Portugal is one of the first EU countries to have legalized online gambling in full. Find out which online casinos operate with a proper Portugal gaming license and how you can start playing today.
Online Casinos Licensed by Portugal Games Regulation and Inspection Service
While so many European countries still refuse to pass legislation that would legalize online gambling, Portugal did so in 2015 and allowed international online casinos to apply for local Portugal licenses. The body in charge of issuing these licenses is called the Portugal Games Regulation and Inspection Service and to this date this regulator has already passed quite a few licenses, with new online casinos constantly entering the market. With this recent law, Portugal has lifted the ISP ban on international casinos, allowed them to apply for licenses and went a step in the right direction in complying with the EU open market policy.
About Portugal Games Regulation and Inspection Service
Portugal has agreed to issue licenses to international casinos and has done so shortly upon the passing of the law back in 2015 for many operators. However, extremely high taxes imposed by the government are now causing many online casinos to question whether they want to stay in this country as it may be costing them too much to continue to cater to Portuguese players. Be as it may, online casinos that currently operate under the Portugal Games Regulation and Inspection Service license are the safest bet for players in Portugal.