Simon’s Macedonia Gambling Guide

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Gambling in Macedonia

 

Macedonia, officially the Republic of Macedonia is a country located in the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. The country shares borders with Kosovo to the northwest, Serbia to the north, Bulgaria to the east, Greece to the south, and Albania to the west. It is one of the successor states of former Yugoslavia from which it declared independence in 1991. Macedonia’s capital is Skopje with around 500-600,000 inhabitants, approximately one-fourth of the population.

Gambling in Macedonia is completely legal and regulated by the government*. There are 7 casinos on the country offering the most popular casino games like roulette, poker and slot machines. You’ll find most of the casinos in the capital city of Skopje and Gevgelija.

Online gambling, on the other hand, is not yet regulated. However, the government of Macedonia announced in 2014, that it would like to make online gambling a state monopoly.*** The government also unveiled its plan to ban and block all offshore gambling websites. Macedonia already struck a deal with an Austrian gaming corporation, Casino Austria to create a domestic online gaming network in the country. However, since 2014 nothing happened and foreign gambling websites are still accessible and online gambling is still unregulated. If the situation changes, we will update this webpage.

 

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*Government of Finance of Macedonia – Law on Games of Chance and Entertainment Games

**Balkan Insight: Gambling Ban Raises Censorship Fears

**Edri – Macedonia bans gambling, raises concern over Internet censorship

 

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Casino gambling in Macedonia

 

Online casino gambling in Macedonia: not regulated

 

Gambling is legal and regulated in Macedonia. You can find 7 casinos in the country (1 in Bitola, 2 Dojran, 2 in Gevgelija, 1 seasonal casino in Ohrid, 2 in Skopje). The casinos in Macedonia offer all the popular casino games to visitors (poker, blackjack, slot machines, roulette, etc.). Online gambling, however, is not regulated as of now. There are plans to make online gambling a state monopoly in the country, but there is no information about when this will materialize. Until then, players from Macedonia are able to play in numerous offshore online casinos.

The following online casinos accept players from Macedonia:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Macedonia

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Macedonia

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Macedonia

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Macedonia

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Casino Euro – accepting players from Macedonia

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Macedonia

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Macedonia

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Bingo in Macedonia

 

Online bingo in Macedonia: not regulated

 

Bingo is legal in Macedonia. Online gambling (including online bingo) is not regulated as of now, but there are plans to make it a state monopoly. The government’s goal is to ban all online bingo sites but there is no official announcement on when this will happen. Until then, players from Macedonia can play in many offshore online casinos and enjoy bingo online.

The following bingo websites accept players from Macedonia:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Macedonia

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Macedonia

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Macedonia

 

Poker in Macedonia

 

Online poker in Macedonia: not regulated

 

Players in Macedonia can enjoy poker in most land-based casinos around the country and play online on foreign poker websites. There are no Macedonian online poker platforms currently, because online gambling in the country is still unregulated and poker websites can not get a license. So, for now, Macedonian players can only play on foreign websites. There is no information on whether the government intends to monopolize online poker as well, but so far, online poker remains unregulated.

The following online poker sites accept players from Macedonia:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Macedonia

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Macedonia

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Macedonia

 

Sports betting in Macedonia

 

Online sports betting in Macedonia: not regulated

 

Sports betting is really popular in Macedonia. It is completely legal and it is regulated by the government. You can find many land-based bookmakers from different companies throughout the country. However, online sports betting is unregulated, players from Macedonia can only place bets at offshore online bookmakers. Since 2014 the government announced its plans to make online sports betting a state monopoly in the future, but so far, nothing happened.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from Macedonia:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Macedonia

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Macedonia

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32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Macedonia

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

 

Lottery in Macedonia

 

Online lottery in Macedonia: not regulated

 

Macedonia’s national lottery is called Lotarija na Makedonija, which was introduced back in 1972. Since then, it is drawn regularly. You can not purchase lottery tickets on the website of the Macedonian lottery. However, many foreign lotteries and lottery agents are available to Macedonians.

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

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Bitcoin gambling in Macedonia

 

Bitcoin gambling in Macedonia: not regulated

 

As of now, Macedonia does not have any specific laws regarding Bitcoin gambling.

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from Macedonia:

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GT Bets accepts players from Macedonia, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

 

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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: 2016-05-01

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