Since 2007, there has been an outright ban on all forms of gambling in Turkey. This includes online gambling and landbased casinos. Following this ban, unregulated online casinos became commonplace until the government introduced stricter regulations in 2013 where fines and prison sentences are now imposed to players and operators.
Although an outright ban on casinos is still in place, there are three forms of gambling that are legal in the country. Individuals can make bets at horse tracks, place sports bets through the state-owned IDDAA and play the country's version of the lottery. Players who attempt to access online foreign casinos are often prevented.