Simon’s Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling in Lithuania

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Lithuania gambling guide

 

Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania is a smaller country in northern Europe. One of the 3 Baltic states, with a population of 3 million.

Gambling is legal in Lithuania since the introduction of the Gaming Law of the Republic of Lithuania in 2001,* which is the defining legislation even to this day. Companies who wish to operate a gambling establishment in Lithuania need to obtain a license from the Ministry of Finance, which is in charge of the licensing system.

Online gambling is also legal, since 2016. Online casinos also need to obtain a license from the Ministry of Finance. Foreign websites targeting Lithuanians can be blocked if they don’t have the proper licences, a physical office in the country, or a partnership with a local licensed land-based gambling operator. The new rules took effect on the 1st of January 2016.** These new rules are aiming to put local companies in a better position and to force foreign online companies to have a physical presence and to operate land based casinos in Lithuania. This is now a requirement for an online gambling licence, you have to operate gambling establishments in the country or partner with a local company that does (the unlicensed online casinos all have their offices and headquarters in other countries, usually offshore tax havens, they pay no taxes and employ no people in the country). This approach didn’t seem to work, most companies seem to ignore the regulation and continue to accept Lithuanian players without a license, and not all of these unlicensed websites are blocked.

The gambling legislation of Lithuania differentiates between 2 types of gambling establishments:

  • casinos
  • machine halls (slot halls)
  • bingo halls
  • totalizator
  • betting shops

All of the private gambling establishments must belong to one of these categories. By far the the most numerous are the betting shops of the state lottery followed by machine halls (pubs with slots).

 

Gambling tax Lithuania

The gambling in Lithuania tax is very low, in fact, it’s one of the lowest in all of Europe.

 

  • 5% of the gross gaming revenue for lottery and lottery type games.
  • For gaming machines it’s €232 per month fixed amount for slots, and  € 87 per month for every other type of gaming machine.
  • Online gambling websites pay 15% of the gross gaming revenue for sports betting, betting and sweepstakes and 10% for “remote gaming” (online casinos gambling), This is usually the other way around in almost every country. Online casinos are usually taxed at a higher rate, because study after study shows that casinos gambling is more addictive, dangerous and potentially harmful than sports betting.

 

 

*Gaming Law of the Republic of Lithuania

**Lithuania Tightens Screws on Online Gambling Operators

 

Online casinos accepting players from Lithuania

The following online gambling websites accept players from Lithuania:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

Casino gambling in Lithuania

 

Online casino gambling in Lithuania: legal, requires licence

 

Land-based casino gambling is legal in Lithuania since 2001. There are numerous gambling  establishments throughout the country (100+). Most of these gambling establishments are slot halls (called “machine halls” in Lithuania) and not true casinos. They are basically pubs with a few slot machines, and they ave no live dealer tables or card or dice games. there are only about 10 real casinos in Lithuania, which still a surprisingly high number for such a small country of less than 3 million people (although none of these casinos are big, they are small compared to other European countries). Unsurprisingly most of the casinos and machine halls are located in Vilnius, the capital and biggest city.

Online gambling is legal too, however, a local gambling licence is still required. Online gambling companies either need to own and operate land-based casinos or they need to partner with local companies. Not many foreign online casinos obtained Lithuanian licenses, because of the small size of the market and because of these strict requirements.

The online casinos below accept players from Lithuania.

Online casinos accepting players from Lithuania - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Lithuania:

 

Black Lotus Casino

[caption id="attachment_17025" align="alignnone" width="728"]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[/caption] 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

[caption id="attachment_15808" align="aligncenter" width="728"]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.[/caption] 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

[caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="728"]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.[/caption]
  • 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.

 

 

Click here for more info on casinos in Lithuania.

 

Bingo in Lithuania

 

Online bingo in Lithuania: legal, requires licence

 

Bingo is legal but not very popular in Lithuania. There are a few standalone bingo halls in Lithuania and few of the casinos, slot halls organize bingo events. Bingo halls are actually mentioned by name and are a recognized kind of gambling establishment in the gambling legislation of Lithuania. However, despite this, there is barely any info about them on the government’s website, and bingo halls rarely have an English website (and I don’t speak Lithuanian sadly) therefore I couldn’t determine the actual number of bingo halls in the country. If you speak Lithuanian please drop a comment at the bottom about the number, and popularity of bingo in your country. Thanks. It’s understandable that bingo halls don’t have an English online presence (or no online presence at all), they attract an older crowd (less likely to speak any foreign language, less likely to visit a website) and the tourists who don’t  speak Lithuanian go to the casinos.

Online bingo is legal, as long as the provider has a local gambling licence. Very few online bingo websites accept player from Lithuania (as mentioned, very few of them ever applied for a local gambling license). I could only find one online casinos that has live bingo and accepts players from Lithuania, the following:

 

 

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%

 

 

 

Poker in Lithuania

 

Online poker in Lithuania: legal, requires licence

 

Poker in many countries is considered a game of skill and therefore not regulated like a game of chance. Not in Lithuania, poker is considered gambling and regulated as such. The poker scene doesn’t seem to be big in the country. You can only find poker tables in a few of the biggest casinos, and there are no standalone poker rooms at all. Also, none of the big poker tournaments stop here.

Online poker is also legal with the proper licence.There are very few poker websites that would accept Lithuanian players, I could only find one, you can see it below.

Online casinos which have online poker sections and accept players from Lithuania - click to see

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

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="728"]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.[/caption]
  • 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.

 

 

Sports betting in Lithuania

 

Online sports betting in Lithuania: legal, requires licence

 

Lithuania’s national sport, uniquely in Europe, is basketball. The Lithuania men’s basketball team had significant success in basketball tournaments as they won the EuroBasket in 3 occasions and earned 8 other medals in EuroBasket, World Championships, and the Olympic Games. Lithuania produced a number of NBA players too. Sports betting, betting on basketball is quite popular in the country. Betting on sports is legal in betting shops and online provided the company has a local gambling licence.

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from Lithuania.

Online bookmakers accepting registrations from Lithuania - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from Lithuania:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="728"]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.[/caption]
  • 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.

 

And also this, it has virtual sports betting, which is simulated sports betting, quite interesting, really entertaining, but it’s not genuine real sports betting, it’s computer simulation:

 

BGO

[caption id="attachment_15808" align="aligncenter" width="728"]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.[/caption] 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%

 

 

Lottery in Lithuania

 

Online lottery in Lithuania: legal, requires licence

 

In accordance with the 2003 Law on Lotteries*, lotteries are not technically a state monopoly in Lithuania. However, Lithuania’s biggest lottery is issued by Olifeja Inc., which is the Lithuanian national lottery operator, a state-owned company that holds a license for the operation of number lotteries and betting games granted by the Finance Ministry of the Lithuanian Republic since 1992. Therefore, despite the lottery not specially named in the legislation as a state monopoly (it only says that it requires a license from the Finance Ministry, in theory any private company could apply) de facto it is. Olifeja offers many kinds of lotteries and lottery type games like Teletoto, keno, sports betting and scratchcards to name a few. You can buy some of these online as well.

Foreign lottery websites and lottery agents are also available to Lithuanian players (although this should not be the case, I doubt they are licensed, they are just not yet blocked by the government, any unlicensed gambling website should be blocked and this technically illegal, players are not prosecuted). Lithuanian tourists visiting other countries can purchase lottery tickets and participate in lottery draws abroad, in person, it’s perfectly legal. (You will have to travel back to that country to collect your winnings. Keep that in mind. Therefore, make sure to collect your winnings before your vacation ends! They won’t transfer the funds to your bank account, you need to be there in person, that’s the law.).

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

Olifeja Inc, it’s the Lithuanian national lottery, state monopoly.

*Swiss Institute of Comparative Law – 2003 Law on Lotteries

 

Bitcoin gambling in Lithuania

 

Bitcoin gambling in Lithuania: not specifically regulated

The Bank of Lithuania issued a statement in 2014 that bitcoin is not recognized as a legal tender in the country. Things have changed since. In 2017, the Bank of Lithuania adopted a definition of virtual currency similar to that of the European Banking Authority, but a somewhat stricter version of it. Bitcoin is now accepted as a currency (but not entirely, something that holds a value, only accepted as currency in certain context) and it is taxable (but VAT exempt). As of now, there isn’t more information about cryptocurrency gambling in Lithuania. No bitcoin casino has applied for a license in Lithuania and none of the brick&mortar casinos accept cryptocurrencies (if you know of any please drop us a message in the comments section below). There is no specific legislation regarding crypto casinos. Bitcoin gambling right now is not specifically regulated.

The casinos below accept bitcoin, litecoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum and players from Lithuania.

Online casinos accepting crypto and players from Lithuania - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum, and accept players from Lithuania:

 

Black Lotus Casino

[caption id="attachment_17025" align="alignnone" width="728"]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[/caption] 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

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="728"]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.[/caption]
  • 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.

 

 

 

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 Lithuania or nearby.

 

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: 2020-09-29

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Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling in Lithuania
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Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling in Lithuania
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An overview of the legal status of the many different forms of gambling and online gambling in Lithuania.
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1 Response

  1. Jack Williams says:

    Great article. I was intrigued by the fact that Bitcoin was not recognised as a legal tender in the country, and that would make it possible for pure Bitcoin casinos to target Lithuanians, since gambling using bitcoins would not technically fall under the gambling license laws. I would imagine a lot of Bitcoin casinos would take advantage of this loophole. It would also be very hard for any Government to track if Lithuanians gambled at Bitcoin casinos as these casinos don’t require you to provide any personal details upon registrations.

    I’m looking forward to see how this develops.

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