Online Casino Licences

Online gambling licences are there to ensure that the people and businesses that provide gambling are regulated. We ensure every online casino listed has a current licence ensuring that you can play at these casinos knowing they are regularly tested for fairness and security.

Online gambling licences are provided to ensure:

  • a lawful basis for the regulation and control of online gambling
  • gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; responsibly, fairly and honestly
  • gambling does not become a source of crime or disorder
  • players are treated fairly and that they receive winnings promptly
  • player accounts are held in the strictest confidence and security
  • persons under 18 and other vulnerable persons are protected
  • promote and follow responsible gambling for players

Online gambling legislation around the world often has loopholes or is confusing, this is due mainly to the rapid rise of online gambling and the technology underpinning it. Playing slots on your smart phone or tablet is very popular but the laws covering the legality of this just haven’t caught up.

Whilst some countries have faced the modern online gambling world head on for example the UK, Ireland, Italy, Spain, France and Belgium have strict laws whereby online gambling operators licensed on the territory of these countries can only be considered legal.

In other countries however online gambling is in a gray area – for the time being. Players in these countries can’t be punished and can gamble at any site they can access. In many of these countries it is prohibited for players to play at a local online gambling site but it is not prohibited to use sites located overseas.

USA Casinos

In the United States, the legality of online gambling is debated and can vary from state to state; our list of the best USA online slots sites.

UK Casinos

For online slot players in the UK the British Gambling Commission (see UK licensed casinos) provides licenses for online gambling operators; our list of the best UK online slots sites.

European Casinos

For European slot players there a various European licensing authorities (see European licensed casinos) that provide licenses for online gambling operators; our list of the best European online slots sites.

Irish Casinos

For online slot players in Ireland the Irish Department Of Justice And Equality (see Irish licensed casinos) provides licenses for online gambling operators; our list of the best Irish online slots sites.

Australian Casinos

Australia is a grey area legally and is very confusing. As far as we can make out it is illegal for a gambling operator to supply a person located in Australia however, it is not illegal for a player in Australia to access and gamble at an online casino. Australian players can use an online gambling operator with an offshore licence (see International licensed casinos); our list of the best Australian online slots sites.

Canadian Casinos

Canada is another grey area legally. As far as we can make out it is illegal for a gambling operator to supply a person located in Canada without a license from the government however, it is not illegal for a player in Canada to access and gamble at an online casino. Also individual provinces within Canada are able to regulate gambling in their own regions. Canadian players can use an online gambling operator with an offshore licence (see International licensed casinos); our list of the best Canadian online slots sites.

South African Casinos

South Africa is a grey area. As far as we can make out it is illegal for a gambling operator to supply a person located in South Africa however, it is not illegal for a player in South Africa to access and gamble at an online casino. South African players can use an online gambling operator with an offshore licence (see International licensed casinos); our list of the best South African online slots sites.
 
 
 
 
NOTE: Whilst we do our best to ensure the information we provide is up to date and accurate please be advised we are not lawyers and this information should not be considered legal advice. Online gambling laws differ in each country around the world and are subject to change. We thus urge you to check your local laws before engaging in online gambling, and we do not condone any gambling in jurisdictions where it is not permitted. Online-Slots.casino is not a gambling operator, no gambling is offered on this site, and we cannot be held responsible for activities engaged upon third-party sites.