This is an aerial drone picture of the port and the city of Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa. If there was a casino in this US territory, it would be most likely located here. On this page you can read about casino gambling legislation, taxation, licensing in American Samoa, and you can find the list of land-based casinos (if any) and online casinos which accept players from American Samoa.
American Samoa casino guide

 

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in American Samoa (no to be confused with the Independent State of Samoa). Find out which are the best casinos and online casino sites in American Samoa, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in American Samoa

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

American Samoa has an interesting political status as an unincorporated territory. The area is under the control of the US government, but not all of the US laws apply on the island (but federal gambling laws do). The highest civil, military and judicial authority on American Samoa is the President of the United States, who serves as the Head of State. American Samoa also has its own parliament, the American Samoa Fono, as well as a high court, which is the highest below the United States Supreme Court. American Samoa can legislate for itself when it comes to games of chance, but the federal gambling laws and limitations apply.

Online casino gambling hasn’t been tackled yet in American Samoa, owing to the relatively small internet penetration in the territory (51%* ), which is still significantly higher than neighbouring Independent Samoa, with only 15%.

There aren’t any specific regulations concerning online casino gambling in the undoubtedly very small gambling legislation**, which means that the US federal laws apply.

Online casino gambling had, at one point been considered prohibited by the Wire Act of 1961; even though this act did not explicitly mention online casinos – not surprising, seeing that it was from the 60s. In practice, the prohibition was not exactly strictly enforced, at least not until it was reinforced by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in 2006. This act also did not explicitly ban online casinos, but it did prohibit processing payments related to online casino gambling (you can read more about the legal status of gambling, online gambling in the United States here).

Yet another change came when the Wire Act was reinterpreted in 2011 to cover a narrower scope; which opened up more possibilities on the US online gambling market, though it did not address all the issues. In short: online casino gambling and online casinos in American Samoa are currently technically illegal. However, playing online in foreign online casinos is not penalized in any way, players are not prosecuted or fined, and these websites are not blocked.

There are no online casinos registered or licensed in AS, but offshore online casinos that tend to accept US players usually accept Samoans as well.

 

Can tourists play in online casinos while vising American Samoa?

Yes they can.

 

American Samoa online casino tax: none

 

Legal gambling age to play in online casinos in American Samoa: officially there is no age requirement set, but online casinos do not allow anyone under 18 to register

 

For players, taxation of winnings from an online casino in American Samoa: it’s probably not enforced, but it should be taxable, personal income tax applies, and 30% withholding tax for non US residents, including illegals (can be reclaimed but it’s expensive, you need a specialized company to help you with it, not worth if you only won a couple of hundreds of $)

+ 24% federal tax if you won (net winnings, amounts are reduced by the wagers, bet of the player):

 

Online casino licensing American Samoa: It’s not possible to get a licence for an online casino

 

Sources, main pieces of casino gambling legislation:

*Digital2020 – American Samoa Interpenetration

**American Samoa Chapter 43 – Gambling

 

If you are new to the paradise island of American Samoa, check out this video below to give you a brief glimpse into the natural beauty of the place:

 

Recommended tourist destination! (I wish I had the money to visit…).

 

Online casinos accepting players from American Samoa

The following online gambling websites accept players from American Samoa:

 

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.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10)Sign Up Bonus PlaythroughReload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports5 points for every $10 wagered12x6x-10x
(Baseball)2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Land-based casinos in American Samoa

Legal status: illegal, there are no casinos

 

Unlike online casinos, which are considered illegal on a federal level, brick and mortar gambling, including casinos, are generally legal in the states and territories of the USA. However, the states and territories have the right to restrict the types of gambling that are available. In American Samoa, casinos are currently illegal, and only non-profit bingo is legal. The closest casino is in neighbouring Samoa.

There have been multiple proposals for both land-based casinos over the years, but they have all been rejected. Cruise ships with casinos sometimes visit the island, but the casinos of these ships always remain closed while in port.

 

American Samoa casino tax: none

 

Legal gambling age to play online casinos in American Samoa: officially there is no age requirement set, but if casinos become legal it will be ether 18+ or 21+, like in the rest of the USA

 

For players, taxation of winnings from a casino in American Samoa: if there were casinos, then it should be taxable, personal income tax applies, and 30% withholding tax for non US residents, including illegals (can be reclaimed but it’s expensive, you need a specialized company to help you with it, not worth it if you only won a couple of hundreds of $)

+ 24% federal tax if you won (net winnings, amounts are reduced by the wagers, bet of the player):

 

Online casino licensing American Samoa: It’s not possible to get a casino licence for an online casino

 

 

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos in American Samoa

Bitcoin gambling is not specifically regulated either by American Samoa or US federal law, which means that if there were any casinos or licensed online casinos, they could accept cryptocurrencies. But there are no casinos on the island, therefore there are no bitcoin accepting casino gambling establishments either.

 

 

Other forms of gambling in American Samoa

All forms of online gambling in American Samoa are subject to the same laws as online casinos. Since there are no specific online gambling laws in American Samoa, online gambling is generally considered illegal, and US federal laws apply.

A notable exception to this is online greyhound and horse race betting, which are not controlled by the UIGEA. This means that American Samoan gamblers may legally play on several US-based online sports betting sites, and these websites do accept bettors from American Samoa.

The only form of gambling that is legal is non-profit bingo fundraising organized by 501 (c) companies and organizations, and this bingo seems to be popular on the island, with bingo games taking place almost daily. Tautua Hall, located in Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa on the island of Tutuila, holds bingo games on Mondays thru Saturdays each week.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from American Samoa:

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.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10)Sign Up Bonus PlaythroughReload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports5 points for every $10 wagered12x6x-10x
(Baseball)2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

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 I might have gotten something wrong, or if you have additional information, clarification about the casinos in the country, especially if you are from American Samoa. Thank you.

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in American Samoa.

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-03-06

 

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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in American Samoa
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A guide to the legal status of online gambling and online casinos in American Samoa, including the effects of the US online casino regulations on the American Samoan online gambling scene.
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