Secondary Lotteries On European Regulators’ Radars

Operators of secondary lotteries are increasingly coming under scrutiny from European gambling regulators, with several firms recently being added to blacklists in Italy, Greece and Estonia.  

When Greece updated its blacklist of online gambling sites in April for the first time in a year it included 27 lottery providers.

Just a day later, Estonia added seven lottery sites to its list of unlicensed firms.

Italy had already set a precedent in November, adding a batch of 30 such websites, which offer gambling on other lotteries, to its blacklist.   

Regulation on so-called secondary lotteries is still ambiguous in most European jurisdictions, leading to operators offering products in countries where it is not expressly prohibited to do so.

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