Online casino in Portugal

The online gambling segment in Portugal has legalized since 2015. Operator websites with licenses must have a «.pt» domain name identifier. Full information on the licensing of objects (link to the site, license number, names of legalized online casinos) can found on Game Control and Inspection Service's official website [1]. Tourism of Portugal (referred to as SRIJ).

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Online Casino Rating in Portugal
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Points
Rating
Reviews
Country
Game Software
Top Casino Software in Portugal
All casino software (252)
Synot
Synot
65 games
1x2 Gaming
1x2 Gaming
116 games
Ags
Ags
88 games
Arrowsedge
Arrowsedge
56 games
Leander
Leander
58 games
E-gaming
E-gaming
95 games
Play And Go
Play And Go
141 games
Jdb Gaming
Jdb Gaming
42 games
Nextgen
Nextgen
240 games
Xinggaming
Xinggaming
64 games
All casino software (252)

The legislative basis for online casino Portugal

Online Casino License

Must be licensed:
  • Sports betting with fixed odds.
  • Racing bets.
  • Gambling.

Law

Decree-Law No. 66/2015 (Decreto-Lei n.º 66/2015) of April 29, 2015. (as amended)

Taxes

  • from gambling and from betting on horse racing — from 15% to 30% of gross income;
  • from sports bets — from 8% to 16% from income received from the number of bets made.

Penalties for players

No

Penalties for illegal gambling activities 

  • Operators with unlicensed websites can punish with imprisonment for up to 5 years or a fine (up to 500 days). 
  • Fraud — deprivation of liberty from 3 to 8 years or a fine (up to 600 days).

Languages of online casino sites

Portuguese, English

Payment Systems

WebMoney, Visa, Skrill, PayPal, MasterCard, Neteller, Maestro, MuchBetter, PaysafeCard

Features of online casino regulation in Portugal

Authorized organizations operate under the Portuguese Tourism Authority (Instituto de Turismo de Portugal, I.P.):

  1. SRIJ monitors regulate and supervise online casinos. The commission that coordinates the activities of the SRIJ is the Gambling Commission.
  2. The Gambling Commission (Pela Comissão de Jogos) is responsible for issuing licenses, approving online gambling and betting rules, issuing instructions and instructions, providing technical support, managing fees, taxes on the use of online casinos.

Decree Law No. 66/2015 (Decreto-Lei n.º 66/2015) of April 29, 2015. (as amended) - provides legal regime for gambling on the Internet (Regime Jurídico dos Jogos e Apostas Online, or RJO).  

To participate in online casinos, you must register. The participant must be the owner of the payment account. You can only register an account on different websites once. 

A player may participate in gambling and betting demonstrations without making a deposit but without any prizes.

Types of gambling must be licensed:

1. Bets on sports with fixed odds.
2. Bets on races.
3. Gambling:

  • Baccarat point and Banque / Macau Baccarat point and Banque. 
  • French Banque.
  • Blackjack / 21.
  • Bingo.
  • Slot machines with one or more rotating drums, which, when stopped on the playing line(s), form combinations of symbols or graphic elements.
  • Non-banked Poker.
  • Poker in tournament mode.
  • American roulette.
  • French roulette.

 SRIJ measures to protect players in Portugal

Bilateral support is provided to the participants: by legislation and gambling companies in Portugal.

Operators are required to guarantee responsible gaming and provide players with information about the negative consequences of gambling activity.

Measures to protect players from an online casino are based on principles:

  • Awareness — dissemination of warning messages about the dangers of gambling activity on the Internet.
  • Prevention — information about the ban on gambling in casinos should be available to the participant, constantly displayed on the site.
  • Support — a creation of support mechanisms in the form of self-exclusion measures and providing contact details to the network of integrated treatment centers.

The self-exclusion mechanism is that members have the right to exclude themselves from the websites, indicating the duration of the ban. The period of self-exclusion — at least 3 months — continues until the date specified by the player. 

Players submit a request for self-exclusion at the casino on the SRIJ website. Just click on the link [2]. If it is difficult to fill out the form, you can ask for help by e-mail: exclusao.online@turismodeportugal.pt.

Technical support contacts for players

Game Control and Inspection Service. Tourism of Portugal
Game Control and Inspection Service. Tourism of Portugal
Portugal
Cova da Beira Hospital Center (Hospital Pеro Da Covilhа)
Cova da Beira Hospital Center (Hospital Pеro Da Covilhа)
Game Control and Inspection Service. Tourism of Portugal
Game Control and Inspection Service. Tourism of Portugal
Rua Ivone Silva, Lote 6 (1050-124 Lisboa)
FAQ about Online Casinos in Portugal
How to find out if the online casino website is running legally?

Information on the company's license under Portuguese law is available on the SRIJ website. Licensed operators must post on their website information about the authorization (including a link to the site and contacts of the issuing authority, the online casino license number). 

Are online casino winnings taxed?

The operator pays no. Taxes in Portugal based on the revenue received.  

Is it possible to have several game accounts?

Yes. Provided that for each legal gambling site will be registered only one account.