Andorra Gambling Business
Gambling in Andorra has been available for 18 years. In the past, the minimum age for gambling was 21 years, but in 1987 the law was changed and all citizens over the age of 18 can play gambling.
Until early 2010, the gambling business was banned in Andorra. Then the government of the smallest European country developed a long-term plan to attract tourists since the country is visited by about 10 million tourists annually. According to various estimates, the income from tourism is 60-90% of the total budget of the country. With the legalization of the gambling business, it became possible to attract more tourists and thus increase the country's income.
In 2012, a special agency (the Interagency Gambling Commission Agency) was set up, which later became the Consell Regulador Andorrà del Joc.
By 2017, Andorran gambling legislation was also actively reviewed and rewritten. The main law at this time is 37/2014, adopted on 11 December (Llei 37/2014, de l'11 de desembre, de regulació dels jocs d'atzar). It regulates all areas of the gambling business. The government has recently made changes and Bingo is now regulated by Law 28/2012 adopted on 18 October 2012. The law states that social risk groups will be constantly monitored. Also, the task of the government will be to protect health and safety.
The gaming regulator in Andorra is the Consell Regulador Andorrà del Joc, whose functions include:
This regulator regulates technical systems, audits equipment, controls the conduct of games, and the compliance of bets and prizes. To prevent illegal activities, the Andorran Regulatory Council works with other government agencies:
Andorra distinguishes between the following types of licenses:
To obtain a license, the operator must submit to the Andorran Regulatory Board:
Gaming licensed species
The Government of Andorra allows several types of games to be organized, including:
The following are the types of games in Andorran law:
Types of gaming operators
In Andorra there is a concept of types of gaming operators. The law is divided into 6 classes for game organizers and equipment distributors:
50% of the taxes paid by the operators are directed to public projects: education, health, science, culture, security.
Online gambling in the country
The D @ class license for online operators is designed according to the same rules as the rest. The duration of the license is determined based on a tender conducted by the Andorran Games Regulatory Board. Usually, this period does not exceed five years.
The license application contains the website address and description, the range of games and other information about the online operator.
So far, the Andorran online marketplace is almost a gray area. However, market analysts believe that this field will develop very soon, especially in bingo and lotteries.
The best online casinos in Andorra are:
All of them offer customers a flexible bonus policy with bonuses, free spins and deposit rewards. The range of online casinos includes slot machines and casino games from leading manufacturers.
Popular slot machines in the country
The most popular slot machines in Andorra are:
The gambling business in Andorra is mainly focused on tourists. Tourism revenue accounts for 80% of budget revenues. The government of the country is making every effort to develop gambling within the proper framework and to cause minimal harm to the society.