Gambling Laws in Saint Barthelemy
Gambling in Saint Barthelemy is partly legal under the current legislation of this French-speaking Caribbean island. Due to the restrictive Saint Barthelemy gambling laws, there are no land-based casinos in this overseas collectivity of France. Although there are no specific online gambling laws in Saint Barthelemy, much of the online gambling is also considered to be illegal, the only exception being the poker sites, lotto and sports betting, which similar to the situation in France were legalized with the issuance of the Law 2010-476 dated 12 May 2010 on opening the online gambling and betting market to competition and regulation (Loi no. 2010-476 du 12 mai 2010 relative à l'ouverture à la concurrence et à la régulation du secteur des jeux d'argent et de hasard en ligne). Most of the online market in this French collectivity is run by La Française des Jeux, which enjoys the monopoly over lotto games on the island. Other gambling providers that access the market in Saint Barthélemy are mainly those licensed under he French gambling legislation.
Is Online Gambling Legal on Saint Barthelemy?
Partly. Only online poker, lotto and sports betting are legal in Saint Barthelemy.
Online Casinos in Saint Barthelemy
As of January 2019, there are no licensed online casinos in Saint Barthelemy. While various other forms of online gambling games are legal in this overseas French collectivity, online casinos, similar as in France, are not legal. Access to foreign internet casino sites is also considered to be illegal.
Online Poker in Saint Barthelemy
Online poker sites in Saint Barthelemy are legal, as of January 2019. Although there are no specific Saint Barthelemy online poker laws, the general gambling legislation allows for their legal organization. Winamax and PartyPoker.fr, two online poker providers licensed under the French law, are some of the most visited poker sites by residents of Saint Barthelemy. Access to foreign online poker sites is blocked by the authorities of the island.
Online Lottery in Saint Barthelemy
Saint Barthelemy online lottery laws are derived from the agreement signed between the local authority of Saint-Barthélemy and La Française des Jeux, on July 5, 2011. According to this document La Française des Jeux is authorized as the only company to offer its online lotto games on the lotto market in Saint Barthelemy. Thus, all lotto and online games available for play in France are also available for playing at online lotto sites in Saint Barthelemy.
Online Bingo in Saint Barthelemy
Bingo had not marked almost any kind of tradition in Saint Barthelemy. Consequently, there are no bingo halls nor online bingo sites in Saint Barthelemy as of January 2019. Access to foreign online bingo sites is however blocked by the authorities.
Online Sports betting in Saint Barthelemy
Online sports betting in this French collectivity is legal and highly popular. There are various online sportsbook sites in Saint Barthelemy, most of which are also licensed in France. Their betting offers are quite diverse, encompassing most of the available sports and sports events worldwide. Most of these sportsbooks are available through special apps on smartphones too. Foreign internet sportsbook sites are actively being blocked by the authorities.
Online DFS in Saint Barthelemy
Online DFS sites in Saint Barthelemy do not have a legally regulated status. Considering the legality of online sports betting in this French overseas collectivity, it is very probable that internet Daily Fantasy Sports would soon receive a legal status in Saint Barthelemy.