Gambling barriers in Portugal
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Portugal created a system of «gaming zones», in the framework of which gaming can be operated after obtaining a concession from the authorities. This does not apply to lotteries and similar activities, because Portugal accorded a national monopoly on lottery … Read More

Economics of Gambling in Portugal
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In Portugal, the government gives concessions to private companies for gaming operations. Lotteries are operated by Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa. Casinos are operated by various private companies and bingos outside casinos are run by private companies or notfor- … Read More

Gambling in Portugal
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The basic rule is that Portuguese law prohibits private persons and other entities to freely engage in the exploitation of gambling. Gaming can be allowed by a special authorization of the State. The authorizations are awarded for fixed periods of … Read More

Gambling Restrictions upon Arts. 43 and 49 EC Treaty in PORTUGAL
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Justification National measure Compatibility with EC law, in particular with the principle of proportionality Public order, money laundering, crime Attribution of monopoly on lotteries to the SCML “The restrictions on gaming are not a matter of economic efficiency but a … Read More