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Portugal: Regulator publishes draft technical standards, games rules and standards for the approval of testing labs

By Antonio Moura Portugal, Partner, ABBC & Associados, Lisbon

On 29 June 2015, the Games Commission of Turismo de Portugal has approved the following draft regulations on online gambling for public consultation:

  1. Rules applicable to the following online games and bets:

– Sporting Betting (fixed odds);

– Horse Betting (fixed odds and mutual bets)

– Rules for the execution of Baccarat punto banco/ Baccarat punto banco Macau;

– Rules for the execution of French banque;

– Rules for the execution of Blackjack/21;

– Rules for the execution of Bingo;

– Rules for the execution of machine games;

– Rules for the execution of Tournament-mode poker;

– Rules for the execution of non-banking poker, variant “omaha”,

– Rules for the execution of non-banking poker, variant “holdem”

– Rules for the execution of non-banking poker, variant “synthetic poker”;

– Rules for the execution of Draw poker;

– Rules for the execution of American roulette

– Rules for the execution of French roulette.

  1. Proceedings for the creation, deactivation, suspension and cancelation of the game account with the online operator;
  2. Game Technical system requirements; and
  3. Proceedings for the recognition of the game technical system Certifying Entities.

The draft regulations are available at http://www.srij.turismodeportugal.pt/pt/jogo-online/regulamentos-instrucoes-e-orientacoes/. The interested parties may comment and provide suggestions to Turismo de Portugal by 13 July 2015 to the following e-mail: sugestoes.srij@turismodeportugal.pt