Simon’s Guide to Israel Gambling & Online Betting Sites

This photo is of Azrieli Sarona Tower in Tel Aviv, the second biggest city of Israel. Playtech's office is located within this office building. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the legal status of the various forms of Israel games of chance: internet lottery, digital bingo, electronic poker, sports betting, crypto wagering. There is also info about illegal gambling, Jewish law, Halakha, and betting on blood sports, the licensing system, taxation regime, and you can find a list of licensed online gambling websites, which accept Israeli players.

Israel Gambling Guide (on the picture: Azrieli Sarona Tower in Tel Aviv)

Summary: Some forms of gambling are legal in Israel, since 1951 (officially the State of Israel – מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, the only officially Jewish country, an economic and technological powerhouse of the Middle East, a rich country with a population of 9.2 million with a restricted, state-controlled gambling sector).

Some forms of online gambling are legal as well.

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

History of Gambling in Israel - click to expand

1948: Formation of Israel. Initially all forms of gambling and betting were banned. However, over time exceptions were added, you can see these below.

1951: The first exception to general gambling ban in Israel, this legalized lotteries, scratchcards, keno and bingo, as long as they are conducted by the state-owned national lottery Mifal Hapayis (owned by the Ministry of Finance).

1967: The second exception to the gambling ban was added. Sports betting was legalized as long as it is conducted by the state-owned Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB). Initially bettors could only bet on domestic soccer and basketball games. However, over time the portfolio of sports was expanded and foreign sporting activities were included as well.

2017: The national lottery’s permit to operate physical video lottery terminals (VLTs) was revoked. The are no more VLTs in Israel since 2017. William Hill (which was the biggest private gambling company in the country) also left Israel this year1, closing down their Tel Aviv office, and letting go 200 employees. This marked the end of Israel as a gambling hub, and more and more gambling companies leave for greener pastures.

2018: Horse racing betting was banned.

Gambling is legal in Israel since 1951.

The main piece of the gambling legislation is the Israeli Penal Code2. According to the penal code all forms of gambling are actually illegal. However, exceptions are granted.

Right now the following forms of betting and gambling are legal in Israel:

  • sports betting
  • lottery

 

The gambling sector is strongly state-controlled. The lottery is the monopoly of the state-owned Israeli national lottery Mifal Hapayis, and sports betting is the monopoly of the state-owned Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB). This applies to internet gambling as well.

 

Some forms of online gambling are also legal in Israel, although the sector is very restricted3.

Out of the aforementioned gambling companies only Israel Sports Betting Board is permitted to conduct wagering online, the national lottery was not permitted to sell lottery tickets online.

/Comment: Although, there are so called “courier services”, which purchase lottery tickets for players in Israel, if they make a purchase on their website. They act as intermediaries, lottery purchasing services. They operate in a legal gray area and so far they have been allowed to operate (Mifal Hapayis sued them, but they failed to shut them down, it’s not illegal, you can buy lottery tickets from such sites).

The players buy the purchasing service, not the ticket, that’s how they get around the law (you can see an example of such a digital retailers in the Israel lottery section below)./

Playing on offshore online gambling sites is technically illegal, but players are not prosecuted. However, some of the foreign gambling platforms are blocked in Israel, although most aren’t.

UPDATE 2022: Online gambling is still very restricted in Israel, nothing changed in recent years, and nothing is expected to change in the near future.

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

 

Can tourists play online from Israel?

Yes, the laws discussed on this webpage only apply to Israeli citizens, and they do not apply to tourists. Tourists (expats, non-citizens, illegal migrants) can play online freely.

 

Betting on blood sports in Israel

All forms of blood sports are officially illegal in Israel. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

 

Even though Israel does not have casino hotel complexes (which are know to increase the number of tourists and help boost the tourism and hospitality sector4), the country still gets around 4.5 million visitors per year5. UPDATE COVID-19: these are pre-coronavirus numbers, it has fallen drastically to 831.5 K, since the global pandemic.

If you are thinking about visiting the country, watch the video below to get an idea of what to expect:

 

Israel gambling licenses

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for the licensing of Mifal Hapayis, and the Israel Sports Betting Board.

However, private companies can not get a gambling licence. There is no licencing system in place for private companies.

 

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Israel gambling taxation

The following are the gambling tax rates in Israel.

Israel gambling tax rates
Activity: Tax rate: Tax base:
gambling tax – prize  is less than 30,360 0%, tax exempt prizes, per  year, per person
30,360 – 60,720 1 – 35%, incremental, complicated to calculate prizes, per  year, per person
60,720+ 35% (used to be 25%) prizes, per  year, per person

Only prizes above 50,000 shekels are taxable, UPDATE: 30,360 shekels, it was lowered in 2018.

Gambling taxes are paid on top of other regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 23%).

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings: mixed

  • not taxed if it’s from domestic sources, in that case the gambling company pays taxes on the winnings, according to the above
  • taxable, if it’s from abroad, in that case income tax applies

 

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In order to get the free advertisement you must have a website (social media profile is not enough). Here is what you have to do:
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  • send me 1-2 sentences about you and/or your business etc.., something that describes the business, what you do, something that makes potential clients interested
  • send me one single picture of your company's logo, or a picture of your office, or one of your certificates, credentials which you are proud of etc... (but don't send a picture of yourself, for legal reasons I want to avoid uploading pictures of people)

The picture must be 150x150 pixels.
Contact me through the live chat, it's in the bottom right corner of the website, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page, with a link to the website you wish to advertise. If you qualify, I will give you my email address where we can discuss everything (I won't be putting my email address on the page, due to the extreme amount of spam I receive as it is).
In exchange: In order to appear for free on this website, you have to link back to this guide, from your website. It must be your website, your employer's website, a law blog or something similar. The link doesn't have to be in a prominent position, or on the homepage. It can be placed at the bottom of an unimportant page, where people don't see it, that's fine with me. And 1 sentence is enough, something like this: "We are featured on Simon's Gambling and Casino Blog, at <link here>."
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Gambling age in Israel: 18+

 

Other:

Virtual sports betting and fantasy football are not regulated in Israel.

Social gambling is not specifically regulated in Israel.

Loot boxes, or similar digital gambling like activities with virtual goods are not regulated in Israel.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the Israel gambling legislation:

1SBC News – William Hill closes down Tel Aviv tech office

2OECD – Israeli Penal Code

3HAARETZ – Israel, the Online Gambling Empire Where No Israelis Can Lay a Bet

4Researchgate – From illegal gambling to legal gaming: Casinos in Israel

5statista – International visitors in Israel from 2016 to 2020

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Israel

The following online gambling websites accept players from Israel. 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 Israel, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section so I can investigate it.

 

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (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%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Israel

Casinos in Israel: illegal

Online casino gambling in Israel: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Casinos are illegal in Israel. They were never legal, and there were never any casinos in the country.

The only forms of gambling allowed in Israel are sports betting and the lottery. Both of these forms of gambling are a state monopoly.

In the past there have been talks about legalizing casinos in Israel*, nothing ever came of it, and casinos are still illegal even to this day (and they are expected to remain illegal for the foreseeable future).

Online casinos are also technically illegal in Israel. However, players not prosecuted fro playing in foreign online casinos, some of which do accept players from the country.

The reason why these online casino sites can accept players from Israel is because they are not located in the country, and the laws Israel do not apply to them.

According to the laws and rules of the countries in which these gambling platforms are licensed and operate out of, accepting players from Israel is completely legal. As weird and unbelievable it sounds these internet gambling companies are actually not doing anything illegal, it’s perfectly legal for them to accept players from Israel, according to the laws of the country in which they operate.

The online casinos below accept players from Israel.

Online casinos, which accepting players from Israel - click to see

The following casino websites accept players from Israel:

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (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%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Click here for more info on casinos in Israel.

Source: *The Guardian: Israel Reportedly Looking at Opening Country’s First Legal Casino

 

Bingo in Israel

Bingo halls in Israel: legal since 1951, bingo is legal, but there aren’t any standalone bingo halls

Online bingo in Israel: illegal

 

Bingo is considered a form of lottery in Israel, and therefore it is legal since 1951, and it is a monopoly of Mifal Hapayis (more info about the lottery laws can be found below, in the lottery section).

Mifal Hapayis does not, and never have operated any bingo halls. Right now they do not conduct any sort of bingo games (as far as I can tell, if you know of any please leave a comment, thank you).

Online bingo is illegal. There aren’t any internet bingo sites online, which would accept players from Israel.

The following bingo websites accept players from Israel.

Online bingo websites, which accept players from Israel - click to see

The following bingo websites have live bingo and accept players from Israel:

There is none, I couldn’t find any. If you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Poker in Israel

Poker halls in Israel: illegal

Online poker in Israel: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Poker is illegal in Israel (both banking and non-banking poker).

/Comment: In some countries non-banking poker is considered a form of sport, a games of skill, e.g.: Brazil, India, Ukraine, but not in Israel, it is considered a game of chance./ 

There aren’t any poker halls in the country, and there aren’t any casinos with poker rooms either.

Video poker machines are also illegal.

Online poker is also similarly illegal in Israel. However, Israeli players are not prosecuted for visiting offshore poker websites, and in leu if local alternatives this is the only way to paly online from the country.

/Comment: Players are not hassled by the government, professional Israeli poker players (e.g: Amir Lehavot, Uri Reichenstein, Asi Moshe) admitted many time in interviews that they practice playing poker online in the home country (which is not much of a surprise, after all, there are no casinos or poker clubs in Israel), and they have never gotten into trouble for it with the authorities, not even a fine.

Therefore, even though it’s technically illegal, and players could go to jail for up to a year, you can play poker online from Israel without worrying.

Even though social gambling is not officially regulated, home poker games, small scale, among friends, everyone 18+, are not targeted similarly, and the police won’t break down your door for paying cards with your mates. Thank God. Unlike in certain US states…. Hope it stays this way./

Poker taxation: Poker winnings from tournaments abroad are considered “business earnings” and they are not taxed according to the gambling taxation mentioned above. Income tax applies to poker winnings, but you can deduct expenses (travel, accommodation, entry fee, just keep the receipt). This also means that even though playing poker domestically is illegal, playing abroad is perfectly legal.

The following online poker sites accept players from the Israel.

Online poker networks, which accept players from Israel - click to see

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

 

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (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%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

 

Sports betting in Israel

Bookmakers, betting shops in Israel: legal since 1967, monopoly of Israel Sports Betting Board

Online sports betting in Israel: legal, monopoly of Israel Sports Betting Board

 

Sports betting is legal in Israel, it was the second form of gambling to be legalized in 1967.

The law governing sports wagering is the Law for the Regulation of Sports Betting 5727-1967*. Sports betting is a monopoly of Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB).

Online sports betting is legal, it is the only form of online gambling that is legal in Israel.

Online sports betting is similarly a monopoly of the Israel Sports Betting Board.

The online sportsbooks below accept bettors from Israel.

Online bookmakers, which accepting bettors from Israel - click to see

The following gambling websites have sports betting sections and accept registrations from Israel:

 

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (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%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

Source: *Law for the Regulation of Sports Betting 5727-1967

 

Lottery in Israel

Lottery in Israel: legal since 1951, monopoly of Mifal Hapayis

Online lottery in Israel: illegal, players are not prosecuted, lottery purchasing services are not illegal

 

Lottery is legal in Israel, and it was the first form of gambling to be legalized in 1951.

Lottery includes: keno, scratch cards, bingo. The monopoly of the state-owned Israeli National Lottery extends to all of them.

Up until 2017 Mifal Hapayis also operated a few video lottery terminals as well.

Online lottery is illegal. The national lottery does not sell lottery tickets online.

However, “lottery purchasing services”* are allowed to operate, in a legal gray area, and they are not illegal.

/*Lottery purchasing services definition: lottery purchasing services are businesses, which purchase physical lottery tickets for you, if you make a purchase on their website. 

You don’t actually buy the ticket, you buy the purchasing service and the ticket is just gifted to you (which is not illegal), you can see an example of such a website below./

Additionally, Israeli players can participate in foreign lottery draws, in person, as tourists visiting other countries.

The following lottery websites allow people from Israel to purchase lottery tickets online.

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

The following internet lottery sites allow players from Israel to purchase lottery tickets online:

There aren’t any online lottery platforms, which would allow players from the country to purchase lottery tickets online, to the best of our knowledge. If you know of any please leave a comment.

 

Bitcoin gambling in Israel

Cryptocurrency wagering in Israel: not specifically regulated, de facto illegal

 

Unbeknownst to the majority of the Israeli population the use of digital currencies is only legal with a license from the Supervisor of Financial Services (yes, ordinary bitcoin users would need this licence as well, otherwise owning, trading, buying and selling cryptocurrencies is illegal).

It’s not really enforced, but this is the official stance of the government, according to the Regulated Financial Services Law 5776-2016*.

Bitcoin gambling is not specifically addressed by the gambling legislation. However, because crypto coins are not considered currency (they are seen as assets), therefore none of the two Israeli gambling companies can accept them. This means that bitcoin gambling is unregulated, but it is de facto illegal.

Just like in the case of other forms of online gambling, Israeli players who place bets on foreign gambling websites via bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple or any cryptocurrency, are not prosecuted by the government.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Israel.

Online casinos, which accept cryptocurrencies and players from Israel - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin, ripple and ethereum, and they accept players from Israel:

 

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (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%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

Source: *Freeman Law –  Israel and Cryptocurrency

 

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 Israel or nearby.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Israel internet gambling platforms

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about gambling in Israel. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Is gambling legal in Israel?

Yes, gambling is legal in Israel since 1951 (technically all forms of gambling are banned, only exceptions are granted to the two state-owned gambling monopolies).

Is online gambling legal in Israel?

Yes, online gambling is legal in Israel but it's restricted to the online sports betting platform of state-owned Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB).

Is online bingo legal in Israel?

No, online bingo is illegal in Israel.

Is online poker legal in Israel?

No, online poker is illegal in Israel.

Is online sports betting legal in Israel?

No, online sports betting is illegal in Israel.

Is online lottery legal in Israel?

Online lottery is illegal in Israel. However, online lottery purchasing services are allowed to operate, they act as a substitute.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in Israel?

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically regulated in Israel, but it is de facto illegal, because cryptocurrencies are not recognized as currencies.

Can you play online from Israel?

Yes, you can play online from Israel, although your options are very limited. You can see a list of digital gambling platforms, which accept Israeli players, on this page.

Can you play bingo over the internet in Israel?

No, you can not play bingo over the internet from Israel, it's illegal.

Can you play poker online from Israel?

No, you can not play poker over the internet from Israel, it is technically illegal. However, players are not prosecuted for playing in foreign digital poker networks.

Can you bet on sports online from Israel?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from Israel with the digital sportsbook of the state-owned sports betting monopoly, Israel Sports Betting Board (ISBB).

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in Israel?

No, you can not buy lottery tickets online in Israel officially. Mifal Hapayis, the national lottery of Israel is not permitted to sell lottery products online, at this time. Although, some lottery purchasing services do operate in the country, in a legal grey area. They allow Israeli citizens to buy lottery tickets online by circumventing the law (you pay for the purchasing service, not the lottery ticket).

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in Israel?

No, none of the licensed Israeli online gambling websites accept cryptocurrencies. Officially you can not place bets with virtual currencies in Israel, online or offline.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from Israel?

Only licensed online gambling websites can accept players from Israel. At this point there is only one, the online sports betting platform of the Israel Sports Betting Board. Although, players are not prosecuted for visiting offshore gambling websites, it is still technically illegal, and they could be punished with up to one year in prison, according to the Israel Penal Code.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from Israel?

Which online bingo sites accept players from Israel?

Currently there aren't any online bingo sites, which would accept players from Israel. If you know of any please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Which online poker websites accept players from Israel?

The following digital poker networks accept players from Israel, you can see them above this FAQ, at the Israel online poker section.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from Israel?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites listed above this questions and answers section accept punters from Israel (the list can be found at the Israel sports betting section).

Which online lotteries accept registrations from Israel?

Lottery is a monopoly of Mifal Hapayis, and they do not sell lottery tickets online currently.

Which internet gambling platforms have an Israel license?

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from Israel?

None of the licensed Israeli gambling websites (there is only one, the sportsbook of ISBB) accept any cryptocurrencies currently. It's not possible, cryptocurrencies are not recognized as an official currency in Israel.

 

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: 2022-04-20

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