Facade of the Casino Barriere in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast

Casino Barriere in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast

 

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

 

Online casinos in the Ivory Coast

Legal status: unregulated

Online casino gambling is not specifically regulated in the Ivory Coast. Officially named the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the country is located in West Africa and bordered by Ghana, Guinea and Mali among others, as well as the Gulf of Guinea. Ivory Coast had been a French protectorate and later a French colony from the 1840s, until it gained its independence in 1960. The French connection is reflected both in the country’s name and its official language.

The legal status of online casinos in Ivory Coast is rather interesting. Casinos in general are legal and well-regulated in the country, by the decree no 98-371 of June 30, 1998. This law establishes the regulations all casinos in the country must adhere to, but makes no explicit mention of online casinos. This is not that surprising, as online casino gambling was not widespread in 1998.

Today, the internet penetration rate in Ivory Coast is actually quite high compared to other African countries in the region: about 25% of the population has access to the internet. Also, online gambling in general appears to be legal in the country, as there is at least one online gambling operator based in Ivory Coast.

Online gambling is not regulated by the government, locals are free to play on international online casino sites. Some of these online casinos may not be available from Ivory Coast or don’t accept players from the country, but many online casinos welcome Ivorian players and are available in French as well (see below).

 

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Côte d’Ivoire

The following online gambling websites accept players from Côte d’Ivoire:

 

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.
 

 

UPDATE 2021: This particular online casino was removed due to complaints from the players and visitors to the website. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We will replace it with another recommendation as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out the other online casinos above and below, or the recent casino bonuses, free games or casino reviews.
If you have any issue with the other gambling platforms featured on the website, then please drop a comment or try the live chat (bottom right). We will investigate all reports and take action if necessary.
 

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
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 online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here, and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes 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 Ivory Coast

 

While the legal status of online casinos in Ivory Coast is somewhat murky, land-based casinos are definitely legal and regulated in the country. The decree of 1998 regulates many aspects of casinos in the Ivory Coast, including the games allowed, the minimum age to enter (21) and the approval of gaming equipment. All casino operators must obtain a licence from the Ministry of Economics and Finance.

The gambling law also states that locals may not enter the casinos, but this rule does not appear to be actively enforced. There is currently only a single casino operating in Ivory Coast, the Casino Barrière Éléphant d’Or located in Abidjan, the largest city and former capital of Ivory Coast.

Casino Barrière features table games including Blackjack, Roulette and Punto Banco, as well as a large number of slot machines. The casino also has a poker room with cash games and tournaments held regularly. The casino is part of a large hotel complex with several bars and restaurants as well as a tennis court.

 

Other forms of online gambling in Cote Divoire

 

The legal status of online gambling is not exactly clear in Ivory Coast, but some forms of online gambling are apparently allowed and are more clearly regulated. The most popular form of gambling appears to be, as in many former French territories, sports betting.

Sports betting is handled by LONACI, the national lottery of Ivory Coast which is a state-backed monopoly. LONACI offers a rather wide array of games including traditional number games, scratchcards, lottery and “virtual lottery”, which is effectively sports betting. LONACI has recently entered an agreement with Parions direct, which is now the sole provider of the online versions of their games.

While this means that online gambling is definitely not illegal, it seems highly unlikely that a private company could easily follow in their footsteps without support from withing the government. There are no laws explicitly addressing online gambling licences, and there appear to be no online gambling operators based in Ivory Coast.

Ivory Coast gamblers looking for more variety can play on international online gambling sites. Most international online poker sites, online casinos, online sportsbooks and online lotteries welcome players from the Ivory Coast.

 

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Ivory Coast:

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.
 

 

UPDATE 2021: This particular online casino was removed due to complaints from the players and visitors to the website. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We will replace it with another recommendation as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out the other online casinos above and below, or the recent casino bonuses, free games or casino reviews.
If you have any issue with the other gambling platforms featured on the website, then please drop a comment or try the live chat (bottom right). We will investigate all reports and take action if necessary.
 

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
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 online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here, and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes 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 Ivory Coast.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Ivory Coast is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2021-01-14

 

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