Online Casino Bulgaria

The Law on Gambling legalizes the activities of online casinos with the latest amendments of 02.21.2020 in Bulgaria. Regulatory authority — Държавната комисия по хазарта (ДКХ) [1] under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Companies registered in Bulgaria (like the European Union countries, the Swiss Confederation, or the European Economic Area) can obtain a license to conduct a gambling business.

Online Casino Rating in Bulgaria

Online casinos are allowed to provide players with games with a random or combined chance of winning at Bulgaria's legislative level. The state monopoly acts on the organization of traditional lotteries. A list of legal online casinos is available on the regulator's website.

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Top 10 Casino Games in Bulgaria
All casino games (5972)

Adult players (over 18 years old) are eligible to participate in online gambling. Users can create a temporary account and use it for 30 days.

Top Casino Software in Bulgaria
All casino software (252)

Online casinos begin their work after licensing gambling equipment. The state regulator evaluates the software and systematically checked to ensure the protection of the rights of players.

Leander
Leander
60 games
E-gaming
E-gaming
95 games
Pragmatic Play
Pragmatic Play
147 games
Jdb Gaming
Jdb Gaming
44 games
Barcrest
Barcrest
54 games
Scientific Games
Scientific Games
81 games
1x2 Gaming
1x2 Gaming
117 games
Gaming 1
Gaming 1
65 games
Playtech
Playtech
244 games
Quickspin
Quickspin
68 games
All casino software (252)

Legislation for online casinos in Bulgaria

License for online casino

Issued by the regulator  — Държавната комисия по хазарта (State Gambling Commission of Bulgaria — SGC)
Laws Закон за хазарта от 21.02.2020 (Gambling Act)
Taxes
  • The tax rate is 15%.
  • Monthly license maintenance fees — 20% GGR (This is the difference between the sum of all bets and winnings).
  • The annual price for the development of the social sphere — 50 000 leva
Taxes for gamblers No
Penalties 
  • Business without a license — fines from 1 to 2 million leva.
  • Violation of gambling legislation — from 5 to 20 thousand leva.
  • The punishment of hosting companies is from 10 to 30 thousand leva.
  • Illegal advertising — from 10 to 30 thousand leva
Languages  Bulgarian, English
Payment systems

Skrill, EasyPay, ePay.bg, Cashterminal

Cards Visa, MasterCard, Maestro

Regulator and licensing of online casinos in Bulgaria

The state monopoly acts on traditional lotteries, except for bingo, keno, and other gambling varieties in Bulgaria.

The government uses gambling to maintain socially significant areas — income from the gambling business finances medicine, education, sports, and culture.

The duties of the state regulator State Gambling Commission of Bulgaria include:

  • regulation and control of gambling;
  • details of the provisions of gambling legislation;
  • issuance, extension, revocation or termination of licenses for operators and companies importing, manufacturing, distributing and servicing software or gaming equipment;
  • monitoring the activities of licensees, conducting inspections and investigations;
  • control of taxes and fees;
  • the imposition of fines for violation of the law.

Adult people are eligible to visit online casinos in Bulgaria. The registration and user identification procedure is required.

Winnings paid in the national currency ( BGN) or Euro — payments in other currencies prohibited without permission from DKH.

Online casinos in Bulgaria are forbidden to provide loans to game participants.

Gambling Art permits in online casinos in Bulgaria:

  • roulette wheel;
  • card games (including poker);
  • bones and their varieties;
  • traditional and instant lotteries ( toto, lotto, bingo, keno);
  • sports tote and bets on random events;
  • bets on horse and dog races.

Companies with limited liability or registered shares can obtain a license to open a casino. Enterprises must be registered in Bulgaria, in the EU, in the SES or HK.

Servers are located on the territory of the republic or in the European Union or the CES countries. The software of online establishments must be verified and approved by DKH.

The interests of operators registered outside the Bulgaria territory represent by officially authorized persons in the country's courts and state institutions. To develop casino software, you must obtain a license.

Consideration of an application for opening an online casino paid 70 000 BGN. For filing an application to open a resource for playing traditional, numerical lotteries or a bookmaker, you need to pay 40 000 BGN. Hall with gaming slots - 15 000 BGN. Consideration of a petition filed in electronic form requires an additional payment of 95% of the contribution cost.

A one-time fee for issuing a license is 100 000 BGN. 

Licenses for online casino issued for five years in Bulgary. An operator with proven investment in an Internet resource of an amount exceeding 2 million leva can obtain business permission for ten years.

The Bulgarian gambling regulator's site has a list of online legal resources [2] and banned online casinos [3].
 

Support and protection of the rights of players in Bulgaria

The principles of responsible play and prevention of gambling addiction supported at the state level in Bulgaria. Operating online casinos are required to post information about the dangers of addiction.

On the site of electronic services, DKH posted a form for self-checking [4] for addiction.

Bulgarian law does not oblige licensees to post on the site pages and offer to add players to the list of Self-excluded players. Online establishments voluntarily offer players temporary disable accounts for 12 or 24 hours, 7, 30, 60, or 120 days.

The long-term suspension is possible for six months and forever — applications submitted to online casino support services.

Affiliates offered to install blocking programs on mobile gadgets and a computer. Players can set spending limits or time limits in their accounts.
 

State gambling Commission of Bulgaria
State gambling Commission of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
Gamblers Anonymous International Service Office
Gamblers Anonymous International Service Office
4981 апартамент Авенюиндейл Авеню 700 Ирвиндейл, Калифорния 91706

Legislation for online gambling terminals (gambling) requires a return of at least 80% of the bets.

By players protection, online casino licensees in Bulgaria required to:

  • register users;
  • organize bets and payouts through bank accounts;
  • provide real-time information about players and their transactions to DCH servers. Data retention period — at least five years;
  • inform regulatory authorities of transactions.

The primary language is Bulgarian.

Internet resources are required to report:

  • information about the licensee — identification code, permit number;
  • rules of the game;
  • order of betting;
  • description of the process of formation and payment of winnings
  • methods of filing complaints and signals;
  • contacts for communication with the operator.

A player can file a complaint about the licensee's illegal actions on the gambling regulator (player must go through the identification procedure).

The State Gambling Commission
The State Gambling Commission
София 1431 бул. Акад. Иван Гешов №15
FAQ about Online Casinos in Bulgaria
What taxes pay gamblers in online casinos?

Gamblers don't pay tax on winnings in Bulgarian gambling establishments.

Does the state limit the size of bets in online casinos in Bulgaria?

No. Restrictions are set exclusively by operators.

Are there some illegal games in the Bulgarian online casino?

There are subject to the state monopoly in traditional lotteries (except bingo, keno, and some varieties).