In Europe, gambling takes place under special conditions that require a special legal framework. That may or may not be justified – in any case, online casinos, betting platforms like judi bola and players have to act accordingly.

Great Britain

In the home country of betting, gambling has developed well under a constructive legal framework. Betting and gaming has grown into an industry here that has created over 100,000 jobs. There are over 9,000 betting shops and 146 casinos. Together with around 2,000 online offers, the industry generated around billion euros every year with an upward trend.

Great Britain is particularly tolerant of foreign online casinos. There are no network blocks here, as they are known from other countries.


The country south of the Alps holds the European record for the joy of playing. Around 17 of the roughly 60 million Italians tried at least once at a game of chance in the past year. The total stake that went through the real and digital gaming tables amounts to around 100 billion euros – and that only in the legal arcades that are not controlled by organized crime.


The Scandinavian country has introduced exemplary legislation to regulate gambling. Foreign casinos have also been allowed to offer all common types of games since 2012. There are currently 28 casinos in Denmark.

Online providers in particular have seen strong growth in recent years, whereas traditional casinos have not been able to generate any growth.

There is hardly any black market in Denmark and the authority itself investigates and blocks illegal offers once they are found.


In France, online games have been permitted to a limited extent since 2010. Currently only sports betting, horse betting and poker are allowed. The licensing behavior of the state surveillance authority is extremely restrictive. Online casinos are not permitted in their entirety. However, this prompts many French to switch to foreign providers. The unclear legal situation can, however, lead to the state withheld from players their winnings.


Although the partially state-owned Casino Austria AG holds the monopoly on gaming in Austria, the market is largely unregulated. A black market that is difficult to understand has developed, which has so far effectively defended itself against legal initiatives to better regulate gambling.


Online competitions are not permitted in this country, which basically includes all casino games including slot machines. Only sports betting and lotteries are allowed if they have a state license.

As in other countries with restrictive gaming legislation, an alternative market has developed in Germany, mostly through providers with a European license, who are usually based in Malta or Gibraltar.