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Countries Where Online Gambling is Legal

Posted on March 24, 2019 by Abhinav Vasudevan

Gambling is no doubt one of the preferred mediums for entertainment and leisure. However, there are a few countries which restrict gambling. Gambling is not yet made legal in all countries. Hence, it is important that you cross-examine the safety and legalization aspects before you decide to play in an online casino.

The online casinos are undoubtedly alluring and engaging provided you have read the terms and conditions put forth by the online casinos clearly and in full measure as many players skip reading the “Terms and Conditions” part completely. To ensure that no law is broken, it is advisable to always check the rules and the legalization policy of the online casinos so that you can have a peaceful gaming experience.

The Names of the Countries where Online Gambling is Legal

The below mentioned are the names of the various countries where online gambling is made legal.

1) The European Countries

Online gambling is legal in most of the European countries including:

  • Germany
  • France
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Hungry
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Malta
  • Gibraltar
  • Netherland
  • Portugal
  • Norway
  • Denmark

2) Australia and New Zealand

Online gambling is legal in Australia and New Zealand. It’s fine to gamble offline and online in Australia. However, in New Zealand, only online gambling websites licensed and regulated by the country are legal. All online gambling websites based overseas are illegal and are completely banned in New Zealand.

3) The Asian countries

Online gambling is legal in Japan, Philippines and Kazakhstan. But there are few countries like China, Thailand, Singapore, Macao which partially allow gambling. In India, online gambling is strictly banned except for two states Sikkim and Goa. Some states of India have scratch card games alternative lotteries which are legalized. In countries like Taiwan, Bangladesh, UAE, and Indonesia gambling of any kind is strictly banned by the law.

4) The African countries

Online gambling is mostly banned in many African countries. Some countries do not even mention online gambling in the laws as there is very limited access to the internet. However, some countries like South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius allow online gambling and earns a huge revenue with it. The countries like Algeria, Morocco, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast allow online gambling to some extent. These countries permit sports betting and some basic online casino games.

5) The American countries

Online gambling is extremely popular in the North American countries especially the US which makes up to 70% of players base. Canada allows online gambling is some regions and in some regions, it is considered illegal. However, the Government really does not seem to care as online gambling of all kinds are enjoyed freely pretty much everywhere in North America. Some of the countries in Central America and the Caribbean like Costa Rica, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Honduras allow online gambling. It is allowed in Mexico to some extent and Cuba is not a country where anyone should practice any kinda gambling. Few of the South American countries like Argentina, Peru, Panama have legalised online gambling. Countries like Brazil, Chile, Uruguay see some online gambling action however it is banned on papers. Ecuador has now banned gambling of any type.

With online gambling made legal in these many countries, you are sure to have an exceptional iGaming experience. But keep in mind that before you sign up with any online casino to try and explore the games, make sure that you check the legality and the authenticity of the casino. Happy playing there.

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