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Portugal Casino Guide

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Portugal (officially: the Portuguese Republic, a Southern European country, and a member of the EU, population of 10.3 million). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Portugal, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

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Online casinos in Portugal

Legal status of digital casinos in Portugal: legal since 2015, operators require a licence

 

Online casinos are legal in Portugal since 2015, according to Decree-Law No. 66/20151.

Online casinos are overseen by the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ).

Prior to 2015, land-based gambling constituted a monopoly of the Portuguese government, while online gambling was banned en bloc (except the online lottery platforms of the state owned Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa). The current online gambling legislation allows both domestic and international online casino operators to apply for a Portuguese online gambling licence.

The first online gambling site to receive such a licence was Betclic in 2016.

Only licensed online casinos can accept players from Portugal. Unlicensed online casino sites are illegal, and are blocked by the internet service providers (ISPs) since 2015.

However, players, who mistakenly place bets on these sites are not prosecuted.

The largest domestic online casino operators licensed in Portugal are, at the moment, Estoril Sol Casino and Betclic casino, of which the former is the most popular. Estoril Sol Casino is the online casino of the Estoril Sol group, which owns all 3 of Portugal’s biggest casino (you can see them below, in the next section, in the casino list).

However, when it comes to Portugal online gambling sector it’s not all roses and sunshine, and many of the bigger international internet gambling companies voiced their disapproval. In fact, more than that, many (especially poker companies) have outright left the sector2.

The main two complaints are:

  • high taxes
  • very restrictive regulation (unnecessarily restrictive according to key industry players)

 

Sadly, these are ubiquities issues all over Europe, and they don’t seem to be changing for the better.

/Comment: Au contraire, it seems to be changing for the worse./

 

Portugal and the EU gambling laws: Because Portugal is an EU country Article 56 TFEU3 and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC (EU gambling directives) apply.

By scrolling below you can find a list of online casinos, which accept Portuguese players.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Portugal?

Yes, tourists can freely play online. Only the locals are affected by the limitations mentioned above.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Portugal: 

Online casino licenses are issued by the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ). You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of online gambling business in Portugal. Their website is available in English as well.

Lottery, scratchcards, keno, pari-mutuel and harness racing betting and other lottery-like games are the monopoly of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML), this includes their online versions as well.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Portugal: 

Portugal online gambling tax rates
Activity: Tax rate: Tax base:
online casino gambling 25% gross revenue (fees charged by the operator in case of poker and bingo)

 

Gambling is VAT exempt.

This is on top of regular taxes (e.g: corporate tax).

 

For the players, taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Portugal:

Players’ winnings are not subject to personal income tax or stamp duty, this applies to winnings from online casinos as well.

 

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Age requirement of Portugal online casinos: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of the online casino gambling legislation in Portugal:

1Regime Jurídico dos Jogos e Apostas – Decree-Law No. 66/2015

2Poker Sites Announce Departure from Portugal

3JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance

 

List of online casinos, which accept players from Portugal

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Portuguese Republic. 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 Portugal, 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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Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

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Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
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Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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  • 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%
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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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). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
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Wagering 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 (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Land-based casinos in Portugal

Legal status of casinos in Portugal: legal since 1916, operators require a licence, slot halls are illegal

 

Casinos are legal in Portugal, according to the Legal Regime for The Operation of Games of Chance in Casinos – Decree-Law no 422/891.

However, the legalization of casinos actually predates this 1989 gambling act, and they are legal since 1916.

In the beginning casinos operated as private clubs for the wealthy and the so called ‘upper crust’ (we would call it the 1% nowadays + the famous people of the era, who are often also very rich).

The first casino to open in Portugal was Casino Estoril in 1916. And it was quite the scandal back then, because at the time Portugal was a very poor and very religious country.

Interestingly, women were not allowed to enter the casinos back then (unless accompanied by their husbands), and smoking was allowed inside the building.

Casinos are operated both as parts of larger resorts and hotels and individual establishments. Most of the Portuguese casinos are part of larger entertainment complexes offering live music and various shows, events (some even have theaters, for US visitors: classical theaters, not movie theaters).

There are currently 13 casinos located in Portugal. Although, one of these casinos, Romanti Casino Azores is technically a ‘gaming room’, not a casino but this is just a technicality, it looks and operates as a casino.

Most of the Portuguese casinos are operated by the two largest operators of the country, Estoril-Sol and Solverde, the two of them together operate 8 out of the 13 casinos.

Unique to Portuguese casinos is the local favorite, Banca Francesca (French bank), which is a fast-paced game played with 3 dice (or cards, can be played with cards as well, in that case it is called Macau).

There aren’t also any so called “electronic casinos” in Portugal (a.k.a. slot halls), which are gambling establishments which only gaming machines + electronic roulette and perhaps electronic blackjack as well, no live dealer or card games.

All gaming machines and casino table games are restricted strictly to casinos only (+ 1 gaming room in Azores, as mentioned above).

/Comment: But in neighbouring Spain there are still plenty of slot parlours. The biggest and most known electronic casino chain in Spain is perhaps the Pause&Play network with more than 30 venues (one Spanish group has more slot halls than casinos in all of Portugal).

You can read more about the situation and about these Spanish electronic casinos here./

The casinos of Portugal are often found in hotels and resorts, and they are very reliant on tourists, of which the country receives 16 million per year2.

The largest casino in Portugal is Casino Estoril, which was the largest casino in all of Europe for a long time (details can be found below, in the casino list).

You can find all the currently operating brick and mortar casinos in the list below.

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Portugal?

Yes, both locals and tourists can visit the casinos in Portugal.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Portugal:

Casino licenses are issued by the Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal (SRIJ). You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in Portugal. Their website is available in English as well.

Currently, the following types of casino games can be played in the casinos according to the Portuguese gambling legislation:

  • baccarat
  • punto banco
  • French banque
  • blackjack
  • gaming machines
  • poker banking, non-banking
  • poker types: “omaha”, “hold’em”, “synthetic” and Caribbean
  • American and French roulette

 

Casinos can only be operated in so called gambling areas.

There are 10 gambling areas, these are: Azores, Algarve, Espinho, Estoril, Figueira da Foz, Funchal, Porto Santo, Póvoa de Varzim, Troia and Vidago-Pedras Salgadas. Only 8 these gambling areas have casinos currently.

 

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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Portugal:

There is no one unified gambling tax rate for land-based casino establishments in Portugal, the rate of the special gambling tax (IEJ) is dependent on the location (and it varies from 4.5% to 40%).

Gambling is VAT exempt.

This is on top of regular taxes (e.g: corporate tax).

 

For the players, taxation of casino winnings in Portugal: Players’ winnings are not subject to personal income tax or stamp duty, this applies to winnings from online gambling as well.

 

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Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Portugal: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of the land-based casino legislation in Portugal:

1Legal regime for the operation of games of chance in casinos – Decree-Law No. 422/89

2Statista – Number of international visitor arrivals and overnight stays in Portugal from 2015 to 2020

 

List of all the casinos in Portugal

This is a list of the currently operating casinos in Portugal, with address, opening hours, number and types of games, dress code, entrance fee, reviews and a video of each gambling establishment, if one is available.

 

1., Casino Estoril
This is a picture of Casino Estoril, Portugal's oldest (since 1916) and biggest casino, located in the heart of the town of Estoril, on the Portuguese riviera. This is the first element on this list of all 13 casinos in Portugal. You can find the others on the list below this one. You can read more about this gambling establishment to he right of the picture, including address, opening hours, a video of the venue, dress, entrance fee, meta review analysis.

Casino Estoril

1.,Casino Estoril, address: Av. Dr. Stlanley Ho, 2765-190 Estoril

Casino Estoril is Portugal’s oldest and currently biggest (in terms of number of games) casino.

It was built in 1916, but it was renovated and expanded many times since. Ian Fleming admitted the casino was the inspirations for his James Bond book Casino Royale (although, in the movie adaptation it is portrayed by other casinos). The building has a modernist architectural style.

This is the flagship casino of the Estoril Sol group, which operates the three biggest casinos of Portugal: this one, Casino Lisboa and Casino da Póvoa (+ an online casino as well). Due to its importance, the gambling establishment has it’s own Wikipedia page as well.

This historic casino used to be Europe’s biggest casino for a long time (it was overtaken by both Serbia’s Perla Casino & Hotel and Cyprus’ City of Dream Mediterranean).

The latest owner was the famous Stanley Ho from Macau (special administrative zone of Chine, China’s Las Vegas) billionaire with strong ties to the Chinese communist dictatorship and (allegedly) the Chinese mafia, the Triad as well. He died recently.

Casino Estoril regularly hosts poker tournaments, including the biggest of which is probably the WSOP.

The complex also has the following: auditorium, disco, art gallery, tobacco shop, restaurants, and many bars.

 

Games: around 1000 gaming machines (slots, video poker, from old to the newest 4D interactive slot machines, lot of different brands, there is something for everyone here, very good selection), and around 35 tables (baccarat, blackjack, roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, French Bank  – Banca Francesa*)

They have a poker room as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

They have a VIP section as well.

 

*French Bank  (Banca Francesa) explanation, tutorial, how to play: The game is played with a set of three d6 dice, which are rolled by the croupier.

There are three types of bets:

  • Bing: the sum of the three dice is 14, 15 or 16.
  • Small: the sum of the three dice is 5, 6 or 7.
  • Ace: when all the three dice land on 1.

 

Every other result is an automatic loss. The croupier will role the dice until one of the three odds above is the outcome.

The game used to be very popular, but nowadays it is an obscure casino game, which can only be found in Portugal.

You can watch the video tutorial below to learn more:

 

Video of Casino Estoril:

 

Opening hours: 3:00 am – 3:00 pm, closed only on December 24th

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: Dress code is causal (but no baseball caps, no undershirt, no flip flops) for the slots area, smart causal for the gaming area with the tables, and semi-formal for the auditorium, art gallery and VIP private rooms (but the semi-formal is not really enforced according to customer reviews, if you dress in smart causal they will let you in everywhere).

All handbags, backpacks, helmets, umbrellas, raincoats, hats and overcoats must be left in the cloakroom.

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

2., Casino da Póvoa
This is a picture of Casino da Póvoa de Varzim's front entrance gate, at night. You can read more about this Portuguese casino to the right.

Casino da Póvoa

Casino da Póvoa (a.k.a. Póvoa de Varzim Casino), address: Edf. Do Casino da Póvoa de Varzim, 4490-403 Póvoa de Varzim

The second oldest casino in Portugal, in operation since 1934. The casino is operated by the company Varzim Sol, a subsidiary of Estoril Sol. The historic building of the casino is also modernist, similarly to Casino Estoril.

The casino prides itself on its cultural programs, and it has it’s own auditorium, which functions as an event hall, concert hall, theater depending on the type of the event. Not as big or luxurious as Casino Estoril, it’s still one of the biggest casinos of Portugal.

 

Games: around 690 gaming machines (slots, video poker, mostly older machines from 2010s), and around 21 tables (3 baccarat tables, 6 blackjack tables, 12 roulette wheels, French Bank  – Banca Francesa, bacará, a.k.a. macau*)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

They have a VIP section as well.

 

*Bacará (a.k.a. Macau) explanation, tutorial, how to play: Same as French bank just with cards instead of dice.

 

Video of Casino da Póvoa:

 

Opening hours: 12:00 to 22:00 every day

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

All handbags, backpacks, helmets, umbrellas, raincoats, hats and overcoats must be left in the cloakroom.

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

3., Casino Lisboa
This is a picture of Casino Lisboa, in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. You can read more about Casino Lisboa to the right of the picture. This is the third casino on this list of Portuguese gambling establishments. You can read more about this gaming venue to the right of the picture..

Casino Lisboa

Casino Lisboa, address: Alameda dos Oceanos 45, 1990-204 Lisboa

Casino Lisboa (named after the much bigger casino of the same name in Macau) is operated by Estoril-Sol, the company which operates 3 of the biggest and best Portuguese casinos. In operation since 2006, this is the group’s latest and most modern casino, and their first one in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

The casino also has an art gallery, 4 bars, 3 restaurants and a theater (capable of seating 600). The whole complex reportedly cost € 108.9 million

 

Games: around 1000 gaming machines (slots, video poker, mostly older machines from 2010s), and around 22 tables (blackjack tables, roulette wheels, French Bank  – Banca Francesa, Caribbean Poker, baccarat, punto banco)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

They have a VIP section as well.

 

*Bacará (a.k.a. Macau) explanation, tutorial, how to play: Same as French bank just with cards instead of dice.

 

Video of Casino da Póvoa:

 

Opening hours: 15:00 to 3:00, every day, closed on December 24

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

All handbags, backpacks, helmets, umbrellas, raincoats, hats and overcoats must be left in the cloakroom.

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

4., Casino Vilamoura
This is an image of front gate of Casino Vilamoura, the biggest casino of the Solverde group in Portugal. You can read more about this casino gambling establishment to the right.

Casino Vilamoura

Casino Vilamoura, address: Praça Casino Vilamoura, 8126-908 Quarteira

Casino Vilamoura is part the Solverede group, this is the second biggest venue of the group.

Solverde operates 3 casinos: this one, Casino Espinho, Casino Monte Gordo + 2 casino hotels: Hotel Casino Chaves, Hotel Algarve Casino.

This is an upscale casino venue, one of the bigger Portuguese casinos.

Apart from the casino they also have a restaurant, bar, a disco/entertainment venue with VJ lightshow called the “Big Bar” (these VJ controlled multimedia shows are really popular in Portugal apparently, quite a lot of the big casinos have something like this, gotta impress those tourists somehow).

 

Games: around 520 gaming machines (slots, video poker, mostly older machines from 2010s), and around 9 tables (3 blackjack tables, 4 American Roulette wheels, 2 tables of French Bank  – Banca Francesa)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

They have a VIP section as well.

 

Video of Casino Vilamoura:

 

Opening hours: 14:00 to 2:00, every day, closed on December 24

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

5., Troia Casino Grandola
This is a picture of Troia Casino within the Troi Design Hotel. This is the fifth element of this list of all currently operating Portuguese casinos. You can read more about this gaming venue to the right of the picture.

Troia Casino

Troia Casino Grandola within the Troi Design Hotel, address: Marina de Tróia, 7570-789

A truly unique looking casino. Located in the 5 star Troia Design Hotel. Apart from the iconic facade of the hotel (on the picture), which looks very remarkable, the interior decoration of the hotel is also quite unique.

They have a “Stratosphere Bar” as well, which has a VJ, DJ, or live musicians. It’s basically a bar + disco + lightshow all in one, and this light-, multimedia show is created live by the VJ (VJ and the DJ are always the same person, very rarely are there two separate people).

The casino itself is on the smaller side.

 

Games: around 200 gaming machines (slots, video poker, mostly older machines from 2010s), and around 15 tables (blackjack tables, roulette, various forms of poker)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

They have a VIP section as well.

 

Video of Troia Casino Grandola:

 

Opening hours: 15:30 pm to 03:00 am, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

6., Casino Monte Gordo
This is a picture of the building of Casino Monte Gordo of the Solverde group. You can read more about this casino to the right.

Casino Monte Gordo

Casino Monte Gordo, address: 8901-908 Monte Gordo

Casino Monte Gordo is located 6 kms from the border with Spain, so you can expect many Spanish tourists here.

This venue is one of the smaller venues of the Solverde group (the biggest casino operator of Portugal).

 

Games: around 285 gaming machines (slots, video poker, mostly older machines from 2010s), and around 5 tables (1 blackjack table, 2 American Roulette wheels, 1 table of French Bank  – Banca Francesa, 1 Caribbean Stud Poker table)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

They have a VIP section as well.

 

Video of Casino Monte Gordo:

 

Opening hours:

From Sunday to Thursday – 14h00 to 02h00

Slot Machines: Opening at 14h00
Bench Games: Opening at 17h30

Friday, Saturday and Holiday Eve – From 03h00 to 03h00

Slot Machines: Opening at 15h00
Bench Games: Opening at 18h30

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

7., Casino Espinho
This is a picture of the building of Casino Espinho, the biggest casino of the Solverde group. This is the third biggest casino in Portugal. You can read more about this casino to the right.

Casino Espinho

Casino Espinho, address: Rua 19, 85 – 4500-256 Espinho

Casino Espinho is in operation since 1974, it is the biggest casino of the Solverde Group. It is a huge casino complex that spans 5 floors.

Based on the meta analysis of hundreds of online reviews this is the best rated casino in all of Portugal currently.

 

Games: around 777 gaming machines (slots, video poker, mostly newer machines, from the best brands, even a few state of the art 4D video slots with touchscreen, vibrating seats and motion sensors), and around 30 tables (5 blackjack table, 9 American Roulette wheels, 4 tables of French Bank  – Banca Francesa, 2 Caribbean Stud Poker tables, 2 baccarat tables, 8 Texas Hold’em Poker tables)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

They have a really big bingo room as well (280 seats).

 

Video of Casino Espinho:

This is the best video I could find. Despite this being the third biggest and best rated casino of Portugal, there are very few video of this casino online.

If you know of a better video about this place please drop the URL in the comments section, thank you.

 

Opening hours:

  • Monday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Tuesday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Wednesday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Thursday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Friday 15:00 – 03:00
  • Saturday 15:00 – 03:00
  • Sunday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Eve of Public Holidays 15:00 – 03:00

 

Bingo hall:

Monday to Thursday: 14:00 – 17:30 and 21:00 – 00:30
Friday and Saturday: 14:00 – 17:30 and 21:00 – 02:00
Sunday: 14:00 – 01:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets really good reviews, 4.5/5, no major problems, this is the best rated casino in all of Portugal

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

8., Hotel Casino Chaves
This is a picture of the building of Hotel Casino Chaves of the Solverde group. You can read more about this casino to the right.

Hotel Casino Chaves

Hotel Casino Chaves, address: Lugar do Extremo, 5400-001

Hotel Casino Chaves is one of the two casino hotels of the Solverde group.

You can see both the hotel and the casino on the video below.

 

Games: around 300 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 12 tables (2 blackjack tables, 2 American Roulette wheels, French Bank  – Banca Francesa, 2 Caribbean Stud Poker tables, baccarat, 6 Texas Hold’em Poker tables)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

 

Video of Hotel Casino Chaves:

 

Opening hours:

  • Monday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Tuesday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Wednesday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Thursday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Friday 15:00 – 03:00
  • Saturday 15:00 – 03:00
  • Sunday 14:00 – 02:00
  • Eve of Public Holidays 15:00 – 03:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis:

The casino is only mentioned in the reviews, most of the reviews only focus on the hotel section and other amenities, but based on the few reviews, which do mention the casino it seems like people are satisfied with it.

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

9., Hotel Algarve Casino
This is a picture of the building of Hotel Algarve Casino of the Solverde group. You can read more about this casino to the right.

Hotel Algarve Casino

Hotel Algarve Casino, address: Av. Tomás Cabreira, 8500-802 Portimão

Hotel Algarve Casino is one of the two casino hotels of the Solverde group.

You can see both the hotel and the casino on the video below.

 

Games: around 355 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 4 tables (1 blackjack table, 3 American Roulette wheels, French Bank  – Banca Francesa)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

 

Video of Hotel Algarve Casino:

I couldn’t find a video about this casino hotel, which would showcase both the hotel and casino section. This only shows the hotel part.

If you know of any video about the casino within the complex please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours:

  • From Sunday to Thursday – 14h00 to 02h00
    • Slot Machines: Opening at 14h00
    • Bench Games: Opening at 17h30

 

  • Friday, Saturday and Holiday Eve – From 03h00 to 03h00
    • Slot Machines: Opening at 15h00
    • Bench Games: Opening at 18h30

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis:

The casino is only mentioned in the reviews, most of the reviews only focus on the hotel section and other amenities, but based on the few reviews, which do mention the casino it seems like people are satisfied with it.

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

10., Casino da Madeira
This is a picture of front entrance gate of Casino da Madeira. You can read more about this casino gaming venue to the right of the picture, including: address: opening hours, entrance fee, dress code and a video of the venue.

Casino da Madeira

Casino da Madeira, address: Av. do Infante, 9004-513 Funchal

Casino Madeira is a very unique looking casino 5 minutes from the center of Funchal, the capital of Portugal’s Autonomous Region of Madeira.

/Comment: For people who are not familiar with Madeira, it’s the place, where the older 50+ year old rich Western Europeans go to vacation, and many pensioners also settled there permanently./ 

 

Games: around 200 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 6 tables (2 blackjack table, 2 American Roulette wheels, 2 Texas Hold’em Poker tables)

They have a poker section as well, and you can find info about the cash games and tournaments here.

 

Video of Casino da Madeira:

 

Opening hours:

  • 15:00 to 03:00 | From Sunday to Thursday
  • 16:00 to 04:00 | Friday, Saturday and holiday eve’s

 

The Casino is closed on December 24th and 25th.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

11., Casino Figueira
This is a picture of the building of Casino Figueira. You can read more about this casino gaming venue to the right of the picture, including: address: opening hours, entrance fee, dress code and a video of the venue.

Casino Figueira

Casino Figueira, address: R. Cândido dos Reis 49, 3080-158 Figueira da Foz

Casino Figueira is a very iconic looking casino and entertainment center in the town of Figueira da Foz. It is one of the bigger casinos of Portugal.

 

Games: around 500 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 20 tables (blackjack, roulette wheels, French Bank  – Banca Francesa, Caribbean Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker tables)

 

Video of Casino Figueira:

 

Opening hours: 15:00 to 03:00, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

12., Casino de Troia
This is a picture of the front gate of Casino de Troia. You can read more about this Portuguese casino to the right of the picture.

Casino de Troia

Casino de Troia, address: Marina de Tróia, R. do Zimbro, 7570-789

Casino de Troia is an average sized casino. This is the casino section of the Troia design hotel. They ara advertised as having “a unique atmosphere, full of entertainment, animation and glamour”, and other marketing buzzwords.

 

Games: around 226 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 16 tables (blackjack, roulette wheels, French Bank  – Banca Francesa, Caribbean Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker tables)

 

Video of Casino de Troia:

I fele bad for the poor employees, getting publicly humiliated like this… for like 400 views…

 

Opening hours: 15:30 to 03:00, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

13., Romanti Casino Azores
This is a picture of the front gate of Romanti Casino Azores. This is the last element on this list of all the 13 Portuguese casinos. You can find the other venues above and below this one. You can read more about this Portuguese casino to the right of the picture.

Romanti Casino Azores

Romanti Casino Azores, address: Avenida Doutor João Bosco Mota Amaral, 6 (Edifício Azor Hotel, Ponta Delgada

Casino Azores is technically a “gaming room”, but this is just a technicality, it is called a casino and it also acts as one. Not much is known about the casino. They don’t have a website, they only have an almost abandoned Facebook page with around 200 likes that has barely any info about the casino.

 

Games: unknown, if you know please leave a comment

 

Video of Romanti Casino Azores:

 

Opening hours: 16:00 to 01:00, except Friday, Saturday 16:00 to 03:00

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown

Entrance fee: unknown

Meta review analysis: there are no reviews of the casino online

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

 

Bitcoin casinos in Portugal

Legal status: not regulated

 

Because cryptocurrency gambling is not yet regulated in the Portuguese Republic, none of the land-based casinos accept any alternative digital currency.

The Portuguese national lottery also does not accept any crypto.

However, a few foreign online casinos which have Portuguese gambling licences do work with payment processors which allow bitcoin, litecoin and one of them even accepts ethereum, ripple and MTX (for both depositing and withdrawing money).

You can see them below.

 

Other forms of online gambling in Portugal

The new online gambling regulation that allows online casino gambling in Portugal also affect several other forms of online gambling. Both Portuguese and international online gambling operators may now apply for online gambling licences from the SRIJ.

Sports betting has traditionally been a monopoly of the Santa Casa de Misericordia de Lisboa, which uses its profits to fund social programs to help the elderly and children.

However, since 2015 the online sports betting sector was liberalized as well. As a consequence new contestants have appeared on the Portuguese online sports betting market, Bet.pt and Betclic.

Online poker is legal in Portugal, but there is no separate online poker licence, an online casino licence is needed.

Online bingo is also legal since 2015, and unlike in most European countries, it is not a monopoly of the national lottery.

The previously mentioned SCML has monopoly over lottery in Portugal. SCML began offering tickets online in 2000, after signing a contract with the software provider Gtech. Lottery tickets are available for as little as 0.50 Euro, while jackpots can reach tremendous amounts. Mobile versions of most games are also available.

 

The following casino websites accept players from Portugal:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

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888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

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 the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • 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: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
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 for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is the banner advertisement of the gambling website Miami Club, it displays the various bonuses and promotional offers currently available at the digital gambling website, including their terms and conditions and legally mandated player protection information. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the electronic wagering platforms, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, codes, promos and you can register and play if your over the age of 18 (you can try out the games for free, no registration is needed for the free to play mode).

Miami Club online casino, 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
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  • +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
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 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:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

Promotions:
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  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
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Only one bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
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). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering 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 (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

 

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 casinos in the country. Especially if you are from Portugal or nearby. Thank you.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Portugal online casinos

 

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Portugal?

Yes, casinos are legal in Portugal.

Are online casinos legal in Portugal?

Yes, online casinos are legal in Portugal.

Are there any casinos in Portugal?

Yes, there are 13 casinos in the country.

Can I play in an online casino from Portugal?

Yes, Portugal players can play in licensed online casinos. You can see a list of them on this page.

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Portugal?

Cryptocurrency accepting casinos are not yet specifically addressed by the Portugese gambling legislation.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from Portugal?

Yes, the licensed online casinos listed on this page accept players from Portugal.

Can tourists play in the casinos of Portugal?

Yes, both tourists and locals can play in the casinos of Portugal.

Can tourists place bets in online casinos from Portugal?

Yes, the casino gambling laws and regulations mentioned on this page only apply to locals, tourists visiting Portugal can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Portugal online casinos?

The age limit of both land-based and digital casinos is 18+.

Do casinos in Portugal have dress codes?

Yes, it's usually smart casual.

How much tax do I have to pay in Portugal on my gambling winnings from an online casino?

Gambling winnings regardless of the source and amount are tax exempt in Portugal.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Portugal?

Yes, online casino licenses are issued since 2015.

How many casinos are there in Portugal?

There are 13 casinos in Portugal.

Do casinos in Portugal have entrance fees?

No, Portuguese casinos never have any entrance fees, it's not customary in the country.

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in Portugal.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Portugal is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2021-12-17

 

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