Estonia Regulates Its Gambling Industry

Estonia is one of the European nations currently following the general European trend in regulating and controlling the gambling industry. The state has a quasi-monopoly in gambling; Article 2 of Estonia’s Law on Gambling authorizes only the state to offer gambling services in Estonia, though the state can delegate this right by issuing licenses. Gambling licenses may be granted to state-owned enterprises only. Gambling licensees must follow strict gambling rules on their services and marketing. This article provides and overview of Estonia’s gambling industry, its legal framework and marketing rules.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What are the types of lotteries recognized in Estonia and who can operate those lotteries?
What types of lotteries do not require an operating license?
What are the legal provisions prohibiting gambling advertising in Estonia?

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