Gambling regulations in some countries

It must be understood that gambling laws differ from one country to another.


Gambling legislation in these countries


In the US, the situation is quite complicated because the laws differ from state to state. In Nevada, for example, the gambling market is regulated, so players there can play without problems with licensed operators. In countries where no licenses are granted, bettors can still play online, but only at agencies based in other countries, and cannot deposit with the card. Most well-known online bookmakers in Europe are completely banned in the US.


Gambling was regulated in early 2015, but for a year and a half, not even a license was granted! It was not until October 2016 that Singapore Pools and Turf Club received licenses. In the Singapore Pools case, October 25, 2016 was the official launch date. The two operators are non-profit companies and thus all proceeds go to charitable purposes or the state.


The surprise comes from the Philippines. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation or called PAGCOR regulates the gambling market. Even though each gambling business needs to pay a six-figure amount of money to obtain a provisional license, not less than 76 gambling operators have applied for a license already! In reality, PAGCOR takes the largest amounts to the budget of the country after the Tax Service.


Australians depend more on offline gambling. About 20% of all pecan machines in the world are found in this country! The online market is controlled so that there are the gambling websites that have a license, nevertheless, even companies without a license are not forbidden, and players do not risk anything at present if they decide to play on online gambling. However, players who encounter a problem are not even helped.


Online gambling is currently banned in Switzerland and there is no legislation to legalize it. Even so, there are certain gambling sites, especially in France, Germany and Italy, which access is not blocked and which bettors can access. And since the market is not regulated, customers do not risk anything.

Certainly, there are countries where the gambling market is regulated much better but there are many countries where the situation is even more complicated.