This is a picture of the main building and the front entrance of Bingo Marbella in San Salvador, in the capital of El Salvador. This gambling establishment is not actually a bingo hall, despite the name, this is a casino with table games and slots. On this page, you can read about casino gambling laws, licensing and taxation of online casinos, and you can find a list of Salvadorian casino gambling establishments and a list of online casinos, which accept players from the country.
El Salvador Casino Guide

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in the Republic of El Salvador (the smallest country in Central America, population of around 6 million). Find out what the best casinos and online casino sites are in El Salvador, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in El Salvador

Legal status of internet casino platforms: unregulated, players can paly freely online

 

Online casino gambling is currently not specifically regulated in El Salvador (online gambling is not mentioned in the gambling legislation at all). Gambling of all kinds has long since been a controversial subject in this Central American country. The very first law concerning casino gambling in El Salvador dates back to 1882, when all forms of gambling were banned* (obviously, this 19th century gambling act didn’t mention digital casinos). Which was followed by a lot of complicated legal issues regarding brick & mortar gambling houses, the new 1983 constitution, and the local municipalities (not to mention, the country has quite an issues with corruption, crime, and many of the government officials allegedly had connections to these unlawful elements). You can read more about the legal status of these land-based casinos below, but this new 2002 gambling ban din’t really effect the legal status of online casinos, which are still not regulated.

Interestingly, some sources claim that online gambling is legal, e.g.: Contrapunto**, for unknown reasons, but this is definitely not true, it is not regulated. They probably mean that players can play online freely, in foreign online casinos, which is definitely true, it is not prosecuted or fined in any way (you can see a list of online casinos, which accept El Salvador players below).

 

Can tourists play online while visiting El Salvador?

Yes, the laws of the 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 the Republic of El Salvador:

There is no online casino licensing and regulatory agency, governmental body in El Salvador. It’s not possible to acquire an online casino license.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in El Salvador:

There is no online casino gambling taxation system in place.

 

For players, taxation of online gambling winnings in El Salvador: not taxed

 

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Age requirement of online casinos in El Salvador: no age requirement officially, but all online casinos require you to be at least 18+ (some are 21+)

 

Sources, main pieces of online casino gambling legislation:

*BOE – Real Decreto de 14 de septiembre de 1882 por el que se aprueba la Ley de Enjuiciamiento Criminal (Spanish only)

**Contrapunto – El impacto económico de los casinos online en El Salvador (Spanish)

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from El Salvador

The following online gambling websites accept players from El Salvador:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Wagering limitation:
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  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else
 

RichPrize Casino

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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)
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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.
 

 

BGO

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US players can not register.
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  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

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GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
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  • 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.
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Horses7.5 points for every $10 wagered8x4x-6.7x
Slots2 points for every $10 wagered30x15x-25x
Table1 point for every $10 wagered60x30x-50x
Video Poker1.5 points for every $10 wagered40x20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
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Bet Online Casino and Sportsbook + Poker

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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North American players are not accepted.
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  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
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Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

Land-based casinos in El Salvador

Legal status of land-based gambling establishments: officially illegal, but local municipalities issued casino licenses and with those, casino can operate semi-legally

 

The legal status of land-based casinos in El Salvador is very complicated, but in short: they are tolerated, best described as semi-legal (officially illegal, but de facto legal).

Gambling has been outlawed in the country since 1882 (in fact, El Salvador was one of the first countries in Central American to officially regulate gambling), when most forms of gambling were banned, except the state owned national lottery. However, due to the antiqued wording, outdated terminology, and narrow scope, there were some loopholes, which were abused. And, e.g.: bingo halls were licensed and allowed to operate, so were lottery retailers (in fact, even to this day, officially, these casinos should only be lottery retailers or bingo halls, but of course they are not, this is why some still retain the word bingo in their name, e.g.: Bingo Marbella in El Salvador, or Bingo Club in Salvador).

In 1983, the new constitution of the country came into force, which gave local municipalities a lot of freedom to make independent decisions, and pass local laws in “economic and technical matters”. This has resulted in the issuance of the gambling licenses in a country, where gambling was officially illegal. This loophole was addressed by the second ban on gambling in 2002**, and by various amendments to the constitution. However, the legal battle is ongoing, local municipalities where casinos are located claim that there are no laws explicitly directing them to order the closure of the already existing casinos, or to revoke licenses issued prior to 2002.

There are currently at least 10 casinos + 10 slot halls, most of them in San Salvador, the capital. UPDATE 2021: the coronavirus pandemic badly effected these gambling establishments, and at least 5 of the gambling establishments closed, but actually, the number of operational gambling houses keeps decreasing since 2002, where there were at least 35 gaming venues of various sizes (but it’s impossible to get accurate information about this, due to their semi-legal status, the government doesn1t provide an official list of licensed operators).

The largest casino in El Salvador is Casino Crown Colonial in San Salvador (established in 1999). They also have a second casino in San Miguel. You can see the TOP 5 biggest casinos in the country in the list below. And the first casino ever was the now defunct Orquestra Casino in San Miguel (established in 1979).

I strongly advise against visiting these gaming venues, especially the smaller electronic casinos or slot halls, where you have to insert your credit card into the machines, and you have to type in your PIN code. The gambling sector is not regulated or monitored in any way. Cheating casinos don’t face repercussions, rouge establishments go unpunished. And it is an open secret that many of these establishments have connections to organized crime, drug cartels, shady offshore, tax evading, money laundering companies. Don’t trust these companies with your credit card information!

/Comment: They operate semi-legally, by bending the laws and abusing loopholes, which should tell you that they are not interested in behaving lawfully…/

 

Can tourists play in these casinos?

Yes, bot locals and tourists are allowed to enter and play, but I don’t recommend patronizing these venues, for the reasons mentioned above.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of the Republic of El Salvador:

The only kind of gambling license available in El Salvador are the disputed local licenses (called “gaming and betting licenses”). It’s extremely difficult to obtain these licenses, only possible with significant political connections. The people who own these licenses sell the operational rights of these licenses for huge amounts of money, or a fraction of the revenue, but the licenses rarely change hands. There is no regulatory agency, and there is no control or oversight of these licensed establishments.

 

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Taxation of casinos in El Salvador:

There is no casino taxation system in place.

 

For players, taxation of casino gambling winnings in El Salvador: not taxed

 

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Age requirement of casinos in El Salvador: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of casino gambling legislation:

*Constituteproject.org – El Salvador’s Constitution of 1983 with Amendments

**Ley 35-2002 (Spanish)

 

 

List of the TOP 5 best and biggest casinos in the Republic of El Salvador

Even most of the biggest casinos in the country don’t have websites (barely used Spanish Facebook pages, at max), and absolutely no info in English.  It can be very difficult for tourists in the country, who don’t speak the local language, to get information about the casinos. To help with this, I have collected the most important info about the 5 biggest and best rated gambling establishments in the country.

 

1., Casino Crown Colonial
This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino Crown Colonial in San Salvador, the current biggest casino in the country. This is the first element of this top 5 list of the best and biggest brick & mortar casino gambling establishments in the Republic of El Salvador out of the around 20 gambling establishments total. 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 Crown Colonial

Casino Crown Colonial, address: Calle El Mediterráneo y Avenida Las Palmeras, Col La Sultana, Antiguo Cuscatlán, San Salvador

In operation since 1999, Casino Crown Colonial in the capital is the biggest casino currently. Interestingly, their push to legalize casinos was the main reason behind the 2002 casino ban. As you can clearly tell, it was unsuccessful, and the casino is still in operation thanks to the “well connected” rich company, who owns the venu0e. Despite being the biggest casino in the country, it”s still a below average casino by international standards, and the machines are also not exactly new.

 

Games: around 150 slots and video poker machines, around 15 tables (roulette, blackjack, Texas Hold’em).

The casino also has a VIP room.

 

Video of Casino Crown Colonial:

Couldn’t find a better video, not much is shown of the casino besides a few slot machines. If you know of a better video, please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

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 good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

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

2., Marbella Bingo
This is a picture of the front entrance of Marbella Bingo in El Salvador. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Marbella Bingo

Marbella Bingo address: Paseo Gral. Escalón, San Salvador

Open since 2005, this is the biggest electronic casino in El Salvador (electronic casino means they only have automatic electronic tables , no live tables with dealers). Despite the name, they only appear to have electronic bingo machines (which are just like slots).

 

Games: around 100 slots and video poker machines + 20 electronic bingo machines, around 20 electronic tables

 

Video of Marbella Bingo:

Couldn’t find a better video, not much is shown of the casino besides a single electronic bingo machine. If you know of a better video, please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 12:00 – 05:00, daily

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

 

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

3., Casino Colonial San Miguel
This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino Colonial in San Miguel, El Salvador. This is the second establishment of the Casino Crown Group. This is the third element on this TOP 5 list. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Casino Colonial in San Miguel

Casino Colonial San Miguel, address: CA-1, San Miguel

This is the second establishment of the Casino Crown Group. Very little information is available online of this venue (and none in English).

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines, around 10 tables (not known what type)

 

Video of Casino Colonial San Miguel:

Couldn’t find any video. If you know of a video, please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 10:00 – 04:00, daily

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

 

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

4., Casino Montecarlo
This is a picture of Casino Montecarlo in Santa Ana. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Casino Montecarlo

Casino Montecarlo, address: Central Ville, Santa Ana, El Salvador

This is a smaller gambling establishment in Santa Ana, with a very distinct look. Very little information is available online of this venue (and none in English), they don’t have any online presence apart from a very basic Facebook page. This appears to be a slot hall with about a 50 slots.

 

Games: around 50 gaming machines (they seem to be older machines)

 

Video of Casino Colonial San Miguel:

There are any good videos, but you can watch a few low quality videos on their Facebook page, it will help you get an idea of what to expect. If you know of any good video about the casino please let me know.

 

Opening hours: 10:00 – 2:00, daily

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

 

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

5., Casino San Miguel
This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino San Miguel. This is the fifth and last element of this top 5 list of the best and biggest brick & mortar casinos in the Republic of El Salvador out of the around 20 gambling establishments total. You can find the other gambling establishments on this list above this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Casino San Miguel

Casino San Miguel, address: Central Ville, Santa Ana, El Salvador

Formerly Texas Casino, an average (by El Salvadorian standards, pretty small by international standards) casino. Very little is know about it. No website or any online presence.

 

Games: unknown, if you know please let me in the comments section

 

Video of Casino San Miguel:

There aren’t any videos of this casino online. If you know of any video about the casino please let me know.

 

Opening hours: 6:00 – 22:00, daily, according to an abandoned almost 10 year old Facebook profile, I doubt this is accurate, but that’s the only info I could find

UPDATE COVID-19: unknown

Dress code: unknown

Entrance fee: unknown

Meta review analysis: mo reviews

 

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

 

The following casinos have closed, many of the were previously on the list, maybe someone takes over and they reopen, but at the time of writing thy are clsoe:

Casino Riviera

Siesta Hotel and Casino

Sala De Mesas JACKH

 

Cryptocurrency casinos in el Salvador

It’s not regulated, just like all other forms of online gambling. You can play online freely in online casinos accepting litecoin, bitcoin, ethereum and other cryptocurrencies (many of the online casino below accept at least one of these cryptocurrencies).

 

Other forms of online gambling in El Salvador

Most forms of online gambling are completely unregulated in El Salvador. In accordance with the 2002 gambling law, all forms of gambling outside of licensed gambling establishments are banned. This perhaps applies to online gambling too, although, I’m uncertain, and so far, there was never any talk about regulating, punish or monitoring online gambling in El Salvador. In reality, players can paly freely online, and it is completely unregulated.

However, this rule is pretty much never enforced, just like in the case of casinos. In practice, Salvadoran gamblers are free to play on any international online casino sites they wish to, whether it be online bingo, online poker or online sports betting.

Lottery enjoys somewhat of a special status in El Salvador, as it is one of the few forms of gambling that are actually legal. Lottery in El Salvador is organised by the Lotería Nacional de Beneficencia, the national charity lottery. The LNB does not currently offer any tickets to its lottery games online.

Although LNB is not currently present on the Salvadoran online gambling market, with the new gambling law under preparation there has been word of joining a larger regional project that would introduce online gambling to El Salvador in conjunction with several other Central-American countries.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from El Salvador:

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match 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.
Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 40 free spins on BIG GAME. Use the code: SAFARI54
OR:
  • Get 250% match bonus, up to $2500. Use the code: SAFARI250
  These are only available to new players. Returning players get daily, exclusive bonuses and other rewards. It changes daily, check the casinos's page for info, the are usually very good, also they have cashback almost each month, so even if you lose, you will get some of it back, usually 10%, but sometimes more.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All offers are available in USD$, C$, Euro €, NOK, SEK, DKK. * Bitcoin is accepted as a deposit currency. * Visa and Master Card Deposits are accepted. * Minimum withdrawal of $100. * 60X wagering on all bonuses. * Maximum withdrawal of $100 on all Free Spin or Free Bonus offers. * A minimum $20 deposit is required to process a withdrawal. * Maximum withdrawal of $1000 on Match bonuses from 101% or greater * All offers are available for 1 claim per IP. * Offers valid till end of April 2022   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:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else
 

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 $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.
Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.
US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins
  Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

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GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Bet Online Casino and Sportsbook + Poker

Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently.
Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code: BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 100% match poker bonus, a minimum deposit of $50 using code NEWBOL
  For returning players: Fund your BetOnline account via cryptocurrency and earn a 35% Reload Bonus on EVERY qualifying deposit. To claim your extra 35%, simply use code: CRYPTO35 Earn a 25% Bonus up to $250 on every qualifying reload you make 24/7/365. Just use promo code: LIFEBONUS when you deposit as little as $50 and the extra 25% will be added to your sports bankroll instantly

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
North American players are not accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

This article is a supplementary article of the main guide to the legal status of gambling in El Salvador.

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-04-25

 

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