Gaming tables in the Grand Casino Noumea in New Caledonia

Grand Casino Noumea in New Caledonia

 

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

 

Online casinos in New Caledonia

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Online casino gambling is officially not allowed in accordance with the gambling laws of New Caledonia. New Caledonia is an archipelago located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, off the eastern coasts of Australia. The archipelago consists of a main island of Grande Terre, as well as the Loyalty and the Chesterfield Islands. The islands had been visited by British and American missionaries, and came under French control in 1853.

New Caledonia was classified as an overseas territory of France in 1946. Today, it is a special collectivity of France, with locals being granted French citizenship along with a New Caledonian citizenship. Its special status was granted in 1999, and marks the transfer of certain powers from the French to the New Caledonian government. This means that New Caledonia has certain legislative powers when it comes to its internal affairs, while foreign politics are handled by France.

This means that, at least in theory, New Caledonia could create its own online casino gambling laws. However, as no New Caledonian online casino regulations exist, the corresponding French laws apply on the islands as well; and in accordance with the French gambling laws, online casino gambling is prohibited.

The reason for the prohibition of online casinos in France and therefore in New Caledonia as well, is that online casinos are considered especially addictive by the French legislators, even compared to other types of gambling. Their reasoning is that the easy access to these types of games multiplies the possible negative social effects of online casino gambling. Because of this, online casino may not obtain a licence in New Caledonia, and consequently they can not operate legally on the islands.

On the other hand, based on the regulations of the European Union, access to online casino sites based in EU member states may not be blocked for individual players. Since New Caledonians are also French citizens, these rules apply to them as well. As a result, New Caledonian gamblers are actually free to play on all online casino sites that are available to them.

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from New Caledonia

The following online gambling websites accept players from New Caledonia:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:

 

Land-based casinos in New Caledonia

 

Even though online casino gambling is officially not allowed in New Caledonia, brick and mortar casinos are legal on the islands. Land-based casinos on the islands are mainly aimed at tourists which allows the government to collect the gambling tax from these establishments, without suffering from any significant negative social effects. Nevertheless, New Caledonians are also allowed to enter these casinos.

Similarly to the case of online casinos, brick and mortar casinos are also regulated by the French laws in New Caledonia, due to the lack of specific local laws. All casino operators must obtain a gambling licence and pay the corresponding gambling tax in order to be able to operate legally.

Currently, there are two casinos in New Caledonia, the Casino Royal and the Grand Casino Noumea; both of which are located in the capital. The latter is the larger of the two, with over 200 slot machines as well as 20 table games including Roulette, Baccarat, Blackjack and Poker. The casino is located in the five-star Hotel Meridien, and is open daily 11-1 am, until 3 am on the weekends.

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in New Caledonia

 

While online casinos are not allowed in New Caledonia, there are some forms of online gambling that are legal. The most popular among these is online sports betting, with a special emphasis on horse races – as in most former French colonies. There are no online sports betting sites based on the islands themselves, but as French citizens New Caledonian gamblers are welcome on French online sports betting sites.

Online lottery is also legal in New Caledonia. The French lottery operator, the Francaise des Jeux offers Keno as well as several types of number games on its website. The case of online poker is somewhat more complex:  while it is allowed according to the French laws, players from France (including New Caledonia) may only play against other French players, creating a very small market. As a result many French players choose to play on international online poker sites.

Individual players are not prosecuted for playing on international online lottery, online poker or online sports betting sites. Most of these international online gambling sites welcome players from New Caledonia.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from New Caledonia:

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:

 

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in New Caledonia.

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-01-17

 

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