How to get a license

How to get a license

The license request must be presented by using a model that has been approved by the control, inspection and regulation entity. The request must come through legally sanctioned channels (preferably through electronic means) and contain all the documents required for this model.
The attribution of a license for the operation of online gambling and betting depends on the applicant's ability to comply with the following conditions:

a) Having a regularized contributory status in Portugal or, if that´s the case, in the State where the applicant's headquarters are located;

b) Having a regularized tax status in Portugal or, if that´s the case, in the State where the applicant's headquarters are located;

c) The applicant must have integrity as well as technical, economic and financial capacity;

d) The applicant must also present a project of its gambling technical systems. This project must be designed according to the best industry practices of software architecture and must comply with all the necessary legal requirements. 


Granting of the license depends on:

  • The certification and approval of the gambling technical system as well as the provision of guarantees;
  • The payment of any existing fines related to the OLR:
  • The payment of a fee for the issuing of the license.

The license is valid for a period of three years from the date of its issue. The operator may request extensions for successive three year periods. 


Request a license:

  • For user registration, click here.

For technical reasons the online license request form for the operation of online gambling is temporarily unavailable. License requests must be submitted on paper, using the pdf form, and delivered directly to SRIJ´s headquarters or sent by registered mail.

Also, you can download the form of license request here.
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