Simon’s Guide to Gambling in Latvia

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Latvia gambling, online gambling guide

 

Latvia, officially the Republic of Latvia, is one of the 3 Baltic states in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. And the gambling legislation in this country is also very similar to that of Northern European countries.

Gambling in Latvia is completely legal and regulated by the government since 1998. The first casino in Latvia opened in 1991 but there weren’t any legal framework for gambling at the time. The Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection of 1998 was the first act in Latvia which established rules and regulations with regards to gambling. The government body which controls and regulates gambling activities is called the Control Department. However, the licencing procedure falls under the jurisdiction of the Legal Department (consist of the Licensing Division and the Financial Analysis Division).* Currently the 2005 Gambling and Lotteries Law regulates gambling in Latvia**.

Online gambling is legal too (since 2006) if the operator is licensed in Latvia. The government banned unlicensed online gambling websites and ISPs block the websites on the government’s blacklist.***

There are currently only seven licensed operators in Latvia, in addition to the state-owned operator Latvijas Loto, which is the only operator allowed to offer lottery, keno and bingo games. Not all of these licensed operators have operational online casinos right now. You can find the licensed online casinos below, there are only a few.

 

UPDATE 2020 COVID-19: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic online gambling activities are banned since April 2020, completely. This means that even the few licensed online casinos can not accept players from Latvia currently. If you are wandering: “Why is online gambling banned because of COVID? You can’t catch the virus playing online!” You are right. It’s not you who is crazy. It’s just a weird legal loophole the government exploited to finally shut down all the unlicensed online casinos that still accepted Latvian players despite the ban, and paid no taxes (it’s really easy to circumvent the ban with an IPmask or VPN, and many did). The government, in the usual political doublespeak tries to sell this as “we are only trying to protect the citizens from spending their money badly in such a tumultuous time of high unemployment and global pandemic”, but that’s not the real reason. Therefore, if you are from Latvia, and you are reading this, right now you can’t play online at all, AT THE TIME OF THE WRITING THIS (September 2020, the date of of the last update can be found the bottom of this page). But because of the Chinese COVID-19 virus things change fast, and the one or two operational online casinos below that have a Latvian licence might – by the time you are reading this – accept players again, feel free to try.

What you SHOULDN’T DO is use a VPN or IPmask to try and circumvent the ban. It’s really easy to access these blocked websites, I know, because of my job I often have to do it. Some of you might even do it unintentionally, you use a VPN and you forgot that it’s turned on in the background. That’s all it takes. However, since 2020 April financial institutions and internet service providers (ISPs) will forward the names of Latvian citizens who attempt to transact with unauthorized gambling sites to the authorities. Individuals caught will be charged an “administrative fine” of up to €350 per incident (yes, every time you tried or succeeded in accessing an online casino, and they usually look at the entire year if they catch you, it can easily add up). If you won any money you could face additional punishment for avoiding taxation on your winnings (because these offshore gambling sites don’t pay any taxes in Latvia). In addition, financial institutions are also required to store and send your data to the government if you receive or send money to any online casino. So if you manged to fool your internet service provider your bank would still report you, not worth it, please only use the licensed online casinos below or none at all, otherwise you will have issues with the government and you will end up paying one or multiple fines. Latvia is one of the few (it’s very rare, less than 10% of the countries do it) where the players are prosecuted too, not just the unlicensed operators.

 

Gambling tax in Latvia

All of these are the amounts paid annually****: The gambling tax in Latvia is actually favourable compared to the European average, it’s less than that.

  • Roulette (or any cylindrical game like wheel of fortune, or certain coin games, ball is not necessary) – for each gaming table, terminal connected to the roulette or cylindrical rotating device – €28,080;
  • Card and dice games – for each table – €28,080;
  • Gambling machines – for each gaming place of each slot machine – €5172;
  • Game of chance by phone – 15% of the revenue from the organization of this game;
  • Sweepstakes and betting – 15% of the revenue from the organization of this game;
  • Bingo – 10% of the revenue from the organization of this game;
  • Gambling organized using telecommunications, regardless of the type of game – 10% of the revenue from the organization of this game;
  • Lotteries – 10% of ticket sales;
  • Instant lotteries – 10% of ticket sales

 

 

Sources:

*Establishment, structure and functions of the Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection

**Swiss Institute of International Comparative Law – Latvia

***CalvinAyre – Latvia and Bulgaria expand Online Blacklists

****Government of Latvia – Lottery and Gambling Tax

 

Online casinos accepting players from Latvia

The following online gambling websites accept players from Latvia:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.

Black Lotus Casino bonus offers

USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.

Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.

Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe.

Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

Casino gambling in Latvia

 

Online casino gambling in Latvia: legal, licence required

 

Land-based casino gambling is legal in Latvia since 1998, when the government started the Lotteries and Gambling Supervision Inspection. Casinos existed as far back as 1991 (before that they were part of the USSR and there weren’t any casinos, gambling was illegal) but they were barely regulated, just tolerated. Right now the defining legislation when it comes to casinos is the law called “On Gambling and Lotteries” and its many amendments*. According to this act, all gambling providers have to acquire the proper licences to operate in the country. There are only 5 genuine brick-and-mortar casinos operating in the country (casinos have live dealers and card and table games not just slots), the most are located in the capital city Riga. There are also at least 120 slot halls (hard to find exact data, many of them are closing down due to COIVD 19 right now) which only have video poker, gaming machines and perhaps electronic roulette, most of them are little more than pubs with slot machines, none of them have live dealers or card or dice games. Online casino gambling is legal too, and online casinos need to acquire a license too. Unlicensed offshore online casinos are blocked by ISPs and banks block transactions to and from these online gambling websites. Players who play on these unlicensed casinos are fined €350xthe amount you visit the online casinos + you have to pay back taxes on all your winnings. One of the few countries where the players are prosecuted too, not just the offending unlicensed gambling websites.

There are only a few licensed online casinos that accept players from Latvia, you can see them below.

*Source: Legal Acts of The Republic of Latvia: On Gambling and Lotteries

Online casinos accepting players from Latvia - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Latvia:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

[caption id="attachment_15808" align="aligncenter" width="728"]BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below. Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.[/caption] US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

Click here for more info on casinos in Latvia.

 

Bingo in Latvia

 

Online bingo in Latvia: legal, licence required

 

Bingo is legal in Latvia and Latvijas Loto the state-owned lottery monopoly of Latvia also has a bingo game Super Bingo, which is also available online. It’s not a state monopoly, private operators can apply for a license as well. There are only two standalone bingo halls in Latvia, even though there are 7 companies with a bingo license (you can find the licensed companies here), many of the casinos operating in the country also organize bingo events in addition to the casino games.

The following online casinos site has live bingo and accept players from Latvia (I could only find one, if you know of another one please drop me a comment below):

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.

Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

 

Poker in Latvia

 

Online poker in Latvia: legal, licence required

 

Poker is legal in Latvia since 1998, players can enjoy poker in a few of the land-based casinos throughout the country. The poker scene was never big in the country, and none of the big poker tournaments, championships stop here. Online poker is legal too since 2004, but there are very few licensed online poker sites (see below). The government bans unlicensed foreign poker websites just like they do with unlicensed foreign online casinos. You will be fined (see explanation above, at the top) if you visit unlicensed online poker networks.

The following online poker sites below accept players from Latvia.

Online casinos which have poker and also accept players from Latvia - click to see

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

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_16307" align="alignnone" width="728"] Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe. Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.[/caption]
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

Sports betting in Latvia

 

Online sports betting in Latvia: legal, licence required

 

The most popular sport to bet on in Latvia is ice hockey and not football like in the rest of Europe (ice hockey is the national sport of Latvia, more popular than football). Sports betting is legal in Latvia. Sportsbooks need to apply for a license too. There are numerous land-based bookmakers in the country and a few licensed sports betting websites, where players can bet on their favorite sports. The government blocks unlicensed online bookmakers.

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from Latvia.

Online bookmakers accepting registrations from Latvia - click to see

The following online gambling websites have sports betting sections and accept bettors from Latvia:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

Lottery in Latvia

 

Online lottery in Latvia: legal, state monopoly of Latvijas Loto

 

Arguably, the lottery is the most common form in the world. The lottery in Latvia is a state monopoly, operated by the public company Latvijas Loto. The company offers many kinds of lottery type games like Keno, SuperBingo, and Viking Lotto amongst others. Latvian players can purchase lottery tickets online too. Interestingly, foreign lottery websites are not blocked unlike the online casinos and many foreign lotteries are open to Latvian players.

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

Latvijas Loto, it’s a monopoly

 

Bitcoin gambling in Latvia

 

Bitcoin gambling in Latvia: not specifically regulated

 

Some countries see bitcoin as an asset rather than a currency (like Norway or Lithuania for example). However, in Latvia bitcoin is recognized as a currency* and is taxed. As of now, there aren’t any specific laws in Latvia regarding bitcoin gambling. Bitcoin gambling in Latvia is not specifically regulated.

The following casinos below accept players from Latvia, and also accept cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, litecoin or etherium.

*Source: Bitcoin.com – Latvia Recognizes Cryptocurrencies in Order to Tax Them

Online casinos accepting bitcoin and players from Latvia - click to see

The following online casino websites accept cryptocurrencies and players from Latvia:

 

Black Lotus Casino

[caption id="attachment_17025" align="alignnone" width="728"]This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play. Black Lotus Casino bonus offers[/caption] USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_16307" align="alignnone" width="728"] Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe. Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.[/caption]
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country, especially if you are from Latvia or nearby.

 

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

Last updated: 2020-09-22

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Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling in Latvia
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Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling in Latvia
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An overview of the legal status of gambling, online gambling, lottery, poker, bingo, sports betting and, bitcoin gambling in Latvia.
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