New Rules For Online Gaming And Related Advertising In Portugal

Author:Mr Ricardo Henriques (PBBR.A)
Profession:Global Advertising Lawyers Alliance (GALA)
 
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The existing Portuguese law currently restricts gambling to casinos, bingos and social games (lotteries and sports betting) organized by a charitable institution called Santa Casa da Mesericórdia.

The Portuguese Parliament has recently authorized the Government to legislate on the legal framework of the operation and playing of on-line games, namely:

online gaming and betting - legal regime of exploitation of gambling, horse racing betting, mutual and odds-type bets, and also bets on sports, when made through electronic, informatics, telematics and interactive systems; land-based betting - legal regime of exploitation of land-based horse racing betting, mutual and odds-type bets, and also bets on sports. The authorization also includes several amendments to other related laws: Criminal and Misdemeanors...

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