It is believed that online betting will be a reality before the end of 2014 although there would be no surprise if it goes into 2015. As the economic hardships continued throughout Europe, resulting in Portugal receiving financial bailouts, itwas hard to ignore the revenue brought in by online gaming in Spain and. Furthermore, ElectraWorks Limited is licensed by the UK Gambling Commission under the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014. Despite not strictly being able to provide their services to Portugal, many sites do provide a Portuguese language site and customer support. Whether this is an option for Portugal may be a discussion for the future, although until sites begin to launch it is not a present concern. One main concern presently is that the charges and taxation may put operators off gaining Portuguese licenses. Legislative Decree 282/2003 sought granted scml a license to essentially operate online and prohibit all other operators from providing their services online or via any electronic device. Currently sports betting winnings are not taxable in Portugal. Despite the EUs competition laws, in a 2009 case where Bwin challenged the monopoly the European Court of Justice ruled it to be legal providing Portugal and scml are not discriminatory or go beyond what is necessary to achieve their aims. Online sports betting in Portugal kicked into gear in May 2016 when the government launched a regulated market for online gambling. . Sporting Portugal's next matches 20h00, sporting Portugal - Maritimo League Cup, Phase 1,. D 20h15 Sporting Braga - Sporting Portugal Liga NOS 21h00 Sporting Portugal - Maritimo Liga NOS 17h55 FC Vorskla Poltava - Sporting Portugal Group E 16h00 Portimonense - Sporting Portugal Liga NOS Karabakh's next matches 14h00 Sumgayit - Karabakh Topaz Premier League 14h00 Karabakh. While raffles have limited financial implications for the state the rest are all run via a monopoly under license from the government. A decision was finally forced when the Troika the EU Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund insisted that legislation be introduced to assist in Portugals payback. For your interest, here is a list of the most trusted and reputable bookmakers available for sports bettors in Portugal right now, and several reasons why youll want to bet here: Brilliant odds and offers for all sports.