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Where are Online Casinos legal?

It’s funny how just about every country in the world has gambling of some form or other built into their culture; whether it’s horse-racing, dice or cards, there’s not a region on earth that hasn’t got an understanding of games of chance. Which is why it’s so surprising that for so many areas the laws surrounding casinos can be downright confusing. For instance, if you want to play at Betfair online casino while you’re in the United Kingdom, then it’s no problem at all you just sign up, log on and start playing. But if you go to France, you won’t be able to play in the online version of their site as only land casinos are legal there. Carry on through to Italy though, and you can play at both once again. This hazy legality is a major problem if you’re looking to do some globetrotting and still want to be able to play your favourite games as you go. That’s why we’ve put together this handy interactive map that lets you get a feel for how different areas of the world feel about casino gambling. We’ve tried to make a note of some of the vital areas where the law could trip you up and goes against the general pattern for a region.

One of the most important things to remember is that there is often a distinction between land and online casinos when it comes to a countries legal system. A fair few areas will be fully accepting of land casinos but won’t allow you to operate or play in an online casino while some may not allow any casinos but won’t prosecute someone playing online as they see it as ‘outside their borders’. We’ve marked countries where the rules aren’t clear but the risk is there as orange, while countries where you’re all good or not able to play at all are green or red respectively. There might be a few surprises here, such as did you know that there are places in the Middle East where gambling is legal? There aren’t many, granted, but if you get the urge to gamble a lot while travelling, these might be good places to plan on your itinerary!

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