Online gambling has been legal in Portugal since 2015, and players have access to some of the best live casinos in the market. However, not all of them are based in Portugal, as the government has imposed a high taxation system on all live casinos, and it varies from 15-30% depending on the type of games it offers.
This has led to Portuguese gamblers looking for offshore live casinos, and they are free to do so, as there is no legislation in place stopping them from doing so. Nowadays, they tend to gamble at domestic, as well as international live casinos, without having to pay any taxes on their winnings.
There are many live casinos licensed in the relevant worldwide jurisdictions that accept players from Portugal, and most of them will have the Portuguese language available, as well as the option to gamble at the domestic currency – the Euro. Domestic and offshore live casinos also have implemented the popular Portuguese payment options, and customer support in Portuguese is available 24/7, so there will be answers to any inquiry punters may have.
Due to the high taxation system in Portugal, many foreign operators have decided not to enter the market, and at the moment there are 5 licensed live casinos in Portugal, but that number will probably grow in the future, as there is some pressure on the government to lower the taxes that operators are required to pay. Nevertheless, the number of offshore live casinos that accept gamblers from Portugal is big, so there is nothing to worry about for Portuguese players.