Main provisions of The Gaming Law
The Gaming Law of the Republic of Lithuania, or "Lošimų įstatymas," includes several important rules. The Lithuanian Gaming Control Authority keeps an eye on illegal online gaming. They act strongly against unlicensed online gambling and stop banks in Lithuania from processing payments linked to illegal gambling activities.
This law has brought special licenses for only online gambling, which was different before. Earlier, only those with a license for physical gaming could do online gambling. Now, there are different rules and fees for online gambling licenses.
The Gaming Control Authority is very strict with online gambling operators of new casinos in Lithuania who don't have a license. Only those with the correct permission can offer online gambling services in Lithuania. The law has also changed to welcome international online gambling providers by removing restrictions on where the operators are based.
There are resources and experts available to help with problem gambling. They help people with gambling problems and work on preventing gambling addiction with public talks and education.
The law doesn't specifically mention if there are different legal rules for online versus physical casinos. Also, it doesn't detail age restrictions or any rules for specific groups like professional athletes in gambling.