Gambling Laws in Georgia
Gambling in Georgia is legal in all of its variety. Within the Georgian gambling legislation, the Law of Georgia on Organising Lotteries, Games of Chance and Other Prize Games from 2011 and its amendments are considered to be the main regulatory acts of all gambling activities in the country. Article 3 of this act defines the games that are regulated in the country making all forms of land-based and online gambling legal in Georgia.
The regulatory body of the land-based and online gambling activities in the country is the Revenue Service under the Ministry of Finance. Besides its function as a supervisor, it is also authorized to grant licenses to all Georgian casinos, sportsbooks, or other types of gambling providers, brick and mortar as well as online.
According to the Georgian gambling laws, minors under 18 years of age are prohibited to participate in gambling activities.
Is Online Gambling Legal in Georgia?
Yes, all forms of online gambling are legal in Georgia, according to the Law of Georgia on Organising Lotteries, Games of Chance and Other Prize Games.
Online Casinos in Georgia
There are several land-based casinos in Georgia that also run online casino sites in Georgia licensed by the gambling authorities of the country. But due to the permissive laws, gamblers can also easily access offshore platforms. On these, they can play more games and get better opportunities. Online Poker in Georgia
There are no special Georgian poker laws. Yet, the articles regulating online gambling in general, apply to this game as well, giving online poker the status of a legal game in this country. As of August 2019, there are already some specialized online poker sites in Georgia, though locals can still use offshore platforms where they can compete in larger pools against the best players in the world.
Online Lottery in Georgia
The Georgian National Lottery (საქართველოს ეროვნული ლატარია) was founded with the aim of contributing to social causes and projects. According to Article 6 of the Law of Georgia on Organising Lotteries, Games of Chance and Other Prize Games, it is also the exclusive organizer of lotto games in the country. In this way, players usually access international online lotto sites in Georgia where they can play for higher jackpots.
Online Bingo in Georgia
The general regulations regarding online gambling games in Georgia apply and online bingo is also considered to be legal in the country. However, and in part due to the game’s lack of popularity, as of August 2019, there are no specialized online bingo sites in Georgia. Therefore, players access bingo rooms that are licensed elsewhere.
Online Sports Betting in Georgia
Online sports betting in Georgia is also regulated with the Law of Georgia on Organising Lotteries, Games of Chance and Other Prize Games, and the market is quite competitive. However, bettors are still actively looking for better offers, namely on international online sportsbook sites in Georgia.
Online DFS in Georgia
Online DFS sites in Georgia are not legally regulated. There is an ongoing debate on the status of this type of game, but considering the legality of online gambling in the country, it is very probable that Daily Fantasy Sports would become legal in Georgia.