Mission

Mission

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The Gambling Inspection and Regulation Service (Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos) is responsible for the control, inspection and regulation of gambling activities in casinos and bingo halls (territorial concessions), as well as long-distance gambling (fixed-odds sports betting and mutual or fixed-odds horse race betting) through any electronic, computer-based, telematic or any other interactive means (online gambling and betting).

This Gambling Regulation and Inspection Service is an integral part of Tourism of Portugal, I.P. and it is subject to the authority of the Tourism Secretary of State. The organism has technical and functional autonomy and is endowed with public authority powers to carry out its function.
Recently in Portugal, new online gambling and betting regulations have added new duties and powers to the Gambling Regulation and Inspection Service, which formerly only had jurisdiction over territorial concessions.


Concerning territorial-based gambling and betting, the Gambling Regulation and Inspection Service controls, monitors and regulates the following types of games:
  • Games of chance in casinos, such as Baccarat, French Bank, Blackjack/21, Poker, American roulette, French roulette, slot machines, etc.
  • Bingo, which can be operated in casinos or in bingo halls outside casino areas

Concerning online gambling and betting, the Gambling Regulation and Inspection Service controls, monitors and regulates the following types of games and betting:
  • Sports betting (mutual and odds)
  • Horse race betting (mutual and odds)
  • Games of Chance


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