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What follows is a list of countries around the world (to date), with a simple YES or NO regarding whether Betfair can be used in those countries. This list will be useful for those overseas on business/holiday/whatever, so if you have any information on countries not currently listed, simply copy and paste the list in a reply, and add in information on any new country.

Australia: YES (no in play)
Belgium: YES
Bosnia-Herzegovina: YES
Canada: YES
Croatia: YES
Estonia: YES
Finland: YES
France: NO
Germany: YES
Greece: YES
Holland: YES
Ireland: YES
Italy: NO
Latvia: YES
Lithuania: YES
Macedonia: YES
Malta: YES (but no Poker or Multiples)
Moldova: YES
New Zealand: YES
Poland: YES
Romania: YES
Russia: YES
Serbia: YES
Slovenia: YES
Spain: YES
South Africa: YES
South Korea: YES
Thailand: NO
Turkey: NO
Ukraine: YES
United Kingdom: YES
USA: NO
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Report Asparagus Man November 18, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
Adding Nepal as a YES
Report Asparagus Man November 18, 2013 5:25 PM GMT
Albania: YES
Argentina: YES
Australia: YES (no in play)
Austria: YES
Barbados: NO
Belgium: YES
Bolivia: YES
Bosnia-Herzegovina: YES
Brazil: YES
Bulgaria: YES
Cambodia: YES
Canada: YES
Chile: YES
China: NO
Colombia: YES
Costa Rica: YES
Croatia: YES
Cyprus: NO
Czech Republic: YES
Denmark: YES
Ecuador: YES
Egypt: YES
Estonia: NO
Falkland Islands: YES
Finland: YES
France: NO
Gambia: YES
Germany: YES (residents: NO)
Greece: YES
Guatemala: YES
Holland: YES
Honduras: YES
Hong Kong: YES
India: YES
Indonesia: YES
Ireland: YES
Italy: NO
Japan: YES
Jordan: NO
Laos: NO/YES (latest reports suggest NO)
Latvia: YES
Lithuania: YES
Macau: YES
Macedonia: YES
Malaysia: YES (but unsure of legality...)
Mali: YES
Malta: YES (but no Poker or Multiples)
Mexico: YES
Moldova: YES
Montenegro : YES
Namibia: YES
Nepal: YES
New Zealand: YES
Nicaragua: YES
Norway: YES
Oman: YES (legality uncertain)
Panama: YES
Philipines: YES
Poland: YES
Portugal: YES
Romania: YES
Russia: YES
Serbia: YES
Singapore: YES
Slovakia: YES
Slovenia: YES
Spain: NO
South Africa: YES
South Korea: YES
Sweden: YES
Thailand: NO
Turkey: NO
Ukraine: YES
UAE (Dubai): NO
United Kingdom: YES
USA: NO
Vietnam: YES
Report brendanuk1 November 18, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
Albania: YES
Argentina: YES
Australia: YES (no in play)
Austria: YES
Barbados: NO
Belgium: NO
Bolivia: YES
Bosnia-Herzegovina: YES
Brazil: YES
Bulgaria: YES
Cambodia: YES
Canada: YES
Chile: YES
China: NO
Colombia: YES
Costa Rica: YES
Croatia: YES
Cyprus: NO
Czech Republic: YES
Denmark: YES
Ecuador: YES
Egypt: YES
Estonia: NO
Falkland Islands: YES
Finland: YES
France: NO
Gambia: YES
Germany: YES (residents: NO)
Greece: YES
Guatemala: YES
Holland: YES
Honduras: YES
Hong Kong: YES
India: YES
Indonesia: YES
Ireland: YES
Italy: NO
Japan: YES
Jordan: NO
Laos: NO/YES (latest reports suggest NO)
Latvia: YES
Lithuania: YES
Macau: YES
Macedonia: YES
Malaysia: YES (but unsure of legality...)
Mali: YES
Malta: YES (but no Poker or Multiples)
Mexico: YES
Moldova: YES
Montenegro : YES
Namibia: YES
Nepal: YES
New Zealand: YES
Nicaragua: YES
Norway: YES
Oman: YES (legality uncertain)
Panama: YES
Philipines: YES
Poland: YES
Portugal: YES
Romania: YES
Russia: YES
Serbia: YES
Singapore: YES
Slovakia: YES
Slovenia: YES
Spain: NO
South Africa: YES
South Korea: YES
Sweden: YES
Thailand: NO
Turkey: NO
Ukraine: YES
UAE (Dubai): NO
United Kingdom: YES
USA: NO
Vietnam: YES
Report bigmo November 19, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
Tenerife?
Report takethestand November 20, 2013 5:29 AM GMT
who said Estonia No?

is a definite yes
Report brendanuk1 November 20, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
Albania: YES
Argentina: YES
Australia: YES (no in play)
Austria: YES
Barbados: NO
Belgium: NO
Bolivia: YES
Bosnia-Herzegovina: YES
Brazil: YES
Bulgaria: YES
Cambodia: YES
Canada: YES
Chile: YES
China: NO
Colombia: YES
Costa Rica: YES
Croatia: YES
Cyprus: NO
Czech Republic: YES
Denmark: YES
Ecuador: YES
Egypt: YES
Estonia: YES
Falkland Islands: YES
Finland: YES
France: NO
Gambia: YES
Germany: YES (residents: NO)
Greece: YES
Guatemala: YES
Holland: YES
Honduras: YES
Hong Kong: YES
India: YES
Indonesia: YES
Ireland: YES
Italy: NO
Japan: YES
Jordan: NO
Laos: NO/YES (latest reports suggest NO)
Latvia: YES
Lithuania: YES
Macau: YES
Macedonia: YES
Malaysia: YES (but unsure of legality...)
Mali: YES
Malta: YES (but no Poker or Multiples)
Mexico: YES
Moldova: YES
Montenegro : YES
Namibia: YES
Nepal: YES
New Zealand: YES
Nicaragua: YES
Norway: YES
Oman: YES (legality uncertain)
Panama: YES
Philipines: YES
Poland: YES
Portugal: YES
Romania: YES
Russia: YES
Serbia: YES
Singapore: YES
Slovakia: YES
Slovenia: YES
Spain: NO
South Africa: YES
South Korea: YES
Sweden: YES
Thailand: NO
Turkey: NO
Ukraine: YES
UAE (Dubai): NO
United Kingdom: YES
USA: NO
Vietnam: YES

cut and paste the list, highlight changes in bold simples
Report tinkyvinky November 21, 2013 3:41 PM GMT
2014 1st of june.

Latvia will put IP ban to those sites who dont buy a license to operate in Latvia. Dunno whether it means restriction to hold an account on betfair.

CryCryCryCry
Report razz November 21, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
Albania: YES
Argentina: YES
Australia: YES (no in play)
Austria: YES
Barbados: NO
Belgium: NO
Bolivia: YES
Bosnia-Herzegovina: YES
Brazil: YES
Bulgaria: YES
Cambodia: YES
Canada: YES
Chile: YES
China: NO
Colombia: YES
Costa Rica: YES
Croatia: YES
Cyprus: NO
Czech Republic: YES
Denmark: YES
Ecuador: YES
Egypt: YES
Estonia: YES
Falkland Islands: YES
Finland: YES
France: NO
Gambia: YES
Germany: YES (residents: NO)
Greece: YES
Guatemala: YES
Holland: YES
Honduras: YES
Hong Kong: YES
India: YES
Indonesia: YES
Ireland: YES
Italy: NO
Japan: YES
Jordan: NO
Laos: NO/YES (latest reports suggest NO)
Latvia: YES
Lithuania: YES
Macau: YES
Macedonia: YES
Malaysia: YES (but unsure of legality...)
Mali: YES
Malta: YES (but no Poker or Multiples)
Mexico: YES
Moldova: YES
Montenegro : YES
Namibia: YES
Nepal: YES
New Zealand: YES
Nicaragua: YES
Norway: YES
Oman: YES (legality uncertain)
Panama: YES
Philipines: YES
Poland: YES
Portugal: YES
Romania: YES
Russia: YES
Serbia: YES
Singapore: YES
Slovakia: YES
Slovenia: YES
Spain: NO
South Africa: YES
South Korea: YES
Sweden: YES
Thailand: YES It worked last month when i was there, in play as well
Turkey: NO
Ukraine: YES
UAE (Dubai): NO
United Kingdom: YES
USA: NO
Vietnam: YES

cut and paste the list, highlight changes in bold simples
Report bigmo November 30, 2013 6:39 PM GMT
Apologies but it seems no one has answered my question. Can you get betfair in Tenerife to have a bet.

Thanks in advance.
Report Mr.Anderson November 30, 2013 6:56 PM GMT
Tenerife belongs to Spain, so probably not.
Report bigmo December 1, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
Thanks Mr.Anderson.I know it's banned but I see many over there with their tablets so was hoping.I'm taking mine on the off chance.
Report brendanuk1 December 1, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
buy a ukvpn for a month just in case
Report bigmo December 7, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
Cheers for that brendanuk1
Report RAPS December 23, 2013 1:09 AM GMT
Don`t know about you but the fact that the two biggest gambling countries in the world are shut out of this game really flujs me off.
New Jersey offers a little hope I spose..
Report Charkitz December 27, 2013 5:15 AM GMT
Anybody know about Qatar...
Report Tallywagger. December 27, 2013 11:47 AM GMT
You can in Cyprus now. Was banned for a while but OK now.
Report swebih December 29, 2013 4:14 PM GMT
UAE (Dubai): NO but you can use Betting asistant -Gruss as usual
Turkey: NO but you can use Betting asistant -Gruss as usual
Spain-Barcelona working fine

Swedish customer
Report Davy January 30, 2014 11:54 AM GMT
Albania is now a NO.I was there yesterday, a message comes up in Albanian with a date from last year so i pressume it's a recent thing.
Everywhere else in the Balkans is fine though.
Report Lex January 30, 2014 12:06 PM GMT
Currently on sun lounger in Tenerife and via hotel public network Kubi.com its a yes.
Report Davy January 30, 2014 1:15 PM GMT
Spain seems to be a strange one.I tried accesing the site from Madrid airport about a month ago and it wasn't working.
Report Charkitz February 1, 2014 8:15 AM GMT
Anybody know about the Carribean/West Indies?
Report Soulwing February 1, 2014 5:34 PM GMT
Dom. Rep. YES. No problem.
Spain. NO. Tried alot of different things, VPN services. So much hassle. They must have done something. Worst I have ever encountred.
Report Lex February 2, 2014 5:41 PM GMT
Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria are all a yes for me.
coming home next week  :(
Report Davy March 28, 2014 11:40 AM GMT
Armenia :YES
Georgia :YES
Kosovo  :NO
Report Dav_vin03 March 28, 2014 11:15 PM GMT
Somalia - yes
Report Davy April 3, 2014 8:43 PM BST
Pakistan : YES Serioulsly!I'm in Lahore right now.It's an amazing country...
Report Davy April 3, 2014 9:05 PM BST
Its far safer than people would have you believe and because there is almost no tourism people are amazingly friendly...basically zero of the type of hassle you get in India.I love it.
Report Stringer April 4, 2014 1:20 AM BST
Is it cheap Davy?
Report Davy April 4, 2014 5:26 AM BST
Dirt cheap mate.A little bit cheaper than India.Very few beggars, no hassle, extremely friendly people and about a 100 times cleaner than India.
Id recommened anyone to visit the country..
Report Shamrock April 6, 2014 3:50 AM BST
Italy update: BF haven't accepted new players for ages but they kept the ones already registereds so far.
So there are probably thousands of italians still operating, as of today.
Heard somewhere they are the 2nd or 3rd on BF in terms of matched money.

No more, monday 7th april all those accounts will be terminated and forced to operate on the new italian site, launching the same date.

There won't be any liquidity sharing between the italian platform and the international one so if you'll notice lesser liquidity, that's why.
Report Charkitz May 8, 2014 6:25 AM BST
Bump... Anyone know about Zimbabwe or Jamaica?

Also according to the latest list South Africa is a yes, but I thought betfair had pulled out of South Africa...
Report Rob_The_Bantam May 9, 2014 12:21 AM BST
Zambia and South Africa were fine as of May last year if this assists in any way.  Which I doubt it does.
Report Charkitz May 9, 2014 12:50 AM BST
No it doesn't, rang Betfair this morning and they said South Africa is definitely a no. Zimbabwe should be ok though apparently.
Report nipper May 29, 2014 10:36 AM BST
Greece is a definite no,the only bookie I could use was unibet.
Report Asparagus Man August 10, 2014 9:57 AM BST
TTT for tashkent trader
Report Lex August 10, 2014 11:15 AM BST
Any updates on Spain?

specifically
Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria - please ?
Report CJ70 August 10, 2014 11:47 AM BST
Tried logging in from Toledo a couple of weeks ago.

Not able to offer this service or something to the same effect.
Report OliasOfSunhillow August 24, 2014 3:46 PM BST
You cannot access Betfair in SPAIN, certainly as of Feb 2014
Report tashkent terror August 25, 2014 3:28 PM BST
Fuerteventura....NO
Report Stevie Strikes August 27, 2014 9:15 PM BST
Iceland - YES. 

(First time holidaying here, amazing country, lovely people, thanks to you all. x)
Report G1_Jockey_4 August 29, 2014 11:49 AM BST
spain via vpn no problems
Report Westender August 29, 2014 12:32 PM BST
Off to Germany next week and called Betfair customer service to check whether the Exchange was allowed.

Was informed the Exchange is definitely a no in Germany and any customer found using the Exchange in a banned country would have their accounts closed.

Lucky I checked with Betfair as I could have easily went to Germany and phoned the London office to place a bet on the Exchange without any problems. This would be an unintentional breaking of the law in Germany committing a criminal offence.

About time Betfair provided a proper service to customers with a published list of those countries where the Exchange is available ensuring that it is promptly updated with changes.
Report G1_Jockey_4 August 29, 2014 4:43 PM BST
so is germany the only country that has a law in place where it is illegal to access a non registered bookie?

as far as im aware these companies may face restricitions but there are very few countries who have actually made laws making it a criminal offence to access such sites.

some countries have other things which you may get done on other things like avoiding tax....
but as far as im aware germany must be the only one which has a law on individuals????
Report G1_Jockey_4 August 29, 2014 4:51 PM BST
try this.

if your not sure your account will get banned use a bookie you dont want to use again.

get a vpn.
log in from a "banned destination".
then log in from your normal ip address..

you will see they have taken the correct steps.

if you have an address from a abanned country your account will be closed.
if you try to use a bank card from a banned country you wont be allowed to.

all bookmakers who dont have agreements in countries who insist on them cant do **** all if bokies and exchanges follow this.

so if you use a vpn abroad how the hell is that country goign to find out?

are betfair and co realy goign to shoot themselves in the foot.
if an indvidual gets "found out" betfair and co wont get done.

tbh most countries wont give a sh1t.
most wont even give a sh1t unless you have tax to pay....then you may have a big problem lol
Report Lex September 30, 2014 3:03 PM BST
bump. in case you want it Happy
Report TRFC Kev December 8, 2014 6:32 PM GMT
No mention of Morocco in the last updated list.

Anyone been recently, and can Betfair be accessed?
Report Templeton Peck December 8, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
What's happening with Singapore?  I see on another thread a law's been passed banning online gambling starting next year?  Bet365 (and others) already closing accounts.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/online-gaming-firms-start/1415526.html
Report RAPS January 19, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
no prob in Morocco
Report RAPS January 19, 2015 8:25 PM GMT
in 2013
Report pxb January 21, 2015 11:51 PM GMT
Indonesia is now a NO, based on my experience in Bali a couple of months back.

Note I have used BF in Indonesia many times previously with no problems.
Report touche January 22, 2015 7:31 PM GMT
I placed bets from Bali around November 1st
Report lmfao January 23, 2015 1:46 AM GMT
France was no problem 2 x holidays last year- Loire region

NZ currently very much a 'yes' Cool
Report loserschaselosers April 6, 2015 9:47 AM BST
is Norway still a yes ? thanks
Report Asparagus Man April 15, 2015 5:17 PM BST
Costa Rica is a YES
I'll add to the full list but there might have been other changes since this was last done in November?
Report Asparagus Man April 15, 2015 5:18 PM BST
Or not as it is already there...
Report TheInvestor2 April 18, 2015 4:10 AM BST
Yep, I added it back in 2010 Cool

Great country eh?
Report the whizz kids August 18, 2015 9:15 PM BST
Sri Lanka???
Report Westender August 18, 2015 11:30 PM BST
UK Grand National Day - AM only
Report Mistermind September 24, 2015 11:53 AM BST
Anyone know about Dubai?
About Saudi Arabia?
Report the whizz kids November 19, 2015 2:14 AM GMT
Betfair just told me that Azerbaijan is ok as is India and Sri Lanka. Germany is also ok but Spain is a no go.
Report Al Dente November 21, 2015 4:21 PM GMT
Canada still a Yes, but commish up to 6.5% now that the purple guys have banned us.
Report Lex November 30, 2015 5:34 PM GMT
Bulgaria still a yes
Report Westender December 1, 2015 10:37 PM GMT
USA Yes
Report Westender December 1, 2015 10:38 PM GMT
UK Grand National Day No
Report Rob_The_Bantam December 7, 2015 3:40 PM GMT
Is South Africa still a no?
Report Davy December 12, 2015 2:07 PM GMT
Argentina is now a No.Couldn't access the site from Buenos Aires last month.Brazil,Bolivia,Peru and Uruguay still fine though.
Report Davy December 12, 2015 2:08 PM GMT
Colombia and Mexico still fine too
Report West Coast Eagles December 18, 2015 12:37 PM GMT
Heading to Malaysia tomorrow then Vietnam on my first overseas trip. Will be exciting to bet in-play
Report G1_Jockey_4 December 19, 2015 1:30 PM GMT
er didnt you visit the motherland last year or earlier?
Report West Coast Eagles December 22, 2015 10:17 PM GMT
no i didnt .
Report Davy April 5, 2016 3:58 PM BST
Greece is a NO.When you try to log in a message appears in Greek from betfair.I downloaded Flash VPN on my phone, it worked just fine using that.It's free too.
Report Templeton Peck November 18, 2016 5:09 PM GMT
Belgium and Cyprus have gone.  I saw the helpdesk also said South Africa is a banned territory.  Is this correct?
Report Tallywagger. November 23, 2016 6:41 PM GMT
Cyprus OK for now, but as from today unable to place Tote bets on here.
Report Tallywagger. November 23, 2016 6:47 PM GMT
Where did you see Cyprus had gone, TP?
Report Templeton Peck November 23, 2016 7:49 PM GMT
Someone on Twitter although I had it clarified today it was just something affecting horse racing and the dogs.
Report traicue May 7, 2017 9:53 PM BST
Does anyone know if betfair can be accessed in Hongkong.???
Report Osgood May 14, 2017 12:45 PM BST
Worked well in Colombo last week, so Sri Lanka is a YES.
Report Tallywagger. May 15, 2017 12:02 PM BST
Anyone in Cyprus about?
Report TheFear May 15, 2017 2:00 PM BST
Good detective work there, osgood
Report Ferencvaros May 19, 2017 1:19 PM BST
Hungary : YES

Austria is still YES?
Report Fatslogger May 20, 2017 7:10 PM BST
Surprised if this hasn't been mentioned but while I've been unable to place bets through WiFi in France on a few occasions recently, Spain and the US (wife likes to spend my winnings), I've never had a problem getting on to Betfair through the app on my phone, as long as I've paid for data abroad. I'm assuming, if it's been thought about at all by the authorities, that it's counted as betting at home, as effectively using a domestic data connection, just one hosted abroad.
Report pxb May 20, 2017 9:26 PM BST
bf can't determine the location of a phone in the way they can with an IP address.

Some governments block bf (at least from time to time like Indonesia) but other countries are blocked by bf itself. Which is why you can access from a phone.
Report pxb May 20, 2017 9:44 PM BST
Slogger, if you want to avoid data charges, try using a VPN hosted in the UK. I've heard bf blocks some VPNs, but not others.

When bf Australia was down for several days, I could access bf UK using a VPN, but got kicked off when I logged in. I assume because I'm an Australian account, which won't apply to you.
Report Fatslogger May 22, 2017 9:16 PM BST
Always buy data when abroad so isn't really a problem but will keep the vpn idea in mind.
Report TheCoat September 20, 2017 6:17 PM BST
I notice that Singapore is down as a 'YES'
Try as I might, using my laptop in my Singapore hotel, trying to log into Betfair I got a message saying that I was not allowed access to that website. Clearly I was doing something wrong.
Report Barton Bank September 25, 2017 7:38 PM BST
Been told Australia is a no, but anyone know if I will get away with it on my mobile phone?
Report PeteTheBloke October 4, 2017 7:07 PM BST
Has anyone tried to keep a list and keep it up-to-date?
Report Muqbil November 12, 2017 7:46 AM GMT
Early 2017 Andorra was a YES.

Now Andorra is a NO :(
Report bettinghelp November 14, 2017 8:21 AM GMT
Slovakia appears to have become a NO within the last 2 or 3 weeks. You now get re-directed to a web-page telling you about the Finance Act's restrictions on betting sites.
Report Cardinal Scott November 14, 2017 6:08 PM GMT
All I ever see in this thread is Yes's becoming No's ........love to see some No's becoming Yes's like Germany, France & Italy.
Report TRFC Kev December 30, 2017 11:51 AM GMT
Anyone now the availability in Rwanda?
Report Mistermind February 11, 2018 10:22 PM GMT
If holidaying in USA you rang up Betfair phoneline to authorise a bet, do you get arrested by USA police?
Report Mistermind February 11, 2018 10:26 PM GMT
Even in UK if you try to logon to Betfair from a Public Library you will likely be blocked.  My Library will not even allow logon to RacingPost.com
Report Mistermind February 13, 2018 1:06 AM GMT
If USA blocks Betfair access and it is against their law, so be it.
Pesumably they would not allow anyone there to ring up Ladbrokes in UK to strike a bet either?
Report mjb March 25, 2018 3:03 PM BST
Spain is a no
Report razz March 28, 2018 4:49 PM BST
US could be a yes this year, that would be giant for betfair liquidity if they legalize it
Report EatMySalada March 30, 2018 2:22 PM BST
Loggin in from a shared wifi is (1st) unsane (2nd) proibited from betfair as they know is a manner to get your data stolen
Report debsam April 1, 2018 3:22 PM BST
Great thread. Thanks everyone! :)
Report aasbff April 5, 2018 12:49 AM BST
Is there any chance Spain will be a 'Yes' in the near future?

I´m moving out there next month with my gf.

I know they do have Betfair (a Spanish version it seemed) but very poor liquidity.
Report siwaadupa April 8, 2018 6:38 AM BST
"US could be a yes this year, that would be giant for betfair liquidity if they legalize it"
any source ?
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