Category Archive: Portugal

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Portugal: Fees set for online gambling licences

By Antonio Moura Portugal and Margarida Leitão Nogueira, of ABBC & Associados, Lisbon

The Portuguese Government published today Ordinance (“Portaria”) no. 211/2015 that sets the fees payable for the official approval of the gambling technical system, for the issuance of online gambling licence, for the extension of such licence and for the authorization to operate games of chance.   The chart with the fees due per each category can be found here.  An English translation of the chart fees can be found here.

For any additional information, please contact:

António Moura Portugal or

Margarida Leitão Nogueira

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: Read the rest of this entry »

Portugal: implementation of online gambling regulations imminent

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

Turismo de Portugal hosted a meeting yesterday (23 June) to discuss some technical aspects related with the new online gambling legal framework. There follows a summary of the main findings / conclusions from the meeting. Read the rest of this entry »

Portugal: new gambling laws approved

By Nuno Azevedo Neves, Partner, ABBC & Associados, Lisbon

Further to the recent developments and discussion on the online gambling and gambling related activities legal framework, the Council of Ministers approved, on 26 February 2015, new gambling regulations. Read the rest of this entry »

Portugal: Fresh moves to regulate online gambling approved by Council of Ministers

By Nuno Azevedo Neves, ABBC, Lisbon.

A new legal framework for online gambling in Portugal, that has been under discussion for several years, finally seems to be moving ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Future of gaming law after meeting between regulators

Gambling regulators of France, Germany, Portugal, Spain and the UK joined last week the Italian online gambling regulator in Rome to discuss about the future of the European gambling sector that might lead to some improvements as well as some concerns especially for game suppliers. Read the rest of this entry »

Portugal: Announcement of Online Gambling Market Legalization

By Nuno Azevedo, from ABBC & Associados  

On 3 October 2013, and as a result of the country´s evaluation meeting with Troika, the Portuguese Government announced that it will legalize the online gambling market, in order to increase tax revenues.

During the next three months the Government will create a new working group to discuss the online gambling market in Portugal and European Union. The study to be prepared by the group will propose regulatory measures in order to open the online gambling market in Portugal.

The terms and the extent in which this process and the legalization process shall take place have not yet been disclosed.