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.
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) 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.
Legislation for online casinos in Bulgaria
License for online casino
|Issued by the regulator — Държавната комисия по хазарта (State Gambling Commission of Bulgaria — SGC)
|Закон за хазарта от 21.02.2020 (Gambling Act)
|Taxes for gamblers
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.
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 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.
Gamblers don't pay tax on winnings in Bulgarian gambling establishments.
No. Restrictions are set exclusively by operators.
There are subject to the state monopoly in traditional lotteries (except bingo, keno, and some varieties).