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Countries where online gambling is legal

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Online gambling is gaining traction worldwide and the number of countries that have legalized this activity is constantly growing.

There are a few nations who refuse to even consider the possibility of creating a legal environment for their residents. However, they represent a shrinking minority and the trend is clearly towards fully legalizing and regulating online gambling.

These five nations listed below have made gambling fully legal and they lead by example.

The United Kingdom

Gambling is legal in the UK and the authority in charge of monitoring the market is the UK GC. Those who want to apply for a license here and cater to the local audience will need to abide by the strict rules imposed by the Commission.


Japan is an oasis of gambling entertainment in the Far East, where many nations have imposed strict bans on gambling. This country regulates the industry carefully and makes sure that those who choose to play online casino games can do so safely.


Germany is the biggest European country and its strongest economies, so there’s a lot of money available for online gambling. German law is very strict when it comes to regulating online gambling. 


Gambling has been legal in Spain since 2011 and the unified legislation makes it easy for prospective casinos and bookmakers to apply for a license. Gaming is regulated on a federal level and there are certain rules that local political units impose to casinos and bookmakers. 


The 2010 French Gambling Act has legalized online gambling and the Regulatory Authority for Online Games is the one in charge of keeping the market fair and transparent.

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