Sports betting sites in Kosovo have been banned since 2019 by government decision. However, there is no active legislation that prohibits Kosovar players from trying their luck on foreign sports betting sites. Many of these prestigious companies accept players from Kosovo, and offer bonuses, promotions and daily events from the most elite sports competitions and championships. Another advantage is that Kosovar players are not taxed on their winnings on these platforms.
In terms of the most popular sports, football is at the top of the list in Kosovo as well. Players mostly follow the English football championship (Premier League), but also other prestigious leagues such as La Liga, Champions League, Bundesliga. The Kosovo national team, although a relatively young team, also receives a lot of attention from players in international competitions. Basketball is another very popular sport in Kosovo, and the NBA is one of the most watched championships. Other favorite sports of the players are volleyball, handball and e-sports thanks to the popularity that some Kosovar teams have recently gained in CS:GO competitions.
Platforms with the best events and advantages for Kosovar players:
Most of these platforms accept deposits in euros, which is also the official currency of Kosovo. At the same time, Kosovar players can also download the applications of these platforms from the Play Store and App Store, as there are no restrictions for Kosovo in terms of sports betting on mobile platforms. In terms of payment methods, online wallets and cryptocurrencies are another very suitable option for Kosovar players.
What is the minimum age to place sports bets in Kosovo?
Given that the government of Kosovo has banned sports betting and gambling activities, the law does not provide for a limit on the minimum age for these activities. This means that players must respect the limit set by the foreign operators themselves. On most sites, the minimum age is 18.
What are the main advantages that each platform offers to Kosovar players?
Bet365 – Bet365 is one of the most prestigious sports betting companies, and the English giant offers very interesting options for players from Kosovo. Football is one of the best covered sports, as the events are varied and always present. Bet365 also gives you the opportunity to play live in certain events, following real-time statistics on the development of the events.
22Bet – 22Bet is another company that is focused on football, but at the same time offers a wide range of events in other sports as well. 22Bet also has a diverse category with e-sports events. The platform offers players the opportunity to play in real time, as well as a variety of payment methods.
20Bet - Another operator quite suitable for Kosovar players is 20Bet. The company offers very competitive odds compared to rival platforms, as well as the opportunity to place sports bets in real time. The bonuses are also quite generous, and apart from the welcome one, the company also offers other periodic bonuses.
Betwinner - Betwinner offers Kosovar players the opportunity to bet in a variety of categories, including virtual sports. The platform also offers the possibility to combine different bets into a single one, as well as offers a high number of payment methods.
What is the future of sports betting in Kosovo?
Sports betting and online gambling in Kosovo were banned by law in 2019, but at the time, Prime Minister Haradinaj said that restrictions on gambling would last at least 10 years. Now, the new government does not yet seem to have a concrete plan on the reopening or partial legalization of gambling, physical betting and casinos. Their only legal form in Kosovo is the national lottery, and it seems that the situation will continue to be like this for several years. However, Kosovar players can continue to place sports bets without a problem, on foreign platforms, by being careful and following the guides and respecting their rules.