It is allowed to play only on WEB resources with the right to activity from the Belgian Gambling Commission (on domains .be). To see the list of sites that are in the register of the regulator, click here.
Rating 27 online casinos in Belgium
Online casinos in Belgium have been legalized since 2002 by the regulatory authority — Belgian Gambling Commission. The Commission reports to the Belgian Federal Public Service. Illegal gambling activities fined, online casinos are blocked and blacklisted.
Legal regulations online casinos in Belgium
|Online Casino License||Licences A+, Licences B+, Licences F1+|
|Law||"On Gambling and Gambling Houses" (1998)|
|Taxes||Income tax — 33.99%, |
VAT on online casino games — 21%
|Fines for players||From €26 to €25,000 (multiplied by payments|
|Penalties for illegal gambling activities|| |
From 100 to 10,000 euros (multiplied by payments)
For payments to underage players — from 25 thousand euros
|Maximum bet amount||500 euros per week|
|Minimum age of the player||21 year old|
|Languages of online casino sites||English, French, Dutch|
|Payment Systems||Neteller, Maestro, Skrill, Trustly, Bancotact, Hipay|
Types of licenses
There are two types of licenses:
- Permissions for offline casinos and gambling.
- Consent for online casinos and gambling.
Permitted gambling activities include:
- sports betting;
- card and board games;
- slot machines.
Two types of licenses divided into seven groups, each of them has 2-3 permits of different types.
To obtain the right to operate online casinos must be first opened offline institution.
Features and validity period of licenses
|Class||Features||Period of validity (with the possibility of extension)|
|А||It allows us to operate offline casinos in Belgium||15 years|
|А+||It allows the holder to open an online casino||15 years|
|В||It permits the opening of institutions with slot machines||Nine years|
|В+||It allows the license holder to launch a site with online slot machines and arcade games||Nine years|
|С||It gives to the owners of alcohol drinking establishments. According to this permission, there can be no more than two bingo and slot machines in the bar or restaurant.||Five years|
|D||All maintenance personnel of class I, II and IV gambling houses must receive license D||Five years|
|Е||Manufacturers and installers of slot machine software must have license E||Ten years|
|F1||It allows organizing bets on races and sports||Nine years|
|F2||It allows accepting bets in public places||Nine years|
|F+||It allows organizing bets online||Nine years|
|G1||It is given to operators to organize lotteries and tournament competitions. It permits television advertising in the media as well||Five years|
It issued for all gambling activities broadcast on radio, television, covered in newspapers and magazines, and those not covered by G1 license. Winning or losing games should not depend on the user's skills, but should be randomly determined by
Measures are taken by the Belgian Gambling Commission to protect players
|Denying access to online casino sites||Voluntarily or at the request of third parties. This prohibition applies to bet and gambling websites.|
|Control of betting||There is a limit on the number of bets for online casinos. It is 500 euros per week.|
|Age restrictions||Online casinos can provide visite users who are over 21 years old. Registration carried out with the provision of passport and identification number.|
|The presence of a banner on the site about the consequences of excessive play||At online casinos in Belgium, players should inform about the results of excessive play. It can be a downloadable document or a banner on the site.|
|On the website must be available mail for complaints, a helpline and contacts for addicts help centers by region||E-mail — firstname.lastname@example.org, |
hotline — 0800 / 35.777
|Bonus ban||The decision of the State Council of Belgium on February 6, 2020|
Violation of the above measures may be why the operator's imprisonment for one month to 3 years and the imposition of fines.
Technical support for players and contacts for dependent players and their relatives
There are help centers and a free SOS GAMBLING hotline: 0800/35.777, working 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people with gambling addiction, and people around them.
The legitimate sites are those on the white list of the Belgium regulator.
Advertising of the site is allowed if the operator has a license. Since the Belgian Gambling Commission has licensed 2011 online casinos.
If an online casino is not on the Belgian Gambling Commission's white list and you suspect that the site is operating without a license, write to the Belgian regulatory authority: email@example.com.