Simon’s Montenegro Gambling Guide

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Picture of the famous Hotel Splendid in Montenegro, where Casino Royale was shot. This is the header image of my guide to gambling and online gambling in Montenegro. Gambling is legal in Montenegro.

Montenegro Gambling and Online Gambling Guide

 

Montenegro is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe. The country has a coast on the Adriatic Sea to the south-west and shares borders with Croatia to the west, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the north-west, Serbia to the north-east, and Albania to the south-east. Its capital and largest city is Podgorica while Cetinje is the former Royal Capital City of Montenegro. In 2011, the government rehabilitated the Royal House and gave it limited symbolical roles within the constitutional framework of the republic.

Montenegro’s official language is Montenegrin, the other recognized national languages are Serbian, Albanian, Bosnian, and Croatian. The population is diverse too, 45% of the population is Montenegrin, and roughly 29% is Serbian. Montenegro is a parliamentary republic and a candidate to join the European Union in the future.

Gambling is completely legal in Montenegro since 2006*, when the government decided to legalize it. The legalization of online gambling came soon after, in 2011. The Game of Chance Administration controls the licencing procedure both for brick-and-mortar casinos and online gambling operators.

Gambling license in Montenegro

Montenegro issues international gambling licenses to online gambling companies. With that, online gambling operators can accept players from Montenegro, but can also accept players internationally. Gambling licenses from Montenegro used to be popular in the early 2010s. However, recently, many payment processors decided to no longer work with gambling operators licensed in Montenegro.* Also, the gambling licenses from Montenegro are not on the whitelist of the UK Gambling Commission (considered to be the collection of the most trusted gambling licenses). It is best to avoid online casinos licensed in Montenegro, at the very least till the trouble with payment processors is resolved.

 

*Government of Montenegro – Law of the Games of Chances (official translation, must be downloaded)

**Quora – Montenegro gambling licenses

 

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Casino gambling in Montenegro

 

Online casino gambling in Montenegro: legal, requires licence

 

Gambling became legal in Montenegro in 2006 and the casino business is growing ever since. There are reltively many land-based casinos in the country like the Queen of Montenegro in Becici and the Maestral Casino in Przno. Most of the land-based casinos in Montenegro are located around the coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Online gambling is legal too, since 2011. The licencing procedure does not take a long time (especially for an online operator) because the Montenegrin government encourages businesses to invest in the country. The government  also tried to attract offshore online gambling providers to operate out of the country by issuing international licenses. However, recently there have been significant issues with these international gambling licenses (see above) and many companies pulled out of Montenegro.

The following online casinos accept players from Montenegro:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Montenegro

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Montenegro

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Montenegro

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Montenegro

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Casino Euro – accepting players from Montenegro

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Montenegro

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Montenegro

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GT Bets accepts players from Montenegro – accepting Bitcoins as well

 

Bingo in Montenegro

 

Online bingo in Montenegro: legal, requires licence

 

Bingo is a popular form of gambling in many parts of the world. However, bingo does not appear to be very popular in Montenegro. There are no bingo halls, and the casinos in the country do not have bingo. Bingo players from Montenegro have to go online to play. Montenegrin players are accepted in many online casinos, where they can play bingo online.

The following bingo websites accept players from Montenegro:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Montenegro

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Montenegro

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Montenegro

 

Poker in Montenegro

 

Online poker in Montenegro: legal, requires licence

 

Arguably, poker is the most popular casino game out there. In some countries poker is a game of skill and is not considered gambling. In Montenegro poker is considered a form of gambling, and it is legal (online poker is legal too). Players from Montenegro can enjoy poker in the casinos or play online at many poker websites.

The following online poker sites accept players from Montenegro:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Montenegro

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Montenegro

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Montenegro

 

Sports betting in Montenegro

 

Online sports betting in Montenegro: legal, requires licence

 

The most popular sports in Montenegro are football, basketball, and water polo. The country is pretty successful in water polo as they won the European Championship back in 2008 against Serbia. Because gambling is legal in Montenegro since 2006, so is sports betting. Players from Montenegro can bet on their favourite teams in a brick-and-mortar betting shop. Numerous online bookmakers accept bettors from Montenegro too.

The following online sportsbooks accept punters from Montenegro:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Montenegro

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Montenegro

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32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Montenegro

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

 

Lottery in Montenegro

 

Online lottery in Montenegro: legal, licensed

 

The lottery is a state monopoly in most countries, but not in Montenegro. Currently Lutrija Crne Gore is the sole lottery and online lottery provider (contract with the state expires at the end of 2016). However, Montenegrin players can participate in foreign lottery draws online too. Many online lotteries and lottery agents let citizens from Montenegro purchase lottery tickets online.

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

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Bitcoin gambling in Montenegro

 

Bitcoin gambling in Montenegro: not regulated

 

Some countries (like Norway) see Bitcoin as an asset rather than a currency, but in Montenegro, there aren’t any specific laws regarding Bitcoin gambling or Bitcoin in general. It is unknown whether online gambling companies still operating out of Montenegro can accept Bitcoin currently.

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from Montenegro:

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GT Bets accepts players from Montenegro, 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: 2016-05-07

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Simon's Guide to Online Gambling in Montenegro
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Simon's Guide to Online Gambling in Montenegro
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An overview of the legal status of gambling, online gambling, Bitcoin gambling, poker, bingo and lottery in Montenegro.
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