In which countries in the world gambling is prohibited?
Gambling is a very profitably industry, we all know that. However, problematic gambling behaviour causes many risks. Regulators from the government are constantly trying to find a balance between the benefits from gambling taxes and protecting the citizens who love to take a gamble. There are a couple of countries who have a ban on gambling. We’ve listed a couple countries in which gamblers can end up in jail when they’re caught.
Online gambling becomes legal in Holland
One reason for the increasing popularity of gambling in the Netherlands is the fact that online gambling will soon become legal. In the near future the ban on live poker, sports betting and other online casino games will be lifted. The government has decided to make online gambling legal to better regulate the market. In February this year, the Dutch Senate approved a bill to make this possible. It is expected that this law will enter into force somewhere in 2020. Until then, online gambling is prohibited in the Netherlands, so you still need to have some patience.