Simon’s Macedonia Gambling Guide

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North Macedonia Gambling Guide

 

Gambling in Macedonia (officially the Republic of North Macedonia) is completely legal and regulated by the government since 1991* (before that they were part of the USSR and all forms of gambling were officially illegal in the Soviet Union). The defining legislation is the 2013 Law of Games and Chance currently. Land-based gambling establishments need a license from the Government of the Republic of North Macedonia to operate (it costs a hefty €600K). There are 7 casinos in the country (UPDATE COVID-19: due to the Chinese pandemic there are now only 5 brick&mortar casinos in the country, the rest closed down permanently). You’ll find most of the casinos in the capital city of Skopje, and interestingly, in, and around the town of Gevgelija (only 15 000 people), which is often called the “Macedonian Las Vegas” because of this. Apart from the casinos there are at least 200+ slot halls (pubs with slot machines, really high number of slot halls for such a small country),owned by the 23 companies, who now hold licences for slot machine clubs (in Macedonia slot halls are also called casinos confusingly), and 8 companies are licensed for betting shops.

Just like in most of Europe you must be 18+ to enter casinos and to gamble legally in Macedonia (applies to online gambling as well).

Online gambling is also legal since 2011. However, no online gambling licenses were issued till 2014. The government of Macedonia announced in 2014 that it would like to make online gambling a state monopoly.*** It entered into a joint venture with Casinos Austria (which resulted in €6 million initial capital investment by the company) and they were awarded the first and only online gambling license (to National Videolottery of Republic of Macedonia: Casinos Austria owns 49% of this new online gambling monopoly, 51% is owned by the state, making it a state monopoly). The monopoly applies to the online lottery as well. At this point it’s not possible for private companies to acquire additional online gambling licenses.

The ISPs (internet service providers) block unlicensed offshore gambling websites since 2014, at the behest of the government, despite the fact that there is no local alternative. However, they are very bad at it, and only a fraction of the online casinos are blocked. Understandably online gambling companies really don’t like this sort of discrimination, and this new monopoly, which is a clear violation of free trade and free competition (and in the rest of Europe, in the EU, such thing is not even allowed, but Macedonia is not yet an EU member), therefore some offshore online gambling companies ignore this ban entirely and still accept players from Macedonia (you can find these online casinos below). Players who play in these online casinos are not prosecuted. In fact if you wish to play casino games online or place bets on sports online from Macedonia you can only do so at foreign online gambling websites. Apart from this, all other forms of online gambling (including the State Lottery of Macedonia) in North Macedonia are the monopoly of Casino Austria.

 

North Macedonia gambling tax

In Macedonia the corporate tax is a flat 10%. Gambling companies, on top of that, need to pay the following as well:

  • 20% special fee calculated on the difference between the amount inserted in all the slot machines, placed as bets at the tables and the amount paid by all the slot machines, dealers on a monthly basis
  • 3% special health care financing fee, calculated on the difference between the amount inserted in all slot machines, placed as bets at the tables and the amount paid by all slot machines, dealers at the expense of the Ministry of Health, on a monthly basis

There is no info on online casino taxation anywhere online, at least none that I could find, if you know of anything please drop a comment at the bottom of this page.

 

*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

 

Online casinos accepting players from Macedonia

The following online gambling websites accept players from Macedonia:

 

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

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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

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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

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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 the Republic of North Macedonia

 

Online casino gambling in Macedonia: legal, monopoly of National Videolottery of Republic of Macedonia

Gambling is legal and regulated in Macedonia. You can find 7 casinos in the country (2 in Gevgelija, 2 in Skopje and 3 in the countryside). Apart from these casinos there are about 200 slot halls in the country (one of the highest number per capita in all of Europe!). Online gambling is also legal, but it is the monopoly of National Videolottery of Republic of Macedonia, a consortium consisting of the company Casinos Austria and the Macedonian government. However, Casinos Austria – even though it’s been 6+ years since the deal – only launched one very bad online casino 2win.mk. 2win.mk is abysmal and I really don’t recommend it. Just a quick look at it is enough too see that they have barely any games and the games they do have are really low quality (just compare it with the online casinos below you will see the difference instantly if you don’t believe me). This is common in every country where online gambling is a monopoly, monopolies don1t have to be competitive, don1t have to fight for customers, and it shows. Despite some weak attempts to block foreign online casinos, players from Macedonia are able to visit numerous offshore online gambling websites. In fact, if you wish to play online these offshore websites are your best option currently. Players who play at these foreign websites are not prosecuted, but some websites might be blocked by the ISPs.

The online casinos below accept players from Macedonia.

Online casinos accepting players from Macedonia - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Macedonia:

 

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

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  • 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 Macedonia.

 

Bingo in Republic of North Macedonia

 

Online bingo in Macedonia: legal, monopoly of Casino Austria

 

Bingo is legal in Macedonia. Online gambling (including online bingo) is officially part of the online gambling monopoly. Only Casinos Austria LLC could operate online bingo websites in Macedonia. However, they don’t have any bingo halls in the country, and they don’t currently operate any bingo websites, despite the fact that they have the gambling license since 2014. The government blocks online casinos (a few of them) but international bingo websites don’t appear to be blocked. Players from Macedonia can play in many offshore online casinos and enjoy bingo online. Although not many online live bingo websites accept players from Macedonia. In fact I could only find one.

The following online casino has live bingo and accepts players from Macedonia:

BGO

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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%

 

Land-based bingo doesn’t appear to be very popular in Macedonia. However, some of the casinos organize bingo events on the side, e.g: Casino Senator. The regular casino license covers bingo as well, only online bingo is subject to the monopoly.

 

Poker in Republic of North Macedonia

 

Online poker in Macedonia: legal, monopoly of Casino Austria

 

Players in Macedonia can enjoy poker in most land-based casinos around the country and play online on foreign poker websites. The center of the Macedonian poker scene appears to be Apollonia Casino & Hotel. The regular casino license covers poker as well. Online poker belongs to the Casinos Austria monopoly. However, despite them having a license for 6+ years there are no Macedonian online poker platforms for now. For now Macedonian players can only play on foreign websites or in land-based casinos.

The following online poker sites below accept players from Macedonia.

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

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

 

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.

 

 

 

Sports betting in Republic of North Macedonia

 

Online sports betting in Macedonia: legal, monopoly of Casino Austria

 

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 a monopoly. There are no licensed standalone Macedonian online sports betting websites at the time of writing. However, 2win.mk has a tiny sports betting section that barely functions and doesn’t even load on mobile devices. Sadly that’s the only domestic sports betting platform, and it’s a very low quality paltform. Players from Macedonia can place bets at offshore online bookmakers too. Macedonians who place bets with these bookmakers are not prosecuted.

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from Macedonia.

Online bookmakers accepting registrations from Macedonia - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from Macedonia:

 

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.

 

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

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  • 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 Republic of North Macedonia

 

Online lottery in Macedonia: legal, monopoly of State Lottery of Macedonia (partially owned by Casinos Austria LLC)

 

Macedonia’s national lottery is called Државна лотарија на Македонија, АД Скопје – State Lottery of Macedonia, AD Skopje, which is in operation since 1972, but now it is jointly owned by Casinos Austria LLC, which owns 49%. Lottery, online lottery, keno and instant games are all the monopoly of State Lottery of Macedonia, which is part of the National Videolottery of Republic of Macedonia. In fact, this is the only functioning part of their online gambling empire currently (and it looks really bad tbh., expected much more, you can’t tell they just invested €6 million into this platform, I can make a better website in a week…) and this lottery website will be expanded with an online casino and online sports betting in the future (none currently, for 6+ years now, since 2014, I could put together a turn- key online casino in about a month…, they must fill a lot of deep pockets behind the scenes to get this off the ground…, allegedly of course). It has a really bad looking, not mobile compatible, Macedonian-only webpage. This sort of outdated, neglected web presence is really not typical of European lotteries. It’s definitely one of the worst online lottery website in all Europe. But still, it’s functioning, and you can purchase lottery tickets online too, making this the only form of online lottery that is currently available in the country.

Macedonian players can participate in lottery daws in foreign countries or purchase lottery tickets online from foreign lottery websites, it’s not illegal, the law only states that within the territory of The Republic of Northern Macedonia only the State Lottery of Macedonia can organize lottery, keno, online lottery and instant games. Purchasing lottery tickets from other providers is completely legal. In fact, I recommend that instead, especially the big European lotteries: Euromillions or Eurojckpot, or the Spanish El Gordo. They all have online platforms (don’t buy lottery tickets from websites that say they buy it for you in person and then just scan the tickets in, they are mostly scams, you will never see your money if you win, only buy from trusted national lotteries, officially participating in the Euromillions or Eurojackpot program, many of them are available in English). These big lotteries are even though more expensive, they have significantly bigger prize pools, and even partial jackpots net you more than the jackpot of a Macedonian lottery. Not to mention, your odds of wining are not significantly worse too; just better value for money overall.

 

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

Државна лотарија на Македонија, АД Скопје – State Lottery of Macedonia, AD Skopje, it’s a monopoly

 

Bitcoin gambling in Republic of North Macedonia

 

Bitcoin gambling in Macedonia: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

As of now, Macedonia does not have any specific law regarding Bitcoin gambling. However, bitcoin (litecoin and other cryptocurrencies) are illegal in Macedonia. In 2014, Dimitar Bogov, Governor of National Bank of Macedonia, called Bitcoin ‘a bubble’:

“In Macedonia, juridical means for cash and non-cash payments are denars. International payments operations are carried out by banks. Therefore, trading and use of Bitcoin is illegal.”

Therefore it’s unlikely the further use of bitcoin and other alternative digital currencies will be explored in the gambling sector. We consider bitcoin gambling de facto illegal in the country. However, people who use bitcoin or play in bitcoin casinos are not prosecuted.

The Bitcoin casinos below accept players from Macedonia.

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

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

 

Black Lotus Casino

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  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
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Bonuses for existing players:
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  • 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

 

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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 Macedonia 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: 2020-10-20

Gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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