What gambling is allowed to minors?

Verified 31 August 2023 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

A minor may only participate in certain types of games :

  • Traditional Lotto (bets with a value less than €20) called game chickens, rifles or quines
  • Tombola
  • Lottery in a associative framework or at a funfair.

On the other hand, a minor cannot participate to the following games:

  • Online Games
  • Sports or horse-race betting
  • Commercial games of chance (e.g. Lotto, scratch games)
  • Casino games (e.g. roulette, black jack)
  • Poker

The prohibition applies even if the minor is emancipated or accompanied by a parent.

The prohibition also applies if the minor does not play his own money, but plays for an adult.


Access to casinos is prohibited to a minorYeah, even if he's not playing.