Simon’s Guide to Iraq Gambling & Online Betting Sites

This photo of the skyline of Baghdad, the capital of the Republic of Iraq. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the legal status of the various forms of Iraqi games of chance: internet lottery, digital bingo, electronic poker, sports betting, crypto wagering. There is also info about illegal gambling, sharia law and betting on blood sports, the licensing system, taxation regime, and you can find a list of licensed online gambling websites, which accept Iraqi players.

Iraq Gambling Guide (on the picture: Baghdad, the capital)

Summary: Gambling is illegal in Iraq (officially the Republic of Iraq, a Muslim country on the Arabian Peninsula, has a population of 40.2 million).

Online gambling is also illegal well, technically. However, players are not prosecuted, it is not really enforced.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Iraq by scrolling below, or click here to jump to that list:

History of Gambling in Iraq- click to expand

1958: Gambling has always been illegal in Iraq, ever since the country’s formation.

All forms of gambling (maisir) are illegal in Iraq, according to the 1969 Penal Code of Iraq1.

Just like in most Muslim-majority countries the legal system is heavily inspired by Islamic (Shari’ah) law, although officially there is a separation of church and state.

According to Islamic law2:

  • It is unlawful for Muslims to gain wealth by gambling. According to Islamic teachings one ought to earn a living by honest, serious, hard work, and relying on luck to gain money is contrary to this principle.
  • Muslims must not participate in gambling for recreational purposes: The reason for this prohibition lies in the addictive nature of gambling, which causes the gambler to neglect his responsibilities to society and the Creator.

 

Therefore, there aren’t any legally operating land-based gambling establishments in the country. Iraq doesn’t even have a national lottery.

/Comment: Most Muslim-majority countries actually have a lottery, only a few countries in the world don’t have a lottery, e.g. Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria./

 

Online gambling is illegal as well. Online gambling is not specifically mentioned in the penal code of Iraq. However, because all forms of gambling are considered illegal it applies to digital games of chance as well.

However, this is not enforced and players are not prosecuted.

/Comment: This is not unique to Iraq, this is the case in most Muslim-majority countries, some Muslim countries even have such lax enforcement (e.g.: Afghanistan) when it comes to internet gambling that the country even had professional poker players, who competed in international tournaments and openly admitted to playing poker online from the country (e.g.: Sherkhan Farnood, who was the Chairman of Kabul Bank until 20103, he was never prosecuted for illegal gambling)./ 

However, a few online gambling sites are blocked (only the biggest ones seem to be blocked), but players, who visit these foreign gambling websites are not prosecuted.

/Comment: For additional security you can use VPNs, virtual wallets (e.g.: Skrill, Netteller) or cryptocurrencies to maintain anonymity online. However, these are unnecessary, players are not targeted or fined by the government, only illegally operating domestic gambling websites are targeted by the authorities./

While betting on animal fights is the leading form of illegal gambling in the countryside (details below in the blood sports betting in Iraq section), in the bigger cities playing on foreign gambling websites is the preferred activity of the more educated, intellectual segment of the country, which speaks foreign languages (because offshore gambling websites are not available in Arabic or Kurdish, the official languages of Iraq).

Players, who keep their activates to themselves, playing only in the privacy of their own homes, are not prosecuted by the authorities.

UPDATE 2022: I added this section because you might be wondering:

How is it legal for online gambling websites to accept players from Iraq? Isn’t it illegal?

It’s only illegal for Iraqi citizens to play online. These foreign online gambling websites, which accept players from Iraq, are registered and licensed in foreign countries, and the Iraqi laws only apply within the borders of Iraq (within the so called jurisdiction of the country, they do not apply to these foreign gambling websites).

According to the local gambling laws of the countries in which these offshore gambling companies operate it’s perfectly legal to accept players from Iraq.

But it’s not legal for Iraqi citizens to place bets on these platforms.

International law can be complicated, and enforcement is even more tricky. I hope this clears this up.

However, I officially do not recommend playing online form Iraq, it’s illegal, and you should always act according to the laws of your country, even if it’s not enforced, play at your own risk.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from Iraq below.

 

Can tourists play online from Iraq?

Yes, the laws discussed on this webpage only apply to Iraqi citizens, and they do not apply to tourists. Tourists (expats, non-citizens, illegal migrants) can play online freely.

 

Betting on blood sports in Iraq

All forms of blood sports are officially illegal in Iraq. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

However, this does not stop people from engaging in both, regularly. It is reportedly especially popular among the Kurds in the countryside4 (the poorer the region, the less educated the people, the more popular it is)5.

The following blood sports are widespread in the countryside of Iraq:

  • cockfighting (seems to be the most popular)
  • dog fighting
  • quail, partridge fighting

 

These animal fights are often accompanied by consumption of illegal alcohol and betting. Even though the mullahs denounce this as sinful the police usually does not intervene.

These blood sports are popular in all of the neighbouring countries of Iraq as well.

 

Iraq is definitely not a tourist hotspot, but the country still receives around 3.5 million tourists per year (UPDATE COVID-19: these are pre-coronavirus numbers, it has fallen drastically since the global pandemic)6.

If you are thinking about visiting the country, watch the video below to get an idea of how to get a visa and what to expect:

 

Iraq gambling licenses

N/A, gambling licenses are not issued in Iraq.

 

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Iraq gambling taxation

N/A, there is no specific gambling tax in Iraq.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings: N/A, not officially determined

 

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The picture must be 150x150 pixels.
Contact me through the live chat, it's in the bottom right corner of the website, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page, with a link to the website you wish to advertise. If you qualify, I will give you my email address where we can discuss everything (I won't be putting my email address on the page, due to the extreme amount of spam I receive as it is).
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Gambling age in Iraq: N/A, no officially set gambling age

 

Other:

Virtual sports betting and fantasy football are most likely illegal in Iraq (all forms of gambling are illegal, but it’s not specifically regulated).

Social gambling is also illegal in Iraq.

Loot boxes, or similar digital gambling like activities with virtual goods are not regulated in Iraq at all.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the Iraqi gambling legislation:

1Refworld – 1969 Iraq Penal Code

2Islam Awareness – Islam Prohibits Gambling

3Wikipedia – Sherkhan Farnood

4Al-monitor – Why many Iraqi Kurds keep tradition of cockfighting alive

5Middle East Eye – In pictures: Cockfighting in Iraq’s Kurdistan

6Macrotrends – Iraq Tourism Statistics 2005-2022

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Iraq

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

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Blackjack or video poke 10%
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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.
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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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  • 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%

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  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
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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:
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Summary:

Casino gambling in Iraq

Casinos in Iraq: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online casino gambling in Iraq: illegal, players could potentially be prosecuted

 

Casinos are illegal in Iraq.

The reason for the anti-gambling mindset are the teachings of the dominant religion, Islam. Islamic teachings forbid gambling, because it is seen as evil, addicting, and a causes people to forget their social responsibilities.

Therefore, there aren’t any brick-and-mortar casinos in the country, and there were never any.

Both operators and participants can face penalties, including fines or even jail time, if caught.

Slot halls are also illegal.

UPDATE 2022: Despite the ban on casinos, Iraq had one infamous illegally operating casino, Casino Suleimaniya, which operated operated for years. You can read more about Iraq’s only casino here.

Online casinos are similarly illegal. There are no Iraq licensed online casinos.

However, the enforcement, when it comes to online gambling, is nowhere near as strict as that of land-based gambling.

A few offshore online casinos are blocked, but financial transactions to and from such sites are not blocked (unlike in neighbouring Iran*). Players can easily play online (especially if they use a VPN, virtual wallets or cryptocurrencies for extra protection and anonymity, but it’s not needed). However, it is technically illegal, therefore we do not recommend it, even if it’s not enforced.

The online casinos below accept players from Iraq.

Online casinos, which accept players from Iraq - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Iraq:

 

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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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

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

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  • 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 to advertise.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Click here for more info on casinos in Iraq.

Source: *Forbes – Iran Struggles To Clamp Down On Illegal Online Gambling

 

Bingo in Iraq

Bingo halls in Iraq: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online bingo in Iraq: illegal, players could potentially be prosecuted

 

Bingo is illegal n Iraq.

And just like in most Muslim countries, the game is entirely unknown, and it s not played anywhere (most people in Iraq don’t even know what bingo is).

There aren’t any land-based bingo halls in the country.

Online bingo is similarly illegal in Iraq.

However, a few offshore bingo websites do accept players from Iraq, despite this. UPDATE 2022: There aren’t any bingo websites, which would accept players from Iraq right now.

The following bingo websites accept players from Iraq.

Online bingo websites, which accept players from Iraq - click to see

The following bingo websites have live bingo and accept players from Iraq:

There is none, I couldn’t find any. If you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Poker in Iraq

Poker halls in Iraq: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online poker in Iraq: illegal, players could potentially be prosecuted

 

Poker is illegal in Iraq.

Poker is quite possibly the most popular casino card game ever created. Many would argue that poker requires more skill, strategic thinking, a quick wit and intelligence (e.g.: card counting) rather than luck, but it still counts as a form of gambling in the country. Therefore, it is illegal.

Online poker is also illegal.

The government blocks some foreign gambling websites, this includes some online poker sites as well. However, poker players themselves are not targeted.

The following online poker sites accept players from Iraq.

Online poker networks, which accept players from Iraq - click to see

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

There aren’t any poker websites, which would accept players from Iraq.

 

Sports betting in Iraq

Bookmakers, betting shops in Iraq: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online sports betting in Iraq: illegal, players could potentially be prosecuted

 

Sports betting is illegal in Iraq.

Muslims in some countries, especially in Iran and Saudi Arabia, try to circumvent this by stating that they are only “predicting” the outcome of the race. However, this does not work and people engaged in illegal betting are prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Despite this, as mentioned at the top of the page, this law is disregarded. People in the countryside still occasionally bet on animal fights, despite it being illegal.

Online sports betting is also illegal in Iraq.

People who bet on sports online are not targeted by the government, some internet wagering platforms are blocked though.

The online sportsbooks below accept punters from Iraq.

Online bookmakers, which accept bettors from Iraq - click to see

The following gambling websites have sports betting sections and accept registrations from Iraq:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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

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

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

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

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

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

 

Lottery in Iraq

Lottery in Iraq: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online lottery in Iraq: illegal, players could potentially be prosecuted

 

Lottery is illegal in Iraq.

Iraq is one of the few countries in the world, which doesn’t have a national lottery.

/Comment: Even most Muslim countries typically have a state-owned lottery./

Online lottery is also illegal in Iraq.

According to Iraqi laws players can not buy lottery tickets from foreign online lotteries, this is considered illegal. However, despite this, a 37 year old Iraqi Kurdish man won the Oregon Lottery in 2015 (a $6.4 million jackpot).

And even though buying lottery tickets in a foreign country is considered illegal, he still got the money (deposited to a US bank account), because it is only illegal according to the laws of Iraq, which do not apply within the USA, therefore the Oregon Sate Lottery paid his winnings.

/Comment: This illustrates very nicely what I said at the beginning, at the top of the page, about jurisdictions, this is the same situation.

Even though purchasing lottery tickets is clearly illegal according to Iraqi laws (the winner was an Iraqi citizen), the laws of Iraq only apply within the borders of Iraq, not in the USA or in other countries. Foreign online gambling websites accept players from Iraq for the same reason./

Iraq players can also not participate in foreign lottery draws online, officially, but his is similarly not enforced.

The following websites allow people from Iraq to purchase lottery tickets online.

Online lottery platforms, which accept players from Iraq - click to see

The following internet lottery sites allow players from Iraq to purchase lottery tickets online:

Online lottery

This is an animated 728x90 pixels GIF banner advertisement of the Lotter online lottery retailer. The animated banner displays the various ads and promotions the digital gambling platform offers in 2022. The Lottery is an official reseller of Oregon and Texas lottery tickets. You can find the list of restricted countries, from which the Lottery does not accept plyers below the banner, behind the dropdown menu, additional requirements, terms and conditions are displayed there as well. The banner acts as a link, by clicking on it you can see the offers on their website and you can purchase lottery tickets over the internet after registration.

The Lottery, official reseller of US lottery tickets online, licensed legally operating online lottery retailer

UPDATE: They have recently changed the list of restricted countries significantly. Please check the list below to see whether you are eligible to play.

List of restricted countries

They do not allow players to purchase lottery tickets from the following countries:   Also, you must be 18+, and you must use your real address, email address and phone number to participate in the digital lottery draws. Promotions change quite often, check the lottery platforms for the most recent "buy 2 and get 1 for free" promotions or free tickets.

Source:*Fox News: Mystery Man in Iraq Wins 6.4 Million Oregon Lottery Jackpot

 

Bitcoin gambling in Iraq

Cryptocurrency wagering in Iraq: illegal

 

Cryptocurrencies are illegal in Iraq*, according to the Iraq Central bank, which issued a statement clarifying the situation in 2017*.

The central bank states that due to the country’s current anti-money laundering laws it declares all digital currencies illegal, du to the anonymity and lack of transparency offered by the use of virtual currencies.

This means that placing bets with bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple and other crypto coins is illegal as well. However, this is not enforced at all, and players are not prosecuted.

/Comment: It’s not possible to trace players and their transactions, the government couldn’t even target players, even if they tried./

There are no local bitcoin casino in Iraq, but some foreign crypto gambling websites accept players from the country.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Iraq.

Online casinos, which accept crypto and players from Iraq - click to see

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

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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

Miami Club 18+

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.

Fair Go Australian casino, 18+

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

Only one 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 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

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

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

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

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

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at Mr. Bit and its sister sites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for 30 days after account creation
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 27x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 27 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus:
  • Minimum deposit amount: €10
  • Maximum bonus amount: €500
  • Wagering requirements: x27 (deposit + bonus)
In case of the free spins:
  • Participating slots: Jungle Jim and the Lost Sphinx
  • Bet per spin: €0,10
  • Wagering requirements: x30 (bonus)
  • Limit on withdrawing from the free spins: x10
  • 7 days for wagering

Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days for wagering
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.
  • Please note that the free spins will appear on the account, once the 150% bonus has been wagered. Your players will get 10 free spins per day over the course of 5 days (50 free spins in total).

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

Sources:

*Freemanlaw – Iraq and Cryptocurrency

**Central Bank of Iraq – Official Statement (Arabic)

 

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 Iraq or nearby.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Iraq internet gambling platforms

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Is gambling legal in Iraq?

No, gambling is illegal in Iraq since the country's formation in 1958.

Is online gambling legal in Iraq?

No, online gambling is illegal in Iraq.

Is online bingo legal in Iraq?

No, online bingo is illegal in Iraq.

Is online poker legal in Iraq?

No, online poker is illegal in Iraq.

Is online sports betting legal in Iraq?

No, online sports betting is illegal in Iraq.

Is online lottery legal in Iraq?

No, online lottery is illegal in Iraq.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in Iraq?

No, it's illegal. Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically banned in Iraq, and it is not mentioned in the legislation. However, all forms of gambling are illegal in Iraq, which includes placing bets using virtual currencies.

Can you play online from Iraq?

Yes, you can play online from Iraq on online gambling websites, which accept players from Iraq. However, playing on these platforms is illegal and some of these websites are blocked.

Can you play bingo over the internet in Iraq?

No, there aren't any digital bingo platforms, which would accept players from Iraq.

Can you play poker online from Iraq?

Yes, you can play poker over the internet from Iraq, using the poker networks or apps, which accept players from the Republic of Iraq. However, using these poker websites is illegal.

Can you bet on sports online from Iraq?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from Iraq with the digital bookmakers, which accept bettors from Iraq. However, placing bets on sports online is illegal for Iraqi citizens.

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in Iraq?

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets online in Iraq from the lottery platforms, which allows Iraqi citizens to make purchases. However, purchasing lottery tickets online is illegal for Iraqi citizens.

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in Iraq?

Yes, some of the online gambling websites, which accept Iraqi players also accept cryptocurrencies through their various payment processors. However, using such sites is illegal.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from Iraq?

Some online gambling websites accept players from Iraq. You can see a list of these licensed internet wagering sites on this webpage. However, keep in mind that using these gambling websites is illegal, use them at your own risk.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from Iraq?

The mobile gambling apps listed on this webpage accept players from Iraq.

Which online bingo sites accept players from Iraq?

Currently there aren't any online bingo sites, which would accept players from Iraq. If you know of any please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Which online poker websites accept players from Iraq?

The following digital poker networks accept players from Iraq, you can see them above this FAQ, at the Iraq online poker section. However, keep in mind that using such sites is illegal for Iraqi citizens.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from Iraq?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites listed above this questions and answers section accept punters from Iraq (the list can be found at the Iraqi sports betting section). However, keep in mind that using such sites is illegal for Iraqi citizens.

Which online lotteries accept registrations from Iraq?

You can find a few lottery platforms, which accept players from Iraq at lottery section on this page. However, keep in mind that using such sites is illegal for Iraqi citizens.

Which internet gambling platforms have an Iraqi license?

There aren't any digital platforms with Iraqi gambling licences, because gambling licences are not issued in the country.

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from Iraq?

The gambling websites listed on this page (at the bitcoin gambling in Iraq section) all accept various alternative digital currencies and players from Iraq. However, keep in mind that using such sites is illegal for Iraqi citizens.

 

This page is part of Simon’s Guide to the Legal Status of Online Gambling – a definitive guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling in every country with interactive map.

Last updated: 2022-05-04

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