Can you gamble online if you are visiting Asia?

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This is a question, that many players should ask before going on a holiday and just opening their browser and starting to play. And yes, some of us do gamble even when on a holiday. It might actually nicer, when you do so on a nice terrace while inhaling the breeze from the ocean. But the question is, can you gamble online if you are visiting Asia?

I am sorry to tell you this, but most of the countries in Asia forbid gambling. It is very illegal. So, when you are about to gamble online, please do not do so. Most likely your favourite website already blocks you if you try to play, but in some cases that does not happen. That would mean that you are gambling illegally and in some cases it could lead you into trouble. It only takes someone to check which sites you are creating a connection to. Technically you could use VPN, but that is not legal either, so better just leave the gambling until you are back in Europe.

List of countries in southeast Asia where gambling is illegal:

  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • China (except Macao)
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • North Korea
  • The Philippines ( Some casinos accept gambling from the Philippines)

And yes, India is not on the list as there are no regulations against online gambling, so you can actually gamble online while visiting Goa for example. It is actually a growing hobby in India as we speak.

Another country where online gambling is legal is Malaysia, but the website needs to have a local license.

Remember that in Asia the laws and especially the punishments are hard, so better not to take any risks.