This is a picture of the roof garden, glass dome and green roof of Reef Hotel Casino in Queensland, Australia. On this page, under the picture, you can find an interactive map, which displays information regarding the legal status of the various forms of online gambling (poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery, cryptocurrency wagering). Click on any country on the map to learn more about the legislation, laws regarding internet games of chance in the country, and to find list of licensed online gambling websites, which accept players from that particular country.

Guide to the Legal Status of Online Gambling in the World (on the picture: the tropical roof garden of the Reef Hotel Casino in Australia)

Have you ever wondered whether online gambling is legal in your country? Or do you know how offshore online casinos operate? Have you ever wondered, why you can play in one online casino but not on another? Is cross-border online gambling even legal? Which online casinos I can play in legally?

If you ever wanted to know the answers to any of those questions you are at the right place!

 

Online gambling legality – Where can I play online?

Despite the vast size and continuous growth of the online gambling market the legal status of online gambling in most countries is not as clear as one would expect.
Many countries choose to boost their tourism sector and economy and try to benefit from the growth of the global gambling indsustry, and in others it is not only illegal for hundreds of years, but it is also considered a sin (most Muslim countries).

In this list I personally analyzed:

  • the legal status of online casino gambling in all the countries of the world;
  • the legal status of online bingo in all 194 countries recognized by the United Nations (including some disputed territories);
  • the legal status of online poker globally;
  • the legal status of online sports betting around the globe;
  • the legal status of online lottery, keno and scratch cards in all the countries of the world.

 

UPDATE 2022: Info about the legal status of bitcoin gambling was added to every country (194 countries + 29 territories + all the US states).

 

The only purpose of this list – which took a year to make and it is updated constantly – is to help answer one, single question:
In which countries can a player legally play casino games, play bingo, place bets on sports, play poker, purchase lottery tickets online? (+ Bitcoin gambling) And which gambling websites accept players from which country.

 

Online gambling legal complexity

Many online players often worry about the legal status of online gambling in their country. To be more precise, we often worry whether we can get into any trouble for playing online or not.

Truth is, except for a few countries in the world (marked with red on the map, less than 5%), players gambling online have little to to worry about. But in these countries online gambling is illegal and players who place bets online can be prosecuted (typically a small fine, but in some of them even incarceration is possible, see the table below).

As a thumb rule, governments mostly penalize illegally operating gambling firms and rogue online gambling websites and not the players.

 

So is online gambling legal in my country? And which forms? Where can I play?

It is definitely not prosecuted if you are a playing online in the privacy of your own home (except for Cyprus, Poland, North Korea, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia).

However, online casinos all have different gambling licenses, which allow them to accept players from different countries. To find online gambling websites (casinos, bingo, poker, sportsbooks, lotteries, Bitcoin casinos) just find your country in the table click on the flag ,or the name of your country, and you will be taken to the country’s webpage. On that webpage you will find detailed information about the legal status of all forms of gambling and online gambling websites which accept players from that country.

 

UPDATE 2021: The interactive map was revamped and updated. It is now an entirely HTML 5 interactive map, which loads loads faster and it is mobile compatible. Some countries might be missing, they will be added over time. Thank you for understanding.

 

Interactive Online Gambling Map Placeholder
Interactive Online Gambling Map

 

Explanation:

BLUE – Online gambling is either legal or not regulated, players can freely play online (for a list of websites, where you can play online click on the flag of your country or its name in the table below)

YELLOW – Players, who place bets online are not actively prosecuted, but the legal environment is very hostile towards online gambling, we do not recommend playing from these locations (a few online casinos still accept people from these locations, click on the flag of the country or its name in the table below to see these websites)

RED – Online gambling is illegal and players are prosecuted, we definitely do not recommend playing online from these countries

 

 

Legal status of online gambling in Europe (+ Russia and Turkey)

 

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling

This is the flag of Albania. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Albania., including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Albania
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated

This is the flag of Andorra. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Andorra, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Andorra

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Austria. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Austria, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Austria legal legal legal legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Belarus. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Belarus., including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Belarus legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Belgium. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Belgium, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Belgium legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Bosnia and Herzegovina, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Bosnia and Herzegovina legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Bulgaria. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Bulgaria, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Bulgaria legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Channel Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Channel Islands, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Channel Islands legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence
This is the flag of Croatia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Croatia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Croatia legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Cyprus. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Cyprus, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Cyprus legal illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Czech Republic. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Czech Republic, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Czech Republic legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Denmark. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Denmark, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Denmark legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Estonia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Estonia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Estonia legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Faroe Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Faroe Islands, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Faroe Islands legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Finland. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Finland, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Finland legal legal legal legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of France. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in France, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.France illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Georgia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Georgia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Georgia
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Germany. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Germany, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Germany legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Gibraltar. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Gibraltar, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Gibraltar legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal illegal
This is the flag of Greece. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Greece, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Greece legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence
This is the flag of Hungary. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Hungary, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Hungary legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Iceland. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Iceland, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Iceland illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Ireland. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Ireland, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Ireland not regulated not regulated not regulated legal, requires licence not regulated not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Isle of Man. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Isle of Man, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Isle of Man legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence
This is the flag of Italy. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Italy, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Italy
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Kosovo. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Kosovo, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Kosovo illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Latvia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Latvia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Latvia legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence
This is the flag of Liechtenstein. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Liechtenstein, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Liechtenstein legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Lithuania. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Lithuania, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Lithuania

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Luxembourg. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Luxembourg, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Luxembourg
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Macedonia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Macedonia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Macedonia
legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Malta. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Malta, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Malta legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Moldova. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Moldova, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Moldova
legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Monaco. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Monaco, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Monaco
not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Montenegro. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Montenegro, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Montenegro
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not regulated not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Netherlands. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Netherlands, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Netherlands
legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Norway. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Norway, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Norway

legal legal, requires licence legal legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Poland. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Poland, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Poland illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Portugal. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Portugal, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Portugal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Romania. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Romania, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.Romania legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Russia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Russia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Russia
illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of San Marino. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in San Marino, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
San Marino
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Serbia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Serbia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Serbia
legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Slovakia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Slovakia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Slovakia
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Slovenia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Slovenia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Slovenia
legal legal not regulated legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Spain. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Spain, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Spain
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Sweden. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Sweden, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Sweden
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Switzerland. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Switzerland, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Switzerland
legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Turkey. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Turkey, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Turkey
illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Ukraine. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Ukraine, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
Ukraine
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the United Kingdom. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the United Kingdom, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
United Kingdom
legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence

 

Legal status of online gambling in North America

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

 

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of the Bahamas. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Bahamas, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Bahamas

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Bermuda. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Bermuda, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Bermuda

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Canada. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Canada, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Canada

In general gambling is legal in Canada, in many provinces even online gambling is legal and regulated. What is legal for you, depends on which province\territory you are located. First Nations reserves also have their own gambling, internet gambling laws in many cases. Click on the flag to the left or here to read about gambling laws in Canada, its provinces and First Nations reserves.
This is the flag of Cuba. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Cuba, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Cuba

illegal illegal illegal illegal illegal illegal
This is the flag of Greenland. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Greenland.

Greenland

legal legal legal legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Mexico. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Mexico, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Mexico

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Puerto Rico. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Turks and Caicos Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Turks and Caicos

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the USA. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the USA, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

United States

in general it is legal, but the domestic online gambling situation is complicated and depends on which state you are located in (click on the flag for information on all states and a list of gambling websites, which accept players from each state), foreign online gambling websites might be blocked, but players are not prosecuted

This is the flag of the US Virgin Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the US Virgin Islands.

US Virgin Islands

legal illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated

 

 

Legal status of online gambling in Central America

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of the Antigua and Barbuda. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Antigua and Barbuda.

Antigua and Barbuda

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Aruba. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Aruba.

Aruba

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Barbados. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Barbados.

Barbados

not regulated not regulated not regulated legal not regulated not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Belize. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Belize.

Belize

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Cayman Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Cayman Islands.

Cayman Islands

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Costa Rica. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Costa Rica.

Costa Rica

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Curacao. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Curacao.

Curaçao

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Dominica. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Dominica.

Dominica

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Dominican Republic. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Dominican Republic.

Dominican Republic

legal legal legal legal legal legal, requires licence
This is the flag of the El Salvador. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the El Salvador.

El Salvador

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated legal
This is the flag of the Grenada. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Grenada.

Grenada

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of the Guadeloupe. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Guadeloupe.

Guadeloupe

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Guatemala. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Guatemala.

Guatemala

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of the Haiti. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Haiti.

Haiti

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of the Honduras. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Honduras.

Honduras

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of the Jamaica. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Jamaica.

Jamaica

not regulated not regulated not regulated legal, requires licence not regulated not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Martinique. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Martinique.

Martinique

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Nicaragua. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Nicaragua.

Nicaragua

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not regulated not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Panama. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Panama.

Panama

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Saint Bartholomew. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the Saint Barthelemy.

Saint Barthelemy

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Saint Kitts and Nevis. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the St Kitts Nevis.

Saint Kitts and Nevis

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Saint Lucia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in the St Lucia.

Saint Lucia

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated legal not regulated
This is the flag of Saint Martin. This row in the table shows the legal status of various forms of games of chance and online gambling in Sint Maarten. The picture is also a link by clicking on it, you will be taken to the dedicated page of the country.

Sint Maarten

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Collectivity of Saint Martin. This row in the table shows the legal status of various forms of games of chance and online gambling in the Collectivity of Saint Martin. The picture is also a link by clicking on it, you will be taken to the dedicated page of the country.

Collectivity of Saint Martin

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of St Vincent and the Grenadines. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Trinidad and Tobago. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not regulated not specifically regulated

 

 

Legal status of online gambling in South America

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

 

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of Argentina. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Argentina, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Argentina

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Bolivia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Bolivia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Bolivia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal
This is the flag of Brazil. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Brazil, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Brazil

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Chile. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Chile, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Chile

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Colombia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Colombia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Colombia

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Ecuador. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Ecuador, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Ecuador

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of the Falkland Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Falkland Islands, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Falkland Islands

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of French Guiana. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in French Guiana, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

French Guiana

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Guyana. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Guyana, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Guyana

not regulated not regulated not regulated legal legal illegal
This is the flag of Paraguay. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Paraguay, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Paraguay

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Peru. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Peru, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Peru

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Suriname. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Suriname, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Suriname

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Uruguay. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Uruguay, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Uruguay

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Venezuela. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Venezuela, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Venezuela

legal, requires licence not regulated not regulated legal legal legal, requires licence

 

 

Legal status of online gambling in Asia

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of Bangladesh. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Bangladesh.

Bangladesh

not regulated not regulated not regulated legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Bhutan. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Bhutan.

Bhutan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Brunei. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Brunei.

Brunei

illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted
This is the flag of Cambodja. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Cambodia.

Cambodia

illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted
This is the flag of China. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in China.

China

(Mainland China only, not including Macau, Hong Kong or Taiwan)

illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted
This is the flag of Hong Kong. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of India. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in India.

India

in general it is illegal, and not very well regulated, but the domestic online gambling situation is complicated, and depends on which state you are located (click on the flag for information on all states and a list of gambling websites, which accept players from each state), foreign online gambling websites might be blocked in some states, but players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Indonesia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Indonesia.

Indonesia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Japan. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Japan.

Japan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Laos. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Laos.

Laos

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Macao. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Macau.

Macau

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Malaysia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Malaysia.

Malaysia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Maldives. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Maldives.

Maldives

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Mongolia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Mongolia.

Mongolia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Myanmar. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Burma.

Myanmar

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Nepal. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Nepal.

Nepal

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of North Korea. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in North Korea.

North Korea

illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted
This is the flag of Papua New Guinea. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Papua New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Philippines. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Philippines.

Philippines

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Singapore. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Singapore.

Singapore

illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of South Korea. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in South Korea.

South Korea

illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Sri Lanka. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Taiwan. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Taiwan.

Taiwan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Thailand. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Thailand.

Thailand

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Timor-Leste. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Vietnam. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Việt Nam.

Vietnam

illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted illegal, players are prosecuted legal not specifically regulated

 

 

Legal status of online gambling in the Middle East

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of Afghanistan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Afghanistan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Afghanistan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Armenia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Armenia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Armenia

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Azerbaijan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Azerbaijan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Azerbaijan

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Bahrain. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Bahrain, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Bahrain

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Iran. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Iran, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Iran

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Iraq. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Iraq, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Iraq

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Israel. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Israel, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Israel

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Jordan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Jordan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Jordan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Kazakhstan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Kazakhstan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Kazakhstan

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Kuwait. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Kuwait, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Kuwait

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Kyrgyzstan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Kyrgyzstan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Kyrgyzstan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Lebanon. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Lebanon, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Lebanon

legal not specifically regulated illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Oman. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Oman, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Oman

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Pakistan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Pakistan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Pakistan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Qatar. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Qatar, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Qatar

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Saudi Arabia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Saudi Arabia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Saudi Arabia

illegal illegal illegal illegal illegal illegal
This is the flag of Syria. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Syria, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Syria

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Tajikistan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Tajikistan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Tajikistan

illegal, players are not prosecuted legal illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Turkmenistan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Turkmenistan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Turkmenistan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the United Arab Emirates. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the United Arab Emirates, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

United Arab Emirates

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Uzbekistan. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Uzbekistan, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Uzbekistan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Yemen. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Yemen, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Yemen

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated

 

Legal status of online gambling in Africa

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of Algeria. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Algeria, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Algeria

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Angola. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Angola, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Angola

legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Benin. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Benin, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Benin

legal, requires licence not regulated legal, requires licence legal legal illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Botswana. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Botswana, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Botswana

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Burkina Faso. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Burkina Faso, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Burkina Faso

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Burundi. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Burundi, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Burundi

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Cameroon. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Cameroon, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Cameroon

legal, requires licence not regulated legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Cape Verde. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Cape Verde, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Cape Verde

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Central African Republic. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Central African Republic, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Central African Republic

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Chad. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Chad, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Chad

legal, requires licence not regulated legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Comoros. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Comoros, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Comoros

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Djibouti. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Djibouti, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Djibouti

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Egypt. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Egypt, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Egypt

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Equatorial Guinea. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Equatorial Guinea, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Equatorial Guinea

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Eritrea. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Eritrea, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Eritrea

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Ethiopia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Ethiopia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Ethiopia

not regulated not regulated not regulated legal, requires licence not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Gabon. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Gabon, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Gabon

legal, requires licence not regulated legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Gambia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Gambia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Gambia

legal, requires licence not regulated legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Ghana. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Ghana, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Ghana

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Guinea. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Guinea, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Guinea

legal, requires licence not specifically regulated legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not regulated
This is the flag of Guinea-Bissau. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Guinea-Bissau, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Guinea-Bissau

illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not regulated
This is the flag of the Ivory Coast. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Ivory Coast, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Ivory Coast

legal, requires licence legal legal, requires licence legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Kenya. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Republic of Kenya, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Kenya

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Lesotho. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Kingdom of Lesotho, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Lesotho

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not regulated not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Liberia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Republic of Liberia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Liberia

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Libya. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the State of Libya, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Libya

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Madagascar. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Republic of Madagascar, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Madagascar

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Malawi. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Republic of Malawi, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Malawi

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Mali. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Republic of Mali, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Mali

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Mauritania. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Mauritania

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of Mauritius. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Republic of Mauritius, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Mauritius

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Mayotte. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Mayotte.

Mayotte

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Morocco. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Morocco.

Morocco

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Mozambique. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Mozambique.

Mozambique

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Namibia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Namibia.

Namibia

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Niger. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Niger.

Niger

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Nigeria. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Nigeria.

Nigeria

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Reunion. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Reunion.

Reunion Island

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of the Republic of the Congo. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in the Republic of the Congo, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Republic of the Congo

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Rwanda. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Rwanda.

Rwanda

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Sao Tome and Principe. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Sao Tome and Principe.

Sao Tome and Principe

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Senegal. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Senegal.

Senegal

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Seychelles. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Seychelles.

Seychelles

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Sierra Leone. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Somalia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Somalia.

Somalia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of South Africa. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in South Africa.

South Africa

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of South Sudan. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in South Sudan.

South Sudan

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Sudan. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Sudan.

Sudan

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Swaziland. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Swaziland.

Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland)

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Tanzania. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Tanzania.

Tanzania

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Togo. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Togo.

Togo

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Tunisia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Tunisia.

Tunisia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Uganda. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Uganda.

Uganda

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Western Sahara. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Western Sahara.

Western Sahara

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Zambia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Zambia.

Zambia

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Zimbabwe. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated

 

Legal status of online gambling in Oceania

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of American Samoa. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in American Samoa.

American Samoa

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Cook Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Cook Islands.

Cook Islands

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Fiji. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Fiji.

Fiji

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Tahiti. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in French Polynesia.

French Polynesia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Guam. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Guam.

Guam

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Kiribati. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Kiribati.

Kiribati

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Micronesia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Micronesia.

Micronesia

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Nauru. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Nauru.

Nauru

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of New Caledonia. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in New Caledonia.

New Caledonia

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not regulated
This is the flag of Northern Mariana Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Northern Mariana Islands.

Northern Mariana Islands

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Palau. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Palau.

Palau

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Samoa. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Samoa.

Samoa

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Solomon Islands. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Solomon Islands.

Solomon Islands

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not regulated
This is the flag of Tonga. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Tonga.

Tonga

not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated not regulated
This is the flag of Tuvalu. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Tuvalu.

Tuvalu

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Vanuatu. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Vanuatu.

Vanuatu

legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal, requires licence not specifically regulated
This is the flag of Wallis and Futuna. This row in the table shows the legal status of gambling in Wallis and Futuna.

Wallis and Futuna

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, requires licence legal, requires licence legal not specifically regulated

 

Legal status of online gambling in Australia and New Zealand

Click on the flag or the name of the country for more information and a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from that country.

Country Online casino gambling Online Bingo Online Poker Online sports betting Online lottery Bitcoin gambling
This is the flag of Australia. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in Australia, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Australia

some forms of online gambling are legal, but the domestic online gambling situation is complicated and depends on which state or territory you are located in (click on the flag for information on all states, and a list of gambling websites, which accept players from each state), foreign online gambling websites might be blocked, but players are not prosecuted
This is the flag of New Zealand. This row in the table shows the legal status of the various forms of online gambling in New Zealand, including poker, bingo, sports betting, lottery and bitcoin wagering. The flag also acts as a link, by clicking it you will be taken to a page, where you can read more about the local legislation of games of chance and you can find a list of licensed domestic online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

New Zealand

illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted illegal, players are not prosecuted legal, licence required legal, licence required not specifically regulated

 


 

Explanation of the different online gambling legal statuses:

  • legal: that specific form of online gambling is legal and regulated, and also, no license is required, you can freely play in any online casino, which accepts your registration
  • not regulated: that specific form of online gambling is not regulated at all, or the law is too ambiguous to be applicable to that specific form
  • legal, requires licence: that particular online gambling activity is legal and the operator must obtain a licence, this can mean a liberalized online gambling market, where private operators can apply for a license or this can mean a monopoly with only one licenced company (details can be found on the country’s webpage, click on the name or flag)
  • illegal: that form of online gambling illegal, and for various reasons it is unknown, not possible to decide whether players are prosecuted or not at the moment
  • illegal and players are not prosecuted: that specific form of online gambling is illegal in the country, but players are not prosecuted for various reasons
  • illegal and players are prosecuted: that specific online betting activity is illegal and players are prosecuted
  • unknown: no information could be found

 

Other:

The online lottery column includes other lottery type games, such as keno, scratch cards and raffles.

 

 

In general:

  • The more undeveloped a country is, the more unregulated gambling and online gambling are (e.g.: in case of some African countries even regular, land based gambling is totally unregulated).
  • In the West (North America, Europe) gambling and online gambling is more tolerated and more regulated in general than the East (China, India, Asia).
  • In almost every Islamic country gambling and online gambling are illegal. But, interestingly, because gambling has been illegal for such a long time in these countries online gambling has often avoided the attention of the state and players who play online are not actively prosecuted.
  • Despite claims to the contrary, Bitcoin gambling is also illegal in almost every country where online gambling is illegal.

 


 

Offshore online gambling legal issues

There are two big problems (or loopholes, depending on your perspective) of international; global online gambling.
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1., Countries only have jurisdictions within their own territories. Example: let’s say you play online in Hungary and place bets on a foreign online bookmaker.

If you are an average Hungarian citizen you probably do not know that it is in fact illegal*.

/*In Hungary all forms of online gambling are the monopoly of the state-run company Szerencsejáték Zrt. and placing bets on foreign online gambling websites is an offence punishable with a fine./

It’s illegal, but you could win € 100 K online and still nothing would happen. No single citizen has ever been prosecuted for online gambling in Hungary. There are numerous problems with prosecuting someone for gambling online in Hungary. Some of the issues:

  • State surveillance of your online activity violates EU privacy rights (Hungary is a member of the EU), and without proof of your online gambling the state can not prosecute you.
  • Restricting access to foreign online gambling operators violate the EU’s directive of online gambling market liberalization and harmonization. (For more info, go to the page

And many many more issues.

The big issue is that online casinos are registered in one country only. This country grants the online casino its gambling license. This lets the online casino accept players from many countries in the world. However, some of those countries try to protect their domestic online gambling market (often a state run monopoly) by requiring online casinos to also get a local gambling license and pay taxes locally as well.
In this case, which country’s laws should be enforced? What authority should enforce these laws (both countries have jurisdictions within their borders only!)? The answer to this is different for every single country (and super-national entities like the EU).

 

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2., Going after private online players cost more money for the states than it brings in.

Let’s not forget few very important things. States always ban online gambling either for:

  • protectionism, protecting state monopoly (e.g.: online lottery in most countries)
  • economic reasons (poor countries trying to avoid trade deficits)
  • religious (Islamic countries)
  • or political reason (Gambia’s recent total ban on all forms of gambling)

As you can see, except for the last two reasons, it’s always about the state wanting to make money or avoid losing more money. Therefore they attack, ban & block big gaming brands. But going after the players is costly and time consuming (the state would have to sue each of these individuals and the fines are usually very small). And it is also legally problematic (see above).

Therefore, only a handful of countries actively prosecute players, you can find these marked red on the interactive map on the top of the page.

 

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Last updated: 2022-07-28

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Simon's Guide to Online Gambling Laws in the World
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Simon's Guide to Online Gambling Laws in the World
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Info about the legal status of the various forms of online gambling (casino gambling, online sports betting, internet bingo, digital lottery, electronic poker, cryptocurrency wagering) in all the 196 countries in the world, with interactive map.
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