Simon’s Guide to Kazakhstan Online Casinos and Land-based Venues

This is a picture of the now closed Altyn Alma City Casino in Kapchagay, one of the 5 casinos of Kazakhstan (only 4 of them are in operation since 2022). Under this picture, on this page, you can find a list of all terrestrial Kazakhstani casinos, info about the legal status of gaming venues, slot halls, their taxation regime, licensing system, and you can find a list of Kazakh licensed online casinos, which accept players from the country.

Kazakhstan Casinos Guide (on the picture: Altyn Alma City Casino in Kapchagay, UPDATE: permanently closed, no longer in operation)

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Kazakhstan (officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, a Central Asian Muslim country, with a population of 18.75 million, the world’s largest landlocked country, one of the few Islamic countries with legal gambling). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Kazakhstan, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Contents:

 

Online casinos in Kazakhstan

Legal status of digital casinos in Kazakhstan: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Online casinos are officially illegal in Kazakhstan4.

While brick & mortar casinos are legal in Kazakhstan, they are restricted to the two casino gambling zones of the country (details can be seen below, above the list of Kazakh casinos).

Digital casinos, by their nature as a form of online gambling activity, are not easily compatible with this sort of restriction. Additionally, the government considers casino gambling more addictive and problematic than the other forms of gambling.

/Comment: This is categorically true, numerous studies have shown that casino gambling is the most addictive and harmful of the various types of games of chance1./ 

This is why online casino were never legalized, even though other forms of online gambling are legal in the country since 2007 (and 2016, in the case of online lottery).

While online casinos are not categorically banned in Kazakhstan, they are still technically illegal due to the general ban on unlicensed gambling.

Despite this there used to be a single online casino that seemed to contradict this. This  was the online casino platforms of Altyn Alma (Golden Apple Casino), which was  accessible both in Kazakh and Russia. However, this online gambling site closed along with its namesake casino.

It is unknown how such a casino website managed to operate in the country, the details seem to have been lost to time.

/Comment: If you know anything about the casino website of Altyn Alma City please leave a comment, thank you./

At the moment, there does not seem to be a way for online casinos (domestic or international) to acquire a Kazakhstani online casino licence despite this exception, therefore they are illegal. Consequently, there aren’t any licensed Kazakh online casinos anymore.

However, this legal situation has led to the peculiarity that players, who visit international offshore casino websites (some of them do accept players from Kazakhstan, a list of them can be seen below) are not prosecuted, and according to various interpretations of the law these people do not even commit any crime.

The ISPs (internet service providers) of Kazakhstan do block some of these international online casinos2, although, it seems like only the biggest digital casinos are blocked.

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

How is it legal for online casinos to accept players from Kazakhstan? Isn’t it illegal?

It’s only illegal for Kazakh citizens to play online. These foreign online gambling websites, which accept players from Kazakhstan are registered and licensed in foreign countries, and the Kazakhstani laws only apply within the borders of Kazakhstan (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 Kazakhstan.

But it’s not legal for Kazakh 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 from Kazakhstan, 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.

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

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Kazakhstan?

Yes, tourists, expats (or illegal migrants) can play online freely while enjoying their stay in the country.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Kazakhstan: N/A, online casino licenses are not issued in Kazakhstan.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Kazakhstan: N/A, there is no specific online casino tax in Kazakhstan.

 

For the players, taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Kazakhstan: Gambling winnings are taxable only if they exceed ‘5 monthly calculation indices’ (€30, 15 000 KZT), in that case personal income tax applies, according to the Article 144. paragraph 7 of the Tax Code of The republic of Kazkhstan3.

UPDATE 2022: 1 monthly calculation index in Kazakhstan in 2022 is 3063 KZT (Kazakhstani Tenge, the national currency of Kazakhstan), approximately €5, changes every year.

 

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Age requirement of Kazakhstan online casinos: N/A, there is no officially set online casino gambling age

 

Sources, main pieces of Kazakhstani online casino gambling legislation:

1National Center for Biotechnology Information – Pathological Choice: The Neuroscience of Gambling and Gambling Addiction

2International Comparative Legal Guides – Kazakhstan Gambling Laws (archived, no longer online)

3World Trade Organization – Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

4iNTERGAME – Change in Kazakhstan

 


List of online casinos, which accept players from Kazakhstan

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

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

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

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

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

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

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

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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Miami Club 18+

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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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

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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

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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:
.

 

Land-based casinos in Kazakhstan

Legal status of casinos in Kazakhstan: legal since 1999, operators require a licence, restricted to the gambling zones since 2007

 

Casinos are legal in Kazakhstan since 1999.

Between 1999 – 2007 the Kazakh casino sector had its golden age, and there were hundreds of slot halls and casinos in Kazakhstan by the end of 2006.

/Comment: Initially slot halls were legal too, not just casinos.

Explanation: The difference between between casinos and slot halls:

  • Slot hall definition: These types of venues only contain gaming machines, and they are usually smaller than casinos.
  • Casino definition: Bigger than slot halls and electronic casinos, often attached to a hotel or a resort complex. They have gaming machines + electronic tables + live dealer tables, roulette wheels with croupiers and card games (banking and non-banking)./

However, sadly, this low-regulation and low-tax environment also attracted nefarious individuals and businessmen with organized crime connections1, which caused serious issues with money laundering, corruption, institutionalized tax evasion and gambling addiction.

In 2007 the gambling legislation was overhauled completely, with the creation of law No. 157-IV Об игорном бизнесе 2007, a.k.a. the 2007 Gambling Law2, to address these very serious concerns. And Law No. 157-IV is the main piece of the gambling legislation even to this day.

Since 2007 casinos are restricted to the two casino zones of Kazakhstan. In accordance with paragraph 1 of article 11 of the gambling act, casino gambling venues are restricted to:

  1. the Almaty region, on the coast of Kapshagai reservoir (Almatinskaya oblast),
  2. and to the Shchuchyn district of the Akmola region (Akmolinskaya oblast).

 

Interesting fact: This is a direct copy of the Russian casino model. Kazakhstan was formerly a part of the USSR and has a sizeable Russian population even to this day, therefore it’s not surprising that they decided to copy their neighbours gambling regulatory model.

Additionally slot halls are no longer legal, only casinos attached to hotels can be operated by licensed companies.

/Comment: The reason why casinos need to be attached to hotels is that casino hotels are known to contribute to the development of the tourism and hospitality sector significantly more than just standalone casinos3. And Kazakhstan does not a boost to its tourism sector, because the sizeable country only gets around 2 million visitors per year4 (UPDATE COVID-19: pre-coronavirus numbers, has fallen considerably because of the global pandemic)./

The first casino to open after 2007 was Casino Flamingo in Kapchagay, which opened in 2008.

There are 13 casinos in Kazakhstan currently, UPDATE COVID-19: 12 casinos, Altyn Alma City closed because of the global pandemic (you can see a picture of this casino at the top of the page, the name means Golden Apple in English). You can find all of the currently operating Kazakh casinos in the list below.

The biggest casino in Kazakhstan currently is Cash Ville Casino, which is located in the five-star Rixos Borove Hotel & Resort in Burabay.

$500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter any of the Kazakh casinos.

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Kazakhstan?

Yes, both locals and tourist can visit the casinos in the country. Which is unusual for a Muslim-majority country, in quite a few Muslim countries only tourists can visit the casinos, the locals are forbidden to play in the gaming venues (e.g: Egypt).

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Kazakhstan:

The The Ministry of Culture and Sport of the Republic of Kazakhstan is responsible for issuing licences to brick & mortar casinos.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling establishment in Kazakhstan. Their website is available in English as well (although the translation is not very good, there is an abundance of “engrish” on the website), and it’s possible to apply for a casino licence digitally as well, on the Platform for Electronic licensing of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The casino licensing fee is 11,777,235 KZT (€ 21,100) and businesses must have a capital of 183,780,000 KZT (€ 328,00) in order to be eligible to start a gambling business in Kazakhstan5.

Not much else is known of the licensing process or requirements.

 

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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Kazakhstan: 

There is no unified federal gambling tax system in Kazakhstan. The gambling tax rates are set on a provincial level.

They are usually fixed fees, instead of a performance based taxation regime, which is the more common in the world.

The usual tax per betting shop is around 300, 000 KZT.

According to the Kazakh Tax Code, Article 266., gambling businesses are taxed based on:

  • the number of gambling tables;
  • number of gambling machine;
  • number of totalizer cash-desk;
  • number of bookmaker office cash-desk.

 

UPDATE 2022: Gambling taxes are expected to double in 20226. The government is trying to reduce the number of gambling establishments in the country by deliberately overtaxing them.

 

For the players, taxation of casino winnings in Kazakhstan: Casino gambling winnings are taxable only if they exceed ‘5 monthly calculation indices’ (€30, 15 000 KZT), in a tax year, in that case personal income tax applies, according to the Article 144, paragraph 7 of the Tax Code of The republic of Kazkhstan7.

UPDATE 2022: 1 monthly calculation index in Kazakhstan in 2022 is 3063 KZT (Kazakhstani Tenge, the national currency of Kazakhstan), approximately €5, changes every year.

 

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  • send me one single picture of your company's logo, or a picture of your office, or one of your certificates, credentials which you are proud of etc... (but don't send a picture of yourself, for legal reasons I want to avoid uploading pictures of people)

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).
In exchange: In order to appear for free on this website, you have to link back to this guide, from your website. It must be your website, your employer's website, a law blog or something similar. The link doesn't have to be in a prominent position, or on the homepage. It can be placed at the bottom of an unimportant page, where people don't see it, that's fine with me. And 1 sentence is enough, something like this: "We are featured on Simon's Gambling and Casino Blog, at <link here>."
That's all, if you are interested, get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Kazakhstan: 21+

 

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

1Science Alert – Organized Crime in Kazakhstan: The Past, the Present, Development Tendencies and Social Consequences

2Law No. 157-IV Об игорном бизнесе 2007

3New York State Gaming Commission – The Economic and Sociological Impact of Casino Gambling

4Trading Economics – Kazakhstan – International Tourism, Number Of Arrivals

5Electronic licensing of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Casino licence

6ATAMEKEN The national chamber of entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan – “The game is over!”. Tax on gambling in Kazakhstan can double

7World Trade Organization – Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

 

List of all casinos in Kazakhstan

This is a list of all casinos in Kazakhstan, 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.

 

Click on the interactive map below to see a list of casinos in any of the 2 special gambling zones of Kazakhstan:

Kazakhstan Casino Map Placeholder
Kazakhstan Casino Map
A map displaying the various casino regions in Kazakhstan and the casinos located therein.

 

Casinos in the Akmolinskaya gambling zone:

Akmolinskaya oblast only has 1 casino currently.

 

1., Cash Ville Casino
This is a picture of Cash Ville Casino & Poker Club at night with a lit neon sign at the front entrance. This is the first casino on this list of all Kazakhstani casinos. This is the biggest casino (in terms of number of games) in Kazakhstan right now. 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.

Cash Ville Casino

Cash Ville Casino, address: Юго-восточное побережье, озеро “Щучье, Shchuchinsk, Borove Resort, in Rixos Borove Hotel & Resort, Burabay, 021700

The official full name is Cash Ville Casino & Poker Club, emphasizing that Cash Ville has the biggest poker room in all of Kazakhstan (which is true).

The casino is attached to the five-star Rixos Borove Hotel & Resort in Burabay.

This is the biggest casino of Kazakhstan right now. The company, which operates the casino, East Casino Management, owns the three biggest Kazakhstani casinos, namely:

  • Bombay Casino
  • Astoria Casino
  • Cashville Casino (this one)

 

East Casino Management (ECM) is Kazakhstan’s biggest casino operator, and their casinos are universally recognized as the best in the country (they have the highest ratings based on online reviews, see below, at the review analysis section).

All ECM casinos are very expensive posh places, not suitable for backpackers or for anyone on a budget (e.g: minimum amount of casino chips a payer must purchase to enter is $500, they only allow you to paly at the tables if you have $300 on SUN/MON/TUE/WED/THURS and $500 on FRI/SAT, and you can only play slots if you have $50), expect a dress code at each venue (see below, at the dress code section).

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slots, video poker, Novomatic, EGT, not that good machines, usually 5+ years old, good quality but not the best, expected better from a casino that positions itself as a high roller only exclusive casino club), and around 50 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Baccarat, Oasis, Oasis 1-2-5, Russian Poker*, Texas Hold’em) + electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet)

They have a poker section as well, with 5 tables (more during tournaments, World Series Poker Tournaments were held here as well), but sadly there is no online tournament schedule and there is no information about the cash games on their website, despite heavily advertising that this is the biggest poker room in Kazakhstan, very unfortunate.

They also have multiple VIP rooms.

 

*Russian poker explanation, tutorial, how to play:  A game popularized by the occupying Russian soldiers stationed in the former USSR countries. If you want to know how to play Russian poker, then watch the following step by step video tutorial:

 

Video of Cash Ville Casino & Poker Club:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual according to reviews, but there is no info about it on their official website, but this is an upscale establishment, a casino club, I recommend at least smart causal, don’t go there with your backpack, and in trackies

Entrance fee: no entrance fee, but $500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino

Meta review analysis: the casino gets stellar reviews 4.5/5, this is the second best rated casino in Kazakhstan

 

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

Casinos in the Akmolinskaya gambling zone:

Akmolinskaya oblast has 6 casinos currently.

 

2., Astoria Casino
This is a picture of the front entrance of Astoria Casino at night, while the red LED decorative lights are turned on. 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.

Astoria Casino

Astoria Casino, address: Industrialnaya Street 6/1, Ул. Индустриальная 6/1, ул. имени Жамбыла, Kapchagay

Astoria Casino is one of the 3 casinos of East Casino Management (ECM), the biggest casino operator of Kazakhstan. This casino is located in Kapchagay, attached to the Astoria Hotel.

The full official name of the gambling establishment is Astoria Hotel & Casino, and the venue is also known as Astoria Club.

They have a required minimum amount casino chips a player must have to play at the tables, from Saturday to Sunday, and it is $300, and $50 in the slots area (all week).

Currently this is the best rated casino in Kazakhstan, based on the aggregate score of hundreds of online reviews (details below, in the review analysis section).

$500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino.

 

Games: around 70 gaming machines (slots, video poker, Novomatic, EGT, Merkur, okay machines, but not exceptional, Merkur machines are not very good), and around 35 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Baccarat, Oasis, Oasis 1-2-5, Russian Poker, Moscow Poker*, Texas Hold’em) + electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet)

They also have multiple VIP rooms.

 

*Moscow poker explanation, tutorial, how to play: It’s unknown what they meant by Moscow Poker, there isn’t any widespread casino game by that name (it might be Durak a.k.a. Makaó, but Durak is not a casino game). It’s probably a homebrew, local card game. Sadly they have no information about it on their official website. If you are familiar with this casino and you know what Moscow Poker is please leave a comment.

 

Video of Astoria Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual according to reviews, but there is no info about it on their official website, but this is an upscale establishment, dress accordingly

Entrance fee: no entrance fee, but $500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino

Meta review analysis: the casino gets stellar reviews 4.5/5, this is the best rated casino in Kazakhstan

 

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

3., Bombay Casino
This is a picture of the front entrance of Bombay Casino at night, with the blue decorative LED lights covering the building. This is one of the 3 casinos of East Casino Management company (you can see the other two above). This is the third casino on this list of all currently operating Kazakh casinos, you can see 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.

Bombay Casino

Bombay Casino, address: Индустриальная 9, Kapchagay 040800

Bombay Casino is one of the 3 casinos of East Casino Management (ECM), you can see the other two above this one. This casino is located in Kapchagay, similarly to Astoria Casino, and it is also attached to a hotel.

Additionally, all ECM casinos are covered in decorative LED lights, have similar brands of slots, tables, the same opening hours and a minimum bet amount.

They have a required minimum amount casino chips a player must have to play at the tables, from Saturday to Sunday, and it is $300, and $50 in the slots area (all week).

Currently this is the third best rated casino in Kazakhstan, based on the aggregate score of hundreds of online reviews (details below, in the review analysis section).

$500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino.

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slots, video poker, Novomatic, EGT, Merkur, okay machines, but not exceptional, Merkur machines are not very good), and around 35 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Baccarat, Oasis, Oasis 1-2-5, Russian Poker, Moscow Poker, Texas Hold’em) + electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet)

They have a poker room, but sadly there is no information about it anywhere online.

They also have multiple VIP rooms.

 

Video of Bombay Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual according to reviews, but there is no info about it on their official website, but this is an upscale establishment, dress accordingly

Entrance fee: no entrance fee, but $500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino

Meta review analysis: the casino gets stellar reviews 4.5/5, this is the third best rated casino in Kazakhstan

 

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

4., Casino Makao
This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino Makao in Kapchagay. 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.

Casino Makao

Casino Makao, address: Industrialnaya st., 2a, Kapchagay

Tull official name is Macau Cas (casino is often shortened to cas by Kazakh speakers), but it is also called Macau Casino (the English spelling), or just Makao (named after the Las Vegas of China, the special administrative region of Macau).

The casino is owned by a Chinese company, which is active in Macau.

Sadly, the website of the casino has very little actually useful information at the time of writing, no info about number of games, not even opening hours, just moronic marketing buzzwords (e.g.: “Macau Casino in Kapchagay is famous for its combination of relaxation and real game enjoyment”). It’s also not even available in English or Chinese, only in Russian. All the info below comes from secondary sources, casino listing websites, casino directories, reviews therefore I can not guarantee they are 100% accurate.

This is one best looking casino, in terms of interior, and probably has the best slot machines in all of Kazakhstan.

$500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino.

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slots, video poker, Atronic, Novomatic, Bally, Mega Jack and WMS, most likely the best machines in all of Kazakhstan), and around 35 tables (blackjack, roulette, baccarat, Oasis, Stud, Texas Hold’em and various other forms of poker) + an unknown number of electronic roulette machines

They have a poker section (not a separate room), with around 2-3 tables (based on pictures), but sadly there is no information about it anywhere online, no tournament schedule or info about the cash games.

They also have 4 VIP rooms, which are Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Macau themed.

 

Video of Casino Makao:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment

Entrance fee: no entrance fee, but $500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino

Meta review analysis: the casino gets stellar reviews 4.5/5, no major problems

 

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

5., Casino Flamingo
This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino Flamingo in Kapchagay, Kazakhstan. 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.

Casino Flamingo

Casino Flamingo, address: 9/6, Industrialnaya Str., 040800, Kapchagay

Casino Flamingo was the first casino to open in Kazakhstan after the establishment of the two casino zones. The venue opened its doors in 2008.

It’s the uglies casino in he country currently, and it has old machines and just really bad interior decoration. It didn’t keep pace with the newcomers just right next door, but it’s cheap and doesn’t not have a dress code or a minimum bet amount like the others. Despite this I suspect this casino will be the next one to close.

Even their website is really ugly and outdated (and displays a huge safety warning when you try to visit it, I don’t recommend visiting it, probably infected with some virus, at the time of writing).

$500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino.

 

Games: around 50 gaming machines (slots, video poker, really old machines, probably the worst slots in Kazakhstan right now), and around 30 tables (punto banco, blackjack, roulette, various other forms of poker, officially they have 38 tables, but I doubt they have more than 30)

They have a poker section, but sadly there is no information about it anywhere online, no tournament schedule or info about the cash games.

They also have a VIP room.

 

Video of Casino Flamingo:

There are no videos of this casino online.

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment

Entrance fee: no entrance fee, but $500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino

Meta review analysis: the casino does not have any reviews online

 

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

6., Casino Montana
This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino Montana. 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.

Casino Montana

Casino Montana, address: Industriyalnaya 4, Kapchagay 040800

Also known as Казино Montana. The casino is very ugly on the outside but its interior is much better.

$500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino.

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and unknown number of tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Oasis poker, Russian poker, Texas poker, Ultimate poker, baccarat)

They have a poker section, but sadly there is no information about it anywhere online, no tournament schedule or info about the cash games.

They also have a VIP section.

 

Video of Casino Montana:

There are no videos of this casino online.

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment

Entrance fee: no entrance fee, but $500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino

Meta review analysis: the casino does not have many reviews online, therefore, it does not make much sense to make a review analysis, it would not be representative (but the reviews online are very positive, usually 4/5 or better)

 

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

7., Bellagio Casino
This is a picture of the front entrance of Bellagio Casino. 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.

Bellagio Casino

Bellagio Casino, address: Индустриальная 2Б, Kapchagay

Officially Bellagio Las Vegas Casino, but most people just call it Bellagio. Name after the famous Las Vegas casino of the same name, which was featured in many American movies.

Bellagio casino is attached to a  five-star hotel.

$500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino.

 

Games: around 70 gaming machines (slots, video poker, Novomatic, EGT, old machines according to reviews), and unknown number of tables (blackjack, American Roulette, 5 Card Poker, 6 card Poker and Russian Poker) + 2 electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet)

They also have a VIP section.

 

Video of Bellagio Casino:

There are no videos of this casino online.

 

Opening hours: 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment

Entrance fee: no entrance fee, but $500 must be exchanged for casino chips to enter the casino

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews online, 4/5, no major problems, some people complain about the old machines though

 

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

 

The following casinos will be added to the list in the next version of the guide:

  • Chicago casino
  • Aladdin Hotel and casino
  • Kazino Tornado777
  • Casino Royal Plaza

 

We couldn1t include them because of time constraints at this time.

 

Other:

Altyn Alma City, the previous biggest casino of Kazakhstan closed pernamently.

 

Other forms of online gambling in Kazakhstan

Apart from online casino gambling most other main forms of online gambling are legal in Kazakhstan, namely:

  • online sports betting
  • online lottery
  • online bingo
  • online keno

 

Interestingly online poker is also not legal, because poker is considered a from of casino gambling.

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

 

Bitcoin casinos in Kazakhstan

Legal status: not specifically regulated, de facto illegal since 2020

 

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically addressed by the gambling legislation of Kazakhstan.
However, bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple and other cryptocurrencies are de facto illegal since 2020, according to Law No. 347-VI On Amending Legislative Acts Concerning the Regulation of Digital Technologies*.

This makes it impossible for licensed legally operating Kazakhstani gambling companies to accept virtual currencies.

The only exception are offshore gambling websites with a Kazakhstani online gambling licence, because this law does not extend to them, and they also do not exchange or use crypto coins directly. These websites exchange digital currencies through third-party exchange apps (which usually operate out of offshore tax havens). Right now this is the only way Kazakh players can legally place bets using alternative digital currencies

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Kazakhstan.

 

Source: *Информационно-правовая система нормативных правовых актов Республики Казахстан – О внесении изменений и дополнений в некоторые законодательные акты Республики Казахстан по вопросам регулирования цифровых технологий (Russian only)

 

The following casino websites accept players from Kazakhstan:

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of thee 888 gambling platforms (including casino, poker, sports betting platforms). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

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

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

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

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

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

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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

Miami Club 18+

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.

Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Playthrough requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100%
Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20%
Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10%
Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5%
Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
This only applies to casino bonuses, sports betting or poker bonuses have different wagering limitations (can be found on the company's website). BetOnline does not accept players from:

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

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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:
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FAQ – frequently asked questions about Kazakhstan online casinos

 

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Kazakhstan?

Yes, casinos are legal in Kazakhstan since 1999.

Are online casinos legal in Kazakhstan?

No, online casinos are officially illegal in Kazakhstan.

Are there any casinos in Kazakhstan?

Yes, there are 12 casinos in the country, down from 13 prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

Can I play in an online casino from Kazakhstan?

Kazakh players can only play in offshore online casinos. Players are not prosecuted for using such site, but they are officially illegal.

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Kazakhstan?

Cryptocurrency accepting casinos are not yet specifically addressed by the Kazakhstan gambling legislation. However, due to various other laws they are de facto illegal.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from Kazakhstan?

Yes, some foreign online casinos listed on this page accept players from Kazakhstan. However, keep in mind that using offshore internet casinos is illegal.

Can tourists play in the casinos of Kazakhstan?

Yes, both tourists and locals can play in the casinos of Kazakhstan.

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

Yes, the casino gambling laws and regulations mentioned on this page only apply to locals. Tourists, migrants, expats visiting Kazakhstan can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Kazakhstan online casinos?

The age limit of both land-based and digital casinos is 21+.

Do casinos in Kazakhstan have dress codes?

No, they usually do not have dress codes officially.

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

Gambling winnings are taxable if they exceed €30, regardless of the source, personal income tax applies.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Kazakhstan?

No, online casino licenses are not issued in Kazakhstan.

How many casinos are there in Kazakhstan?

There are 12 casinos in Kazakhstan (there were 13 prior to the covid-19 pandemic).

Do casinos in Kazakhstan have entrance fees?

No, casinos in Kazakhstan do not charge an entrance fee, it's not customary in the country. However, to enter a casino you must exchange $500 into casino chips, that is required by law.

Which is the biggest casino in Kazakhstan?

The biggest casino in Kazakhstan is Cash Ville Casino.

Which is the biggest casino group in Kazakhstan?

The biggest casino group in Kazakhstan is the company East Casino Management, which owns the three biggest Kazakhstani casinos, namely: Bombay Casino, Astoria Casino, Cashville Casino.

 

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

Last updated: 2022-03-25

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