Online Gambling in 2023 – Where Is It Legal?

Keeping up with the evolving landscape of online gambling laws is crucial. With the help of Slotegrator, we bring you the latest update on where online gambling stands legally across the world.

Key Groups Based on Legal Status

1. Licensed Gambling Essential

In these nations, every gambling business, local or international, needs a license. They must also ensure player safety, tax compliance, and follow advertising standards.

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Regions and Countries

  • Africa: Mayotte, Reunion Island.
  • Asia: India, The Philippines (only international players), Georgia (also needs a land-based casino license).
  • Europe: Austria (only state-run), Belgium, and many more including Norway (state-run).
  • North America: USA, Antigua and Barbuda, Guadeloupe, and several others.
  • Latin America: French Guiana, Argentina.
  • Oceania: French Polynesia, New Caledonia.

2. Local Licensing with Foreign Flexibility

In these locations, local gambling businesses need local licenses and must pay local taxes. However, international businesses can operate more freely, without the same obligations.

Regions and Countries

  • Africa: Comoros, Gambia, and a few others.
  • Asia: Armenia.
  • Europe: Greece, Hungary (state-owned), Ireland, and several more.
  • North America and Latin America: Countries include Canada, Curaçao, and Suriname among others.
  • Oceania: Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

3. Open to Foreign Gambling Operations

These nations don’t have specific laws for foreign gambling sites. Yet, this doesn’t mean gambling is wholly legal there.

Regions and Countries

  • Africa: Eritrea, Nigeria.
  • Asia: Azerbaijan, Brunei, and others including Singapore and Sri Lanka.
  • Europe: Cyprus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and several others.
  • North and Latin America: Countries such as Mexico, Brazil, and Martinique.
  • Oceania: American Samoa, Australia, New Zealand, and a few more.

4. Undefined Gambling Regulations

Here, online gambling isn’t explicitly illegal, but no clear regulations or licensing procedures are in place.

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Regions and Countries

  • Africa: Multiple countries including Ethiopia, Angola, and Ghana.
  • Asia: Bangladesh, Mongolia, Myanmar.
  • Europe: Albania, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Kosovo.
  • North and Latin America: The Bahamas, Bolivia, and several others.
  • Oceania: Kiribati, Micronesia, Nauru, and more.

If a country isn’t mentioned, online gambling is most likely illegal there.

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