Portuguese gambling regulator Serviço de Regulação Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ) has granted a gaming licence to Bidluck SA. The licence is valid for 3 years and will allow Bidluck to operate online slots via its Bidluck.pt site.
This is the 23rd gaming licence issued in the jurisdiction, where land-based and online casino, poker, lottery, sports betting and bingo are regulated.
Portugal’s iGaming market saw its highest ever quarterly revenue in Q1 2020, with online operators bringing in a total of €69.8m, up 47% year-on-year.
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, April saw the nation’s parliament pass a bill calling for “partial or total limitations on access to online gambling platforms,” although the details of the restrictions were not set out at that time.