Monaco is home to four casinos - Casino de Monte Carlo, Casino Café de Paris, Sun Casino and Monte-Carlo Bay Casino - all operated by the same company: the Société des Bains de Mer (SBM).
For the 2017/2018 period, SBM reported revenues totaling 201 million € for the gaming sector, mainly with 87 million € for table games and 103 million € for slots machines.
Casinos in Monaco are regulated under the 1987 Gaming Act and fall under the oversight of the Gambling Commission (Commission des Jeux), set up under the Ministry of Finance and Economy (article 15 of the 1987 Gaming Act).
Gaming tables and gaming machines are allowed in casinos, subject to agreement, in accordance with the Monegasque Law (article 2 of the 1987 Gaming Act). However, each model of gaming machine is subject to prior administrative authorisation. Casino employees, who currently number 1,417, and company rules and regulations are also subject to this official authorisation.
No provision of the Monegasque Law applies to online gambling: consequently, gambling operators cannot offer online gambling in this jurisdiction.
No significant changes concerning the legal status of gambling in Monaco have taken place recently in the country.
Last Updated: May 2019