Simon’s Guide to St. Lucia Casinos, Gambling and Lottery

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St. Lucia Casinos and Gambling Guide

In St. Lucia, casinos and gambling do not seem to attract huge crowds – although the St. Lucia lottery is quite popular amongst locals. However, there is only one casino, the core player base of which consists almost exclusively of tourists.

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with the Atlantic Ocean. As a part of the Lesser Antilles, it is located north/northeast of the island of Saint Vincent, northwest of Barbados and south of Martinique. Saint Lucia gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1979. It has a land area of 617 km2 and a population of 174,000 (2010 figure). Its capital is Castries.

Saint Lucia is one of the few caribbean states that have a history of restrictive gambling laws. Before 1998, all gambling, except for the national lottery was outlawed on the island. However, the National Lotteries and Gaming Act was enacted in 1998, which allowed for the establishment of a national gambling control authority. A further 2004 amendment than paved the way for standalone casinos on the island (as opposed to earlier, when only resorts with over 200 rooms could apply for a licence)**. In 2010, the first (and so far only) St. Lucian casino, Treasure Bay opened its doors to tourists and local players.

The island has a national lottery, tickets for which are available through land based lottery shops and an island-wide network of VLTs (Video Lottery Machines)***.

The country seems to have no laws pertaining to online gambling and there is no trace of any St. Lucia based online casinos or online gambling sites.

Online gambling is not regulated in St. Lucia.

 

*Source: Foster, Kenny At Odds On Casino Gambling!

**Source: Short End For Treasure Bay

***Source: The National Lotteries Authority of St. Lucia (NLA) – History

 

 

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St. Lucia Casinos

 

Online casino gambling in St. Lucia: not regulated

 

Currently there is only one legal and operational casino on the island of St. Lucia – the Treasure Bay casino, which opened in 2010. The government also made it clear, that they do not want to to issue licenses uncontrollably. In fact, they are planning to impose serious limitations on the number of casinos in St. Lucia in the future – if they issue more licenses at all.

There is no trace on the internet of any online gambling statutes being in force on the island of St. Lucia. It is safe to assume, that online gambling is unregulated in the country. Therefore players from the island are free to play on foreign online casinos that accept their registrations.

 

The following online casinos accept players from St. Lucia:

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BGO casino – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is a picture of 32 Red's animated GIF banner. 32 Red online casino accepts players from St. Lucia. The animated GIF reads: 32 Red online casino, sign up now, $10 free no deposit required, Gambleaware.co.uk.

32 Red casino – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is an animated GIF banner ad of Betsson casino. Betsson casino accepts players from St. Lucia. On the banner you can read the following: will you be the next winner?, 100% up to £100, claim your welcome bonus.

Betsson online casino – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is an animated GIF banner ad of Betsafe casino. Betsafe casino accept players from St. Lucia. The text on the banner ad reads: Betsafe, 50% deposit bonus up to €25, plus 50 free spins on Gonzo's Quest.

Betsafe online casino – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is an animated GIF banner of Casino Euro. Casino Euro is one of the many online casinos, which accept players from St. Lucia.

Casino Euro – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is an animated GIF banner ad of the online casino Black Lotus. Black Lotus casino accepts players from St. Lucia. The animated banner reads: elemental 7, play now, Bonus code: Earth, 10 free spins.

Black lotus casino – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is the animated GIF banner ad of Lotus Asia online casino. Lotus Asia online casino accepts players from St. Lucia. The animated banner reads: get $1000 free, download, instant play.

Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

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GT Bets accepts players from St. Lucia – accepting Bitcoins as well

 

 

 

 

Bingo in St. Lucia

 

Online bingo in St. Lucia: not regulated

 

The only land based St. Lucia casino, Treasure Bay does not operate a bingo hall. There is no information on whether it could do so legally, if it wanted to.

My research indicates that online bingo is unregulated on the island. The authorities do not appear to restrict access to foreign online bingo sites in any way.

 

The following online bingo websites accept players from St. Lucia:

 

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BGO bingo – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is the animated banner ad of Betsson Bingo. This GIF online bingo banner is 728x90 pixel wide. Betsson bingo is one of the online bingo websites, that accepts players from St. Lucia. The animated GIF reads: welcome bonus package up to R$1200, receive bonuses on your 4 deposits.

Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from St. Lucia

 

This is the animated banner ad of 32 Red Bingo. This GIF bingo banner is 728x90 pixels wide. 32 Red bingo is a an online bingo website, which accepts players from St. Lucia. The animated GIF reads: Get £10 To try the all ne 32 Red Bingo, We've got Penny, Bogof and free bingo, guaranteed prites and loads more, plus all the great slots and jackpots we all love, All that's missing is you.

32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from St. Lucia

 

 

 

 

Poker in St. Lucia

 

Online poker in St. Lucia: not regulated

 

Land based poker is legal and regulated in St. Lucia. Treasure Bay, the only legally operating casino of the country reportedly has quite a few poker tables. It reportedly offers a wide range of poker games to its players, such as Texas Hold ‘Em, Mississippi Stud, Omaha Stud, Bet the Set 21, 21+3, and Caribbean Stud.

Online poker, on the other hand appears to be unregulated on St. Lucia. There is no sign of the authorities restricting access to foreign online poker rooms in any way.

The following online poker websites accept players from St. Lucia:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is the animated GIF banner ad of Betsafe's online poker website. It is 728x90 pixel wide. Betsafe online poker is one of the many online poker websites, which accept players from the St. Lucia. The animated banner reads: betsafe welcome deal, 3 great reasons to join the fun, up to €1000 deposit bonus.

Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

This is the animated GIF banner ad of 32 Red's online poker website. It is 728x90 pixel wide. Betsafe online poker is one of the many online poker websites, which accept players from St. Lucia. The animated banner reads: 32 Red 30% rakeback, $1000 welcome bonus, €2500 freerolls.

32 Red online Poker – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

 

 

 

Sports betting in St. Lucia

 

Online sports betting in St. Lucia: not regulated

 

There appear to be no sports books in operation on the island of St. Lucia. The St. Lucia National Lottery does not operate any kind of sports betting game either. The island doesn’t have horse or greyhound tracks.

As for online sports betting – while there are no local online betting operators, the government does not appear to regulate online sports betting and does not restrict locals from placing bets with foreign online bookmakers.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from St. Lucia:

This is an animated GIF banner ad of Betsson sportsbook. Betsson online bookmaker accepts registrations from St. Lucia. On the banner you can read: claim your welcome bonus, bonus 100% up to €25.

Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from St. Lucia

 

This is an animated GIF banner ad of Betsafe sportsbook. Betsafe online sportsbook accept registrations from St. Lucia. The text on the banner ad reads. betsafe, 50% deposit bonus up to €25, 2nd tier bonus, open an account today.

Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from St. Lucia

 

This is a banner of 32 Red Sports, the online sportsbook of 32 Red Casino. 32 Red online sportsbook accepts players from St. Lucia. The animated GIF banner reads: £10 free bet, Place your first bet & get a £10 free bet plus 10 free games on one of our fantastic slots, + 10 free games, 32 Red Sport.

32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from St. Lucia

 

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GT Bets online bookmaker – accepts registrations from the St. Lucia, also accepts Bitcoin

 

 

 

 

St. Lucia – Lottery

 

Online lottery in St. Lucia: state monopoly, no online platform

 

Lottery is a state monopoly in St. Lucia. Lottery games on the island are operated by The National Lotteries Authority of St. Lucia (NLA), which was established with the enactment of the National Lotteries Act No. 27 of 1998.

They offer quite a few lottery games, as well as scratch cards. The company also operates a network of VLTs (Video Lottery Machines). Recently, Treasure Bay casino filed a lawsuit against the The National Lotteries Authority saying that VLT machines operate unlawfully on the island (some say they only wanted to get rid of competition). However, the court ruled against Treasure Bay and VLTs continue to operate seamlessly*.

 

*Source: Video Lottery Terminals To Stay

 

 

Bitcoin gambling in St. Lucia

 

Bitcoin gambling in St. Lucia: not regulated

 

St. Lucia does not appear to have any specific laws pertaining to online gambling, let alone Bitcoin gambling. While there appear to be no Bitcoin gambling sites operating from the island, locals are not restricted in any way from wagering on foreign Bitcoin casinos, betting sites and other sorts of platforms specialising in digital currencies.

There also don’t appear to be any laws in force in St. Lucia that limit the use of Bitcoin or other digital currencies.

The following Bitcoin casino accepts players from St. Lucia:

This a banner ad from St. Lucia

GT Bets accepts players from St. Lucia, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country.

 

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This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2016.1.25.

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