ONJN is the regulatory body overseeing online gambling in Romania, maintaining a list of authorized and blacklisted online gambling operators in the country. Learn more about gambling regulations in Romania in this page.
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Online gambling in Romania is legal, but in 2015 and 2016 many prominent bookmakers, casinos and poker rooms were blacklisted. Loteria Nationala is a state-owned company that has a monopoly over all lottery games within national borders. The regulatory body in charge of overseeing gambling in Romania is ONJN. This is an acronym that stands for Oficiul National pentru Jocuri de Noroc (National Office for Gambling).
The most significant changes occurred in the second half of 2015 when some gambling operators had their licenses revoked or expired and were not renewed. ONJN is responsible for enforcing existing regulations and prospective customers are supposed to check the list of accepted and blacklisted operators on the official website.
International and domestic bookmakers, casinos and poker rooms can provide their services to Romanian players only if they own a valid license. The online gambling licensing laws deny Romanian citizens’ access to most of the blacklisted operators. This measure is supposed to have a two-pronged effect; on one hand prevent these companies from operating in Romania without a license and on the other, to mitigate the risks of players using the services of prohibited companies by mistake.
Those who find ways of circumventing these technical barriers and break the law by gambling with unlicensed companies risk penalties. These range from 5000 to 10000 RON, which is the equivalent of 1100 - 2200 EUR.
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Would you like to learn more? Visit the following link for more details and information: onjn.gov.ro.