This is a picture of the building of Humboldt Casino and Hotel in Caracas, the capital of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. On this page you can read about the taxation, legislation, licensing of casino gambling in Venezuela, and you can find a list of licensed casino gambling establishments, slot halls and online casinos, which accept Venezuelan players.
Venezuela Casino Guide

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Venezuela (officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, with a population of 28.8 million, the country is best known for the ongoing economic collapse and hyperinflation). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Venezuela, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in Venezuela

Legal status of Uruguay online casinos: legal, operators require a licence

 

Online casinos are legal in Venezuela, at least de facto, though, the exact piece of legislation making this possible is unclear (probably amendments to existing gambling laws, which you can find below, at the brick & mortar casino section, in the sources).

In theory, online casinos have to register with the Venezuelan gambling authority, the Comisión Nacional de Casinos (details of the licensing process, fees, requirements can be found below, in the online casinos licensing section). And only companies, which are in possession of a brick & mortar casino licence are eligible for an online casino license extension.

Only licensed online casinos and/or companies partnered with those companies may operate online casino gambling platforms within Venezuela. To date, the CNC has issued two licences to Venezuelan casino operators. The two online casinos were: CasinoOnAir and Casino Bar, they received their license in 2012. Both of them were based on Margarita Island, a popular tourist destination off the Northeastern coast of the country.

The two licensed online casinos were aimed at tourists, available only in English, and officially off limits for Venezuelan gamblers. Both online casinos had bad reviews online and were considered to be unreliable.

However, since the economic collapse and hyperinflation, which started in 2014, internet access is sporadic, and only people in the big cites have a reliable access to the word wide web.

UPDATE 2021: Due to these issues with the internet infrastructure, both of the licensed Venezuelan online casinos have shut down (they were also not very successful). It’s not just the online casinos that have it bad in Venezuela, the entire casino sector is being decimated by economic crisis and the Chinese COVID-19 pandemic (you can find out more about this below, in the land-based casino section).

Now, because of the lack of local alternatives, Venezuelan players have to visit foreign online casinos, if they want to play online.

/Comment: There are rumors of an another online casino licence having been issued recently, to an operator based in the Netherlands Antilles. This online casino is available to players from Venezuela and from other countries as well, and it reportedly accepts Petros as well (Venezuela’s knock-off bitcoin by Maduro, widely considered a scam). However, I couldn’t unearth the name of this online casino. If you know more about this internet gambling site, please drop a comment at the bottom of the page. Other than this unconfirmed online rumor, there are no licensed online casino sites based in Venezuela currently./

By scrolling below, you can find a list of online casinos accepting Venezuelan players.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Venezuela?

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

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Venezuela:

The National Commission for Casinos, Bingo Halls and Slot Machines (Comisión Nacional de Casinos, Salas de Bingo, y Máquinas Traganíqueles) issues gambling licenses and online gambling licenses.

A company must have a brick and mortar casino licence to be eligible for an online casino extension.

Casinos must be located inside five-star hotels in tourism zones (the area must be declared a tourist sector by the central government). The number of rooms must be at least 200. The license is issued for 10 years with subsequent extension.

The licensing process, fees, and requirements can be found here2 (Spanish only, you need to get a translator if you don’t speak the native language).

 

Comisión Nacional de Casinos contact info:

Av. Francisco de Miranda, Urb. El Rosal, Centro Lido.
Torre A, Piso 4, Municipio Chacao, Edo. Miranda, Venezuuela. Apartado Postal 1060.
Correo: [email protected]
Teléfonos: +58 (0212)951-74-56 / +58 (0212)952-79-40/
0800-CNCDENU: 0800-262-33-68

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Venezuela:

Depends on the type of activity, same taxes apply, as those applicable to physical casinos:

 

Explanation, details, tax units and tax rates for other not listed types of games of chance, betting and wagering can be found here2.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Venezuela: winnings derived from online gambling in Venezuela are subject to 34% withholding tax, except winnings from horse racing betting and lottery winnings, which are taxed at a rate of 16%

 

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Age requirement of Venezuela online casinos: 18+

 

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

1Reglamento Interno de la Comisión Nacional de Casinos, Salas de Bingo y Máquinas Traganíqueles – G.O. Extraord. N°.39.637 – 18/03/2011

2Ley de Impuestos a las Actividades de Juegos de Envite o Azar – 05/06/2007

 

Online casinos accepting players from Venezuela

The following online gambling websites accept players from Venezuela. 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 Venezuela, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate.

 

RichPrize Casino

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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 €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% 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).
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here.

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 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

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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.
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FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

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FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

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.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 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 and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
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.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit 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: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • 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.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Land-based casinos in Venezuela

Legal status of Venezuela brick & mortar casinos: legal since 1997, operators require a licence

 

Casinos are legal in Venezuela, since 1997, according to Law No. 36.2591 and Law No. 36.5232.

The main law regulating casinos in Venezuela is the Ley para el Control de Casinos, Salas de Bingo y Máquinas Traganíqueles of 1997, but is affected by other regulations, such as the law against money laundering as well.

History of casinos in Venezuela:

 

UPDATE 2021: There are currently only five land-based casinos in Venezuela. And few more slot, bingo halls. 80% of these casino venues are either in or near Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, or the resort island Isla la Margarita.

Venezuelan casinos are mainly aimed at tourists, which is apparent from the fact that most casinos are all connected to hotel resorts.

The largest casino in Venezuela is the Maruma Hotel and Casino, in Maracaibo, the second largest city in Venezuela. The casinos of Venezuela are very outdated, they all have really old, 20+ years old, barely functioning machines, and all of them are only scraping by.

The biggest casino operator of Venezuela is the IHG® Hotels & Resorts, which owns most of the casinos in the country.

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Venezuela?

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

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Venezuela:

The National Commission for Casinos, Bingo Halls and Slot Machines (Comisión Nacional de Casinos, Salas de Bingo, y Máquinas Traganíqueles) issues casino licenses.

Casinos must be located inside five-star hotels in tourism zones (the area must be declared a tourist sector by the central government). The number of rooms must be at least 200. The license is issued for 10 years with subsequent extension.

The licensing process, fees, and requirements can be found here (Spanish only, you need to get a translator if you don’t speak the native language):

 

Comisión Nacional de Casinos contact info:

Av. Francisco de Miranda, Urb. El Rosal, Centro Lido.
Torre A, Piso 4, Municipio Chacao, Edo. Miranda, Venezuuela. Apartado Postal 1060.
Correo: [email protected]
Teléfonos: +58 (0212)951-74-56 / +58 (0212)952-79-40/
0800-CNCDENU: 0800-262-33-68

 

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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Venezuela:

Depends on the type of activity:

 

Explanation, details, tax units and tax rates for other not listed types of games of chance, betting and wagering can be found here.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Venezuela: winnings derived from gambling in Venezuela are subject to 34% withholding tax, except winnings from horse racing betting and lottery winnings, which are taxed at a rate of 16%

 

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Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Venezuela: 18+

 

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

1Ley No. 36.259 para el Control de los Casinos, Salas de Bingo y Máquinas Traganíqueles 1997

2Reglamento de la Ley para el Control de los Casinos, Salas de bingo y Máquinas Traganíqueles – G.O. Nro. 36.523 – 24/08/1998

 

 

List of casinos in Venezuela

This is a list of all the 5 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., Hotel Maruma and Casino
This is a picture of the main tower of Hotel Maruma and Casino in Maracaibo, in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. This is the biggest casino in the country right now. This is the first casino on this list of the TOP 5 best rated and biggest casinos in Venezuela, 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.
Hotel Maruma and Casino

Maruma Hotel and Casino, address: Avenida Circunvalacion 2, Maracaibo 4001

Previously called Crowne Plaza Maruma Hotel in Maracaibo (it was sold to IHG® Hotels & Resorts). The casino inside Hotel Maruma is currently Venezuela’s biggest casino (below average sized by international standards). Just like most casinos in the country, Casino Maruma is also attached to a hotel (378 rooms), and a whole resort complex too, in this case.

This is poker center of Venezuela, all the bigger tournaments, championships are held here (but since the economic collapse and hyperinflation, there weren’t any to speak of).

 

Games: around 330 gaming machines (slots, video poker, electronic roulette), and around 28 tables (Blackjack, American Roulette and Punto Banco)

They have a poker room as well, with 9 tables (more during tournaments, events).

 

Video of Hotel Maruma and Casino:


Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets very good reviews, 4.5/5, no major problems, this is the best rated casino in all of Venezuela (but it is also really expensive as well, you will not see any locals here)

 

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

2., Hotel Marina Bay
This is a picture of the main building of Hotel Marina Bay in Nueva Esparta, Venezuela. Casino del Sol is part of this hotel complex. To the right of the picture you can read more about this particular casino.
Casino del Sol in Hotel Marina Bay

Hotel Marina Bay, address: Calle Abancay, Porlamar 6301, Nueva Esparta

Casino del Sol is the name of the casino located within Hotel Marina Bay. Casinos del Sol is the second biggest casino of Venezuela currently. Marina Bay is owned by IHG® Hotels & Resorts. Sadly, the casino doesn’t have a website, and doesn’t have any info on its Facebook page. Therefore, very little is known of the venue. But I did gather what little info I could find, you can see it below.

 

Games: unknown

 

Video of Casino del Sol:

I couldn’t find any video of this Venezuelan casino. If you know of any, please drop a link to it in the comments section below.

 

Opening hours: unknown, interestingly, the opening hours are not listed anywhere online

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino doesn’t have any reviews, only the hotel section has public reviews online

 

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

3., Humboldt Casino and Hotel
This is a picture of the main tower and front gate of Humboldt Casino and Hotel. This is the third element of this list of the TOP 5 best rated and biggest casino gambling establishments in Venezuela. You can find the other gambling establishment on this list, below and above this one. ​To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Humboldt Casino and Hotel

Humboldt Casino and Hotel, address: Av Centenario 649, 37100 Río Branco, Departamento de Cerro Largo

Humboldt Casino and Hotel is well known in Venezuela for two things:
1., as the casino resort of the dictator Marcos Pérez Jiménez,
2., and it is the casino that is only allowed to accept Petros (Petros is an infamous knock-off cryptocurrency made by the Venezuelan government to capitalize on the popularity of cryptocurrencies, and to try to get out of hyperinflation).

The casino has no website, and only has an abandoned Facebook page. Therefore, there is very little information available about the Venezuela’s cryptocurrency casino. But based on the video below, the gaming machines ae really old (20+ years old), and the actual gaming area is quite small. This is the casino on the picture at the top of the page.

 

Games:  an unknow number of slots, and an unknown number of tables sadly, the number and types are not known

 

Video of Casinos del Estado Sala Río Branco:

 

Opening hours: 16:00–2:00, every day

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but this is a really upscale place, for rich people, semi-formal is expected

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the gambling venue has no reviews at the time of writing, only the hotel and the resort, and the 6 restaurants have public reviews online

 

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

4., Bingo Caribe Plaza
This is a picture of the building, sign, parking lot, and front entrance of Casino Punta del Este on the archipelago Punta del Este, a resort town and beach in Uruguay. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Casino Punta del Este

Bingo Caribe Plaza, address: Calle Jesús María Patiño, orlamar, Nueva Esparta 6301

This is an electronic casino in Venezuela, despite the name. Electronic casinos are casinos, which only have gaming machines and electronic automatic tables

 

Games: around 100 slots

And they also have bingo and raffles.

 

Video of Casino Punta del Este:

Couldn’t find any video of the casino, if you know of any video of this place, please put a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: unknown

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems, some guests have pointed out that some of the machines are old and break down easily

 

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

5., Hotel Lagunamar Resort and Casino
This is a picture of the pool and dinosaur slide of Hotel Lagunamar Resort and Casino. This is the last element of this list of the TOP 5 casino gambling establishments in Venezuela. You can find the other gambling establishment on this list, above this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Hotel Lagunamar Resort and Casino

Hotel Lagunamar Resort and Casino, address: Pampatar 6316, Nueva Esparta

Most casino in Venezuela are attached to hotel. And this casinos is attached to Hotel Lagunamar Resort, which has more than 400 rooms, 5 restaurants, 7 swimming pools, a disco and large sports areas. It’s one of the biggest hotel in Venezuela. However, the casinos is not one of the biggest of the country.

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines, and around 20 tables (roulette, blackjack, poker and baccarat)

 

Video of Hotel Lagunamar Resort and Casino:

 

Opening hours:

The website of the hotel is no longer online, for years now. Therefore, the opening hours of the casinos are not known. It is not listed anywhere online.

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: couldn’t find any reviews of the casino, only the hotel and the various amenities seem to be mentioned in the reviews

 

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

 

Crypto, bitcoin casinos in Venezuela

Only one cryptocurrency is legal and accepted as a currency in Venezuela, which is the infamous Petro (PTR), the digital currency of the Maduro regime, which is supposedly backed “by reserves of Venezuelan wealth – of gold, oil, gas and diamonds”.

Other alternative digital coins are not accepted as currency. However, bitcoin mining was made legal in 2020 interestingly

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in Venezuela

 

Apart from online casinos, only online sports betting and online lottery (both of them a monopoly of the state, regional governments) seems to be legal in Venezuela.

The lottery type game Los Animalitos, played at street vendors is very widespread, it’s probably the most popular form of gambling among locals, who usually can’t afford to go to a gambling establishment. In this game, you have to pick one of the 38 different animals, and a winning animals is chosen randomly every hour. Even though you can’t place bet online, the results are published hourly online.

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Venezuela:

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 €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% 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).
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here.

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 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.
You can read the review of BetOnline here.

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2021 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money.
FairGo Australian casino
Promotions:
  • 125% Welcome bonus: 125% on your first deposit
  • + 30 free spins
COUPON CODE: DOD-GUESS
US players are accepted at the casino.

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.
You can read the review of FairGo casino here (temporarily offline, being updated).

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino, poker platform and online sports book Betsson's various current 2022 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 and play- Gamble responsibly, never spend more than you can afford to lose, 18+.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
USA and UK players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €200
  • 100 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here (includes list of restricted countries), and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes here.
Gamble responsibly, never paly with more than you can afford to lose, 18+.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the casino's website for up to date wagering and playthrough limitations, the values below might not be accurate (although I update it frequently, they change it for every promotion, certain countries might have higher or lower wagering requirements, and certain countries might be excluded from using the bonuses).
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.

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, 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.
Mr. Bit current 2021 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins available (details below)
USA players are not accepted. 100% Bonus Up To €500 & 50 Free Spins (10 per day) The bonus has to be claimed within thirty (30) days upon registration 18+ Play responsibly. rgf.org.mt, T&Cs apply. Avento MT LTD MGA/B2C/450/2017
You can read the full review of Mr Bit 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: Minimum deposit amount: €10 Maximum bonus amount: €500 Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus) In case of the free spins: Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx Bet per spin: €0,10 Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus) Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10 7 days for wagering
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • 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.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

 

Back to the main guide about the legal status of gambling in Venezuela.

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-07-23

 

Gamble responsibly,
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