Online Poker Sites in Albania - July 2024

Displaying online Poker sites that accept players from Albania. To change country go to Country selector or to see all sites in our database visits Online Poker Directory.

Online Poker in Albania

For a long time, poker wasn’t particularly popular among Albanians. However, this has changed especially in the past decade. Organizations such as the Albanian Poker Association have been created, with the aim of promoting the game at a sport level and the country has gained some worldwide recognition through players such as Muhamet Perati and Lorenc Puka. Unfortunately, the number of poker rooms has decreased with the new legislation and online poker sites have become illegal. 
Is online poker legal in Albania? No.
Are poker sites in Albania trustworthy? Yes.
Can I deposit via Neteller/PaySafeCard/Skrill?  Yes.
Do online poker sites accept ALL? Yes. 

Online Poker Laws in Albania

The Law No. 75/2018 On Several Amendments and Changes to Law No. 155/2015 On Gambling in the Republic of Albania, has banned all forms online gambling from the country. And while this prohibition might meet the European Union’s requirements to end corruption in the country, it also enters in conflict with the institution’s goals of trying to liberalize the gambling market and creating regulations that help gambling-related problems such as addiction. That is, although online poker news sites report that the Government started out by suspending the Albanian Gambling Supervision Authority (GSA) and that the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority has demanded Internet service providers to block over 300 websites, it is also known that players are still able to access some offshore platforms. Many of those websites are accepting Albanians and allowing them to compete against some of the best poker players in the world. 

Online Poker Payment Methods in Albania

There are several payment methods available when playing in online poker sites in Albania. Of course, so that operators keep providing safe platforms to players, they are all transparent and legitimate. The credit and debit cards of VISA and MasterCard are usually accepted. But there are also alternatives that are as efficient, such as Skrill, Neteller or PaySafeCard.  

Online Poker Sites Accepting ALL

Albania is a small country and one of the poorest in Europe, which is why it is hard to find foreign operators targeting the Albanian market in specific. However, there had been some platforms that were developed in the country before the law, which is why there are online poker sites accepting ALL.