This is a photo of the swimming pool and inner courtyard of Happy Valley Hotel & Casino. Under this picture, on this page, you can find a list of all terrestrial Swazi casinos, info about the legal status of gaming venues, slot halls, their taxation regime, licensing system, and you can find a list of Eswatini licensed online casinos, which accept players from the country.

Eswatini Casinos Guide (on the picture: Happy Valley Casino in Lobamba, one of the two capitals of the country)

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Eswatini (officially the the Kingdom of Eswatini, formerly Swaziland, a small African country with a population of around 1 million, formerly a British colony). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Eswatini, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

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Online casinos in Eswatini

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

 

Online casinos are legal in Eswatini.

Even though the casino gambling legislation (details below, in the next section) of the country does not mention or explicitly regulate internet casinos the following court case illustrates that the existing brick & mortar casino laws apply to digital casino gambling platforms as well:

In 1998, in the court case of Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa vs. Piggs Peak Casino (Casino Enterprises Ltd., which also operated Volcano Gold Casino) declared the the Eswatini licensed casino website Piggs Peak can not legally accept players from South Africa (without a local licence, which were at that time not issued by the authorities of the country).

/Comment: Official documents prior to 2018 refer to Eswatini as Swaziland. The country underwent a name change in 2018, and now the official name of the country is The Kingdom of Eswatini./

This means that there is a licensing process in place (an extension of land-based casino licences, details can be found below, in the Swaziland online casino licencing section).

In 2007 the South African Pretoria High Court banned all Eswatini licensed gambling websites from accepting wagers from South African residents. This put an end ot the first Swazi online casino, which went bankrupt shortly after (however, the brick & mortar casino is still in operation, it’s called Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino and it can be found in the casino list below).

UPDATE 2022: Piggs Peak online casino seems to be in operation once more. It is unknown, who owns the Eswatini digital casino currently (we couldn’t find any information about the owners).

The ruling also forbids Swazi online casinos from advertising in South Africa. And ever since the verdict, and subsequent failed appeal attempts, none of the Eswatini digital casinos accept SA players (although, international online gambling companies, with Eswatini licensed subsidiaries still accept players from South Africa, through the main company, you can see a list of such digital casinos below).

Unsurprisingly, considering the small size and relatively underdeveloped economy of the country, there are barely any domestic Eswatini online casinos currently, to the best of our knowledge. We only know of Piggs Peak online casino, which reopened, possibly under new management (we couldn’t find any information about the owners).

However, international online casinos with Swazi subsidiaries can also acquire licences (provided they also operate casino hotels, and/or they are in partnership with companies with an Eswatini casino licence, details below).

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

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Eswatini?

Yes, tourists, expats (or illegal migrants) can play freely online while they enjoy their stay in Eswatini.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Eswatini:

The Gaming Board of Eswatini is responsible for issuing online casino licences and for regulating the digital gambling sector.

The Gaming Board is part of the Ministry of Tourism, Environmental Affairs and Communication.

They do not maintain any online presence and therefore you have to contact the Ministry of Tourism if you wish to acquire an online gambling licence.

Standalone online casino licenses are not issued to companies. Only land-based casino hotels with a valid licence can apply for an online casino licence extension. The requirements and fees associated with such a digital wagering licence are not known.

If you have any information about the Swazi online casino licensing process please leave a comment at the bottom of the page, thank you.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Eswatini:

The tax rates paid by digital casino in Eswatini are unknown, because they are set by the authorities, separately, for each online casino, on a case-by-case basis.

The Eswatini gambling tax rates are set by the 1970 Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act2 (superseding the 1917 Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act).

However, this act makes no mention of online gambling in any capacity, and we don’t know if the taxes paid by casinos are applicable to online casinos.

Additionally, casino tax rates are set by the Swazi tax authorities (details can be found in the next section), for each casino licence separately, on a case-by-case basis, which means there is no single unified casino tax rate. Therefore, we just simply do not know the tax rates applicable to digital casinos.

Gambling revenue is VAT exempt3.

UPDATE: The land-based casino tax rate applies to the online casino gambling activity of a brick & mortar casino, which has acquired an online casino licence extension4.

 

For the players, taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Eswatini:

Unknown, there is no information available online about the taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Eswatini. If you know anything about how online gambling winnings are taxed in Eswatini please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

In the meantime please consult a certified Eswatini personal accountant for more information.

 

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Age requirement of Eswatini online casinos: 18+

 

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

1South African Government Official Gazette – The Piggs Peak appeal is dismissed

2 The original can not be found online anywhere, only the 1970 Amendment of the Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act and the 1917 Bookmakers (Taxation) Act are available online.

3Eswatini Revenue Service – VAT, Exempt Supplies of Goods & Services

4SA Department of Trade, Industry and Competition – International Study of Gambling Jurisdiction, page 24 (archived)

 

List of online casinos, which accept players from Eswatini

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

 

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Type of game: Count towards wagering requirement: 
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Table games 10%
Blackjack or video poke 10%
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Roulette, Craps or Baccarat 0% - Forbidden!
 
Wagering limitation:
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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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%
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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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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:
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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%

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

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Land-based casinos in Eswatini

Legal status of casinos in Eswatini: legal since 1963, operators require a licence, slot halls are also legal

 

Casinos are legal in Eswatini since 1963 (predating the country’s independence in 1968, from the British Empire), according to the 1963 Casino Act1.

The first casino in the country opened in 1965, it was the Royal Swazi Spa Hotel complex in the Ezulwini valley, which belonged to the The Holiday Inn Group.

/Comment: The casino is called Happy Valley Hotel Ezulwini nowadays./

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) has a thriving tourism sector, by Sub Saharan African standards, and receives 1.2 million visitors per year2 (disclaimer: although this is the number of visitors, not all of these visitors are tourists),

UPDATE 2022: These are pre-coronavirus numbers, the post-coronavirus numbers are not yet known at the time of writing (the last official data is from 2018).

As a result, the small country has more casinos than one would expect from a small Sub Saharan African country with a population of 1 million. Eswatini has 5 casino hotels currently (down from 6, prior to COVID-19), although further closures due to the global pandemic are not unlikely.

UPDATE: Royal Swazi Spa Hotel closed due to financial difficulties, most likely primarily caused by the global coronavirus pandemic5. This means that there are only 5 casinos in the kingdom currently (there were 6 prior to the pandemic).

The biggest casino in Eswatini is Happy Valley Hotel & Casino (formerly it was the Royal Swazi Spa Hotel).

The biggest casino group in the country is Casino Enterprises Ltd. (the same company we have mentioned in the Swazi online casino section above).

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Eswatini?

Locals can also visit the casino in Eswatini.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Eswatini:

The Gaming Board of Eswatini is responsible for issuing casino licences and for regulating the gambling sector.

The Gaming Board is part of the Ministry of Tourism, Environmental Affairs and Communication.

They do not maintain any online presence and therefore you have to contact the Ministry of Tourism if you wish to acquire an online gambling licence.

Slot halls are illegal, only casino hotels are legal. Standalone casinos are also not possible, the gaming venues must be attached to hotels.

Because the Gaming Board does not maintain a website, the requirements, process and fees of a casino license are not known.

If you have any information about the Swazi casino licensing process please leave a comment at the bottom of the page, thank you.

 

Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Eswatini:

The Eswatini gambling tax rates are set by the 1970 Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act2 (superseding the 1917 Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act)

The tax rates paid by Swazi brick & mortar casinos are set by the authorities on a case-by-case basis, for each individual casino licence separately. There is no unified casino gambling tax rate to the best of our knowledge.

Gambling revenue is VAT exempt4.

Casino taxes are payable in addition to licensing fees and regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 27.5%).

 

For the players, taxation of casino winnings in Eswatini:

The rate at which casino gambling winnings are taxed in Eswatini is not known.

If you know any thing about the taxation of casino gambling winnings in the country please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

 

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

 

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

1Government of Eswatini, Ministry of Tourism and Environmental Affairs – 1963 Casino Act (archived)

2Statista – International tourism, number of arrivals – Eswatini

2 The original can not be found online anywhere, only the 1970 Amendment of the Licensing of Bookmakers and Taxation Act and the 1917 Bookmakers (Taxation) Act are available online.

4Eswatini Revenue Service – VAT, Exempt Supplies of Goods & Services

5Royal Swazi Spa Valley Resort – Facebook announcement of closure

 

List of the top 3 casinos in Eswatini

This is a list of the top 3 biggest and best rated casinos in Eswatini, 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., GrandWest Casino
This is a picture of the front entrance gate of Happy Valley Casino in Lobamba, one of the two capitals of the country. This gaming venue is the biggest casino of Eswatini. This is the first element of this list of the top 3 best and biggest Kingdom of Eswatini casinos. You can find the other venues below this one. You can read more about this gaming venue to the right of the picture: its' address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, and you can watch a video of the venue as well.

Happy Valley Casino

Happy Valley Hotel & Casino, address: Happy Valley P O B ox5, Ezulwini H106, Lobamba

Ever since the closure of Swazispa Holdings Ltd. (owners of Royal Swazi Spa Hotel) Happy Valley is the biggest casino of Eswatini.

Happy Valley was

The casino, even though it is the largest Swazi casino, is considered small by international standards.

The casino is located in Lobamba, which is one of the two capitals of Eswatini (the other one is Mbabane).

The complex also includes a hotel and many other amenities (the casino is also called Happy Valley Casino, Ezulwini).

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slots, video poker, sadly most of them appear to be at least 15+ years old, based on the pictures online), and around 15 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Blackjack and Raise ‘Em Poker) + 1 electronic roulette table

They also have a VIP section, the High Roller Salon Privé, which is aimed at, as the name implies, players who are looking for tables with no, or very big limits.

 

Video of Happy Valley Hotel & Casino:

 

Opening hours:

  • Slots – 24/7
  • Tables – Monday to Friday 2pm till late – Weekends and Public Holidays 12pm till late

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no information is available online, but considering that this is an upscale venue we would recommend smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: good reviews, 4/5, although most reviews only mention the hotel and the other amenities, very few of them touch upon the casino section of the complex

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

2., Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino
This is a picture of the main building of the hotel and casino complex Piggs Peak Casino. This gaming venue is the oldest casino of Eswatini. This is the second element of this list of the top 3 best and biggest Kingdom of Eswatini casinos. You can find the other venues above and below this one. You can read more about this gaming venue to the right of the picture: its' address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, and you can watch a video of the venue as well.

Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino

Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino, address: King Maswati II Highway, Piggs Peak H108

The Piggs Peak hotel and casino complex is the oldest gaming venue in Eswatini (ever since the closure of Swazispa Holdings Ltd., owners of Royal Swazi Spa Hotel, which was established in 1965).

The complex is located within the pictorquse Phophonyane Falls Nature Reserve.

The casino of the hotel is rather small and it is clearly not the focus of the venue.

The company behind Piggs Peak, Casino Enterprises (Pty) Ltd., established the first ever Swazi online casino (also called Piggs Peak Casino, which was later discontinued in 2011, but it was resurrected since then, possibly by another company, as a casino affiliate website).

Disclaimer: Sadly there is no information online of the casino on the hotel’s website. As a result every piece of information is from secondary sources. Therefore, we can not guarantee their veracity.

 

Games: around 50 gaming machines (slots, video poker, no information online about what kind or how old these gaming machines are), and around 8 tables (American Roulette, blackjack and various unknown types of poker)

 

Video of Piggs Peak Hotel and Casino:

 

Opening hours: unknown (although some websites claim it’s 24/7, however most of those websites are extremely outdated, therefore they can not be trusted)

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no information is available online, but considering that this is a small casino far from any towns or cities we assume there is no dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: good reviews, 4/5, although most reviews only mention the hotel and the other amenities, very few of them touch upon the casino section of the complex, which does not seem to be a popular attraction

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

3., Nhlangano Casino Royale
This is a picture of the front entrance of Nhlangano Casino Royale in Nhlangano. This is the third and last element of this list of the top 3 best and biggest Swaziland casinos. You can find the other venues of this list above this one. You can read more about this gaming venue to the right of the picture: its' address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, and you can watch a video of the venue as well.

Nhlangano Casino Royale

Nhlangano Casino Royale, address: Lavumisa Road, Nhlangano S400

Nhlango casinos is located in the fourth largest city of Eswatini, Nhlangano, the namesake of the venue.

The venue is small, and downright tiny by international standards, beryl more than a slot hall.

Disclaimer: The casinos does not have a website, they only maintain a seldom updated Facebook page with barely any information (only gets an update every 2 years or so). Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the information below is accurate.

 

Games: around 38 gaming machines (slots, video poker, no information online about what kind or how old these gaming machines are), and around 4 tables (2 Roulette wheel, 2 blackjack tables)

 

Video of Nhlangano Casino Royale:

There are no videos of the gambling venue online. If you know of any please leave a message at the bottom of the page.

 

Opening hours: 24/7 according to their Facebook page

 

UPDATE COVID-19: claims to be open on their Facebook page

Dress code: no information is available online, but considering that this is a small casino we assume there is no dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: no reviews online

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

 

Other forms of online gambling in Eswatini

Most of the main forms of online gambling are legal in Eswatini since 1998. We can infer this from the games portfolio of the country’s first online casino, which also conducted sports wagering and poker online.

You can read more about the legal status of gambling in Eswatini here.

 

Bitcoin casinos in Eswatini

Legal status: not regulated

 

Cryptocurrencies themselves are not regulated in Eswatini, and consequently bitcoin wagering is unregulated as well.

Because of the lack of any specific regulation, official legalization none of the brick & mortar casinos of the country accept virtual currencies.

Additionally, none of the Eswatini licensed online gambling websites have ever accepted any crypto coins for the same reasons.

However, placing bets with bitcoins, litecoins, ethereum and similar is not illegal, and players, who play in offshore bitcoin online casinos are not prosecuted. Such sites are also not blocked by the internet service providers of Eswatini.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Eswatini.

 

The following casino websites accept players from Eswatini.

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Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

This is the banner advertisement of the gambling website Miami Club, it displays the various bonuses and promotional offers currently available at the digital gambling website, including their terms and conditions and legally mandated player protection information. The picture acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the electronic wagering platforms, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, codes, promos and you can register and play if your over the age of 18 (you can try out the games for free, no registration is needed for the free to play mode).

Miami Club online casino, 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. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

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

This is the promo banner of Bet Online, the US-friendly digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website. The banner provides information about the latest 2022 promotional offers and bonus codes, which are offered currently by the gambling platform to new and returning players. This picture acts as a link. By clicking on it you will be taken to the website of betonline.ag, where you can register and start playing if you create a player account (must be 18+).

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +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
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 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:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, 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 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

FairGo - click to check out the digital casino, latest promotions, offers, hundreds of pokies, Aussie players welcome

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 bonus can be active at a time. North American players are accepted at the casino. FairGo Casino does not accept players from: Moldova, Israel, UK. You can read the full review of Fair Go casino here.

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 latest 2022 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 place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus, free spins and 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:

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country. Especially if you are from Eswatini. Thank you.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Eswatini online casinos

 

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about casinos in Eswatini. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Eswatini?

Yes, casinos are legal in Eswatini since 1963, according to the 1963 Casino Act.

Are online casinos legal in Eswatini?

Online casinos are legal in Eswatini since 1998. Swazi players can freely play online on licensed internet casino platforms.

Are there any casinos in Eswatini?

There are 5 casinos in Eswatini, ever since since the coronavirus pandemic. Prior to the pandemic there were 6 casinos in the kingdom.

Can I play in an online casino from Eswatini?

Yes Eswatini players can play in licensed internet casinos (operated by either domestic or international companies with Swazi subsidiaries).

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Eswatini?

Cryptocurrency-accepting casinos are not specifically addressed by the Eswatini casino gambling legislation. However, due to a lack of proper legal and regulatory framework none of the Swazi casinos accept cryptocurrencies.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from the Kingdom of Eswatini?

Yes, the licensed online casinos listed on this page accept players from the Kingdom of Eswatini.

Can tourists play in the Eswatini casinos?

Yes, tourists can play in all of the casinos of Eswatini.

Can tourists place bets in online casinos while staying in Eswatini?

Yes, tourists, migrants, expats visiting Eswatini can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Eswatini online casinos?

You have to be 18 years of age, or older, to be able to place bets in Eswatini licensed digital casinos.

Do casinos in Eswatini have dress codes?

Most of the Eswatini casinos don't have any official dress code (or at the very least they do not publish any information of such online, and based on the pictures and reviews there doesn't seem to be one). The only exception seems to be Happy Valley Casino, where we would recommend smart casual attire, especially if you are planning to make use of their VIP section.

How much tax do I have to pay in Eswatini on my gambling winnings from an online casino?

The tax rates applicable to online casino gambling winnings are not known, if you have any information regarding the topic please leave a comment at the bottom of the page. In the meantime please consult an Eswatini personal accountant.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Eswatini?

Online casino licenses are not issued in Eswatini. There are no Eswatini online casinos.

How many casinos are there in Eswatini?

There are 5 casinos in Eswatini post-pandemic.

Do casinos in Eswatini have entrance fees?

No, they don't, entrance fees are not customary in the country.

Which is the biggest casino in Eswatini?

Happy Valley Hotel & Casino is the biggest gaming venue in the country.

Which is the biggest casino group in Eswatini?

The biggest Eswatini casino group is most likely Casino Enterprises (Pty) Ltd. due to their past involvement in online gambling. although, it needs to be said, there aren't any big casino groups in Eswatini.

Can tourists play in the casinos of Eswatini?

Yes, tourists can visit the casinos in Eswatini.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Eswatini is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide – with interactive global map.

Last updated: 2022-12-16

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