The famous Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas. This picture of the biggest casino in the Bahamas was taken from the outside during daytime. This is the header image of my guide to gambling in Bahamas.
Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas – Guide to Gambling in the Bahamas

 

The Bahamas (officially The Commonwealth of the Bahamas) – is a country consisting of over 700 islands of various sizes, situated in the Atlantic Ocean, not far off the shores of the United States. As a result, casinos in the Bahamas are a popular destination among American tourists on vacation, and the gambling scene is dominated by the huge resort casinos aimed at tourists.

Casino gambling in the Bahamas has been legal since 1969, and accounts for a large percentage of the country’s tourism revenue, which in turn plays a great role in the Bahamas’ economy. As a country with such a tradition in gambling, it might be surprising that Bahamian locals and those on a work permit are banned from the big casinos within the resorts in the country. The smaller gambling establishments outside of the resorts, so called “web shops”, “number shops”, “lotto houses”, “kiosks” is where the locals are placing their bets.

The two defining pieces of gambling legislation are the 2008 Lotteries and Gambling Act* and the 2014 Gaming Bill**.

Online gambling is mostly illegal in the Bahamas and is very restricted, but something similar to online casinos exist on the islands. For a long time, up until 2014, many illegal “web shops” were in operation, locals could use their terminals to access online casino like webpages, and lottery “tickets” were sold (just the numbers, they promised to pay if you won, and bought the lottery tickets, US Powerball mostly, in person, for you, I would never trust something like that btw., has shady written all over it, this was called “the numbers game” and many of these shops were called “numbers shops” as a result). In 2013, a referendum was held with the aim of legalising and regulating such web shops, as well as establishing a national lottery, but both proposals were rejected.*** Despite this, in 2014 the new Gaming Act was signed into to law, with a much limited scope, and in much more restricted form than originally planned, but it did legalize restricted forms of online gambling and the webshops (you can see below in the licensing section), and since then, all the illegally operating web shops were required to be licensed. Nowadays, the bigger establishments work very similarly to the electronic casinos of Europe, with terminals (or on your mobile device if they have the required license) you can access their online casino games, even sports betting, the ever popular numbers game in the physical locations, but only in the physical locations, not from your home. Additionally, the big casino resorts have online gambling within their casinos spaces as well, as an addition to their gambling offerings. That’s all the forms of online gambling that are currently legal, as you can see, it’s not entirely illegal, it’s uniquely Bahamanian version (haven’t encountered something similar anywhere else in the world).

The new measures taken to legalize the shops were actually so effective that by 2019 there were only one illegally operating web shop chain remaining.

It is also illegal for residents of the Bahamas to access foreign online gambling sites. However, this law does not seem to be enforced, and players are not prosecuted for accessing foreign online casinos, and gambling websites are not blocked, but it’s illegal.

 

Bahamas Gambling Licenses

All gambling is overseen by the Gaming Board for The Bahamas. They are responsible for issuing license:

 

 

Other:

 

For employees of gambling establishments:

Just like in most countries, employees are also required to be licensed

 

 

Bahamas Gambling Tax

The Bahamas gambling tax system has both progressive and fixed elements:

Fixed licensing fee:

Progressive tax:

 

For a small casino (gaming floor space is less than 5000 sq ft)

 

 

For every other type of gambling establishment:

 

 

Unlike in most other countries the tax system rewards people who make more money. This is a goo idea, usually the smaller operators are more problematic and contribute more to problem gambling that the bigger ones, not to mention that the big casino resorts contribute to the Bahamian economy in many other ways as well.

 

Gaming houses pay 12%.

 

For players: UPDATE: Gambling winnings are no longer taxed, this applies to both visitors and locals. The unfair situation before 2019 was that visitors were not taxed at all, but locals were taxed 7,5% on their gambling winnings.*** But this changed in 2019.

 

All the information about taxation and licenses are from the fantastic website of the Gambling Board for the Bahamas**** it’s really good website, they are much better at making the information publicly accessible than many of the governmental organizations of much bigger countries, in fact, they could learn form them.

 

Sources:

 

*Lotteries and Gaming Act (Bahama Laws Online)

**2014 Gaming Bill (Bahama Laws Online)

***Polling Division Results of The Referendum For The Commonwealth Of The Bahamas (BahamasLocal)

***Eyewitness News – Bethel: No intention of taxing visitors’ casino winnings

***Gambling Board for the Bahamas – Taxation

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from the Bahamas

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Bahamas

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

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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%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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.

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

European casino & sportsbook & poker
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 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.

 

 

Summary:

 

 

 

Casino gambling in the Bahamas

 

Online casino gambling in the Bahamas: illegal in the usual sense, but there is some restricted form of online casino gambling, online casinos are illegal, but players are not prosecuted.

 

The 2014 Gaming Act was set up to address the growing popularity of online gambling in The Bahamas. Under the new law, some internet betting was permitted with the proxy gaming, mobile gaming and restricted interactive gaming licenses.

Bahamian casinos can now apply for gaming licences that permit some in-house internet gaming. “Restrictive interactive gaming licences” can also be obtained. These allow players to bet online or on mobile within the casino property. However, online gaming from websites managed in The Bahamas is not allowed.

“Web shops” (betting kiosks) have been set up on the islands which let locals place bets on overseas lotteries, play casino games online.

A good example for a web shop chain is Jarol Investments Limited, they operate over 80 “lotto houses” (places where you can access their online gambling platform), but the licenses only allow people to access their online gambling platform from within heir physical locations.

Land-based casino gambling is legal in the Bahamas, and extremely popular among tourists to the country, especially those from the United States. However, locals, employees, people from abroad with work permits are banned from playing at all in the big casinos at the resorts Atlantis Paradise Island Resort and Casino and Baha Mar. Apart from these big casinos, the gambling scene is dominated by the casino-like webshops for the locals (e.g.: Chances by Jarol Investments).

The largest brick and mortar casino in the Bahamas is the Baha Mar casino in the Grand Hyatt Baha resort, and it’s not the Atlantis casino, in fact Baha Mar is almost twice as big.

Bahamian locals are not allowed to access foreign online gambling platforms either. However, such sites are not blocked and players are not prosecuted, and many online casinos accept players from the Bahamas.

The online casinos below accept players from the Bahamas.

Online casinos accepting players from the Bahamas - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from the Commonwealth of Bahamas:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Black Lotus Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

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%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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.

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

European casino & sportsbook & poker
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 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.

 

Click here for more info on casinos in the Bahamas.

 

 

Bingo in the Bahamas

 

Online Bingo in the Bahamas: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Bingo is legal in the Bahamas, and is offered by most of the big casinos in the country. But Bahamian residents are not allowed to enter these casinos, and there are no bingo venues available for the locals.  In addition  only those games permitted, which are held with the intention of raising money for charity; not for-profit gambling. Charity bingo nights have been held by the Bahamas Humane Society, raising money for the well-being of cats and dogs in animal shelters.

There are no online bingo sites based in the Bahamas. As with online casino gambling sites, the websites are not blocked and players are not prosecuted but it’s technically illegal to access them.

The following bingo websites accept players from the Bahamas:

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%

 

 

Poker in the Bahamas

 

Online Poker in the Bahamas: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Participation in live poker games in the Bahamas is legal for tourists, but local residents are not allowed in the big casino resorts. Poker games are available in all of the big land-based casinos in the country.

Variations of poker offered include Caribbean stud, Let It Ride and Three Card Poker Progressive and Texas Hold’em. The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Poker tour also takes place at the Atlantis Resort in January every year.

With the yearly event of the online poker giant Pokerstars taking place here, it might come as a surprise that poker and online poker are illegal for Bahamian residents. However, in reality, these rules are not enforced and players, who play poker online are not prosecuted.

The following online poker sites accept players from the Bahamas.

Online casinos which have online poker sections and accept players from the Bahamas - click to see

The following online casino websites have poker and accept players from the Bahamas:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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.

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

European casino & sportsbook & poker
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 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.

 

 

Sports betting in the Bahamas

 

Online sports betting in the Bahamas: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Sports betting has been legal in the casinos of the Bahamas since 2013, and most casinos on the islands have seized the opportunity, offering several options for gamblers. Guests of the casinos can follow live event on several HD video feeds. Wagering opportunities include both sports games and horse races.

The situation regarding online sports betting is the same as with all other forms of online gambling in the country: legal for tourists, illegal for locals, but it’s not prosecuted and the websites are not blocked. The webshops, the quasi online casinos have online sports betting (of course accessible only the physical location) since the 2014 Gaming Act.

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from the Bahamas.

Online bookmakers accepting registrations from the Bahamas - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from the Commonwealth of the Bahamas:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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.

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

European casino & sportsbook & poker
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 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.

 

 

Lottery in the Bahamas

 

Online lottery in the Bahamas: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

As the 2013 referendum aiming to establish a national lottery was rejected, there are currently no national lottery. However, the now legalized webshops continue to offer online lottery.

Access to foreign lottery websites is not blocked, and many foreign online lotteries and lottery agents let people from the Bahamas purchase lottery tickets online.

The following websites allow people from the Bahamas to purchase lottery tickets online:

 

 

Bitcoin gambling in the Bahamas

 

Bitcoin gambling in the Bahamas: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Bitcoin gambling is not specifically mentioned in the Bahamian gambling regulations. However, all forms of online gambling are illegal for residents of the islands (except for the very limited online gambling with a restricted interactive gaming licence). And as all other forms of online gambling in the Bahamas, Bitcoin gambling is also not prosecuted and websites are not blocked.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from the Bahamas.

Online casinos accepting crypto and players from the Bahamas - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum, and accept players from the Bahamas:

 

Black Lotus Casino

This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 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 200% match bonus, up to $600. Use the code: WELCOME600
  • +$30 bonus. Use code: WINBLACK

Bonuses for existing players:
  • 32 Free Spins on Sweet Success Code: CHEER1
  • 32 Free Spins on Nordic Wild Code: CHEER2
  • 32 Free Spins on Cosmopolitan Code: CHEER3
  • 32 Free Spins on 7 Chakras Code: CHEER4
  • 32 Free Spins on Le Chocolatier Code: CHEER5
  • 32 Free Spins on Fairy Dust Forest Code: CHEER6
UPDATE, SPECIAL CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY BONUS: It's the Elf Hat Game of the season! Can you keep your eyes on the lucky hat? Choose the right one with the present and see what festive prize you will win! For returning players only.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

 

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

 

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Last updated: 2021-01-04

Gamble responsibly,
SimonTheSorcerer

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Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling - Bahamas
Article Name
Simon's Guide to Gambling and Online Gambling - Bahamas
Description
An overview of the legal status of the various forms of gambling in the Bahamas and online gambling platforms which accept players from The Commonwealth of the Bahamas.
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Simon András Péter (SimonTheSorcerer)
Simon's Online Marketing Kft.
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