Sports betting in Albania will once more become legal, as from January 1, 2023, four years after it was banned.
The Albanian government sees the reintroduction of the form of gambling – without casinos and online operations – as a means of boosting taxation income.
It is anticipated that sports betting will bring in about €17m annually in tax for the beleaguered Albanian exchequer.
It was at the end of 2018 that all forms of gambling, outside of a few licensed casinos, was banned in the country. It took out of action hundreds of betting shops and other gambling sites, while the authorities tried hard to clamp down on online gambling, unsuccessfully.