Bookmakers in Portugal
Sports betting has always flourished in Portugal.
In first place is the country's engagement in football betting, which is considered the No. 1 sport in the world.
Now the most popular and most visited betting sites in Portugal are those of major international online bookmakers, who do not have local licenses but gladly take Portuguese gamblers anyway.
⚡ Top 5 Bookmakers in Portugal(Global Ranking of Portuguese Bookies)
⚡ Most Popular Betting Sites in Portugal
- Betclic (Portugal) - 2,039,387
- Placard - 362,357
- Betway (Portugal) - 38,216
- 1xBit - 26,942
- Luckia - 13,476
- 22Bet - 7,131
✔️ International Bookies accepting players from Portugal
- Football (Soccer)
- American Football
- Popular payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, PayPal, Paysafecard
- Currency: € (Euro / EUR)
Top 10 Portuguese Betting Sites(Rank in Country | Percent of Portuguese Visitors)
Monthly Visitors: 362,357
Percent of Visitors: 96.38%
3. Betway (Portugal)
Monthly Visitors: 38,216
Percent of Visitors: 95.90%
Monthly Visitors: 13,476
Percent of Visitors: 96.74%
In 2015, with the adoption of an applicable law, the doors to the world of online betting, in all its diversity, were opened to gamblers from this country.
Locals finally had the opportunity to place bets on international betting sites that had obtained licenses in Portugal.
However, the tax burden on foreign bookmaker companies that obtained local licenses has forced them to increase their margins, leading to a gradual outflow of customers.
Where are Portuguese gamblers going?
Quite naturally, they are finding more acceptable sites for low-margin betting, which are certainly not with Portuguese Bookmakers.
Portugal by no means enjoys gambling more than any other country in the world and betting isn't a primary hobby for the locals, as it is in Ireland.
Nevertheless, about 2 million people have made sports bets at least once.
As mentioned earlier, football betting is the most popular and in-demand form of sports betting. American football, basketball and rugby also draw attention from Portuguese gamblers.