Serviço de Regulação e Inspeção de Jogos (SRIJ)



Integrated in the Portuguese Tourism Institute and subject to the supervision of the Minister of Economy and Sea, the Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service (SRIJ) has technical and functional autonomy and powers of public authority in the exercise of its competences.

The SRIJ is responsible for ensuring the regular operation of the practice and exploitation of land-based games of chance and online games and betting, ensuring that all legal rules in force are complied with.

Organization chart

Organization chart of the Gaming Regulation and Inspection Service



To know the functions of the different departments consult the Organic Structure of Turismo de Portugal, I.P. You can also consult the Statutes and the Organic Law.


SRIJ’s code of conduct includes a set of ethical principles and duties that must be observed by all SRIJ employees in the performance of their duties and in their relationship with the community, in order to enforce an ethical culture of public service by the organization.

The objectives of the SRIJ Code of Conduct are:

Affirm and promote high ethical standards and integrity, as well as the fundamental duties that should guide the behavior of all SRIJ employees;
Disseminate organizational and individual standards of conduct in line with existing international and national good practices;
Strengthen citizens’ confidence in the quality of the work carried out by SRIJ employees;
Valuing the ethical performance of its employees.
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Strategic objectives

SRIJ’s strategic objectives mirror the commitments identified in the legislation in force, namely:

  • Ensure the practice of gambling in a controlled environment, with guarantees of suitability;
  • Ensure a balanced and transparent gambling operation;
  • Combat the spread and practice of illegal gambling;
  • Encourage citizenship and responsible gambling;
  • Ensure the protection of minors and the most vulnerable people;
  • Develop administrative cooperation mechanisms with the competent authorities and services, in the prevention and punishment of illicit practices, including fraud and money laundering;
  • Safeguard the integrity of sport by preventing and combating betting and match-fixing;
  • Prevent excessive gambling and addictive behaviors and practices.

Offline legislation:

Online legislation:

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