Simon’s Guide to Online Casinos in Réunion

Slot machines in the Casino du Sud in Réunion

Casino du Sud in Réunion

 

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

 

Online casinos in Réunion Island

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Online casino gambling is officially considered illegal on the island of Réunion. Réunion is an overseas region of France located in the Indian Ocean to the east of Madagascar. The official language of the region is quite naturally French, but Réunion Creole is spoken by the majority of the population.

The online casino regulations in place in Réunion stem from the island’s affiliation with France. As an overseas department, Réunion forms an integral part of France and is represented in the National Assembly and the Senate. Réunion does not pass its own legislation regarding gambling; instead, the French online casino laws – in compliance with the casino regulation of the European Union – apply automatically.

While casinos and multiple forms of online gambling are legal in France, online casino gambling is considered to be more addictive and thus carry more risks to society than the others. As a result, online casino gambling is not legal in France and in Réunion. Online casino operators can not apply for a licence in the region, and unlicensed online casinos operating from within the territory may be prosecuted.

The French authorities have also made attempts to ensure that locals would not be able to play on international online casino sites either. However, fortunately for French and Réunionese gamblers, in accordance with the regulations of the European Union, the national governments are not allowed to prosecute individual players for participating in online casino gambling when it is conducted on a website belonging to another member state.

Since these regulations apply on Réunion as well, locals are actually free to play in any international online casinos available to them. Most of these casinos welcome players from Réunion, and many of them are available in French as well.

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Réunion Island

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Reunion Island:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of thee 888 gambling platforms (including casino, poker, sports betting platforms). 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 their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

888 casino, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. UK licensed casino website, accept players from the United Kingdom and British territories. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games (review coming soon).

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 Réunion Island

 

Unlike online casinos, their brick and mortar counterparts are legal in France and therefore on the island of Réunion as well. Casino gambling is very popular in former French colonies and other regions that have been affiliated with the country in the past. This is understandable considering that many of the casino games that are popular today originated in France.

Companies that wish to operate a casino on the island of Réunion must obtain a gambling licence and pay the corresponding gambling taxes. There are four licensed casinos operating in Réunion at the moment. Two of them are located in L’Ermitage-les-Bains, one is in Saint-Denis and the fourth can be found in Saint-Pierre.

The largest of the four is the Casino du Sud in Saint-Pierre. The casino has about 80 slotmachines as well as multiple table games including Roulette and Baccarat on offer. The casino also has a poker room where poker tournaments are held regularly. The casino forms part of the Hôel Villa Delisle Resort and Spa, where patrons have access to various entertainment and dining opportunities.

 

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in Réunion Island

 

Even though online casino gambling is prohibited in Réunion, some forms of online gambling, most notably online sports betting and online lotteries, are allowed. In theory, online gambling operators based in Réunion could apply for an online gambling  licence, but there seems to have been no precedent of this. Instead, Réunionese gamblers can play on French online gambling sites.

The online gambling scene in French regions is heavily regulated. Online lottery for example, is a monopoly of the state-backed Francaise des Jeux. Traditional number games and scratchcards are both available online.

Online sports betting is also legal on the island of Réunion. While also heavily regulated and dominated by the French state-backed sports betting operator PMU, online sports betting is not a monopoly, which means sportsbooks may apply for an online sports betting licence. The most popular form of online sports betting, along with the ever-popular football, is wagering on horse races. Réunion does not have its own hippodrome, but locals can bet on horse races held in France.

Due to the heavy regulations and high taxes, there aren’t too many France-based online gambling sites to choose from. However, since individual players are not prosecuted, Réunionese gamblersare free to choose from international online lottery and online sports betting sites as well.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Réunion Island:

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of thee 888 gambling platforms (including casino, poker, sports betting platforms). 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 their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

888 casino, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. UK licensed casino website, accept players from the United Kingdom and British territories. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games (review coming soon).

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 Réunion Island.

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-01-15

 

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