Simon’s Guide to Costa Rica Casinos and Online Casinos

This is a picture of the inside of Grand Casino Escazú, in San José, the capital of the Republic of Costa Rica. On this page, under the picture, you can read about the land based casinos, and the many licensed online casinos in the country, and the online gambling legislation, regulatory framework, licensing, taxation, age requirement of these gaming venues.

Costa Rica Casinos

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in the Republic of Costa Rica. Find out which are the best casinos and online casino sites in Costa Rica, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in Costa Rica

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

The legal status of online casino gambling in Costa Rica can be very confusing. You are probably already asking:

How come online casino gambling is illegal, in a country well known for the 100+ online casino sites licensed, registered, and operating out of the country? Are you drunk?

Yes, you would be forgiven to think that, but rest assured, it’s no typo, and it is indeed illegal (although, players are not prosecuted, only rouge and unlicensed companies are targeted). And I don’t drink alcohol at all, for many, many years… :).

To understand the situation about the internet casinos, let’s start with what is 100% legal, for certain: 

  • It is legal to register an online casino company and get an “online gambling license” (a data processing license to be precise, licensing process and info can be found below).
  • It is legal for these Costa Rica incorporated, tax paying, legally operating, licensed companies to maintain online casino operations, and accept players online.

 

And let’s  continue with what is definitely not legal:

  • It is illegal for Costa Rica licensed online casinos to accept citizens of the Republic of Costa Rica.

 

As you can see, online casino gambling is only legal, insofar as online casino licensing of companies, which accept players online, from abroad. Only! 

Costa Rica was one of the first countries to legalize online casinos in the 1990s, during the Caribbean online casino gold rush, when the Caribbean micronations (mainly: Aruba, Curacao, Panama, Belize) all copied each other, and competed to be the sleaziest tax haven, and to be the most laissez faire online gambling licensing hub (and they were quite successful at it…, and they reaped their just rewards: scandals, even assassinations, kidnappings, suicides, organized crime involvement, money laundering, bribes, corruption, politics, it was very “Games of Thronesy”, you will see a great example of this below, it’s better nowadays, but the Caribbean still has an unsavory reputation in gambling circles).

It was very popular for online casinos to base their operations in the Caribbean (less so nowadays). However, in actuality, gambling is not even legal in Costa Rica (but this is only an official stance of the government, it’s obviously not the reality of the situation, and there are many exceptions to this supposed ban on gambling:  the country has 30 casinos, 100+ online casino sites licensed here, a state owned lottery, online lottery, bingo halls, electronic bingo parlours). But operators may only apply for a data-processing licence in Costa Rica, because, officially, take a deep breath, online gambling is also illegal (despite the fact that the state owned lottery operator Junta de Potección de Social has an online lottery platform…, which means, the state itself, which says online gambling is illegal, is itself active in the online gambling sector… you can’t make this up, seriously…but ‘cool story bro’, it’s illegal, whatever you say… :) ).

Today, there are still several hundred online casinos based in Costa Rica because, not only is the regulation minimal, online casinos licensed here do not pay any gambling tax or corporate tax at all.

For a business, this is all good news, and let’s be honest, players don’t even know what is a gambling license, 99,99% of them will never even think about it. EXCEPT! The scandals….

Which brings us to:

The best way to illustrate and summarize what sort of key players are present in the Costa Rica online gambling sector, and why this license has such a bad rep, is to look at how the government deals with a scandal, when they are confronted with evidence, strong evidence, and strong allegations of money laundering, wire fraud, tax evasion, illegal activity: 

From the 2016 case of US government versus 5Dimes, a Costa Rica licensed online bookmaker: Alvaro Montoya, Costa Rica’s Deputy Prosecutor at the Office of Money Laundering (who is reportedly very lenient and dismissed 73% of cases related to money laundering*), after being confronted by the US government, with evidence of the illegal activity, money laundering, wire fraud (using gift cards to circumvent the US Wire Act), and tax evasion of locally incensed 5Dimes Sportsbook, Alvaro simply said:

“the business of online gaming is legal, and as such, it does not fit into any offense under national law” (meaning: online gambling is not a crime in Costa Rica), and additionally, after mentioning just how much taxes they collected form that one company, he also said “We are hardly going to tax someone who commits a crime.” And that was that. Case closed, according to Alvaro, and this was added to the 73% of cases he dismissed.

Just for context, the original owner of 5Dimes Sportsbook was kidnapped, tortured and killed, and the company was owned by his widow at the time. Officially, the company had no connections to organized crime, only allegations. His death was not officially connected to his alleged connection to organized crime.**

UPDATE 2021: Since 2016, a settlement was reached between 5Dimes and the US government, the IMF got involved, threats of sanctions, the US won, $47M was paid, any further charges were dropped.

Additionally, players can not except any protection from the government, if the company behind your online casino goes belly up, then, it’s your money down the drain. If they just don’t feel like paying, because you won too much, then, that’s that, that’s all she wrote…

Therefore, I recommend avoiding Costa Rica licensed online casinos (remember, on the internet the next online casino is just a click away, don’t risk it, don’t be lazy, after all, you are going to share your credit card information with these people…).

The online casinos below are not licensed here, and they accept players from Costa Rica. Foreign online casinos are not blocked, players are not prosecuted for playing in them.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Costa Rica?

Yes, the laws discussed here only apply to residents of the country, 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 Costa Rica:

Only the following companies are eligible for a Costa Rica gambling license (a data processing license):

  • must be a Costa Rican corporation
  • registration with the local tax authorities
  • a commercial license, which is obtained from the local government authorities

 

There is no dedicated licensing and regulatory body in Costa Rica, the closest thing is the Ministry of Public Security, which issues licenses for gaming machines, tables for land-based casinos, you can try them. And also the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Commerce, because a commercial license is also needed. I couldn’t figure it out, which one is issuing the data processing license, but I’m almost certain it’s one of the two. Both are only available in Spanish. Therefore, if you wish to get an online gambling license, you have to get a translator and contact them directly. If you find out who, or which branch of the government issues the licenses currently, please let me know.

Licensing fees include a one-off license fee of USD 5,000, an annual USD 5,000 license renewal fee, and USD 500 for legal costs.

 

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Taxation of online casino and online gambling websites in Costa Rica: Corporations in Costa Rica aren’t taxed on income earned overseas. Since online gambling operators can only accept players from abroad, they don’t pay any gambling or corporate taxes.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Costa Rica: not taxable, there was a proposal for a new 25% tax on big lottery prizes in 2020, but it was rejected***

 

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Age requirement of online casinos in Costa Rica: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of online casino gambling legislation:

*American Expatriate Costa Rica Prosecutor dismissed 73% of cases related to money laundering

**Costa Rica – Costa Rica won’t investigate money laundering allegations

***Lotterydaily – Costa Rican authorities reject new tax on lottery prizes

 

Online casinos accepting players from Costa Rica

The following online gambling websites accept players from Costa Rica:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

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888 casino, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. UK licensed casino website, accept players from the United Kingdom and British territories. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games (review coming soon).

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

 

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.

Miami Club 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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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
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (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%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

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FairGo Australian casino, 18+

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
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).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

 

Land-based casinos in Costa Rica

Legal status: legal, with a license from the Ministry of Public Security

 

Costa Rica is a Central American country spread out over about 50,000 square kilometres. Despite its relatively small size, Costa Rica is a very popular hub for casino gambling, and nightlife in general. Gambling conferences are also hosted regularly in Costa Rica, and casinos contribute greatly to the country’s significant revenues from tourism.

Costa Rica, due to the favourable taxes, the easy and cheap licensing process, and the pro-business, laissez-faire regulatory environment, has quite a lot of casinos, 30 in total (UPDATE 2021 COVID-19: down from about 35, before the pandemic). Which is quite a lot, considering that the country only has 5 million people. (For context, usually, similarly sized countries, with a limited potential for tourism, with normal taxation, actual gambling regulation and licensing, only have about 10 casinos, Costa Rica has 3x that much, but in the Caribbean, this is pretty much the norm).

Casino gambling is legal in Costa Rica, despite the fact that gambling is actually illegal (casinos are one of the many exceptions). But unlike online casinos, land-based casino gambling is a bit more regulated (but don’t get your hopes up…). The current main pieces of casino gambling legislation are the 2008 Reglemento de Casinos de Juegos, or as it is known in English, the Costa Rican Gambling Law*, and the 2012 Ley de Impuesto a Casinos y Empresas de enlace de llamadas a apuestas electrónicas, which is better known as the Costa Rica Casino Law**.

Most casinos in Costa Rica are located in or near the capital, San José (20 out of the 30 casinos). All of the Costa Rica casinos are on the smaller side (compared to US casinos, they are average compared to European casinos). They may only be open between 6 pm and 2 am UPDATE 2021: This no longer seems to be a requirement. And almost all gambling establishments are attached, or at the very least, can be found next to hotels, in areas frequented by tourists, and mostly cater to tourists and not locals (which is why a few of them closed down permanently due to the pandemic).

While casino gambling in general is legal in Costa Rica, regulation regarding specific games is somewhat confusing. There is a law against betting on games with a random outcome, but this prohibition is rather vague and seems to be ignored. Blackjack is missing in some casinos, though available in others. And where blackjack is not available, Rummy, a blackjack variant, with almost identical rules, seems to be available instead. Some casinos don’t have tables, and only have electronic tables and electronic gaming machines (and gambling takes place essentially online, to circumvent the ban, and utilize the island’s leniency when it comes to online gambling).

/Comment: The latter one is a really good solution btw., I would use this if I had a casino in the country, this way, you don’t have to deal with the chaotic regulations, just get the license from the Ministry of Security as well, pay the taxes, but have everything online, on a server abroad, just in case, with a Panama gambling licence, with servers in Panama. God knows what those politicians will come up with, a few years down the line. This will “futureproof” your casino business and that Panama license is also a data processing license, similarly cheap, and similarly barely regulated, lets you accept players from Costa Rica./

The largest casino in Costa Rica, however, is Fiesta Casino located in Alajuela. Fiesta casino offers about 300 gaming machines, as well as 14 table games including live roulette, Caribbean stud, craps.

 

Can locals visit the casinos Costa Rica?

Yes, unlike in many small countries, locals are not banned from the casinos.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Costa Rica: If you wish to set up a casino you have to get a license from the Ministry of Public Security for tables and gaming machines (slots+electronic bingo+video poker). There is no info about licensing fees anywhere, if you know anything, please share it in the comments section at the bottom.

 

 

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Taxation of casinos in Costa Rica: According to the 2012 Ley de Impuesto a Casinos y Empresas de enlace de llamadas a apuestas electrónicas (translated using an automatic translation software, not an official translation, only available in Spanish online):

  • Ten percent (10%) of the net income of natural or legal persons originated in the operation of legally authorized casinos.
  • Sixty percent (60%) of a base salary for each of the gaming tables that, under the law, have been authorized by the Ministry of Public Security.
  • Ten percent (10%) of a base salary for each slot machine that works within the casinos and that has been authorized by the Ministry of Public Security.

 

I don’t know what ‘base salary’ could mean, that’s what the automatic translation software translated “de un salario base por cada” as. If you speak Spanish, and you know what this could be, please leave a comment. Thank you.

 

 

For the players, taxation of casino winnings in Costa Rica: not taxable, there was a proposal for a new 25% tax on big lottery prizes in 2020, but it was rejected

 

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Legal gambling age, age required to enter a casino in Costa Rica: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of casino gambling legislation:

*Government of Costa Rica – 2008 Reglemento de Casinos de Juegos

**Costa Rica Bienvenido al Sistema Costarricense de Información Jurídica  –  1999 Ley de Impuesto a Casinos y Empresas de enlace de llamadas a apuestas electrónicas

 

 

List of the TOP 5 best and biggest casinos in Costa Rica

 

1., Casino Fiesta Alajuela
This is a picture of the front gate of Casino Fiesta Alajuela, Costa Rica's biggest casino currently. This is the first element of this TOP 5 list of all the best and biggest brick & mortar casino gambling establishments in the Republic of Costa Rica. You can find the other gambling establishments on this list below this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.

Casino Fiesta Alajuela

Casino Fiesta Alajuela, address: Plaza Aeropuerto, Provincia de Alajuela, Alajuela

One of the three Fiesta casinos in Costa Rica, and the biggest of them, in fact, this is the biggest casino in all of Costa Rica, and the second best looking after Grand Casino Escazú (the next one on the list). Fiesta casinos are part of the CIRSA group.

 

Games: around 200 gaming machines, around 10 tables (Tute, Punto Banco, Texas Hold’em, blackjack, Rummy, Pai Gow, Canasta*) + electronic roulette

The casino has a poker room and a VIP room too.

 

*Canasta description, video tutorial: Canasta is very popular in Costa Rican casinos, probably the second most popular after Rummy. If you are new to the game, watch the following video to learn how to play:

 

Video of Fiesta Casino Alajuela:

 

Opening hours:Monday to Thursday 09-05 h
Friday to Sunday 24 hours

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The casino has many, 1000+ reviews, on average, the casino has 4/5, very good reviews, the third highest score among the Costa Rica casinos

 

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

2., Grand Casino Escazú
This is a picture of the building of Grand Casino Escazú, Costa Rica's second biggest and best looking casino currently. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.

Grand Casino Escazú

Grand Casino Escazú, address: Route 27, 350m West of Multiplaza Escazú. first floor of the Sheraton Costa Rica Hotel, Guachipelin, San José, 10203

The second biggest casino in Costa Rica, and IMO the best looking (looks fantastic inside, but looks boring, bland, not very interesting on the outside, it looks like an office building, but it’s hotel too after all). The casino is found inside the Sheraton Hotel, and unlike most casinos, it’s actually not on the ground floor, but it’s on the first floor. Sadly, the casino doesn’t have an English website (just like most of the other Costa Rica casinos), therefore, it can be a problem for tourists to get info about the gaming venue. Open since 2013.

 

Games: according to their official Spanish-only website, they have around 145 gaming machines (quite good ones, based on the pictures, unlike most other Costa Rican casinos, which use second-hand old machines from big foreign casinos, they have new slots, very  good brands too, probably the best selection in all of Costa Rica), around 10 tables (Tute, Punto Banco, Tree Card Poker, Canasta, Rummy, Pai Gow, Super Peek*)

 

*Super Peek description, how to play: Super Peek and Play is usually a video poker game where the player can peek at the next card in the deck before the draw with the option to accept it. However, in Costa Rica this seems to be played also as a table game.

 

Video of Grand Casino Escazú:

 

Opening hours: open 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The casino has  really good reviews online 4.5/5, very good reviews, the best rated Costa Rica casino

 

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

3., Casino Club Colonial
This is a picture of the building of Casino Club Colonial, Costa Rica's oldest casino in continuous operation. This is the third casino on this list of the best casino hotels in Costa Rica. To the right of the picture, you can read more about this casino.

Casino Club Colonial

Casino Club Colonial, address: Calle 11, El Carmen, San José

For a very long time, the historic Casino Colonial was the biggest and best casino in all of Costa Rica. It is the oldest casino in Costa Rica that is in continuous operation, and that is owned by the same company, open since 1982. They also have a hotel, El Hotel Sleep Inn Paseo Las Damas. They also havea 24/7 restaurant, which is quite rare in Costa Rica.

 

Games: according to their official Spanish-only website, they have around 200 gaming machines, around 5 tables (Tute*, Open Tute, Tute 4 Ladies, Rummy, Canasta)

The casino also has bingo.

 

*Tute description, step by step video tutorial: Tute is a trick-taking card game of the Ace-Ten family, originating in Italy. Tute, and its many variants are very popular in Costa Rica. If you are new to Tute, watch the following video tutorial (Spanish only, use the built-in Youtube auto-translator, there is no English video tutorial):

 

Video of Casino Club Colonial:

It’s a pretty bad video, but that’s the only one I could find, if you know of a better video (preferably embeddable), please drop a comment (the videos on their Facebook page are even worse).

 

Opening hours: open 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online 4/5, no major problems

 

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

4., Casino Fiesta Heredia
This is a picture of the unique and interesting building of Fiesta Casino Heredia, as it is seen form the street. To the right of the picture, you can read more about this casino.

Fiesta Casino Heredia

Fiesta Casino Heredia, address: Sur Parque Central Heredia Hotel América, Planta Baja, Heredia, San José

Another one of the Fiesta casinos (2 of the 3 Fiesta venues are on this list of the biggest and best gambling establishments, the best casino group in all of Costa Rica, I’m not paid to say this, not affiliated with the CIRSA group). This is the second biggest of the Fiesta casinos. The building has very interesting, unique appearance. This one is located 50 meters south of the central park of Heredia close to Hotel América, but their official address (you can it above) is not really helpful, you would find them based on that, if you are new to the place, and you a tourist.

 

Games: according to their Spanish website, they have about 200 slots and an unknown number of tables (at the very least 4+,  Tute, Canasta, Pai Gow, Rummy)

 

*Rummy description, how to play video tutorial: Rummy is ubiquitous in Costa Rica gaming venues. It’s in almost 90% of them. If you are new to Rummy, watch the following video tutorial:

 

Video of Fiesta Casino Heredia:

 

 

Opening hours: open 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The casino has good reviews online 4/5, no major problems

 

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

5., Casino Concorde
This is a picture of the unique and interesting building of Fiesta Casino Heredia, as it is seen form the street. To the right of the picture, you can read more about this casino.

Fiesta Casino Heredia

Concorde Casino, address: Best Western Plus Hotel, next to the Juan Pablo II Bridge, in La Uruca, San José

Located within Best Western Irazu Hotel. The casino is definitely TOP 5 material.

 

Games: according to their Spanish only website, they have about 200 slots and at least 5 tables (Rummy, blackjack, EZ Baccarat, Pai GoW, Canasta)

They also have a poker room, and bigger tournaments, international poker events are often take place here. Sadly, there is not much info about the poker room, but I suspect, that this is Costa Rica’s biggest poker room.

 

Video of Casino Concorde:

 

Opening hours: every day from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm.

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The casino has very good reviews online 4.5/5, the second best rated casino in all of Costa Rica

 

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

 

 

 

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos in Costa Rica

Cryptocurrencies (e.g.: bitcoin, litecoin, etheruem) are not specifically regulated in Costa Rica. None of the land-based casinos accept crypto, at least according to their official websites (if you know of a casino that accepts cryptocurrency in CR, please leave a message in the comments section).

 

Other forms of online gambling in Costa Rica

The companies with a data processing license are able to offer any kind of gambling and betting, as long as they don’t accept players from Costa Rica.

At the moment, there is practically no supervision of these online gambling companies, though there have been talks of establishing stricter regulations, in response tot the scandals. However, nothing happened yet.

Certain online gambling sites may be blocked by ISPs, but local gamblers are not prosecuted for playing on foreign online gambling sites.

Online gambling companies licensed in the country can not accept players locally, the only exception is Junta de Potección de Social, the state lottery operator, which hasa monopoly on online lottery within Costa Rica (among other things).

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Costa Rica:

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of thee 888 gambling platforms (including casino, poker, sports betting platforms). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of 888 casino, 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

888 casino, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. UK licensed casino website, accept players from the United Kingdom and British territories. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games (review coming soon).

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

 

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.

Miami Club 18+

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $100 on your first 8x deposit (up to $800 total)
  • Exclusive bonus code: MIFREE20, $20.00 free, every month, not just for new players, for returning players as well
  • Free spins, use coupon HOTWINGS to get 150% up to $150 plus 30 spins on the Funky Chicken 5-reel, limited time only (by the time you are reading it probably expired, only valid for a few days)

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Check the gambling website for the most recent bouse promotions and playthrough requirement and wagering limitation information. The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
Keno, Dazzling Dice, Poker Slots, Bingo Bucks - 100%
Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
Slots 100%
Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
  • UPDATE 2022: The wagering of any portion of a non-deposit bonus on Roulette, Craps or Baccarat games is strictly forbidden!
  • Currently, bonuses are not available to players registering accounts from the following countries: Russia, Ukraine.
  • Bonuses cannot be combined.
  • Miami Club casino requires that a deposit of at least $25 is made on all accounts before any cash withdrawal is processed to comply with anti money laundering laws + mandatory ID check required by law (law to fight financing of terrorism and payment processor require this as well). The deposited $25 can be withdrawn afterwards with the winnings.

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

You can read the review of BetOnline here. List of countries, from which they do not accept players can be found in the review and below. North American players accepted.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date).
Playthrough requirements of every bonus and promotion:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal, usually (sports betting and poker bonuses 10x)
  • Forfeiting the bonus will result in the bonus and any subsequent winnings associated with it to be removed from players accounts.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time, playthrough requirements must be met before additional promotions can be received.
  • Players must use the related bonus code in order to receive a bonus (if it has a code, not every promotion requires one).
  • Bonus funds will only be available on the Betsoft games, the other providers are not eligible,, unless otherwise stated.
  • In cases where rollover or other criteria specified in the individual bonus terms and conditions are not met within 30 days, any remaining bonus funds and associated winnings will be forfeited automatically.
  • Wagering requirements must be fulfilled before any winnings can be withdrawn.

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (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%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

FairGo Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") 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, and you can register a real player account if you are 18+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.

FairGo Australian casino, 18+

Promotions:
  • 100% welcome bonus up to $200, on your first 5 deposits (total $500), coupon code: WELCOME
  • 100 free spins with code: DOD-GOW (limited time only, please let me know when the code expires)
  • 150% bonus and 50 spins on the new slot Lil Red ($20 minimum deposit requirement), coupon code: LILRED150, or on the slot Hyperwins, bonus code: GETHYPED
  • Special Neosurf bonus, deposit using Neosurf and get a 200% welcome bonus (only once per player), promo code: 200-NEO

Only one  onus can be active at a time. North American players accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

 

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + offers for returning players, 18+

  • 100% welcome bonus Up To €500 + 50 Free Spins
  • Free spins every day for returning players
  • 33% reload bonus for returning players

You can read the full review of Mr Bit casino here. USA and UK players are not accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the review and below.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
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).

UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

 

 

Back to the main article, the guide to the legal status of gambling in Costa Rica.

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-04-18

 

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