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Casino Kinshasa, Congo

 

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Find out what the best casinos and online casino sites are in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Legal status: unregulated

Online casino gambling is not explicitly regulated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also known as DR Congo or simply the Congo, the country is located in Central Africa and bordered by Uganda, Angola and the Atlantic Ocean among others. European exploration of the Congo was sponsored by the Belgian king in the 1870s, and the country was annexes by Belgium in 1908. The Democratic Republic of the Congo gained independence in 1960, but French remains the official language in the country.

Casino gambling in general is legal and well-regulated in the Congo. All gambling operators are supposed to obtain a licence and adhere to the Congolese gambling laws, but online casino gambling is not explicitly mentioned by these laws. Still, they could be understood to apply to online casinos as well.

The lack of specific online casino legislation is most likely due to the low internet penetration rate in the Democratic Republic of Congo: only about 5% of the population has access to the internet. As a result, the Congolese online casino gambling market is rather small, and though the regulations may make it possible in theory, there are no licensed online casinos based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Fortunately, since casino gambling in general is legal in the Congo, locals actually have a wide array of online casinos to choose from. Congolese gamblers may play on any online casino site of their choice legally. Most international online casinos welcome players from the Congo, and the majority of them is also available in French.

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from the DRC

The following online gambling websites accept players from Congo:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK
OR:
  • Get 313% match bonus, up to $1616. Use the code: ASTRA313
  • +33 free spins on the slot SPARTIANS. Use code: ASTRA33
  These are only available to new players. Returning players get daily, exclusive bonuses and other rewards. It changes daily, check the casinos's page for info, the are usually very good, also they have cashback almost each month, so even if you lose, you will get some of it back, usually 10%, but sometimes more.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 30-60x for match bonuses and usually 40-60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else
 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

European casino & sportsbook & poker
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

Land-based casinos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Land-based casinos are legal and regulated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. All casino operators must obtain a licence from the Congolese government and pay the appropriate gambling taxes. Gambling licences may also be revoked if the government considers further operations to be detrimental to the country.

There are currently two casinos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: the Carnaval casino in Gombe and the Grand Hotel Kinshasa located in the country’s capital, Kinshasa. The casinos are aimed mainly at tourists and are both part of a hotel complex, but may also be visited by locals. Apart from the casinos, there are also multiple smaller gambling establishments throughout the country where only slot machines are available.

The largest casino in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the Grand Hotel Kinshasa. The casino has about 100 slot machines on offer, as well as seven table games including Roulette and other traditional casino games. The casino is open daily between 6pm and 8 am. The hotel complex also includes a tennis court, a pool and two restaurants.

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Most forms of gambling are legal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but the online versions of the games are not explicitly regulated. Gambling operators must obtain a gambling licence from the Congolese government and pay the appropriate gambling taxes.

The main gambling operator in the Congo is the state-run Société National de Lotérie, or SONAL. SONAl organises the national lottery of the Congo, tickets to which are available at kiosks throughout the country, but not online, at least for now.

Sports betting is also quite popular in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as in most French-speaking countries of the world. SONAL has an agreement with the Frenc Pari-Mutuel Urbaine, which allows Congolese gamblers to bet on horse races in France. Still, as SONAL does not have an online presence where sports betting is available, there are no online gambling sites based in the Congo.

Since gambling is legal in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, locals with an access to the internet are free to play on any international online gambling site available to them. Most online poker, online lottery and online sports betting sites welcome players from the Congo.

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK
OR:
  • Get 313% match bonus, up to $1616. Use the code: ASTRA313
  • +33 free spins on the slot SPARTIANS. Use code: ASTRA33
  These are only available to new players. Returning players get daily, exclusive bonuses and other rewards. It changes daily, check the casinos's page for info, the are usually very good, also they have cashback almost each month, so even if you lose, you will get some of it back, usually 10%, but sometimes more.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 30-60x for match bonuses and usually 40-60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else
 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

European casino & sportsbook & poker
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2021-01-12

 

Gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in the Congo
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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in the Congo
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A guide to the legal status of online gambling and online casinos in DR Congo, including online casino gambling options available to Djiboutian gamblers.
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