Online casinos in Latvia that have been issued with a license by the IAUI are legal. Anyone in Latvia who is aged 18 or over can take part in games at online casinos or purchase tickets in a lottery. Initially, only the brick-and-mortar casinos were able to obtain this license.
However, as more and more online gambling sites came into existence, the remit of the IAUI expanded to cover internet-based gambling. It is essential for any organization that wants to qualify for the license that they ensure that they are entirely prepared for the application process.
This is because any online casino that fails to meet the qualifying criteria will find that they are then blacklisted, and their services will not be available to Latvian residents. It has been possible for people in Latvia to take part in online gambling since 2003, but the licenses for companies to operate online services in the country have only been in place since 2017.