Portuguese Online Betting and Gambling Association

APAJO is a non-profit association established to uphold and promote the online gambling and betting sector and the companies legally operating in Portugall.

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Portuguese Online Betting and Gambling Association

APAJO is a non-profit association established to uphold and promote the online gambling and betting sector and the companies legally operating in Portugal.

Learn More

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APAJO Responsible Gambling Manual

The Portuguese Online Gambling and Betting Association, APAJO, its affiliated members and associates place the measures of safe gambling and player protection at the top of their priorities. In addition to the provisions and mechanisms already provided for in the law, the members undertake to comply with the additional provisions to promote and improve consumer safety.

Apajo Responsible Gaming Manual
Apajo Responsible Gaming Manual

APAJO Responsible Gambling Manual

The Portuguese Online Gambling and Betting Association, APAJO, its affiliated members and associates place the measures of safe gambling and player protection at the top of their priorities. In addition to the provisions and mechanisms already provided for in the law, the members undertake to comply with the additional provisions to promote and improve consumer safety.

About Us

Objectives

  • Acting on behalf of the sector, next to the relevant authorities – and the Gambling Commission and the SRIJ in particular – for the review and implementation of regulations, in accordance with the needs of both the market and the users.
  • Encourage the development of the Internet, equipment, applications, services and infrastructures to assist the growth of online betting and gambling and the digital economy.
  • Encourage the improvement of the sector's operating standards, defending a liberalized, open and competitive market between the entites licensed and duly authorized by the regulatory entity to operate online gambling and betting in Portugal.
  • Promote the dialogue with the different stakeholders in this sector (users, operators, financial sector and public bodies), promoting safe, balanced, responsible and not compulsive online gambling.
  • Promote scientific knowledge, studies and debates on topics of interest to the sector, diagnosing and monitoring the problems affecting it, to assist in the definition of a common strategy establishing the priorities and proposing the right measures for their implementation.

Governing Bodies

GENERAL MEETING

  • Sónia Torrão, representative of Kaizen Gaming International Limited
    Position: President
  • Manuel Silva Carvalho, representative of Solverde, Sociedade de Investimentos Turísticos da Costa Verde, S.A.
    Position: Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

  • Ricardo Domingues
    Position: President, representative of Bem Operations Limited  
  • António Vieira Coelho
    Position: Member, representative of Estoril Sol Digital, S.A.
  • Andrea Carvalho
    Position: Member
    , representative of GOBET Entretenimento, S.A.
  • António Laranjo
    Position: Member, representative of SFP Online, S.A.
  • Manuel Alexandre Violas
    Position: Member, representative of Solverde - Sociedade de Investimentos Turísticos da Costa Verde, S.A.
  • Ricardo Branquinho
    Position: Member, representative of associada Kaizen Gaming International Ltd.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

  • Calvin Chann, representative of Estoril Sol Digital, S.A.
    Position: President

  • Ulisses Araújo, representative of Bem Operations Limited
    Position: Member

  • Paulo Martins, representative of SFP Online, S.A.
    Position: Member

Articles of Association

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Legislation

The Portuguese Government approved the Legal Regime for Online Gambling, through Decree-Law No. 66/2015, of April 29, in which the terms and conditions pertaining to the operation and practice of online gambling in Portugal are defined.

 

For further information please visit www.srij.turismodeportugal.pt

Contact us

APAJO

Portuguese Association of Online Betting and Gambling
Avenida da República, 3000
Edifício Estoril Office - Office 34
2649-517 Alcabideche
Portugal

APAJO — Associação Portuguesa de Apostas e Jogos Online

Avenida da República, 3000, Edifício Estoril Office, Escritório 34 2649-517 Alcabideche