Gambling Guide to Portugal

12 March 2018, by GambleScope Research Team

Casinos that accept players from Portugal

Country:
Armenia, Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Angola, Andorra, Algeria, Afghanistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Costa Rica, Cook Islands, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic Republic, Comoros, Colombia, Cocos Islands, China, Chile, Chad, Central African Republic, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Burma, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Brunei, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brazil, Bouvet Island, Botswana, Bolivia, Bhutan, Bermuda, Benin, Belize, Belgium, Belarus, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bahamas, Azerbaijan, Australia, Aruba, Mongolia, Monaco, Moldova, Micronesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Mauritius, Mauritania, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Malta, Mali, Maldives, Malaysia, Malawi, Madagascar, Macedonia, Macau, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kosovo, Kiribati, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Ireland, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, Iceland, Hong Kong, Honduras, Holy See, Haiti, Guyana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Guatemala, Guam, Greenland, Grenada, Gibraltar, Ghana, Germany, Georgia, Gambia, Gabon, French Polynesia, French Guiana, Finland, Fiji, Ethiopia, Estonia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Egypt, Ecuador, East Timor, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Djibouti, Denmark, Czechia, Cyprus, Curacao, Cuba, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uganda, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Togo, Timor-Leste, The Faroe Islands, Thailand, Tasmania, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Syria, Switzerland, Sweden, Swaziland, Suriname, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Korea, South Africa, Somalia, Solomon Islands, Slovenia, Slovakia, Sint Maarten, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, San Marino, Samoa, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Rwanda, Russia, Romania, Réunion, Qatar, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Poland, Philippines, Peru, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Palestinian Territories, Palau, Pakistan, Oman, Norway, Northern Mariana Islands, North Korea, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Niger, Nicaragua, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Nepal, Nauru, Namibia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Morocco, Zambia, Yemen, Western Sahara, Wallis and Futuna, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
License:
No License
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
NetEnt, Microgaming, Playtech, Play'n GO, Novomatic, Aberrant, ActionPoker Network, Betsoft, Betgames, Betconstruct, Dragonfish (Random Logic), EGT, GTS, GreenTube, PAF, The Games Company, UC8
Deposit:
Skrill, Neteller, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Accent Pay, Arena Wallet, AstroPay Card, ATM, ATM Online, BACS, 4B, Bancontact/Mister Cash, Bank Wire Transfer, Betting Voucher, Bill Payment, Bitcoin Cash, ePay, Euteller, Liberty Reserve, LiqPay, Paysafe Card, QIWI, Transfer Money, Triopay
Currencies:
Euros, British pounds sterling, Swedish kronor, US dollars, Australian dollars, Albanian lekë, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash
Languages:
English
Withdrawal:
Skrill, Neteller, Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin, Instant Wire Transfer
Withdrawal Limits:
2000 EUR per day
Withdrawal Timeframes:
24-48 hours
Minimal Deposit:
From 20 EUR
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 5 EUR
Support Languages:
English
Country:
Albania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Yemen, Western Sahara, Wallis and Futuna, Vietnam, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Uganda, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Togo, Timor-Leste, The Faroe Islands, Thailand, Tasmania, Tanzania, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Syria, Switzerland, Swaziland, Suriname, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Korea, South Africa, Somalia, Solomon Islands, Slovakia, Sint Maarten, Singapore, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Serbia, Senegal, Saudi Arabia, Sao Tome and Principe, San Marino, Samoa, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Rwanda, Russia, Romania, Réunion, Qatar, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Poland, Philippines, Peru, Paraguay, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Palestinian Territories, Palau, Pakistan, Oman, Norway, Northern Mariana Islands, North Korea, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Niger, Nicaragua, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Netherlands, Nepal, Nauru, Namibia, Myanmar, Mozambique, Morocco, Montenegro, Mongolia, Monaco, Moldova, Micronesia, Mexico, Mayotte, Mauritius, Mauritania, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Malta, Mali, Maldives, Malaysia, Malawi, Madagascar, Macedonia, Macau, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Lebanon, Latvia, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Kosovo, Kiribati, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Jordan, Japan, Jamaica, Italy, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Indonesia, India, Iceland, Hong Kong, Honduras, Holy See, Haiti, Guyana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Guatemala, Guam, Guadeloupe, Greenland, Grenada, Greece, Gibraltar, Ghana, Germany, Georgia, Gambia, Gabon, French Polynesia, French Guiana, Finland, Fiji, Ethiopia, Estonia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Egypt, Ecuador, East Timor, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Djibouti, Denmark, Czechia, Cyprus, Curacao, Cuba, Croatia, Cote d'Ivoire, Costa Rica, Cook Islands, Congo Republic, Congo Democratic Republic, Comoros, Colombia, Cocos Islands, China, Chile, Chad, Central African Republic, Cabo Verde, Canada, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Burma, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Brunei, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brazil, Bouvet Island, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bolivia, Bhutan, Bermuda, Benin, Belize, Belgium, Belarus, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bahrain, Bahamas, Azerbaijan, Austria, Aruba, Armenia, Argentina, Antigua and Barbuda, Angola, Andorra, Afghanistan, Algeria
License:
No License
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
NetEnt, Evolution Gaming, Quickspin, Nolimit City, iSoftBet, Pragmatic Play, Betdigital, NextGen Gaming, Elk Studios, Aristocrat, Felt Gaming, Big Time Gaming, Realistic Games, Chance Interactive, EveryMatrix
Deposit:
Bank Wire Transfer, Bitcoin, EcoPayz, EPS, Euteller, GiroPay, iDEAL, InstantTransfer, Neteller, Onlineüberweisung, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Paysera, Skrill, Sofort (by Skrill), Visa, MasterCard
Currencies:
US dollars, Euros, British pounds sterling, Canadian dollars
Languages:
German, English, Lithuanian, Estonian, Russian
Withdrawal:
Bank Wire Transfer, Bitcoin, EcoPayz, EPS, Euteller, GiroPay, iDEAL, InstantTransfer, Neteller, Onlineüberweisung, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Paysera, Skrill, Sofort (by Skrill), Visa, MasterCard
Withdrawal Limits:
< 3000 EUR/USD per month
Withdrawal Timeframes:
24 hours
Minimal Deposit:
25 EUR
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 20 EUR
Support Languages:
German, English, Estonian, Russian
Country:
Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, The Faroe Islands, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bulgaria, Cuba, Denmark, Greenland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Palestinian Territories, Sudan, Turkey
License:
GX11 1AA
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
888 Gaming, Dragonfish (Random Logic), IGT (WagerWorks), NetEnt, NextGen Gaming, WMS (Williams Interactive)
Deposit:
Bank Wire Transfer, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Visa Electron, Visa, Pay by Phone
Currencies:
Canadian dollars, Euros, British pounds sterling, US dollars
Languages:
English
Withdrawal:
Bank Wire Transfer, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Visa Electron, Visa, Entropay
Withdrawal Limits:
No Limits
Withdrawal Timeframes:
48 days, 4-5 days, 4-7 days, 7-10 days
Minimal Deposit:
From 10 EUR
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 10 EUR
Support Languages:
English
Country:
Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, The Faroe Islands, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Angola, Andorra, Algeria, Albania, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, Sweden, Serbia, Norway, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany, Finland, Canada
License:
000-039107-R-319400-013
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
Red Tiger Gaming, Pragmatic Play, NetEnt, IGT (WagerWorks), Evolution Gaming, Betdigital, Big Time Gaming, Blueprint Gaming, Core Gaming, Elk Studios, Extreme Live Gaming, Felt Gaming, Foxium, Gamevy, Iron Dog Studios, Konami Gaming, Lightning Box, Nektan, NextGen Gaming, Realistic Games, Scientific Games, Yggdrasil Gaming
Deposit:
Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Wire Transfer, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Trustly, Skrill, Sofort (by Skrill), GiroPay, Zimpler, Boku
Currencies:
Euros, US dollars, Swedish kronor, British pounds sterling, Canadian dollars, New Zealand dollars, Australian dollars
Languages:
English, Swedish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish
Withdrawal:
Bank Wire Transfer, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Visa, Skrill, Trustly, Sepa
Withdrawal Limits:
5 000 EUR per month
Withdrawal Timeframes:
1-3 days, 3-5 days, 3-7 days
Minimal Deposit:
From 20 EUR/£
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 20 EUR
Support Languages:
English, Swedish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Finnish
Country:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo Democratic Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United States, Vanuatu, Yemen, Zimbabwe
License:
000-049504-R-327358-003
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
Microgaming, Quickspin, Pragmatic Play, PariPlay, WMS (Williams Interactive), iSoftBet, Playson, Amatic Industries, 1x2Gaming
Deposit:
Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Sofort (by Skrill), Trustly, EcoPayz
Currencies:
Euros, US dollars, British pounds sterling, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Norwegian kroner, Swedish kronor
Languages:
English
Withdrawal:
Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, EcoPayz, Trustly
Withdrawal Limits:
10 000 EUR
Withdrawal Timeframes:
0-24 hours, 2-4 days, 2-7 days
Minimal Deposit:
From 10 EUR
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 10 EUR
Support Languages:
English
Country:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, The Faroe Islands, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
License:
No License
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
Evolution Gaming, Betsoft, BGAMING, Endorphina
Deposit:
Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Bitcoin, Litecoin
Currencies:
Euros, US dollars, Russian rubles, Australian dollars, Bitcoin, Litecoin
Languages:
English, German, Spanish
Withdrawal:
Visa, MasterCard, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafe Card, Bitcoin, Litecoin
Withdrawal Limits:
4 000 EUR
Withdrawal Timeframes:
1-3 days, 0-24 hours
Minimal Deposit:
From 10 EUR
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 20 EUR
Support Languages:
English, German, Spanish
Country:
Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, The Faroe Islands, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
License:
No License
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
WMS (Williams Interactive), NetEnt, Nyx Interactive, Eyecon, PariPlay, Evolution Gaming, Pragmatic Play, Big Time Gaming, NextGen Gaming
Deposit:
Bank Wire Transfer, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Visa, Pay by Phone, Maestro, Entropay
Currencies:
Canadian dollars, Euros, British pounds sterling, US dollars
Languages:
English
Withdrawal:
Bank Wire Transfer, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Visa, Cheque, Maestro
Withdrawal Limits:
3000 - 5000 EUR/USD per month
Withdrawal Timeframes:
48 days, 4-5 days, 4-7 days, 7-10 days
Minimal Deposit:
From 10 EUR
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 10 EUR
Support Languages:
English
Country:
Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Brazil, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Cocos Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Curacao, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Grenada, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestinian Territories, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Thailand, The Faroe Islands, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
License:
No License
License:
Yes
Live chat:
Software:
Yggdrasil Gaming, Play'n GO, Habanero, Spinomenal, Thunderkick, GameArt, Booming Games, Mr. Slotty, IGT (WagerWorks), Betsoft, Microgaming, Pragmatic Play, Ezugi, NetEnt, Endorphina, BGAMING
Deposit:
Bank Wire Transfer, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafe Card, Visa, Entropay, Trustly, Skrill, Sofort (by Skrill), Zimpler, iDebit, instaDebit, QIWI, Yandex Money, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dogecoin
Currencies:
Canadian dollars, Euros, British pounds sterling, US dollars, Polish zlotys, Russian rubles, South African Rand, Australian dollars, Norwegian kroner, Bitcoin, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Dogecoin, Ethereum
Languages:
English, German, Russian
Withdrawal:
Bank Wire Transfer, MasterCard, Neteller, PayPal, Visa, Trustly, Skrill, Paysafe Card, Sofort (by Skrill), Zimpler, iDebit, instaDebit, QIWI, Yandex Money, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dogecoin
Withdrawal Limits:
15000 EUR per month
Withdrawal Timeframes:
1-3 days, 0-24 hours
Minimal Deposit:
From 20 EUR
Minimal Withdrawal:
From 35 EUR/£
Support Languages:
English, German, Russian
Gambling Guide to Portugal Photo

Portugal is a soccer-loving country in the South of Europe, with a population of around ten million people. While it may not be the biggest country in a world, its people are major sports fans and enjoy betting on both sporting events and casino games. With that in mind, gambling has long been popular in this country, in both online and land-based forms. As was the case in many countries, Portugal’s laws were slow to catch up to the reality of online gambling. The situation has now been addressed and gambling – both online and offline – has been regulated in Portugal. However, the way that it has been regulated has caused some controversy, as you are about to discover.

Two-Faced Attitude to Gambling

For a long time, Portugal took a somewhat hypocritical stance when it came to gambling. On the one hand, they were perfectly happy for the Portuguese colony of Macau to offer all forms of gambling. To this day, in fact, Macau is known more for its gambling than anything else, being something of a Las Vegas in the East. However, when it came to gambling at home, Portugal has a lot more restrictions in place. For many years the state took control of all forms of gambling centrally. Basically, the Portuguese government could decide whether a particular form of gambling was legal or illegal, seemingly at a whim. As the statutes put it: “Such games may be operated directly, through either a state body or a body controlled directly by the state; alternatively, the state may allow profit-making or not-for-profit private entities to operate such games by inviting tenders in accordance with the Code of Administrative Procedure.”

Gambling Monopoly

What this meant in practice was that for many years the Portuguese did not have many options when it came to betting. Three categories of betting were permitted, those being lottery and sports betting, casino games, and raffles (although the last one was never hugely economically important). The state offered two different sportsbooks and one national lottery. Land-based casinos have been legal for many years, and 11 were granted licences to operate with one being placed in each legislative district. What all of the above meant was that there were effectively gambling monopolies being operated as even in the capital of Lisbon there was (and still is) only one licenced casino. Without competition, the people generally suffer, as the operators are free to set the rules of the game.

Invasion of the Internet!

However, there was a rather large fly in the ointment, at least as far as the Portuguese government was concerned. The existing laws were not equipped to deal with online gambling and its unstoppable rise. In 2005 the British sports betting company Bwin tried to challenge the monopoly in place in Portugal, by attempting to sponsor the Portuguese football league. This move was blocked, but Bwin did not give up and applied for a sports betting licence – a licence which they should, in theory, have been able to obtain. However, this application was also blocked, leaving the state monopoly running the show. What the government could not stop was international betting sites accepting Portuguese players. Within a few years, it was estimated that around 500 international sites were offering Portuguese language versions of their sites and accepting players with Portuguese addresses.

Legalising the Online Operators

It soon became clear that Portugal was losing out on a huge amount of potential tax revenue thanks to these international interlopers. The government could not afford to let this state of affairs last for too long, so new laws were introduced. The Gaming Law of 2015 made it a requirement for all online gambling sites to obtain a licence and pay taxes to the Portuguese state if they are going to be offering their services in Portugal. The government hoped that these taxes would raise an extra €25 million in revenue for the state. Four types of gambling games can now apply for an online licence: sports betting, bingo, horse-race betting, and casino/poker/slot games. Although the laws now allowed online betting companies to legally enter the market, those companies were far from pleased with one aspect of the new law.

Refusing to Play Ball

The Portuguese Gaming Law requires that online betting sites pay tax not on gross gambling revenue but on their turnover. As it stands, sports betting sites are charged 16% on turnover, and casino sites (including poker sites) are charged a huge 30% of tax on their turnover. Gambling companies argue that they simply are not able to turn a profit based on these figures. Many simply refused to apply for a licence to operate in Portugal, as the country is now one of the most expensive in the world to operate in. The legislation also allows the state to block the ISPs of unlicensed operators. This has resulted in a situation where Portuguese gamblers have far fewer options than is the case in most other European countries.

Changing the Rules?

Changes are being planned to online gambling laws in Portugal, although it seems they will not change enough to please the online operators. At the moment, Portugal is in a shared liquidity agreement with France and Italy, allowing the Portuguese poker-player pool to merge with those of the other two countries. The amendments to the Online Gambling Laws planned for 2018 will extend this to other forms of online gambling. There are also plans to change the tax laws relating to sports betting slightly. As the gambling companies will still be taxed on turnover rather than revenue, the changes are not expected to make gambling operators happy.

Gambling Problems

The current state of affairs in Portugal is not ideal, as it leaves the average Portuguese player facing restricted options. However, unlicensed sites continue to accept Portuguese players with no potential penalty to the player for signing up. For this reason, a lot of Portuguese gamblers are taking this option. Neighbouring Spain has experienced a problem with a large percentage of players turning to unlicensed sites in the past for an improved online gambling experience. It looks as though Portugal will face exactly the same issue if the current laws remain unchanged.