolidate the industry, as well as increase revenues. It is questionable though, how successful this latter aim has been, as the number of gambling establishments had decreased from 91 to 33 between 2008 and 2010 and never quite bounced back since.

Online gambling is also legal in Estonia since 2008, with the introduction of the new Gambling Act.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Estonia by scrolling below, or click here to jump to the list:

 

The 2008 Gambling Act regulates the online gambling market. At first, only local companies were allowed to offer online gambling services in Estonia, but the market was opened to foreign sites in 2011. Since then, several online gambling licenses have been issued.

Unlicensed online gambling sites, on the other hand, have been blocked by the ISPs since 20114, though only the biggest unlicensed internet gambling platforms seem to be blocked.

Because Estonia is an EU country, Article 56 TFEU5 (EU gambling directives) apply. Only licensed operators can accept players from Estonia.

Gambling is quite prevalent in the country, according to a 2019 research of the Estonian analytics firm Kantar Emor6, as much as 70% of the respondents gambled at some point in their lives, and around 25% of all online players and 20% of the offline players do so weekly.

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

 

Betting on blood sports in Estonia

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

 

Estonia doesn’t get many visitors (mostly from nearby countries), it is certainly not one of Europe’s tourist hotspots. But it still has some interesting things to offer to visitors, the video below can give you  a glimpse of what these are:

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Estonia

Yes, tourists, expats (or illegal migrants) can play online freely while enjoying their stay in the country.

 

Gambling licensing in Estonia

The ETCB, the Estonian Tax and Customs Board is tasked with enforcing, overseeing and licensing gambling establishments, land-based or online, within the country. Their website is available in English as well.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling establishment in the country.

There are two types of licenses private companies can apply for: casino license (covers all sorts of casino games and poker as well) and a “toto licence” (covers betting and sports betting).

Companies that apply for the license should have a minimum capital of: €130,000 for sportsbooks and €1,000,000 for casinos.

Establishing an Estonian company is not a requirement, but a physical presence in the country is.

Annual license fees: sportsbooks, bookmakers – €35,200, casinos – €51,200 (2021 values)

Lotteries, lottery type games, keno and bingo are not part of this licensing system. Eesti Loto, the national lottery of Estonia has a monopoly on lotteries, instant games, bingo, keno and they handle the licensing of these activities (e.g.: lottery retailer license).

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Gambling tax in Estonia

The taxation of games of chance in Estonia is regulated by the 2009 Gambling Tax Act7.

According to this act, the rates of gambling tax are the following (2021 rates):

 

The Estonian online gambling tax is 5%, the tax base is total amount of bets, less the winnings (this very low, one of the lowest online gambling tax rate in the EU).

Gambling tax is payable in addition to all the other regular taxes.

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings in Estonia:

Gambling winnings from licensed operators are exempt from personal income tax.

 

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Legal gambling age in Estonia: 21+ (except for lottery and lottery like games, which are 16+)

 

Other:

Fantasy sports betting, social gambling, loot boxes are not regulated in Estonia.

 

Sources, main pieces of the Estonian gambling legislation:

11994 Lottery Act (not found online anywhere, if you know where it can be found please leave a comment)

21995 Law on Gambling (not found online anywhere, if you know where it can be found please leave a comment)

3Riigi Teataja 2008 Gambling Act

4Standford I. Millar – Taxation of Regulated Internet Gambling – Estonia section

5JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance

6Contacts of the Estonian residents with gambling 2019 (pdf, downloadable)

7Riigi Teataja 2009 Gambling Tax Act

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Estonia

The following online gambling websites accept players from Estonia. 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 Estonia, 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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Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Estonia

Casinos in Estonia: legal since 1995, operators require a licence

Online casino gambling in Estonia: legal since 2008, operators require a licence

 

The 2008 Gambling Act of Estonia covers several categories of gambling. Of these, casinos fall into the category of games of chance, which include gaming machines and table games as well.

Since 2010, casinos must have at least 40 slot machines and/or 5 tables.

The gambling regulation also allowed the operation of gaming machines outside of casinos (slot halls), which were licensed separately. However, since 2010 no legal distinction is made between these two types of gambling establishments, which resulted in the closure or upgrade of many of these establishments (this is the reason behind the big decrease in the number of gambling establishments in 2010 and shortly after).

/Comment: The banning of slot parlours is very much in line with the gambling trends in Europe. More and more European countries decide to shut down these venues. At the time of writing there are more EU countries where slot halls, gaming machines outside of casinos are banned, then countries where they are allowed./

You need to be 21 or older to enter a casino in Estonia, unlike in most other European countries (in as much as 90% of them you must be 18 only).

There are around 50 land-based casinos in Estonia (UPDATE COVID-19: the number of casinos was 54 before the global pandemic, it is estimated that the number has decreased by at least 10%, although, at the time of writing the official numbers are not yet available).

The financial crisis of 2008, and the COVID 19 outbreak of 2020 both had rather grave effects on the casino market in Estonia, and both have decreased the number of gambling venues significantly. The number of Estonian casinos has been decreasing steadily since 2016, when there were still 57 casinos.

The largest casino operator, which operates about 40% of the casinos throughout the country, is OEG (Olympic Entertainment Group, which is owned by the Estonian company Odyssey Europe). This company opened its first casino in 1995 in Estonia, and has since expanded to 6 other countries as well. The company is the biggest casino operator of the Baltic region.

The largest casino in the country is the Olympic Park Casino in Tallinn (the capital of Estonia), which is the flagship casino (it is attached to a Hilton hotel).

Apart from Olympic Park the casino gambling venues in Estonia are very small compared to other European countries, and only two of them are real casinos with table and card games, the others are just larger slot halls. There are barely anything else beside slots in about 90% of the licensed casino venues. However, a few of them have sports betting kiosks.

Online casino gambling has also been legal and regulated since 2010. Local and foreign operators alike must apply for a licence. The first licensed online casino in Estonia was the online platform of Olympic Casinos, OlyBet.

Unlicensed foreign sites are be blocked by ISPs within the country (although, reportedly only the biggest unlicensed gambling websites are blocked).

The online casinos below accept players from Estonia.

Online casinos accepting players from Estonia - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Estonia:

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  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
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Bingo in Estonia

Bingo halls in Estonia: legal, monopoly of Eesti Loto

Online bingo in Estonia: legal, monopoly of Eesti Loto

 

Bingo is legal in Estonia, and it is considered a form of lottery. Lottery and all lottery type games (e.g.: keno, bingo, instant games, scratch cards) are a monopoly of Eesti Loto, the state owned lottery of Estonia.

However, bingo does not enjoy widespread popularity, there is only one form of bingo offered by Eesti Loto, in the form of Bingo Loto, the televised bingo game.

Online bingo is also legal. Tickets for Bingo Loto can also be bought online, on the website of Eesti Loto.

Online casinos which have online bingo sections and accept players from Estonia - click to see

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

There aren’t any Estonian licensed online bingo sites. It’s a monopoly of Eesti Loto.

 

Poker in Estonia

Poker halls in Estonia: legal since 1995, in licensed casinos only, no standalone poker halls

Online poker in Estonia: legal since 2008, operators require a licence

 

Poker is legal in Estonia, and it is the most popular type of card game in the country. In accordance with the 2009 Gambling Act poker is considered a a game of skill and chance: “a game where the result is determined partially by actions based on chance, or depends on the occurrence of an event not known in advance”.

/Comment: Which is a really accurate categorization, in most countries it is either a game of chance, and in a few of countries (e.g.: India, Brazil) it is considered a game of skill, and in truth, poker is neither./

Poker is played in all of the bigger Estonian casinos, and poker cash games and tournaments can be found in most of them. Poker hall licenses are not issued separately, a casino licence is required, consequently, there are no standalone poker halls in Estonia.

Video poker machines are also legal (restricted to licensed Estonian casinos).

Online poker is also legal in Estonia. There are both local and foreign licensed online poker websites, which accept players from the country. OlyBet was the first licensed online poker site (it’s an online casino primarily, but it has online poker as well), and PokerStars was the second to receive such a licence in 2010.

The online poker sites below accept players from Estonia.

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The following online casino websites have poker and accept players from Estonia:

 

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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.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

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.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Sports betting in Estonia

Bookmakers, betting shops in Estonia: legal since 1995, operators require a licence

Online sports betting in Estonia: legal since 2010, operators require a licence

 

Sports betting is legal in Estonia, and has its own category within the gambling law. But before 2008, it was not open to private companies, only betting shops are operated by Spordiennustus, which is owned by the Estonian Olympic Committee were allowed. However, due to EU laws, they were forced to liberalize the market segment.

Sports betting is also available in several casinos.

According to the Estonian Consumer Protection Board, about 10% of all Estonians have placed bets on sports events. The most popular sport to wager on is of course football.

Estonia also has a horse race track, the Tallinna Hipodroom. Horse racing betting is conducted by the company Totalisaator.

Online sports betting is also legal in Estonia. Spordiennustus has been operating an online sportsbook since 2004 (with a special license, predating the liberalization of the market). Online sports betting was opened up to private companies in 2010. Locals are also free to wager on any licensed online sports betting site since then.

The online sports books below accept punters from Estonia.

Online sports betting websites which accept registrations from Estonia currently - click to see

The following online bookmakers, sportsbooks accept bettors from Estonia:

 

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.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

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.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Lottery in Estonia

Lottery in Estonia: legal since 1994, monopoly of Eesti Loto

Online lottery in Estonia: legal, state monopoly

 

Lottery is legal in Estonia, and it is the monopoly of the state-owned Eesti Loto. Eesti Loto offers lottery and quite a few lottery like games too, including scratchcards, keno, bingo and the regional Viking Loto.

Though there has been talk of privatising the national lottery, for now it remains state-owned. The profits of the lottery are distributed as follows:

  • 32% goes to science and education projects,
  • 22% Olympic Committee,
  • 10% other sports projects,
  • 32% welfare projects,
  • 4% cultural projects.

 

Even though gambling in general is banned for people under 21, interestingly lotteries are allowed for people 16 years or older.

Eesti Loto also has an online lottery platform. There are no online lottery licences issued to other operators, it’s a monopoly.

There are no laws preventing Estonian players from participating in any foreign lottery draws in person, while visiting other countries as tourist, or by purchasing lottery tickets online from so called “lottery purchasing services” (lottery purchasing service are businesses, which purchase lottery tickets for you the country for you in a foreign country, you can see an example of such website below).

The lottery websites below let people from Estonia purchase lottery tickets online.

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

The following internet lottery sites accept players from Estonia:

 

Bitcoin wagering in Estonia

Cryptocurrency gambling in Estonia: not specifically regulated

 

Bitcoin gambling is not specifically regulated in Estonia.

In order to provide online gambling services in any form in Estonia, a company needs a gambling licence. However, no online gambling licences have been issued to bitcoin casinos.

The government was very hostile towards bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in the past. Bitcoin has been called a Ponzi scheme by officials of the central bank of Estonia*. For a company to exchange any amount of bitcoin it requires a licence.

However, things started changing around 2017 and now bitcoin is recognized as a “value represented in digital form”. But it is still not recognized as a legal tender, which means none of the land-based casinos can accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, or any other cryptocurrency.

However, online casinos can accept bitcoin and other cryptos by utilizing various payment processors. Some online casinos, which accept Estonian players, also accept digital alternative currencies as well.

The following bitcoin casinos below accept players from Estonia.

*Source: Bitcoin ‘Ponzi’ Concern Sparks Warning From Estonia Bank (Bloomberg)

Online casinos which accept bitcoin and also accept players from Estonia - click to see

The following bitcoin casinos accept players from Estonia:

 

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.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

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.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

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 legal status of online gambling in this country, especially if you are from Estonia or nearby. Thank you.

 

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: 2021-11-10

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