Simon’s Luxembourg Gambling Guide

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This is a picture of the only casino in Luxembourg. This is the header image of my guide to gambling and online gambling in Luxembourg. Gambling is legal and strictly regulated in the grand duchy. However, most forms of online gambling are illegal.

Luxembourg Gambling & Online Gambling Guide

 

Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a landlocked country located in western Europe. Luxembourg is one of the smallest sovereign states in Europe. The country’s population is little more than half a million. Luxembourg’s capital and largest city is Luxembourg City with around 100,000 residents. As a representative democracy with a constitutional monarch, it is headed by Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg. The secular country is a founding member of the European Union, OECD, the United Nations, NATO, and Benelux. Luxembourg’s capital city is home to several agencies and institutions of the EU. The official languages in the country are Luxembourgish, German, and French.

Gambling is legal, but strictly regulated* in the grand duchy. Gambling in Luxembourg started in the 1880s with the opening of the Casino Bourgeois, but was made illegal in the 20th century till 1970. Currently, there is only one casino in the country, Casino ‘2000’ Montdorf. Besides the single casino, there is the national lottery of Luxembourg: The Loterie Nationale, which dates back to 1945. The lottery is non-profit and proceeds go to various healthcare and cultural institutions.

Most forms of online gambling are illegal, (more on this below) but these laws only affect domestic businesses and players playing online at foreign online casinos are not prosecuted.

 

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*Bonn Steichen & Partners – Gaming Law Luxembourg

 

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Casino gambling in Luxembourg

 

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

 

The first land-based casino of Luxembourg was the Casino Bourgeois, built in the 1880s. Today, there’s only one licensed brick-and-mortar casino operating in Luxembourg, the Casino ‘2000’ Montdorf offering all the popular games (poker, blackjack, roulette, etc.) to players. Gambling is strictly regulated in the country, so getting a licence could be tough. Online gambling is considered illegal domestically, but players won’t be prosecuted and the government doesn’t block foreign online casinos. Therefore, players from Luxembourg are accepted in many offshore online casinos.

The following online casinos accept players from Luxembourg:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Luxembourg

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Luxembourg

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Luxembourg

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Luxembourg

This is an animated GIF banner of Casino Euro. Casino Euro is one of the many online casinos, which accept players from Luxembourg.

Casino Euro – accepting players from Luxembourg

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Luxembourg

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Luxembourg

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GT Bets accepts players from Luxembourg- accepting Bitcoins as well

 

Bingo in Luxembourg

 

Online bingo in Luxembourg: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

There aren’t any bingo halls operating in Luxembourg. Online bingo is illegal in the country, but players won’t be prosecuted if they decide to play in an offshore online casino.

The following bingo websites accept players from Luxembourg:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Luxembourg

This is the animated banner ad of Betsson Bingo. This GIF online bingo banner is 728x90 pixel wide. Betsson bingo is one of the online bingo websites, that accepts players from Luxembourg. The animated GIF reads: welcome bonus package up to R$1200, receive bonuses on your 4 deposits.

Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Luxembourg

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Luxembourg

 

Poker in Luxembourg

 

Online poker in Luxembourg: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Players from Luxembourg can enjoy poker in the Casino ‘2000’ Montdorf, the only licensed casino in the country. However, online gambling is considered illegal in Luxembourg. Those who decide to play poker in an offshore online casino won’t be prosecuted, though.

The following online poker sites accept players from Luxembourg:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Luxembourg

This is the animated GIF banner ad of Betsafe's online poker website. It is 728x90 pixel wide. Betsafe online poker is one of the many online poker websites, which accept players from Luxembourg. The animated banner reads: betsafe welcome deal, 3 great reasons to join the fun, up to €1000 deposit bonus.

Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Luxembourg

This is the animated GIF banner ad of 32 Red's online poker website. It is 728x90 pixel wide. Betsafe online poker is one of the many online poker websites, which accept players from Luxembourg. The animated banner reads: 32 Red 30% rakeback, $1000 welcome bonus, €2500 freerolls.

32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Luxembourg

 

Sports betting in Luxembourg

 

Online sports betting in Luxembourg: licensed

 

Sports betting is a pretty common and popular form of gambling worldwide. In Luxembourg, sports betting is legal but only licensed providers can conduct such activities. Online sports betting is one of the two forms of online gambling that was legalized by the government. Online bookmakers must also have license to operate within the country.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from Luxembourg:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Luxembourg

This is an animated GIF banner ad of Betsafe sportsbook. Betsafe online sportsbook accept registrations from Luxembourg. The text on the banner ad reads. betsafe, 50% deposit bonus up to €25, 2nd tier bonus, open an account today.

Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Luxembourg

This is a banner of 32 Red Sports, the online sportsbook of 32 Red Casino. 32 Red online sportsbook accepts players from Luxembourg. The animated GIF banner reads: £10 free bet, Place your first bet & get a £10 free bet plus 10 free games on one of our fantastic slots, + 10 free games, 32 Red Sport.

32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Luxembourg

This the banner ad of Gt Bets online sportsbook. The sportsbook accept players from Luxembourg.

GT Bets online bookmaker – accepts registrations from the Luxembourg, also accepts Bitcoin

 

Lottery in Luxembourg

 

Online lottery in Luxembourg: requires licence, state monopoly

 

In Luxembourg, the non-profit, public company, Loterie Nationale is the sole conductor of lottery games. The company offers games such as the highly popular Euro Millions, the Lotto 6 aus 49, and Zubito to name a few. Some of these games are not exclusive to Luxembourg as the Euro Millions is available throughout Europe. Purchasing online lottery tickets online is legal in Luxembourg and even many foreign lotteries and lottery agents are available to citizens of Luxembourg.

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

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Bitcoin gambling in Luxembourg

 

Bitcoin gambling in Luxembourg: not regulated

 

The Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) stated, that Luxembourg considers virtual currencies as money and accepted means of payment.* Operators cannot conduct Bitcoin trades without proper licences.

However, as of now, there aren’t any specific laws focusing solely on Bitcoin gambling.

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from Luxembourg:

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

GT Bets accepts players from Luxembourg, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

*Commission de Surveillance du Sector Financier: Virtual Currencies

 

 

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.

 

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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: 2016-04-30

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Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling in Luxembourg
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An overview of the legal status of gambling, online gambling, sports betting, bingo, poker, Bitcoin gambling and casino gambling in Luxembourg.
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