With considerable delays the Portuguese regulator just awarded the first online gaming license which might open up a new interesting market.

After a long legislative process where a new online gambling legal framework was created and implemented, the first license relating to online gambling was issued this week, in Portugal.

The license relates to online sports betting and was granted to Betclic by Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos do Turismo de Portugal. Additional licenses are expected for the following months.

Furthermore, in accordance with recent news, Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa announced its intention to apply for a license for the provision of online gambling in Portugal.

António Moura Portugal