EGBA publishes overview map of Europe’s online gambling licensing regimes
Online gambling is a highly regulated sector. To operate and provide their services in EU countries, EU established gambling operators need to possess many licenses. While in the past, either there was no regulation specifically for online gambling or it was only allowed for state monopolies to provide online gambling services, today the overwhelming majority of EU member states have adopted multi-license regimes which allow several private operators to obtain a license and provide their services in that country.
Only 5 EU member states had competitive multi-license regimes in 2009, whereas the rest had monopolies and prohibitions. In 2019, the situation has dramatically shifted and multi-license regimes have now been adopted in 25 member states (download our new map for more details).