Monaco online casinos operate with international licenses. Resources provide players with slot machines, lotteries, sports betting, and events. Only adults (from 18 years old) can play. Technical support for online casinos can contact in French and English.
Online casinos in Monaco
Online casinos in Monaco with a national license (under the .mc domain) are prohibited. Everyone (except for the indigenous inhabitants of the principality — 20% of the population) can visit WEB-resources with international permission.
The regulator is the Gambling Authority, established under the Ministry of Finance and Economics. Its employees block IP users. In case of violation, they will be held liable (imprisonment, fine).
Legislation online casino Monaco
|Online casino license||No|
|Main regulator||Gambling commission|
|Tax for operators||No|
|Winning tax for players||No|
|Sanctions for operators||No|
|Payment systems||Cards, PayPal|
Regulation and Licensing
Permits for Monaco online casinos are not issued — regulated by the Service de Contrôle des Jeux (Gambling Authority, Gambling Commission) — Act No. 1103 of 06/12/1987. The commission works under the Ministry of Finance and Economics.
Resources operate under cross-licenses. International providers are allowed in the virtual gambling market.
The Gambling Commission consists of a chief director, deputy, and inspectors. They have the right to:
- monitor gambling houses;
- initiate investigations into violations;
- check game operations;
- restrict access to virtual gambling houses to prohibited persons;
- control the provision of gaming conditions.
Inspectors submit complaints to the prosecutor or act on his behalf if they reveal fraud, violations, or cases of terrorism.
Gambling sites are under the supervision of a commission. It created by the Ministry of Finance and Economics, chairman and employees control virtual casinos' operation, the information that resources provide to users, and game rules.
Minister of the Principality regulates the commission's composition, the procedure for its members' appointment, and the operating system determined.
Commissioners are responsible for:
- non-compliance with the rules of gambling sites;
- inadequate control of the provisions of games and payments;
- access to the virtual resource of a person included in the list of self-excluded.
For violation of the law, there is administrative and criminal liability.
Imprisonment from six months to three years and a fine provided for:
- illegal association of players;
- the use of systems or programs that distort the course and outcome of games.
Online bingo, sports betting, and lotteries, slot machines did not regulate by law.
The Department of Government Communications (Direction de la Communication) reports to the Minister, monitors online casinos' operation in the country, complies with the law, and identifies fraud cases.
- define a communication strategy;
- develop and compose messages for users of online casinos, analyze documents and recommendations;
- communicate the government with the media;
- hold public events;
- develop external partnerships;
- design and produce specialized software for government communications.
Monaco law prohibits four categories of people from visiting virtual gambling establishments:
- the indigenous inhabitants of the Principality of Monaco;
- children under 18 years old;
- military and sailors.
An administrative fine or criminal liability awaits visitors for disobeying the law.
Technical support and contacts for addicted players and their relatives
You can apply for technical support to the regulatory authority that issued the license.
In Monaco, protection for players not regulated by law. But you can contact requests and suggestions.
There is no blacklist of online casinos in the principality. Self-exclusion applies to visitors to land-based gambling establishments — players listed by representatives of Monaco's administrative authority for a month to a year.
There are no clinics for the treatment of ludomania in Monaco.
The subjects of the principality do not pay taxes. Monaco has no tax laws.
The state monopolizes Land-based online casinos. There are four complexes in the country: Casino de Monte-Carlo, Casino Café de Paris, Sun Casino, Monte-Carlo Bay Casino. There sites exclusively for informational purposes.
Criminal Code of the Principality (le Code de procédure pénale) established the punishment for illegal activities. There are sanctions only for ground facilities. The board of directors and the licensee's general director provided responsibility for the chairman (imprisonment from 6 days to a month).