The gambling industry is one of the most profitable industries in the world and every country has its own set of regulations regarding it. If you like to gamble and in particular blackjack hit or stand guide and are planning a trip, you should read about the laws of the country of visit.

United States of America

The US has complex regulations since every state has its own regulations. Even the lottery is not present in all states with 6 states out of the picture. For years, land-based casinos were available in Nevada but over the years, other states also legalized land-based casinos for a total of 13 states.

Additionally, there are casinos run by Native American Tribes on their ground. In May 2018, the Supreme Court removed the federal ban from sports betting, allowing individual states to legalize sports betting if they want. So far, more than 20 states have legalized some sort of sports betting.

United Kingdom

UK has entirely different gambling regulations than the US. In order to gamble in the UK, a person needs to be 18 and they can use any form of gambling whilst the national lottery and football pools are available to people aged 16 or older. A lot of sports betting places have slots, roulette machines and even poker machines. Additionally, online gambling is a hit in the UK and their companies dominate the European and also African market.


Gambling is highly popular in Australia where approximately 80% of adults indulging in some form of gambling regularly. Australia has the highest rate of gamblers in the world and the highest spend per adult person on gambling. Land-based casinos, lotteries, and racetracks are all legal and regulated by the individual states much like in the US. Offshore casinos have been prohibited in 2001 through the Interactive Gambling Act. Sports betting is highly popular and also pokies which is their name for slot machines.


Gambling is regulated according to local provinces and each has its own Gaming Corporation that is working under the Finance Ministry. They are responsible for the regulation of all gambling activities. Online gambling and offshore casinos are also legal.

New Zealand

Gambling is regulated through cooperation between the Gambling Commission, and the Department of Internal Affairs. They monitor and make sure that gambling is safe and fair. Similar to Australia, land-based casinos, online casinos, sports betting, racetracks, and lotteries are all legal.



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