Country Specific Gambling Laws
Online betting is the process of placing real money wagers on sports, casino games, poker or other games of skill or chance through the internet or mobile/tablet. Each country and state within that country or territory may have specific laws pertaining to online betting. Please use this guide for the laws to the most prominent countries where gambling thrives with or without laws.
Online poker is legal in three states, casinos in two states, while sports wagers is illegal on the federal and state level.
Middle East / West Asia
All forms of gambling are deemed illegal, with exception to land-based sports betting, which includes online and land-based casinos and poker as well as internet sports bets.
Betting on casino games, sporting events, or poker is illegal although many Pakistanians bet over the Internet at legal sites based in other countries.
Despite over 1.3billion people, the largest growing middle class in the world and increased awareness of sportsbetting it is Federally illegal to bet in India – but like the U.S. a large portion still participate.
Outdated (100+ year law) about gaming allows many Indians to overlook the law, but banking deposits and withdraws are what hold back this betting industry.
Gambling on sports over the Internet is legal under certain guidelines. Playing poker or casino games for real money is illegal.
Internet sports bets can be accepted, while poker and casinos cannot be.
Internet poker, casinos, and sports gambling is also legal.
Poker and casino gambling over the world-wide-web is illegal, with sports wagering being legal.
Playing online poker, casino games, and placing sports wagers for real money is also illegal.
Wagering on internet poker, at bookmakers, or at casinos for real money are not allowed although many players in Malaysia play at legal sites in offshore countries.
Online poker, casinos, and bookmakers are illegal to bet at.
The only sport a player can bet on over the internet legally is football and it must be placed on their one government regulated website. Poker and casino betting is not allowed over the net.
Real money poker, casino, and sports gambling over the internet is illegal although many Chinese players play at websites based in nearby countries.
Europe and AU+
Betting on sports, casino games and poker over the world-wide-web is also legal.
Online sports bets are legal as well as playing poker and casinos games.
Playing internet poker, casino games or wagering on sports is legal at overseas websites.
Casinos, poker rooms, and bookmakers at land-based locations are legal to play at.
Gambling on poker, casino games, and sports over the internet is also legal.