Gambling Laws in San Marino
Gambling in San Marino has been legal since 2007 and within the Sammarinese gambling legislation, the Law No.67 of 25 July 2000, Law No.143 of 27 December 2006 and the Law No. 126 of 29 July 2014 are the main regulatory acts of gambling activities in the country. There is currently no regulation for online gambling sites.
The regulatory body of the land-based activities in the country is the Ente di Stato dei Giochi (ESG), which is also responsible for all tax-related issues regarding gambling in San Marino. And according to Sammarinese gambling laws, minors under 18 years of age are prohibited from participating in gambling activities.
Is Online Gambling Legal in San Marino?
Yes. Although it is unregulated, the authorities allow Sammarinese to gamble on offshore websites.
Online Casinos in San Marino
As of September 2019, there is only one land-based casino in San Marino. However, the law does not regulate online operations yet, which means that there are no specialized online casino sites in San Marino. But gamblers can freely access offshore platforms that are licensed elsewhere without fearing prosecution.
Online Poker in San Marino
Poker in San Marino can only be played within the facilities of the Giochi del Titano Casino. Online poker is, however, not regulated by the law. Nevertheless, some of the world-famous online poker sites in San Marino can easily be accessed from the microstate where players can compete at a high level.
Online Lottery in San Marino
Unlike most countries, San Marino does not have a national lottery as of September 2019. This is most likely due to agreements signed between Italy and San Marino throughout the years. Italy has pressured the microstate in many ways, so that it could protect its businesses, including gambling. Nowadays, operators can already apply for a license to offer land-based lotto, but the online market is still not regulated either. As a result, players are using offshore online lotto sites.
Online Bingo in San Marino
Bingo is very popular in San Marino. There is a nation-wide bingo which is part of the traditions to celebrate the country’s founding day and the local casino also serves players with a bingo hall. Nonetheless, and as it happens with all other forms of gambling, the law does not cover the online sector. This means that players have the freedom to access offshore online bingo sites in San Marino.
Online Sports Betting in San Marino
There are currently no land-based betting shops in San Marino, although operators can apply for a license. The same does not apply to online sportsbooks in San Marino, as they are part of an unregulated market. But bettors can access offshore platforms that offer a wide variety of sports as well as high odds.
Online DFS in San Marino
Online DFS sites in San Marino are not legally regulated. And considering the status quo of online gambling in this microstate, it is very probable that Daily Fantasy Sports would not become officially legal in San Marino in the near future.