The complete list of countries where online gambling is legal are: Antigua and Barbuda – online gambling is legal where casino games and poker are regulated on the island. Australia – Interactive Gambling Act 2001 (IGA) aims to protect Australians from harmful effects of gambling but its not an offense to actually play poker or casino games. Belize – License for online gaming can be issued to companies operating from Belize but these licensed sites are not allowed to accept wagers from its own residents.
Cyprus – Online gambling had been legalized in Cyprus which includes online lotteries, betting exchanges, casino gaming and sports betting. Dominica – Gambling legalization was approved where online casinos and sports books are licensed. It’s a must that the physical presence of the company is held and maintained in the country. Finland – Online gambling is popular and legalized in Finland. Gibraltar – Online casinos is legal and steady for years. Ireland – Tax-free gambling winnings and legal online gambling.
Italy – Though online gambling had been legalized, their government attempts to limit the hours of playing online. Jamaica – Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission regulates gambling. Malta – Legal online casinos. The white list is about the approved gaming jurisdictions of online casinos to advertise in the UK. Those who are listed elsewhere must switch to another licensed jurisdiction in order to be on the list.
Those companies that want to obtain a license to have an online casino must go through a complex process of certification. It is the online gambling licenses that ensure the legitimacy, and also keeps the company conduct in line with fair gaming laws.
All online gambling businesses have a licence in at least one jurisdiction. They are: Caribbean and Pacific Island Governments such as Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica, St Kitts, Dominica, Curacao and Vanuatu.