Simon’s Isle of Man Gambling Guide

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Picture of the capital city of the Isle of Man, Douglas. Gambling is completely legal in the Isle of Man.

Isle of Man Online Gambling Guide

The Isle of Man is a self-governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The island is not independent but not part of Great Britain either. The British government is responsible for the island’s foreign relations and defense (just like in case of the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Alderney). The Isle of Man operates as a parliamentary democratic constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state. The official languages of the island are English and Manx. The island’s population is around 85,000 residents. The island’s capital and largest settlement is Douglas with a population of approximately 28,000.

Gambling is legal and fully regulated in the Isle of Man since the 1960s. The Gambling Supervision Commission, which was established in 1962 is responsible for licensing and regulating every kind of gambling activity on the island. As of now, only one brick-and-mortar casino operates on the island, the Palace Hotel and Casino. This casino offers all the popular games like poker, roulette, and blackjack to locals and tourists alike . Online gambling is legal too, since 2001*, and online gambling operators are also licensed by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.**

Isle of Man gambling license

Apart from just overseeing domestic gambling, the supervisory committee of the Isle of Man issues gambling licenses to international gambling websites, which wish to operate from the island. With these licenses the companies can accept players globally (including the UK). Actually, an Isle of Man gambling license is among the best, and these licenses are one of the few UK whitelisted certificates (the UK Gambling Commission only approved online gambling licenses from 5 territories in the entire world). Approval from the UK Gambling Commission is an official recognition highly coveted by online gambling licensing and regulatory agencies. It is no surprise that such prestigious and recognized gambling zone houses many of the leading online gambling brands (e.g.: Paddy Power and the world famous gambling software provider and developer Microgaming Software Systems Ltd.)***.

 

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Sources:

*Isle of Man Online Gambling Regulation Act 2001

**The Official Isle of Man Government Website: Gambling and E-Gaming

***Isle of Man Government – License holders

 

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Casino gambling in the Isle of Man

 

Online casino gambling in the Isle of Man: legal, requires license

 

Gambling became legal in the Isle of Man during the 1960s. The establishment of the Gambling Supervision Commission, an independent statutory board helped control the growing gambling industry on the island. Only one licensed casino can operate on the island, and there is only one currently: the Palace Hotel and Casino. Online casino gambling is also legal and regulated in the territory, and more than a hundred websites are licensed and operates from the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man is one of the few territories which is whitelisted by UK Gambling Commission.

The following online casinos accept players from Isle of Man:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Isle of Man

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Isle of Man

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Isle of Man

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Isle of Man

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GT Bets accepts players from Isle of Man- accepting Bitcoins as well

 

Bingo in the Isle of Man

 

Online bingo in the Isle of Man: legal, requires license

 

Bingo is also legal in the Isle of Man, however, currently, there aren’t any land-based bingo halls operating on the island. However, online gambling is a booming business on the island, and there are a licensed online gambling providers, which are available to people living on the island and players globally.

The following bingo websites accept players from Isle of Man:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Isle of Man

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Isle of Man

 

Poker in the Isle of Man

 

Online poker in the Isle of Man: legal, requires license

 

Gambling is completely legal and regulated on the Isle of Man, including poker. Players can enjoy poker at the Palace Hotel and Casino, and there are a few poker websites licensed on the island as well.

The following online poker sites accept players from the Isle of Man:

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Isle of Man

 

Sports betting in the Isle of Man

 

Online sports betting in the Isle of Man: legal, requires license

 

Sports betting is legal  in the territory. The most popular form of sports betting on the island is isle of man tt betting (IOM TT – Isle of Man Tourist Trophy). There are currently 3 licensed land-based betting offices operating on the Isle of Man where players can make bets in person. Online sports betting is also legal and regulated too, and a number of online bookmakers are registered on the island, including the world famous Paddy Power group.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from the Isle of Man:

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32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Isle of Man

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GT Bets online bookmaker – accepts registrations from the Isle of Man, also accepts Bitcoin

 

Lottery in the Isle of Man

 

Online lottery in the Isle of Man: legal, requires license

 

Lottery is also legal in Isle of Man. Online lottery agencies and websites are also eligible for a license on the island and foreign online lottery websites are not blocked. Residents can purchase lottery tickets online at numerous websites and through lottery agencies & resellers, including the EU-wide Euro Millions and Euro Jackpot.

The following websites let people from Isle of Man purchase lottery tickets online:

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Bitcoin gambling in the Isle of Man

 

Bitcoin gambling in the Isle of Man: legal, requires license

 

The Isle of Man does not have specific regulations regarding Bitcoin gambling. Reports suggest that the island welcomes this new technology with open arms.* However, Bitcoin businesses have to comply with the strict Isle of Man’s anti-money laundering (AML) laws.**

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from the Isle of Man:

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

GT Bets accepts players from Isle of Man, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

*Bloomberg: Greetings From Bitcoin Island

**CoinDesk: Isle of Man Introduces Regulation for Bitcoin Businesses

 

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Last updated: 2016-04-15

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Simon's Isle of Man Gambling and Online Gambling Guide
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An analysis of the Isle of Man gambling license and an overview of the legal status of gambling and online gambling on the island.
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