Gambling Laws in Montenegro
Gambling in Montenegro is legal under the Law on Games of Chance (Zakon o igrama na sreću) and its amendment published in the “Official Gazette of Montenegro” No. 37/17. Article 2 of this law contains precise definitions of the forms of gambling regulated in the country such as casino games, table games, bingo, lotto, betting , etc. And article 9 makes all forms of online gambling in Montenegro legal. Each type of game is also regulated by Rulebooks that include technical specifications for gambling operations.
The body responsible for the regulation of the gambling activities in the country is the Games of Chance Administration (Uprava za igre na sreću) which was established in 2008. According to Montenegrin gambling laws, licenses for providing any of the legal gambling games can be obtained by the same body. And minors under 18 years of age are prohibited to participate in gambling activities.
Is Online Gambling Legal in Montenegro?
Online Casinos in Montenegro
Online casino sites in Montenegro are legal and there are a few operators holding a Montenegrin online casino license. However, these companies must have a land-based facility in the country. Thus, the offer is quite limited for players, which is why they usually access offshore platforms that provide them with better opportunities and options.
Online Poker in Montenegro
Poker is legal and part of the regular offer of every casino in Montenegro. But due to the small population, the live poker scene is not very vibrant, which is why players opt for online poker sites in Montenegro. However, as of August 2019, there are still no specialized domestic platforms. Therefore, Montenegrins usually access offshore websites that offer the largest poker rooms in the world.
Online Lottery in Montenegro
The regulations derived from the Law on Games of Chance and its amendments serve as a basic legal framework within which The Lottery of Montenegro (Lutrija Crne Gore) offers its lotto products. The lottery was formed in 1960 and since then that it is in charge of the lotto market in the country. However, as it has not introduced online lotto games in Montenegro yet, players frequently access offshore online lotto sites.
Online Bingo in Montenegro
According to the Law on Games of Chance and its amendments, bingo falls under the category of lottery games. This means that the general regulations apply and this internet game of chance is also considered to be legal in the country. However, there are currently no specialized online bingo sites in Montenegro, which is players access international platforms that are not blocked by the authorities.
Online Sports Betting in Montenegro
Online sportsbook sites in Montenegro are legal and highly popular. The regulation of the betting sector in the country is also supervised by the Games of Chance Administration. Any supplier of online betting opportunities on the Montenegrin market must obtain a proper license. Currently, there are a few domestic platforms operating the country, but bettors can also use offshore websites.
Online DFS in Montenegro
Unlike many other countries in the world, online DFS sites in Montenegro are considered to be legal. According to the Law on Games of Chance and its amendments, Daily Fantasy Sports fall under the category of betting games.