Simon’s Luxembourg Gambling Guide

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A Guide to Gambling in Luxembourg

 

Luxembourg has a history of love and hate when it comes to gambling. Gambling is legal, but strictly regulated* currently in Luxembourg (officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg). Institutionalized gambling started in the 1880s with the opening of the Casino Bourgeois, the country’s first casino. And just like in the rest of Europe it was more of a private club for nobles, the rich, and famous people of that era (who were also usually very rich themselves), games of chance were only a side attraction, it was more of a private, members only VIP club. (Actually, they are trying to revive this in Europe, many casinos try to go back to this, some even became (e.g.: casinos in Paris) actual private, members-only clubs for the upper class, just like in the olden days, Gambling establishments figured out that the state only has a problem with mass gambling, and “rules for thee but not for me” mentality is pervasive in the upper class..)

Casinos were made illegal in the 20th century till 1977, just like in most of Europe at that time, they were seen as unsavory, unchristian (yes back than that used to mean something in Europe…) and dens of organized crime, which were more true than not at that time (nowadays illegally operating bitcoin casinos are like that, some of them owned by organized crime, barely any of them actually licensed or paying any taxes, some of them rigged, many are used for money laundering, you can read about bitcoin casinos here). Technically all forms of gambling are still illegal, however the 1977 gambling law provided a loophole for the “licensing of certain casino gambling establishments in the interests of tourism”.

Currently, there is only one casino in the country, Casino ‘2000’ Mondorf-les-Bains. Besides the single casino, there is the national lottery of Luxembourg. The Loterie Nationale, which dates back to 1945 (only casinos and casino-type gambling was banned in the 20th century, not the lottery). The lottery is non-profit, state-owned and proceeds go to various healthcare and cultural institutions within the country.

Online gambling is illegal, (more on this below) but these laws only affect domestic businesses, and players playing online on foreign online casino websites are not prosecuted.** Online gambling is not very well regulated in general. What is certain that it is not possible for private companies to acquire Luxembourg gambling licenses (and there are no plans for a change in the regulation, situation is unlikely to change in the next 5-10 years). Therefore right now if players from the country wish to play online they can only do so at unlicensed foreign online casinos, which accept players from the country (you can see these below).

 

Luxembourg gambling tax

Casino games: Tax is levied on casinos’ gambling proceeds at the following rates:***

  • 10% up to EUR45,000.
  • 20% above EUR45,000 and up to EUR90,000.
  • 30% above EUR90,000 and up to EUR270,000.
  • 40% above EUR270,000 and up to EUR540,000.
  • 45% above EUR540,000 and up to EUR1,080,000.
  • 50% above EUR1,080,000 and up to EUR2.7 million.
  • 55% above EUR2.7 million and up to EUR4.5 million
  • 65% above EUR4.5 million and up to EUR6.3 million.
  • 75% above EUR6.3million and up to EUR8.1 million
  • 80% above EUR8.1 million.

Sports betting and lotteries: The tax rate is a fix 15%.

For players: Gambling wins in Luxembourg’s only casino and lottery wins are exempt from income tax, wealth tax and VAT.

 

Source:

*Bonn Steichen & Partners – Gaming Law Luxembourg

** 22 May 2009 National Lottery Law (In French)

***Responsiblegaming.eu Luxembourg Gambling

 

Online casinos accepting players from Luxembourg

The following online gambling websites accept players from Luxembourg:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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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 Luxembourg

 

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

 

Online casino gambling is not specifically mentioned anywhere in Luxemburgian gambling legislation. The only document that mentions online gambling at all is the National Lottery Law and that mentions it only in relation to lottery, online lottery, sports betting and online sports betting, the word casino is not mentioned anywhere. However, the current semi-official stance (according to law analyzers and law firms, no official stance from the government to the best of my opinion) is that this (based on similar precedents in other EU countries) indirectly defines and regulates any and all form of gambling, online gambling until specific legislation is introduced. Which means that all operators, including online casinos require a license to operate and accept players from Luxembourg. This would mean that all the casinos (even the ones on this website), which accept players from Luxembourg are doing it illegally. That is of course not the case (we don’t work with illegally operating casinos). No local casino gambling license can be obtained, which violates the EU law on free trade and free competition, therefore giving online casinos a loophole and (based on precedents in other EU countries, you can see them here, there are quite a lot of them) this is legal and players can not be prosecuted for playing on these websites according to numerous rulings of the EU Court of Justice, until such a time the country properly regulates and licenses online gambling, like other EU countries. In short: online casinos are illegal, but players from Luxembourg who play in unlicensed online casinos are not prosecuted (,which is like the worst possible outcome, typical of the EU…., not the first and last time something like this happens when the EU gets involved in the world of gambling…, deal with offshore gambling tax havens EU instead of bullshit like this, but no, not that, that’s where they keep their dirty money too, don’t believe me, check out Panama Papers here, it’s a dirty world we live in).

Brick&mortar casinos are legal (with the proper license of course). 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 (even slot machines, which are only allowed in the country’s only casino, with a special exemption, illegal everywhere else, no slot halls). Gambling is strictly regulated and the government is not in favour of more gambling establishments in the country, therefore getting a licence could be tough, even though the number of licenses is not capped.

The online casinos below accept players from Luxembourg.

Online casinos accepting players from Luxembourg - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Luxembourg:

 

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

 

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

[caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="728"]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.[/caption]
  • 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.

 

Click here for more info on casinos in Luxembourg.

 

Bingo in Luxembourg

 

Online bingo in Luxembourg: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Bingo is only mentioned a few times in the gambling legislation. The same laws apply as for lottery, meaning it is a state monopoly of the Loterie Nationale except for charity bingo under €6500 total prize pool (or higher with a special permission form the state). Loterie Nationale doesn’t operate any bingo halls in Luxembourg and private companies can not get a bingo a license. Online bingo is illegal in the country, but players won’t be prosecuted if they decide to play on foreign online bingo sites for the reasons mentioned above in the casino gambling section, it applies here as well.

Very few online casinos with live bingo accept Luxembourg players as well. In fact I could only find one, the following bingo website accepts players from Luxembourg:

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 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. Only the following four types of poker are allowed for unknown reasons:

  • Small stakes poker

  • Stud poker

  • Texas Hold’em poker

  • Omaha poker

It’s very rare that only certain forms of poker are allowed, Luxembourg is probably the only country in the EU with such regulation. I understand why only small stakes poker is allowed, just not the others. If anybody knows why this is, what’s the reason why only these three types of poker are allowed please drop a comment at the bottom of the page. Also, in 90% of casinos these are the types of poker they play anyway, therefore it imposes no real restriction, curious. Why not just limit the stakes instead? Also, if “small stakes poker” is allowed doesn’t that mean that every type of poker is allowed as long as it is small stakes? Weird, probably something went wrong here, could use a reversion or amendment.

For a long time poker could only be played legally in the country’s only casino, Casino 2000 (and of course people still played at home with friends, even though it’s technically illegal, nobody gives a crap, including police). However, since 2007 a so called “gentlemen’s agreement” was reached between the Ministry of Justice and poker organisers that organisation of poker events (for any type of poker, not just the four types mentioned in the legislation, that still applies to casinos) if stakes paid in by players are low (EUR20 to EUR50 per player) can be organized legally without a license.

Online gambling is considered illegal in Luxembourg. Those who decide to play poker online at an offshore online poker website won’t be prosecuted for the reasons mentioned above. And right now foreign poker websites are the only option for players from the duchy.

The online poker sites below accept players from Luxembourg.

Online casinos which have online poker sections and accept players from Luxembourg - click to see

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

 

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 Luxembourg

 

Online sports betting in Luxembourg: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Sports betting in Luxembourg is regulated in part by the 1987 law on sports betting. In Luxembourg, sports betting is legal but only licensed providers can conduct such activities (the Ministry of Justice issues the licenses), few actually manage to get a license, similarly to casinos not many companies are allowed in. Online sports betting is one of the two forms of online gambling that was specifically mentioned in the legislation as not being legal without a license. Only online bookmakers who have a license to operate within the country could operate legally. However, so far no online sports betting license was issued, in fact there appears to be no licensing system in place. It’s not currently possible for private companies to acquire an online sports betting license in Luxembourg. Therefore people who wish to place bets on sports online from Luxembourg can only do so at the website of foreign bookmakers. According to EU laws it’s not actually illegal to place bets on these websites even if they are unlicensed, as explained above, at the casino gambling section.

The following online sportsbooks below accept registrations from Luxembourg.

Online bookmakers accepting registrations from Luxembourg - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from Luxembourg:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="728"]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.[/caption]
  • 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.

 

And also this, it has virtual sports betting, which is simulated sports betting, quite interesting, really entertaining, but it’s not genuine real sports betting, it’s computer simulation:

 

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%

 

 

 

 

Lottery in Luxembourg

 

Online lottery in Luxembourg: legal, state monopoly

 

In Luxembourg, the non-profit, state-owned company, Loterie Nationale is the sole conductor of lottery games. All proceeds go to various charities or non-profit activities. The company offers games such as the highly popular Euro Millions, the Lotto 6 aus 49, and Zubito to name a few.  Purchasing online lottery tickets and scratch cards is legal in Luxembourg, making it the only currently legal and regulated form of online gambling in the country right now. The company also operates a few video lottery terminals as well, which are the only gambling machines outside of the country’s only casino. Luxembourg citizens can participate in the lottery draws of other countries in person while visiting, or online, there are no laws against it. There is an exemption to the state monopoly and this is charity gambling. According to the 1882 law on lotteries*, lottery and bingo games “organized for acts of piety or charity, with the encouragement of industry or the arts, or any other public purpose” (translated from French) can be allowed. An authorization request must be made to the board of the mayor and aldermen of the location where it will be organized. The total value of tickets sold can not exceed 6250 euros. Beyond 6250 euros, the application must be made to the government.

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

Loterie Nationale, it’s a state monopoly

*Loi du 15 février 1882 sur les loteries

 

Bitcoin gambling in Luxembourg

 

Bitcoin gambling in Luxembourg: not specifically 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, bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency is not mentioned anywhere in the gambling legislation. The country’s only casino doesn’t accept bitcoin or any other crypto currencies right now. Bitcoin gambling is not regulated in the country. And there are no bitcoin casinos licensed in Luxembourg. If you wish to play online with bitcoins you have to visit a foreign casino.

The following Bitcoin casinos below accept players from Luxembourg.

*Commission de Surveillance du Sector Financier: Virtual Currencies

Online casinos accepting crypto and players from Luxembourg - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum, and accept players from Luxembourg:

 

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

 

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.

 

 

 

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 the Luxembourg 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: 2020-10-14

Gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling in Luxembourg
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