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January 2024

The Romanian gambling market faced numerous challenges during the past couple of years, mainly due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions experienced in this time by the local market were similar in nature to the measures applied in other jurisdictions, as the shut-down of operations or restrictions of day-to-day activities were, unfortunately, common throughout the world.

The trend of legislative inflation affecting the gambling industry from various (and in some cases, unexpected) angles started in 2022 and continued in 2023.

Members of our Gaming & Gambling Regulatory Law practice group authored a detailed overview of the current legislative landscape in Romania, coupled with an insightful presentation of trends and recent developments characterizing this field.

The material is part of an extensive initiative coordinated by Chambers and Partners – the Gaming Law 2023 Global Practice Guide, a comparative analysis that covers 35 jurisdictions across the globe.

The overview is designed to cover topics such as:

  • Current Outlook | Recent Changes
  • Jurisdictional Overview (Online | Land-Based)
  • Legislative Framework
  • Licensing and Regulatory Framework
  • Land-Based Gambling
  • Online Gambling
  • Responsible Gambling (RG), Also Known as Safer Gambling (SG)
  • Anti-money Laundering (AML)
  • Advertising
  • Acquisitions and Changes of Control
  • Enforcement
  • Tax
  • Anticipated Reform

The entire chapter covering Romania was authored by Cosmina Simon, Ana-Maria Baciu, Alina Tace and Petruș Partene and is available for download HERE (please make sure to access both tabs – 1. Law and Practice and 2. Trends and Developments). The information is valid as of November 2023.

Compilations across jurisdictions of interest and/or on relevant sections are available on the dedicated platform, HERE.


SIMION & BACIU has an award-winning Gaming & Gambling Regulatory Law practice that is focused on being ahead of the game, including by joining international reputed gambling professional associations and providing an outstanding level of service to its clients, also by teaming up with international law firms specialized in betting and gambling.

To read more about our Gaming & Gambling practice please check HERE.

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