What is gambling?

Gambling is playing a game for money. Whether you win or lose money, you never know when you start.


Games of chance and betting provide a feeling of excitement. The more there is at stake, the more exciting.


Winning and losing money releases a lot of emotions. It’s that tension that makes gambling and betting attractive. But it also involves a number of risks. Because people become absorbed in the game, they have no control over their playing behaviour. The more people play, the greater the risks.


Belgian law determines which types of games of chance are allowed, and which licenses games of chance establishments must have. In addition, the law checks the establishments and provides measures to protect players. Gambling without a license, for example gambling on the street, is therefore always prohibited.

Limiting risks

Gambling is never without risk. You may limit the risks with the aid of the following tips.