Yes, both online and land-based casinos are legal in Serbia since 1964. The only changes experienced are frequent updates on the existing regulations to address the dynamic gambling market. While Serbia was a part of Yugoslavia, gambling license holders were overseen by the Games of Chance Administration. This was a department in the Serbian Ministry of Finance and Economy. Now, the ministry controls the national lottery and requires there must be a connection for all casinos to the GCA computer network. Regulation of casinos has been made easy by the computer network.
Legal Limits and Provisions
According to the Games of Chance Act, there can be at most ten land-based casinos in the Serbian territory. The Act requires that casinos are uniformly distributed around the country. At the moment, only two land-based casinos have been licensed to carry on their operations in the country. These two casinos are the Fair Play Casino, located in large hotels, and the Grand Casino Beograd situated at the country's capital, Belgrade.
Some of the gambling options offered by the two casinos include poker, roulette, blackjack, and a variety of slot machines. The Grand Casino Beograd hosts top tournaments such as the Danube Poker Masters Series, which is held on two occasions annually.
Legal age and dress code
To enjoy the services of a land-based casino in Serbia, players must be 18 years of age or older. To access the casino, players need to have a photo ID in order to prove their identity. Locals use government-issued ID, and foreign players use their passports. There is also a strict requirement for the dress code when accessing these physical casinos. Players are barred from wearing hats, sunglasses, veils, masks, three-quarter trousers, shorts, Bermuda shorts, sandals, heels, flip-flops, and anything that covers the face.
Serbian players can also play in online casinos that are licensed to operate in the country. It is illegal to engage in casino activities on platforms that have not been licensed. Serbia currently hosts twelve locally licensed online casinos. This variety is enjoyed because the Games of Chance Act ended the monopoly that was created by State Lottery. These online casinos include Mozzart Bet, Maxbet Casino, Millennium Bet, and PinnBet Casino.