List of banned gambling websites

Sep 16, 2020

It is prohibited to operate games of chance without a prior licence issued by the Gaming Commission, to take part in illegal games of chance, facilitate the operation thereof or to run publicity for such games of chance. Players may face fines ranging from 26 euros up to 25,000 euros (multiplied by surcharges). ...

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Update Coronavirus: date of reopening

Apr 28, 2020

The Gaming Commission is aware of the crisis that is hitting the gambling operators at the moment. Obviously, the Commission understands the request to reopen the gaming establishments as soon as possible. However, the Gaming Commission does not have any regulatory power to fix a date of reopening, neither can she determine the conditions under which this would be possible. ...

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"EA Games conforms to the Belgian gambling legislation"

Jan 30, 2019

Here you can find the press release from Minister of Justice Geens regarding the case of EA Games.

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Happy holidays!

Dec 21, 2018

The President and the Secretariat of the Gaming Commission wish you and your loved ones happy holidays and a prosperous 2019!

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Secretariat closed on June 13th and 20th 2018

Jun 12, 2018

Due to acute labour shortage, the reception of the Secretariat of the Gaming Commission (situated on the 5th floor) will exceptionally be closed on both June 13th and June 20th 2018. Players who wish to exclude themselves from allowance in the gambling establishments can use the exclusion forms that will be placed at the front desk of the reception on the ground floor of the building. ...

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Research Report on loot boxes (April 2018)

May 9, 2018

Here you can find the research report from the Belgian Gaming Commission on loot boxes in video games.

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Bets with a limited stake and a limited chance of winning (local forecasts). (7 May 2014, confirmed on 9 May 2018)

May 9, 2018

Bets with a limited stake and a limited chance of winning (local forecasts). What is permitted and what is not? ...

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Apr 25, 2018

The protection of players and of vulnerable groups such as, in particular, minors is the most important mission for the Belgian Gaming Commission. ...

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Online identification: presentation of new system!

Oct 27, 2017

True Odds nv, which provides identification services to the website, was a guest during the session of the GC of 25 October to present the project Egames 2.0, which they have implemented definitively as first licensee. The new system should solve problems with online identification. Fake national registry numbers will be a thing of the past, among other things. ...

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First paperless meeting of the BGC

Oct 25, 2017

On 25 October 2017, the GC organized a 100 % paperless meeting for the first time. All documents, which would have been printed fully and put into folders in the past, will be available electronically, but will no longer be printed. In addition, the documents will be systematically projected onto the screens in the meeting room during the meetings. ...

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Celtic sponsor Dafabet excludes Belgian players

Sep 25, 2017

With the Champions League match between Anderlecht and Celtic in mind, Dafabet, a company operating in the online gambling market, asked the Gaming Commission for further instructions because they are mentioned as sponsors on the Celtic team’s T-shirts. ...

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The new Annual Report has arrived!

Sep 5, 2017

By clicking here you can read the Annuel Report 2016.

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Research: Economic perspective on the gaming sector

Jul 28, 2017

If even during your holiday you want to learn more about games of chance, here you can find a study on the economic perspective on the gaming sector, by Karel Volckaert of Riverrun. In 2015, this study helped shaping the Secretariat of the BGC.

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Risk analysis on money laundering

Jul 25, 2017

The Secretariat of the BGC and Approach have made a risk analysis about the games of chance that fall under the competence of the BGC. If you have questions/remarks about this analysis, you can send us an e-mail via

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BGC member of Cerre

Jul 19, 2017

The BGC has been a member of the Centre of Regulation in Europe (Cerre) since 17 May 2017. The purpose of this forum is to improve the regulation of networks and digital industries. Members can learn from the best practices in other regulated markets. Such a cooperation is useful for operators, regulators and technology platforms from a transnational point of view. ...

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Visit Mr. Janssens and Ms. Vandamme to Secretariat BGC

Jul 13, 2017

On July 13th, Mr. Janssens (President FPS Justice) and Ms. Vandamme (Director P&O) have visited the Secretariat of the Belgian Gaming Commission. They listened to various presentations about the functioning of the Secretariat, followed by a visit to the serverroom (ICT Unit), the interrogation room (Control Unit) and the lab (Technical Evaluations Unit).

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Dates of the meetings of the BGC

Apr 5, 2017

On the following dates, the Gaming Commission has planned the next meetings in 2017:

- 17 May 2017

- 28 June 2017

- 30 August 2017: provisional

- 13 September 2017

- 25 October 2017

- 13 December 2017

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Annual Report 2015: English version

Sep 6, 2016

You can now read the English version of our Annual Report 2015!

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"Developing European initiatives to fight match-fixing": 17-18/02/2016

Feb 1, 2016

Within the framework of the EU Pilot project on new integrated mechanisms for cooperation between public and private actors to identify sports betting risks, the European Commission organises a workshop on match fixing in the European Union. ...

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Happy Holidays!

Dec 18, 2015

The President and the Secretariat of the Gaming Commission are wishing you and your loved ones a magical Christmas and a wonderful 2016!

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Article: The challenges of on-line gambling

Dec 1, 2015

Since the expansion of online gambling in Europe, many countries have been facing new societal, regulatory and technical challenges. Laws on gambling are under the responsibility of each country, but online gambling doesn't know borders. The challenges of cross-border online gambling cannot be tackled without efficient cooperation between countries. ...

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Seminar cancelled

Nov 23, 2015

The Belgian Gaming Commission and the Secretariat-general of the Benelux have jointly decided to cancel the match-fixing conference "Match fixing: ready for the fight?!". In the current circumstances the issue “match-fixing” would not produce any added value. We hope you will forgive the inconvenience. The Gaming Commission The General Secretariat of the Benelux

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Seminar: "Match-fixing: ready for the fight?!"

Nov 6, 2015

The Belgian Gaming Commission and the General Secretariat of the Benelux are organising a seminar on match fixing on Monday the 23rd of November 2015. This event will take place in Central Gate, Ravensteinstraat 60, 1000 Brussels. You find the invitation and the programme here. Registration is possible until Friday, 13 November 2015 via

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Virtual betting

Oct 19, 2015

The Gaming Commission has decided on the 9th of September to install a Subcommission “Games”. The first topic that will be treated by this Subcommission will be virtual betting. The Subcommission will treat this topic on Thursday the 29th of October and Thursday the 26th of November. ...

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Attention: documents

Sep 22, 2015


Only the documents in the Dutch and French sections of the website are the official versions approved by the Gaming Commission. Consequently, you have to use these official versions as a basis.

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Annual report 2014

Jun 17, 2015

Here you can take a look at the Annual report 2014 to find out more about what we have accomplished in 2014. A short English summary of the annual report in question can be found at the end.

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15 years Gaming Commission

Jan 23, 2015

In 2015, the Gaming Commission will celebrate its fifteenth anniversary; an event we do not want to let go unnoticed. On Thursday, 15 January 2015, we have started the celebrations for our crystal anniversary with a ceremony on the premises of the SPF Justice. The minister of Justice, Koen GEENS, gave the opening speech. You can find the speech of minister GEENS here.

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Smoking ban in gaming establishments

Nov 3, 2014

On 22 November 2013 the Gaming Commission received a letter from the Public Health Minister, Mrs Onkelinx, stating that no amusement machines are to be present in rooms that are also used as smoking rooms. ...

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Annual report 2013

Jun 19, 2014

Here you can take a look at the Annual report 2013 to find out more about the way we operate and what we have accomplished.

A short English summary of the annual report in question can be found at the end.

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