Against Illegal Remote Gaming in Lithuania


2019 12 15



In accordance with the provisions of the Gaming Law of the Republic of Lithuania, since the 1st January, 2016 the Gaming Control Authority is taking strict legal actions against gambling operators who organize remote gambling illegally and targeting the Republic of Lithuania. 

Virginijus Dauksys, Director of the Gaming Control Authority, said: “Gaming operators need to be licensed to operate in the Republic of Lithuania."


Since the 1st January 2016, the Gaming Control Authority is taking severe action to limit Lithuanian customer’s transactions and payouts of winnings from/to illegal gambling sites. Banks and other financial institutions, including all payment providers, operating in the Republic of Lithuania are under legally binding orders to prevent all payments and credit related to participation in illegal gambling.

The Gaming Control Authority has also the right to issue legally binding orders to information hosting services and/or network service providers to promptly block access to illegal remote gambling operators’ websites. Information related to the identified gambling operators, organizing remote gambling illegally in the Republic of Lithuania, is announced publicly.

The list of illegal gambling operators and their sites blocked by the binding order of the Gaming Control Authority is published on the website of the Gaming Control Authority. By the end of 2019, 375 illegal gambling sites were in the black list.