Vatican City is not only the smallest country in Europe but also the smallest country in the world, with a population of just close to 900 people. Vatican City officially became a country in 1929 and is the world headquarters of the Catholic Church.
With the Pope as head of state, and its inhabitants are limited to Church staff, The Catholic Church is still opposed to gambling. So there aren't any gambling facilities here, nor are there any online gambling rules.
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The Vatican's judicial system is unique globally, with the monarch who is also the head of the Church and exercises full authority over all executive offices in the state. Otherwise, the system consists of a single judge with limited control, a court, a court of appeal, and a supreme court. In the recent past, the laws were primarily based on Italian counterparts but have recently started to deviate.
The Catholic Church is not against gambling, and they allow games of chance, and the Church has also hosted bingo games for many years. Even so, they have not grown anywhere near the point where they will host online gambling in Vatican City, not that they have a lot of demographic to support the majority of this activity.
This does not mean that a small poker game cannot be played here, whether live or online, but any poker game played is done in secret.
Due to its unique nature, it is difficult to know which state the official legal status of online gambling is. There are no land casinos, betting shops, or any gambling facilities in the territory of Vatican City. It's possible that gambling, in general, gets little attention in this country, partly because the population is too small to create a substantial gaming market.