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Betfair: in which countries is it legal?

Betfair is available in many countries around the world. Follow the steps below to find out if this operator is legal in your country.

Where is Betfair licensed?
Betfair is an international platform and therefore has a license to operate in many countries around the world.
Among them:
Spain
Italy
United Kingdom
Gibraltar
Malta
U.S.
Australia
Bulgaria
Denmark

However, as a result of these licenses, outside of this list of countries there are many other places where it is possible to enter Betfair legally.
In which countries is it legal to access Betfair?

In the following countries Betfair is legal, so if you are a resident you can register without problems. However, the laws that apply to bets change all the time so the operator constantly updates their locations. For example, in 2013, the yellow operator withdrew from four countries due to new regulations that went into effect.

This is the updated 2016 list of countries where the activity of this bookmaker is legal:
Europe:
Spain
United Kingdom
Ireland
Italy
Holland
Germany
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Poland
Bulgaria
Hungary
Macedonia
Moldova
Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro
Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic
Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Bosnia Herzegovina
Russia
Ukraine
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Switzerland
Norway
Gibraltar

South America
Brazil
Argentina
Colombia

Africa
South Africa
Egypt

Oceania
Australia
New Zealand

Asia
Indonesia
Malaysia
Singapore
Hong Kong
South Korea
Saudi Arabia
India
Philippines

Note: remember that this list is subject to changes constantly. You should also bear in mind that certain activities related to sports betting, such as cross bets or poker, may not be available in certain territories.

List of countries with restricted activity
These are some of the countries where Betfair activity is officially prohibited due to the current legal framework. That means that if you enter your platform from these countries and the IP address is detected, the website will not load.
In this case we must also remember that the evolution of the laws can generate changes in this list:
Europe
France
Belgium
Greece
Turkey
Portugal

Asia
China
Japan
Israel
North Korea
Israel
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Thailand

North and South America
Canada
Greenland
Cuba

Africa
Ivory Coast
Democratic Republic of Congo
Eritrea
Libya
Somalia
Sudan

Countries not mentioned
In a large number of countries, the online gambling market is still in a gray area in terms of regulations. Some of them have chosen to legalize and control the sector, while in others there are no laws or rules of any kind. In many destinations Betfair is not prohibited, but online bets are still a taboo subject.

How to enter Betfair from a country where it is not legal
We have heard that it is possible to enter the platform using a VPN Client / Proxy.

For the registration process you should try to get someone, preferably a friend, who lives in the country where this operator is legal. To verify the validity of the account, you need a valid passport and a statement. If your friend makes these documents available to you, you could have access from a country where it is prohibited.
However, we recommend you to take into account the consequences of this type of practice, since in some territories violating the regulations would involve legal actions.