This is a picture of Whitesands Casino Samoa - Mulifanua, the only currently operating casino in Samoa. On this page you can read about the legal status, licensing, taxation of land-based casinos, online casinos and bitcoin casino gambling establishments in Samoa. A list of online casinos accepting players from Samoa can also be found on this page.
Independent Samoa Casino Guide

 

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Samoa (formerly Western Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa). Find out what the best casinos and online casino sites are in Samoa, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in Samoa

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Online casino gambling is not explicitly regulated in Samoa (officially called the Independent State of Samoa – not to be confused with American Samoa).

Gambling in Samoa is currently regulated by the Casino and Gambling Control Act that has been in effect since 2010* and its 2012 amendment**. It was this piece of legislation that established the Gambling Control Authority of Samoa, which is the body that supervises all forms of gambling in the country, and issues gambling licences.

The Casino and Gambling Act does not make any explicit mention of online casino gambling. However, all forms of unlicensed gambling are illegal, which most likely includes online casinos. This is not enforced though, and people who play in online casinos are not prosecuted or fined in any way.

 

Can tourists play in online casinos while vising Samoa?

Yes they can.

 

Samoa online casino tax: none

 

Legal gambling age to play online casinos in 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 Samoa:

Unknown. If you know please let me know in the comments section (with links to official sources please), it appears to be not regulated, and therefore tax free, but I couldn’t find anything reliable, official.

 

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

 

Sources, main pieces of casino gambling legislation:

*Casino and Gambling Control Act 2010

**Casino and Gambling Control Act 2012 Amendment

***Internet Word Stats: Oceania and South Pacific

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Samoa

The following online gambling websites accept players from 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.
 

 

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.
 

 

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.

 

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.

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 Samoa

Legal status: legal, maximum 2 casinos, locals are forbidden to enter, hotel-casino complexes only

 

Unlike online casinos that are unregulated in Samoa, brick and mortar casinos are legal based according to the Samoan gambling legislation. The law setting the legal framework for Samoan casinos is the Casino and Gambling Control Act of 2010. Licences are issued by the Gambling Control Authority, which is also responsible for supervising the casinos.

There are two casinos to choose from in Samoa; both of which are called Whitesands Casino and are owned by Grey Investment Group. The larger of the two is located in Apia, the capital of Samoa (it’s not yet operational). The Whitesands Casino Apia will have over 200 gaming machines, as well as 24 gaming tables. Table games on offer at the casino will include roulette, baccarat and blackjack. Locals can not enter any of the casinos (only tourists with a foreign passport).

The Gambling Control Authority withdrew the license of the previous licensee, China’s Exhibitions Tourism Group (ETG), in the face of allegations of corruption*, which is a really good sign, it means they take their job actually seriously. Btw. this is a common strategy of China in Oceania and Africa, trying to bribe, buy, and threaten their way into influential positions in poorer and smaller countries, it’s a new form of colonialism, this time, by the one party dictatorship of China.

Source: Reuters – Samoa may reopen casino process after China bid falters

 

Age requirement to enter a casino in Independent Samoa: 18+

Casino and Gambling Control Act – “57.  (3)The casino licensee shall not knowingly permit a person
under the age of 18 years to play any game in the casino”

 

American Samoa casino tax: casinos pay a fixed license fee, info about the licensing process and fees here.

 

For players, taxation of winnings from a casino in American Samoa:

Unknown. If you know please let me know in the comments section (with links to official sources please), it appears to be not regulated, and therefore tax free, but I couldn’t find anything reliable, official.

 

Casino licenses American Samoa: 

All licensing and regulation is done by the Gambling Control Authority of Samoa. If you wish to set up a gambling business, contact them. There can be maximum 2 licensed casinos, in hotel-casino complexes, according to the government: ‘to promote tourism’, you can find the info about the licensing process and fees here. Locals are not allowed to enter, only tourists.

UPDATE 2020: new casino licenses can now be issued the the Gambling Control Authority of Samoa (they couldn’t issues any new license prior to 2020, and both were taken) but so far no new casino license was issued. But if you are thinking about setting up a casino in Samoa, now it’s a good time to contact them.

 

 

List of land-based casinos in Samoa:

1., Whitesands Casino Samoa - Mulifanua

 

This is a picture of Whitesands Casino Samoa - Mulifanua,Samoa's only current casino. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino.
Whitesands Casino Samoa – Mulifanua

Whitesands Casino Samoa – Mulifanua, address: Aggie Greys Resort Entrance Road, Mulifanua 101

The only casino in operation in Samoa currently. Owned by Grey Investment Group. It’s a small casino, attached to the Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows. They have a very ugly, difficult to read website, with barely any useful information, but I collected the most important info here.

You’ll need to show your passport to get in (locals can not enter).

Games: They have 110 slot machines and 10 gaming tables.

The casino has no poker room.

 

Video about the Whitesands Casino Samoa – Mulifanua:

There are no videos about the casino, but this a video review of Sheraton Samoa Aggie Grey’s Hotel & Bungalows, the casino is part of this complex:

 

Opening hours: 2 pm to 4 am, daily

 

UPDATE COVID-19: the casino is open despite the global pandemic.

 

Dress code: appears to have no official dress code, no info about it on the website

 

Entrance fee: appears to have no entrance fee, no info about it on their official website

 

Meta review analysis: there are no reviews of the casino, the hotel gets average, 3.5/5 reviews on reviews sites.

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter. Locals can not enter.

 

2., Whitesands Casino Samoa - Apia

Whitesands Casino Samoa – Apia is the planned second casino in Samoa. It is also owned by Grey Investment Group. for reasons unknown it is not yet in operation. If you know something about the project, and why it is not yet open, please drop a message in the comments section below.

 

Bitcoin Casinos Samoa

Bitcoin gambling is not specifically regulated in Samoa at all. The casinos in Samoa do not accept cryptocurrency, neither does the lottery.

 

Other forms of online gambling in Samoa

Apart from casinos, the only from of gambling that is legal in Samoa is lottery. The Samoa National Lotto offers a single type of number game, 7 out of 35. The numbers are drawn weekly, and while the winning numbers are displayed online, there is no way to purchase a lottery ticket online.

To summarize, there are no Samoan online gambling sites whatsoever. On the other hand, locals are can play on international online sports betting, online poker and online lottery sites; most of which welcome players from Samoa, players are not prosecuted or fined.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from 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.
 

 

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.
 

 

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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

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 Samoa. Thank you.

 

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

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-03-04

 

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