Gambling Laws in Liechtenstein
Gambling in Liechtenstein has been legalized after a century-long ban back in 2010. Within the current Liechtenstein gambling laws, the Gambling Act (GSG) of 30 June 2010, published in the Liechtenstein Law Gazette, 2010 No. 235, (LR 935.51), is considered to be the main regulatory act of all gambling activities in the country.
Under the current Liechtenstein gambling legislation, all forms of online gambling are supposedly allowed, though the licensing system is currently on hold, which is why there are still no operators in the country. However, there have been online lotto games in the past, but the national lotto operator went bankrupt in 2011. Since then that there is no other lotto provider in Liechtenstein.
Is Online Gambling Legal in Liechtenstein?
No. Although the Gambling Act (GSG) of 30 June 2010 has a section on online gambling, due to the delay in implementing it, it is considered illegal. The only exception is the offer of lotto games, are not legal in Liechtenstein.
Online Casinos in Liechtenstein
As of August 2019, there are no specialized online casino sites in Liechtenstein. Online gambling hasn’t yet been fully established, which why there are no online casinos licenses on the offer. Therefore, and as they are not punished by the law, gamblers access international platforms that offer a wide variety of games and many opportunities.
Online Poker in Liechtenstein
Online poker in Liechtenstein is still not allowed, due to the delay of the Government implementing a licensing system. As a result, players look for international online poker sites in Liechtenstein. That's where they will find higher levels of competitivity when compared to the live poker offered in the country.
Online Lottery in Liechtenstein
The International Lottery in Liechtenstein Foundation (ILLF) was the state-licensed provider for all sorts of lotto games in Liechtenstein including the online lottery in Liechtenstein. The origin of the ILLF dates back to 1995 when it was intended to function as a supporter of charity causes. However, as of August 2019, no operator is providing online lotto games in the country.
Online Bingo in Liechtenstein
Although there are no specific bingo laws in Liechtenstein, the situation with the online legal status of this gambling game is not different than the one with the others. Since online gambling is currently on hold, there are no specialized sites offering online bingo in Liechtenstein, as of August 2019. For this reason, players often access international platforms.
Online Sports Betting in Liechtenstein
Although there are already casinos, land-based betting shops haven’t yet arrived at Liechtenstein.
Furthermore, and due to the current situation with online gambling, there are also no specialized online sportsbook sites in Liechtenstein yet. Therefore, bettors are using international platforms with licenses elsewhere and that offer a wide variety of sports and high odds.
Online DFS in Liechtenstein
Online DFS sites in Liechtenstein are not legally regulated. There is an almost general ban on online gambling in the country, though this is expected to change by the end of 2019. Therefore, it is likely that Daily Fantasy Sports will soon become legal in Liechtenstein.