Sports Betting in the EU
Sports Betting is a major past time in Europe. From the proliferation of high street betting shops in the UK to the black market bookies in Bulgaria, there is a lot at stake on nearly every game in nearly every sport.
Major bookmakers such as Bet365, Paddy Power and BetVictor have their origins in the UK, and base their operations in the EU, usually in Gibraltar.
Online Sports Betting in the EU
Thanks to the presence of Gibraltar and other tax havens, EU residents have a huge choice when it comes to online sportsbooks. All the giants of sports betting have websites accessible to most of the population, while many countries have their own specialists.
In some cases there are government monopolies or near monopolies, but players are usually still able to access foreign based sportsbooks, although it is at their own discretion.