This is a picture of the Knokke Casino in Belgium, one of the 9 casinos of the country. On this page you can read about the Belgium land-based and online casinos. You can read about the legal status, laws, taxation regime and licensing system of the various types of gambling establishments and there is also a list of online casino websites, which accept players from Belgium.
Simon’s Guide to Casinos in Belgium

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Belgium (officially the Kingdom of Belgium, a rich Western European country, heart of the EU, with a population of 11.46 million). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Belgium, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

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Online casinos in Belgium

Legal status of digital casinos in Belgium: legal since 2011, operators require a licence

 

Online casinos are legal in Belgium since 20111 (according to a 2010 amendment to the gambling legislation, in force from 2011).

Operators require a license, but only companies which already have a land based casino license can apply for an extension to that license (there is no separate online gambling license). These are extensions to the A, B and F, namely the casino (A)2, the amusement arcade (slot hall, B) and the bookmaker license (F).

A company needs to operate a land-based casino, an arcade, or a betting shop to be able to apply for an online extension, which creates a lot of issues for foreign online casino operators, considering that all 9 casino licenses are taken.

This has caused a lot of controversy. Because according to EU laws, Article 56 of TFEU3: if a country does not provide any means for foreign online casinos to acquire local licenses, then they can not punish or block these gambling websites, or players who visit them.

According to some interpretations of this law, the local license means a local online gambling license that is not tied to a brick & mortar license. And according to some experts, the current licensing system contravenes the EU online gambling directives.

However, court rulings seem to favour the Belgian government over the offshore online gambling operators4.

UPDATE 2021: The latest foreign online gambling operator which entered the Belgian online gambling market is bwin, which partnered with Belcasinos, a subsidiary of Group Partouche. They were able to secure an access to an A+ online casino licence through them.

Because Belgium is considered a wealthy country, there is no shortage of online casinos targeting the local populace, despite the cumbersome licensing system.

Unlicensed online casinos are blocked, despite Article 56 TFEU.

By scrolling below, you can find a list of online casinos, which accept Belgian players.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Belgium?

Yes, the online gambling laws of most country, including Belgium, only apply to citizens and lawful permanent residents. If you are a tourist (or a non-citizen expat, or illegal migrant), you can play online freely while enjoying your vacation.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Belgium: 

Companies that wish to operate online casino sites in the country need to obtain a casino licence (A+) in order to accept Belgian players. The licensing authority of Belgium is the Belgian Gaming Commission. Their website is available in English as well.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of online gambling business in the country.

You need an A+ or a B+ license to operate an online casino gambling website, and if you are offering sports betting services you need an F+ license too. These extensions are only available to companies, who are already in possession of brick & mortar A, B or F licenses.

Because all 9 casino licenses, all 180 slot hall licenses and 43 bookmaker license are taken, the only way foreign companies can enter the market is through partnerships with existing Belgian gambling license holders.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Belgium: 

The online gambling tax rate is 15%, on the gross amounts of wagers (gross gambling revenue).

 

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Belgium: not taxed

 

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Age requirement of Belgian online casinos: 21+

 

Sources, main pieces of the Belgian online casino gambling legislation:

1The New Belgian Gaming Legislation: B2B Model For Online Gambling Operators

2Online Casino licensing – Belgian Gambling Commission

3JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance 

4Legality of the Black List and Blocking Measures in Belgium

 

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Belgium

The following online gambling websites accept players from Belgium. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from Belgium, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

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Casinos in Belgium

Legal status of casinos in Belgium: legal, operators require a licence

 

Casinos and slot halls are a legel in Belgium, according to the 1999 Gambling Act1. Slot halls are called arcades in Belgium (class II. gambling establishments with a B license).

On the two maps below you can see all the casinos, and on the second one all the slot arcades of Belgium.

This is a map of Belgium, which shows the locations of all the 9 casinos in the country. Under the picture you can read about the laws, taxation and licensing of casinos in Belgium, and you can find a list of Belgian casinos.
Location of casinos in Belgium
This is a map with all the locations of arcades (class II gambling establishments) in Belgium. Under the picture you can read about the taxation, dress code, age requirement of casino gambling establishments in Belgium.
Locations of slot halls in Belgium

 

Casinos in Belgium can only operate in the following cities:

 

There can be a maximum of 9 casinos in the country, and 180 slot parlours.

During the COVID 19 pandemic all of these casinos were temporarily shut down, but none of them closed permanently.

 

The biggest casino groups of Belgium are:

 

You can find all the currently operating brick and mortar casinos in the list below.

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Belgium?

Yes, both locals and tourists can play in the casinos.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Belgium:

The gambling licensing authority of Belgium is the Belgian Gaming Commission. Website is available in English as well.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in the country.

The following casino gambling licenses are issued:

 

The number of land-based licences is capped:

 

As a result, it is rather difficult for international gambling companies to enter the Belgian market.

All of the licenses are taken.

 

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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Belgium:

The gambling tax rate is 15%, on the gross amounts of wagers (gross gambling revenue).

The Walloon area is an exception, and the region has a reduced gambling tax rate, which is 11%.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Belgium: not taxed

 

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Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Belgium: 21+

 

Sources, main pieces of the land-based casino legislation in Belgium:

1Belgium Gambling Law – 1999 – Wet van 7 mei 1999 op de kansspelen, de weddenschappen, de kansspelinrichtingen en de bescherming van de spelers – Belgian Gamin Commission (official English translation)

 

List of casinos in Belgium

This is a list of all the currently operating casinos in the country, with address, opening hours, number and types of games, dress code, entrance fee, reviews and a video of each gambling establishment if one is available.

 

1., Blankenberge Casino
This is a picture of Blankenberge Casino in Belgium. This is the first casino on this list of all the 9 casinos in Belgium, you can find the other gaming venues on this list under this one. To the right of the picture, you can read more about this casino.
Blankenberge Casino

Blankenberge Casino, address: Zeedijk 150, 8370 Blankenberge

Blankenberge casino was designed by architects Leon Stynen and Van Sluys & Speybrouck. It was built on Blankenberge’s sea dike in 1936.
The building is a prime example of modernist architecture, which is disliked by many nowadays.

The interior is in the art deco style, typical of the ‘amusement architecture’ era between the the world wars. The most interesting part of the interior decoration is the wall depicting the Battle of Sluis by artist Albert Saverys.

Between 1992 and 1995 the casino was fully renovated.

Making the building even more unique and divisive is an artwork by Czech artist David Cerny, which consist of the statues of three giant babies, which crawl over the facade of the building.

The casino has no English language website, it is only available in Dutch and French.

 

Games: around 105 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 5 tables (blackjack, Blackjack 21+3, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Texas Hold’em, American Roulette) + 16 electronic roulette terminals

 

Video of Blankenberge Casino:

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Opening hours:

Slots:
Every day from 9 am to 1 am.
Weekends and public holidays until 1 am.

Table games:
Table games are open from 3 pm to 1 am.
During the weekend and on public holidays until 1 am.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: none officially, smart casual is recommended

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

2., Casino de Spa
A picture of the building of Casino Spa, the oldest casino of Belgium (open since 1763). To the right of the picture you can read more about the casino.
Casino de Spa

Casino de Spa, address: Rue Royale 4, 4900 Spa

Casino de Spa (or Casino van Spa, or just Casino Spa) is Belgium’s oldest casino, in operation since 1763 (this is the world’s oldest casino that is in continuous operation in the same building).

The casino has survived three gambling bans (1872, 1902 and 1999), as well as fires in 1909 and again in 1917, which required extensive reconstruction that only finished in 1929.

This grand Neoclassical building is named the Redoute, which was the preferred French term for a gambling establishment in the 18th century.

The casino doesn’t have an English website.

 

Games: around 103 really old gaming machines, and around 5 tables (blackjack, English Roulette, Roll’Hit*, Dice Jack**, Stud Poker)

 

*Roll’Hit explanation, tutorial, how to play: Roll’Hit is a trademarked casino game, which is only found in the casinos of the Circus group. You can read the tutorial and expiation of the game on the casinos’s official webpage.

 

**Dice Jack explanation, tutorial, how to play: Dice Jack is a trademarked casino game that is only found in the casinos of the Circus group. You can read the tutorial and expiation of the game on the casinos’s official webpage.

 

Video of Casino de Spa:

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Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., every day

Table games:

from 6 p.m.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: none officially, smart casual is recommended

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets average reviews, 3/5, some people complain of rude staff and about the games (few, old, low quality), it is the worst rated Belgian casino

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

3., Casino Oostende

 

A picture of the building of Casino Oostende. To the right of the picture you can read more about the casino, including the address, dress code and a brief video of the gambling establishment.
Casino Oostende

Casino Oostende, address: Oosthelling 1, 8400 Oostende

Casino Oostende (officially Casino-Kursaal Oostende) has reopened only recently, in 2021 August.

Kursaal actually means a “spa house”, and it was used to describe resorts on the seaside, which were very popular during the early 20th century.

The current iteration of the building is actually the third one. It had to be entirely reconstructed because it was destroyed during WW2.

The venue is part of Belcasinos, a subsidiary of Group Partouche.

The casino has a 2400 m2 gaming space.

The casino doesn’t have any website at the moment, it’s under construction (it”s only a landing page with the opening hours, which you can see below).

 

Games: around 200 gaming machines, and around 25 tables (3 blackjack, 20 American Roulette, 2 poker tables)

They also have a poker room.

 

Video of Casino Oostende:

 

Opening hours: 09H00 – 01H00, every day

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: unknown, smart casual is recommended

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino has no reviews yet, it has recently underwent a change in ownership and all reviews are from before that, and these old reviews are not representative of the current situation

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

4., Grand Casino de Namur
This is a picture of Namur casino (Grand Casino de Namur a.k.a Casino van Namen) in Belgium. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino.
Grand Casino de Namur

Casino van Namen, address: Avenue Baron de Moreau 1, 5000 Namen

The casino Namur is a mid sized casino, part of the Circus casino group.

It is part of Belcasinos, a subsidiary of Group Partouche.

No English website.

 

 

Games: around 220 gaming machines, and around 10 tables (roulette, Roll-it, blackjack, Dice Jack and Sic bo)

They also have a poker room.

 

Video of Grand Casino de Namur:

 

Opening hours: every day from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m

Table games: every day from 3pm

You can raise your bets at the poker cash game tables as early as 03:00pm and at 05:00am the latest.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: the official dress code only states the following:

“We ask men to avoid shorts, training shoes, singlets, caps, and flip flops. If there is a crowd, you will be asked to leave your coat and your bag in the cloakroom.”

But I would recommend smart causal.

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

5., Grand Casino Chaudfontaine-Liège
This is a picture of Grand Casino Chaudfontaine-Liège in Belgium, near the Luxembourg border. This is the fifth casino on this list of all Belgian casinos. You can find the other gaming venues above and beyond this one. To the right of the picture you can read about this particular casino.
Grand Casino Chaudfontaine-Liège

Grand Casino Chaudfontaine-Liège, address: Esplanade1, 4050 Chaudfontaine

A smaller casino in the Ardennes, at the border of Luxembourg,, only 10 minutes of Liège. Part of the Starcasino group.

They also have an online casino licence extension, and operate an online platform as well.

 

UPDATE: Casino Chaudfontaine is currently closed for renovation due to the major floods in the region. It’s not know yet when it will open.

 

 

Games: around 130 gaming machines, and around 10 tables (roulette, blackjack)

 

Video of Grand Casino Chaudfontaine-Liège:

This is how the area looked like after the flooding. This is why the casino is closed indefinitely.


Opening hours: closed due to flooding in the area

 

UPDATE COVID-19: closed due to flooding in the area

 

Dress code: smart causal

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

6., Casino de Dinant
This a picture of Casino de Dinant. To the right of the picture you can find the address, dress code, entrance fee and read more about this gambling venue.
Grand Casino de Dinant

Casino de Dinant, address: Boulevard des Souverains 6, 5500 Dinant

The casino in Dinant is a medium sized casino by Belgian standards (by international standards it is small).

The casino’s official name is Infiniti Casino de Dinant. It is part of Belcasinos, a subsidiary of Group Partouche (Belcasinos actually is in partnership with bwin, bwin uses their casino licence to accept players from Belgium legally).

The casino has no website or official online presence whatsoever.

 

Games: around 232 gaming machines, and around 10 tables (roulette, blackjack)

 

Video of Casino de Dinant:

 

Opening hours: every day from 9 a.m. to 1 a.m

Table games: every day from 3pm

You can raise your bets at the poker cash game tables as early as 03:00pm and at 05:00am the latest.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no official dress code

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

7., Middelkerke Casino
This is a picture of Middelkerke Casino. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Middelkerke Casino

Middelkerke Casino, address: Westendelaan 94, 8430 Middelkerke

This is one of the smaller Belgian casinos (at least currently, the new building will have more games).

The current building of the casino is located at the Westendelaan, at the Belgian seaside (which means it would qualify to be called a Kursaal casino, but they don’t use that designation).

The casino has no English website.

UPDATE: The casino will receive a gorgeous new building very soon. You can see the planned look on the video below.It will be the most eye-catching casino in Belgium, when the €40 million project finishes.

The casino is one of the Napoleon Games casinos, along with the Knokke-Heist Grand Casino (see below).

 

Games: around 100 slot machines, and around 10 tables (roulette, blackjack)

 

Video of Middelkerke Casino:

 

Opening hours:

Slots:
From 9:00 am to 1:00 am

Table games:

From 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

 

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: smart casual, according to the offical dress code the following are not appropriate:

  • baggy jeans
  • Hoodies
  • Garments with eye-catching advertising texts or artist images
  • Garments with offensive texts
  • Jackets and body warmers for outside
  • Shorts and sleeveless t-shirts for men
  • Sportswear
  • Clothes that are too bare or see-through
  • Beachwear
  • Flip flops
  • work clothes
  • headgear
  • Broken worn out clothes
  • fancy dress

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

8, Knokke-Heist Grand Casino
This is a picture of the outside of the Napoleon Games Knokke-Heist Casino In Belgium. To the right of the picture you can find the address of the casino, and a short description of the establishment.
Napoleon Games Knokke-Heist Casino

Knokke-Heist Grand Casino, address: Zeedijk – Albertstrand 509, 8300 Knokke-Heist

The casino in Knokke is a larger casino (hence the moniker “grand”) by Belgian standards (by international standards it is bellow average). The full official name is Napoleon Games Knokke-Heist Grand Casino, which quite a mouthful, and unsurprisingly it is not apart from promotional materials, ads.

This is the casino on the picture at the top of the page.

The town of Knokke-Heist is considered the most exclusive resort on the coast.

The casino is known for housing art by Keith Haring, Rene Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

The Kroonluchterzaal (Chandelier room) is also noteworthy. It contains a 6 ton chandelier made of Venetian crystal.

It’s a really posh, upscale elegant casino that is primarily catering to older rich people.

 

Games: around 200 slot machines, and around 14 tables (roulette, blackjack, various forms of poker)

There is a poker room with cash games and tournaments.

 

Video of Middelkerke Casino:

 

Opening hours:

Slots:
From 09:00 am to 01:00 am

Table games:

From 17:00 to 01:00 a.m.

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: smart casual, according to the official dress code the following are not appropriate:

  • baggy jeans
  • Hoodies
  • Garments with eye-catching advertising texts or artist images
  • Garments with offensive texts
  • Jackets and body warmers for outside
  • Shorts and sleeveless t-shirts for men
  • Sportswear
  • Clothes that are too bare or see-through
  • Beachwear
  • Flip flops
  • work clothes
  • headgear
  • Broken worn out clothes
  • fancy dress

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

9, Viage Grand Casino Brussels
This is a picture of Viage Grand Casino Brussels. This is the biggest casino of Belgium. This is the ninth and last casino on this list of all the 9 casinos in Belgium, you can find the other gaming venues on this list above this one. To the right of the picture, you can read more about this casino.
Viage Grand Casino Brussels

Viage Grand Casino Brussels, address: Rue Gretry16-20, 1000 Brussels

The casino in Brussels is the biggest and also quite possibly the best looking casino in Belgium (check out the video below).

It has by far the most machines + tables.

It is the best known casino of Belgium, and the only casino in the capital.

 

Games: around 404 gaming machines, and around 14 tables (roulette, blackjack, various forms of poker)

There is a poker room with cash games and tournaments, by far the biggest in Belgium. This is the only casino in Belgium, which actually publishes the poker schedule online, and in English as well, you can check it out here. It’s a WPT (World Poker Tour) poker room, and all the big Belgian poker tournaments take place here.

 

Video of Viage Grand Casino Brussels:

 

Opening hours:

Table games: 11:00 – 01:00, every day
Slot machines: 10:00 – 01:00, every day
Poker: closed due to COVID-19
VIP area: from 18:00, every day

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open, but the poker room is closed indefinitely

 

Dress code: smart casual, according to the official dress code on the website:

  • “Guests must observe the smart casual dress code upon entering the Casino.
  • Clothing and footwear should be neat, clean, smart and inoffensive.
  • Guests are requested not to wear shorts above the knee, tracksuits or sleeveless or cropped T-shirts.
  • A decision whether appearance is suitable will be made on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of management.
  • With the exception of legally mandated face masks/coverings (Covid-19 protection), any item which fully or partially conceals facial features is not permitted – this includes hoods, brimmed hats or caps, sunglasses and face veils.
  • Coats and heavy or bulky jackets are strictly prohibited in the gaming areas and may be kept in the cloakroom near reception (at a small charge).
  • Bags, backpacks, purses and cases are subject to search. Large bags are strictly prohibited in the gaming areas and may be kept in the cloakroom near reception (at a small charge).
  • We do not accept bags larger than a typical airline cabin bag ( maximum 55 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm, or 125 linear cm) in the cloakroom.
  • The casino does not accept responsibility for the loss or damage of any items kept in the cloakroom.
  • No firearms or other weapons are allowed to be carried into any area of the building.”

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

 

Bitcoin casinos in Belgium

Legal status: not specifically regulated

 

Cryptocurrencies are not yet regulated in Belgium.

However, The National Bank of Belgium (Banque nationale de Belgique, BNB) and the Financial Services and Markets Authority (Autorité des services et marchés financiers, FSMA) did state that they are not recognised as a legal tender.

This means that domestic land-based gambling companies can not accept litecoin, bitcoin, ethereum, or an other cryptocurrency, because none of them are recognized as legal tender.

Consequently, none of brick & mortar bitcoin casinos or slot halls in Belgium accept bitcoin.

This limitation might not apply to Belgian online gambling companies, depending on their payment processors.

/Comment: Payment processors are third-party entities, which are not registered in Belgium. They exchange the crypto received from players to regular fiat currency before it lands on the casino’s bank account. Therefore, it might be possible to accept alternative digital currencies through them. But this is unconfirmed./ 

Some foreign online gambling companies accept Belgian players and alternative digital currencies, you can see these below.

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Belgium:

 

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 Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-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
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +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 we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the casinos in the country. Especially, if you are from Belgium or nearby. Thank you.

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: 2021-09-10

 

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