Betting in Portugal

Best 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.

Updated in October 2021 October 2021
Most Visited Portuguese Betting Sites
Rank in Portugal: Detailed Information
Sign-Up Bonuses for Portuguese Players
Most Popular Betting Markets
  • Football (Soccer)
  • American Football
  • Basketball
  • Rugby
  • Popular payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, PayPal, Paysafecard
  • Currency: € (Euro / EUR)

Top 10 Portuguese Betting Sites

(Rank in Country | Percent of Portuguese Visitors)

Betclic Betting Site

1. Betclic (Portugal)

Rank in Country: 69

Percent of Visitors: 99.40%


ESC Online Betting Site

2. ESC Online (Sports)

Rank in Country: 143

Percent of Visitors: 97.73%

Bet Portugal Betting Site

3. Bet

Rank in Country: 328

Percent of Visitors: 97.36%

Placard Betting Site

4. Placard

Rank in Country: 386

Percent of Visitors: 99.00%

Betway Betting Site

5. Betway

Rank in Country: 1,261

Percent of Visitors: 98.34%

Luckia Betting Site

6. Luckia

Rank in Country: 3,854

Percent of Visitors: 93.23%

Betandyou Betting Site

7. BetAndYou

Rank in Country: 19,048

Percent of Visitors: 76.12%


22Bet Betting Site

8. 22Bet

Rank in Country: 27,250

Percent of Visitors: -


parimatch Betting Site

9. Parimatch

Rank in Country: 63,222

Percent of Visitors: -


Bookmakers and Betting Sites in Portugal
Sports Betting and Bookmakers in Portugal

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.

Bookmakers Accepting Portuguese Players

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Parimatch Betting Site: Top 5

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Marathonbet Betting Site: Top 5

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How many locals participate in Sports Betting?

Portuguese Gamblers

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.

Which kinds of sports betting are popular in Portugal?

Popular Bets in portugal

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.

Top 10 Bookmakers
Updated in September 2021

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