On this page you will find information (scroll down) about:
- the Slovene gaming market, particularly regulation/legality of online gaming
- the Slovene language and the challenges of iGaming localisation.
Status and potential of the
Slovenian gaming market
Even if its population does not exceed 2 million people, Slovenia is not a country to be ignored when it comes to future gaming potential.
With a monthly average wage of $2701, the small Alpine state in North Balkans enables a competitive lifestyle in the region. In its efforts to maintain a solid tourism industry, Slovenia passed the Gambling Act in 1995 and since then witnessed how substantial the profits from gambling businesses gradually became nearly a quarter of all tourism income.
This is why Slovenia fully allows its citizens to play in land based casinos, try their luck at the national lottery and enjoy betting on different sports. Judging from the amount spent per adult on gambling in 2013 ($226), one can easily see that Slovenians are far from apathetic when it comes to wagering money on games of chance.
The beginning of 2014 saw a fresh gambling law called 'New Gaming Act'
However, despite the growing popularity of gambling-related products and services, the government of Slovenia was against the idea of awarding any licenses to online gambling sites up until the end of 2013. The beginning of 2014 saw a fresh gambling law called “New Gaming Act”, a juridical event that was a big step into the good direction for online gambling. According to this law, gambling websites wishing to operate on the Slovenian market are bound to apply for a license. The times when the Slovenian Parliament was at odds with online games (requiring ISPs to block foreign gambling websites) are definitely gone!
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