Simon’s Guide to Gambling in Kosovo

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Picture of Pristina, the biggest city in Kosovo. This is the header image of my Kosovo Casino & Gambling Guide. Gambling is legal and regulated in Kosovo, however, online gambling is not yet regulated.

Guide to Gambling and Casinos in Kosovo

Kosovo is a disputed territory and partially recognised state located in Southeastern Europe. The country declared independence from Serbia in 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo. However, Serbia continues to claim it as its own Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija. Kosovo’s population is an estimated 1,8 million citizens. Kosovo’s capital and largest city is Pristina with approximately 500,000 residents in its metropolitan area. The state shares borders with Macedonia and Albania to the south, Montenegro to the west, and Serbia to the north and east.

Gambling is legal and regulated in the state of Kosovo*. Currently, there is only one operating casino in the country, located in the capital city of Pristina. The casino offers all the popular games to players like poker, blackjack, roulette and slots. Online gambling is not yet regulated in the country, thoughTherefore, there aren’t any domestic online casinos operating currently in Kosovo. On the other hand, players from Kosovo are accepted in numerous offshore online casinos.

 

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*Republic of Kosovo – Laws on Games of Chance

 

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Casino gambling in Kosovo

 

Online casino gambling in Kosovo: not regulated

 

Gambling is legal and regulated by the Kosovar government since 2004. Land-based gambling operators must have a licence to operate legally. As of now, there is only one brick-and-mortar casino in the country, the King Casino in the capital city of Pristina. This casino offers all the popular casino games like roulette, poker, and blackjack to name a few. As of now, online gambling is not regulated in Kosovo. Therefore, players from Kosovo can enjoy the most popular casino games at numerous offshore online casinos, where they are accepted of course.

The following online casinos accept players from Kosovo:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Kosovo

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Kosovo

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Kosovo

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Kosovo

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Casino Euro – accepting players from Kosovo

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Kosovo

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Kosovo

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GT Bets accepts players from Kosovo- accepting Bitcoins as well

 

 

Bingo in Kosovo

 

Online bingo in Kosovo: not regulated

 

Bingo along with classic games of chance (like the lottery, betting, keno, etc.) is a state monopoly, controlled by the Ministry of Finance (MEF) and organized by the Kosovo Lottery (Lotaria e Kosoves). The MEF issues the licence and regulates bingo and other classic games of chance. However, with special authorization, a gambling operator can organize bingo as well. Online bingo is not regulated.

The following bingo websites accept players from Kosovo:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Kosovo

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Kosovo

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Kosovo

 

Poker in Kosovo

 

Online poker in Kosovo: not regulated

 

Many would argue that poker requires more skill than luck, but it still counts as a form of gambling in Kosovo. You can find poker tables in the only brick-and-mortar casino in Kosovo, the King Casino, located in the capital city of Pristina. Online gambling is not yet regulated in the country, so the only way for players from Kosovo to enjoy a good poker game online is to go to an offshore online casino.

The following online poker sites accept players from Kosovo:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Kosovo

This is the animated GIF banner ad of Betsafe's online poker website. It is 728x90 pixel wide. Betsafe online poker is one of the many online poker websites, which accept players from Kosovo. The animated banner reads: betsafe welcome deal, 3 great reasons to join the fun, up to €1000 deposit bonus.

Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Kosovo

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Kosovo

 

Sports betting in Kosovo

 

Online sports betting in Kosovo: not regulated

 

Sports betting in Kosovo is a state monopoly, organized by the Kosovo Lottery and regulated by the Ministry of Finance. However, this does not include online sports betting. Online sports betting is not yet regulated in the country.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from Kosovo:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Kosovo

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Kosovo

This is a banner of 32 Red Sports, the online sportsbook of 32 Red Casino. 32 Red online sportsbook accepts players from Kosovo. 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 Kosovo

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

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

 

Lottery in Kosovo

 

Online lottery in Kosovo: not regulated

 

Kosovo’s lottery is a state monopoly, organized by the Lotaria e Kosoves. The company offers many different types of lottery games, e.g.: lotto and keno amongst others. These lotteries can be played online too. Purchasing online lottery tickets is not yet regulated in the country and you can’t purchase any on the website of Lotaria e Kosoves. However, foreign lotteries and lottery agencies are open to players from Kosovo, and they can purchase lottery tickets online from many websites.

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

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Bitcoin gambling in Kosovo

 

Bitcoin gambling in Kosovo: not regulated

 

As of now, Kosovo does not have any specific laws regarding Bitcoin gambling.

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from Kosovo:

This a banner ad of GT Bets bitcoin casino. It accepts players from Kosovo.

GT Bets accepts players from Kosovo, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

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.

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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 in every country around the world.

Last updated: 2016-04-17

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An overview of the legal status of gambling, online gambling, casino gambling, poker, bingo,lottery, Bitcoin gambling and sports betting in Kosovo.
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