This a photo of the garden and bungalows of O'lolo Hôtel in the Department of Mayotte. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the legal status of the various forms of Mayotte games of chance: internet lottery, digital bingo, electronic poker, sports betting, crypto wagering. There is also info about illegal gambling, betting on blood sports, the licensing system, taxation regime, and you can find a list of licensed online gambling websites, which accept Mahoran players.

Mayotte Gambling Guide (on the picture: O’lolo Hôtel)

Summary: Gambling is legal in Mayotte since 1907 (officially the Département de Mayotte, a French Overseas Territory, an island nation with a population of 299 K).

Online gambling is also legal as well, since 2009.

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

History of Gambling in Mayotte - click to expand

French gambling laws apply to Mayotte, Mahoran authorities can not legislate for themselves, when it comes to games of chance. Therefore, the history of the French gambling sector is determinant.

Gambling is legal in Mayotte since 1907, according to Article L.320-1 of the French Code of Homeland Security (Chapitre préliminaire : Dispositions communes  – Articles L320-1 à L320-18)1, which is the main piece of the French gambling legislation.

Interesting fact: Games of chance are legal despite the fact that the island nation is 97% Muslim (the Quran bans games of chance entirely, gambling is forbidden by Islamic, Sharia law).

/Comment: This is actually common among former French colonies, even most predominantly Muslim former French colonies have at least partially legalized gambling over the years. Even those, who are no longer considered territories and are fully independent, e.g.: Cameroon, Guinea./

Mayotte is a French overseas department, therefore the French gambling laws apply to it as well.

This means that all the following forms of gambling are legal:

  • casino gambling
  • bingo
  • poker
  • sports betting
  • lottery

 

And the following two forms of wagering are strictly state-owned and controlled:

  • lottery (monopoly Française des Jeux)
  • horse racing betting (monopoly of PMU)

 

UPDATE 2022: This is no longer entirely true, France privatized its lottery in 2019, therefore it is no longer operated by the government. However, the FDJ, and their private owners, still retain a monopoly on lottery. The PMU is still owned and operated by the government.

Despite the legal status of games of chance there are no casinos in Mayotte due to the really high French tax rates, which apply to the French territories as well, and due to the low number of tourists.

 

Online gambling is also legal since 2009.

France reluctantly liberalized its’ internet gambling sector in 2009 due to pressure from the EU2 (although most forms of online gambling were only legalized in 2010). This legalization applies to the French territories as well (bit not to the French collectivities).

This means that players from Mayotte can only play on online gambling sites, which have been licensed by the L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ, the French online gambling regulatory and licensing authority). Playing on unlicensed gambling websites is illegal and Mayotte internet service providers block them.

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

 

Can tourists play online from Mayotte?

Yes, tourists (expats, non-citizens, illegal migrants) can play online freely. However, the restrictions mentioned on this page apply to tourists as well, and they can only access licensed gambling websites (with a French or EU online gambling license), while they are using the Mahoran internet infrastructure, according to Decree 2011-2122 of 30 December 20113.

/Comment: This is very controversial, blocking online gambling websites registered and licensed in other EU countries is actually against EU laws meant to protect the free flow of services within the European Economic Area (namely Article 56 TFEU4 and Article 8 of Directive 98/34/EC5). As a result, many of the blocked European online gambling companies have taken action, and there are many ongoing lawsuits behind the scenes. This is far from a settled issue.

You can read more about this in the France gambling guide (at the France and EU online gambling laws section)./

 

Betting on blood sports in Mayotte

All forms of blood sports are considered animal cruelty and are illegal in Mayotte and in all the other French territories as well. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

 

Mayotte actually does not receive many tourists. According to the European Commission only around 60,000 people visit the islands (mostly from France).

/Comment: This is well below the Sub-Saharan African average, which is around 200 K, not counting South Africa, to put it into perspective: nearby French Réunion Island received almost 10x as many tourists, 500 K per year./

Apart from the astronomical tax rates this is the second main reason for the lack of casino hotels on the islands.

UPDATE COVID-19: These are pre-coronavirus numbers. The global pandemic had a really bad affect on Mayotte’s already underperforming tourism sector. The post-pandemic official figures are not yet known (at the time of writing) but it is certain that they are going to be significantly lower based on the number of hotels closures and the rising unemployment.

Because of the pandemic and its’ effect on Mayotte’s already weak tourism and hospitality sector, it is certain that the country will not be considered a suitable location for a new casino project by any of the big casino groups.

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:

 

Mayotte gambling licenses

Gambling licences are not issued in Mayotte. You have to apply for a gambling licence in France. You can read more about the French offline and online gambling licencing process, fees, requirements here.

 

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Mayotte gambling taxation

French gambling tax rates, which are extremely high, apply to the French territories as well.

These high taxes keep the number of gambling establishment down in mainland France, which is their goal, considering that there are over 200 casinos in the country as it is. However, in Mayotte they act as a deterrent to investment, and high taxes are one of the main reason why there aren’t any casinos in Mayotte yet, despite the influx of wealthy French tourist, which regularly visit the island (and pensioners, who settle there permanently).

The French gambling tax system is progressive* and it’s also very complicated. It’s probably the worst gambling tax regime in the entire world. You can see it below.

*Progressive tax definition: The tax rate depends on the revenue, there is no flat tax rate, the more a company earns the more tax they pay. Progressive taxation discourages growth.

Mayotte gambling tax rates
Activity: Rate: Tax Base:
Casino tax Casinos have to pay 28% tax in the first round + then the following progressive tax rate is applied to the remaining revenue in the second round of taxation, based on their annual gross gaming revenue:

  • Up to EUR 100,000: 6%
  • EUR 100,001 and EUR 200,000: 16%
  • EUR 200,001 and EUR 500,000: 25%
  • EUR 500,001 and EUR 1 million: 37%
  • EUR 1,000,001 and EUR 1.5 million: 47%
  • EUR 1,500,001 and EUR 4.7 million: 58%
  • EUR 4,700,001 and EUR 7.8 million: 63.3%
  • EUR 7,800,001 and EUR 11 million: 67.6%
  • EUR 11,000,001 and EUR 14 million: 72%
  • EUR 14 million: 83.5%
gross gaming revenue
Gaming club tax Gaming clubs (special type of casino, VIP, entrance fee, dress code) have to pay the following:

  • 10% of revenue, up to EUR 100,000
  • 30% of revenue, EUR 100,000 – EUR 1,500,000
  • 40% of revenue, EUR 1,500,000 – EUR 2,600,000
  • 55% of revenue, EUR 2,600,000 – EUR 5,500,000
  • 70% of revenue, above EUR 5,500,000
gross gaming revenue
Slot machine tax 11.2% tax is paid on 68% of the gross gambling revenue from slot machines. gross gambling revenue from slot machines.
Horse racing tax 37.7% gross gambling revenue
Online poker tax 40.8% gross gambling revenue
Sports betting tax 44.5% gross gambling revenue
Online sports betting tax 55.2% gross gambling revenue
Lottery tax 54.5% gross gambling revenue
Online lottery tax 54.5% gross gambling revenue
Lottery-like games 42% gross gambling revenue
Online lottery-like games (e.g.: bingo, keno, raffles, scratch cards) 42% gross gambling revenue
Withholding tax (comment: this incentivises gambling companies to make players lose as much as possible, very bad practice, luckily very few countries implement withholding taxes on players’ winnings, like this) 13.7% players’ winnings

 

As you can see French tax rates are incredibly high, the highest gambling tax rates in all of Europe, and most likely in the world as well.

No wonder Mayotte does not have any casinos.

Gambling taxes are payable in addition to licensing fees and regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 31% in France), according to the French tax laws.

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings in Mayotte: 13.7%

Gambling winnings over €1500 are taxable, at a rate of 13.7%, according to French laws.

The licensed domestic gambling companies are required to pay taxes on the players’ winnings (withholding tax, it’s automatically deducted), not the players. Therefore, players don’t have to pay additional taxes on their winnings after this deduction, as long as their winnings come from licensed legally operating venues and websites.

 

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Gambling age in Mayotte: 18+ (was lowered from 21+ in 1987, charity lotteries, funfair games and sweepstakes are an exception, no set gambling age in those cases)

 

Other:

Virtual sports betting and fantasy football are illegal in Mayotte.

Social gambling is unregulated in Mayotte.

Loot boxes, or similar digital gambling like activities with virtual goods are unregulated in Mayotte.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the Mahoran gambling legislation:

1Legifrance – L.320-1 of the French Code of Homeland Security (Chapitre préliminaire : Dispositions communes  – Articles L320-1 à L320-18)

2European Commission – On-line gambling: Commission welcomes France’s decision to open its gambling market and closes infringement procedure

32010-476 du 12 mai 2010 relative à l’ouverture à la concurrence et à la régulation du secteur des jeux d’argent et de hasard en ligne

4JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance

5EUR Lex – Directive 98/34/EC of the European Parliament

6European Commission – Study on the impact of the COVID19 pandemic on the outermost regions

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from Mayotte

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

 

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Playthrough requirement:
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Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

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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)
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  • Bet per spin: €0,10
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  • 7 days for wagering

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  • 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).

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Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Summary:

 

Casino gambling in Mayotte

Casinos in Mayotte: legal since 1907, operators require a licence

Online casino gambling in Mayotte: officially illegal, however players are not prosecuted for playing in online casinos because of complicated EU laws

 

Casinos are legal in Mayotte.

However, there aren’t any casinos in Mayotte at the moment for the following two reasons:

  • really high casino tax rate (28 – 83%)
  • low number of tourists, especially now after covid-19 (under 60 K visitors per year, well below the regional average)

 

It is unlikely that a company would invest into a casino project in Mayotte in the next 5+ years.

Online casinos are technically illegal in Mayotte, due to the French online casino laws. However, unlike in France, the ISPs (internet service providers) do not seem to block unlicensed digital casinos and there is no enforcement regarding this.

Just like in France, EU licensed online casinos (or online casinos with subsidiaries licensed in any of the EU member states, you can see a list of them below) are exempt of this digital casino ban due to various laws of the European Economic Area (you can see the detailed explanation above4,5).

The online casinos below accept players from Mayotte.

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

The following online casino websites accept players from Mayotte:

 

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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%

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  • Free spins every day for returning players
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Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations, terms and conditions and list of restricted countries

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

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

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

 

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Bingo in Mayotte

Bingo halls in Mayotte: legal, operators require a licence

Online bingo in Mayotte: legal since 2009, monopoly of FDJ (Française des Jeux)

 

Bingo is legal in Mayotte.

According to French gambling laws bingo is considered a casino game. Therefore, it can only be played in licensed casino gambling venues, of which there aren’t any in Mayotte currently.

The only exceptions to this are: traditional French bingo (poules au gibier) played at fairs and bingo for charitable purposes.

Online bingo is legal as well, since 2009.

However, unlike brick & mortar bingo, the online version is strictly a monopoly of the FDJ (Française des Jeux).

The FDJ (privatized since 2019) takes advantage of this monopoly and conducts bingo games online (12 different types of bingo are available on the platforms of the FDJ, with the brand name: liveBINGO).

This is the only legal option for Mayotte residents to play bingo online.

The following bingo websites accept players from Mayotte.

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

The following bingo websites have live bingo and accept players from Mayotte.

It is a monopoly of Française des Jeux.

Poker in Mayotte

Poker halls in Mayotte: legal since 1907, operators require a licence

Online poker in Mayotte: legal since 2010, operators require a licence

 

Poker is legal in Mayotte since 1907.

Unlike in most other countries poker is specifically regulated, and therefore not all of the casino gambling regulations and restrictions apply to it.

It is possible to operate standalone poker clubs (with a gaming club licence, there are many in France) the game is not restricted to the licensed casinos, unlike in most other countries.

There aren’t any poker clubs in Mayotte. However, Rotary Club Mamoudzou does seem to organize poker tournaments from time to time.

Online poker is also legal.

Only poker networks with a licence from the French L’Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ) can accept players from Mayotte.

The following licensed international online poker sites accept players from Mayotte.

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

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

We can’t recommend any.

Very few internet poker platforms have acquired a licence form the ANJ (the online gambling tax rate in France is extremely high, very few internet poker networks are willing to put up with such extortionate rates).

The online poker networks we known and love did not acquire a French online poker licence. Therefore, we can not make any recommendations at this time.

Keep in mind that using unlicensed poker websites is officially illegal.

 

Sports betting in Mayotte

Bookmakers, betting shops in Mayotte: legal since 1907, monopoly of FDJ and PMU since 1933

Online sports betting in Mayotte: legal, operators require a licence

 

Sports betting is legal in Mayotte since 1907, and it is the monopoly of the FDJ and the PMU since 1930.

Private sports betting companies can not operate betting shops and bookmaker licences are not issued.

The sports wagering sector is the monopoly of the now privatized FDJ (Française des Jeux).

And the horse racing betting segment remains the monopoly of the still state-owned PMU (Pari Mutuel Urbain).

Online sports betting is also legal, since 2010.

However, it is not a monopoly of the FDJ and PMU.

Online sportsbook licenses are issued to private bookmakers in France, which are valid in the French territories as well.

However, as discussed above, this is contested in court, and digital sportsbooks licensed in other EU countries still accept punters from France and Mayotte due to various EEA laws.

Bettors from France and the French territories can freely place bets on these platforms, they are not prosecuted for it.

The licensed international sports betting websites below accept registrations from Mayotte.

Online bookmakers, which accept punters from Mayotte - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from Mayotte:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Lottery in Mayotte

Lottery in Mayotte: legal since 1933, monopoly of FDJ

Online lottery in Mayotte: legal since 2009, monopoly of FDJ

 

Lottery is legal in Mayotte.

It is a monopoly of FDJ (Française des Jeux), which is in part owned by the French government (minority ownership), but it operates as a private company since 2019, uniquely in Europe.

/Comment: In Europe lottery monopolies are usually state-owned and often state-operated companies in special, privileged positions, much to chagrin of the proponents of liberalization and free market. It is a strongly politically-charged topic in the EU./

The FDJ’s monopoly on lottery and lottery-like games extends to the French territories as well.

Online lottery is also legal since 2009.

It is similarly a monopoly of the FDJ.

Apart from the FDJ the following websites allow people from the country to purchase lottery tickets online.

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

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

It is a monopoly of the FDJ, everything else is illegal.

 

Bitcoin gambling in Mayotte

Cryptocurrency wagering in Mayotte: technically illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Cryptocurrencies are legal in France and in the French territories.

France’s Financial Markets Authority, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) accepted the Pacte Bill in 2019 making it possible to create bitcoin trading and exchange companies in France*. This de facto legalized and legitimized bitcoin in France.

However, bitcoin gambling is illegal** due to concerns regarding money-laundering, fraud and terrorism financing. According to the National Gaming Authority (ANJ):

“The use of cryptocurrencies is forbidden on the websites of authorized operators who are obligated to combat fraud, money laundering, and terrorism financing”

In short: none of the France licensed gambling companies can accept cryptocurrencies either offline or online.

Many of the big bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum casinos are blocked in France (but not in the French territories). However, players who place bets on these offshore crypto gambling platforms are not prosecuted, only the companies operating these websites are targeted by the authorities.

Additionally, as is the case with all other forms of online gambling, this is contested in courts and gambling companies licensed in other EU jurisdictions still accept players from France and they also allow these French players to use virtual currencies as well while the lawsuits are still ongoing. This is not settled issue and significant changes are expected in the coming years.

This is why the bitcoin casinos below accept players from Mayotte.

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

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

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

This is a banner of Fair Go internet casino website's current 2022 promotions, bonuses. FairGo is an Australian ("Aussie") themed casino, which accepts players from Australia and New Zealand. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the digital gambling website, where you can try out their games for free without spending any money, and you can register a real player account if you are 18 or older. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner and on the casino's website.

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

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Disclaimer: The casinos is not actually an Australian online casino, the company is not registered in Australia, it's only "Aussie" themed.
All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date). Terms and conditions of every bonus and promotion:
  • Players from the following countries do not qualify for any bonuses: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Hungary, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Germany, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.
  • Only one bonus can be active at a time.
  • Only real money players, who completed the registration are eligible for a bonus.
  • No deposit bonuses hold a maximum cash out limit which is 5x the bonus amount unless otherwise specified.

Playthrough requirement:
  • The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 60 times before withdrawal, unless otherwise stated.

Wagering requirement contributions: The following table show the contribution of the various types of games towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement.
Game types: Contribution:
Slots (a.k.a. Pokies) 100%
All types of Blackjack, Video Poker, Craps, American Roulette, Baccarat and other table games and non-pokies games 0%

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of Mr Bit casino. On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these latest 2022 promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and their player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to website of Mr. Bit, where you can register an account and place bets with real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account we (the website owners and/or employees) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, self exclusion from the casino website is possible. Must be 18+.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Mayotte internet gambling platforms

 

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Is gambling legal in Mayotte?

Yes, gambling is legal in Mayotte since 1907, according to the French gambling laws.

Is online gambling legal in Mayotte?

Yes, online gambling is legal in Mayotte since 2009, according to the French gambling legislation, which applies to Mayotte as well.

Is online bingo legal in Mayotte?

Yes, online bingo is legal in Mayotte, it is a monopoly of the FDJ.

Is online poker legal in Mayotte?

Yes, online poker is legal in Mayotte.

Is online sports betting legal in Mayotte?

Yes, online sports betting is legal in Mayotte since 2010. It is a monopoly of FDJ (Française des Jeux) and horse racing betting is monopoly of PMU (Pari Mutuel Urbain).

Is online lottery legal in Mayotte?

Yes, online lottery is legal in Mayotte since 2009. It is a monopoly of the FDJ (Française des Jeux).

Is bitcoin wagering legal in Mayotte?

Cryptocurrencies themselves are legal in all of the French territories. However, cryptocurrency wagering itself is illegal.

Can you play online from Mayotte?

Yes, you can play online from Mayotte on France licensed online gambling websites, which have an internet gambling licence from the L'Autorité nationale des Jeux (ANJ). You can see a list of such platforms on this page.

Can you play bingo over the internet in Mayotte?

Yes, you can play bingo over the internet from Mayotte. You can see a list of digital bingo platforms, which accept players from the country at the Mayotte bingo section above.

Can you play poker online from Mayotte?

Yes, you can play poker over the internet from Mayotte, on licensed poker networks or apps. You can see a list of them on this page.

Can you bet on sports online from Mayotte?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from Mayotte with the digital bookmakers mentioned on this page.

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in Mayotte?

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets online in Mayotte on the lottery platforms listed on this page.

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in Mayotte?

No, officially, using bitcoin gambling websites is illegal for Mahoran residents.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from Mayotte?

Yes, some international online gambling websites accept players from the country. You can see a list of these licensed internet wagering sites on this webpage.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from Mayotte?

You can use any of the mobile gambling apps listed on this webpage.

Which online bingo sites accept players from Mayotte?

Online bingo is a monopoly of the French FDJ.

Which online poker websites accept players from Mayotte?

The digital poker networks listed on this webpage accept players from Mayotte you can see them above this FAQ, at the Mayotte online poker section.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from Mayotte?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites listed above this questions and answers section accept punters from Mayotte (the list can be found at the the Mayotte internet sports betting section).

Which online lotteries accept registrations from Mayotte?

It is a monopoly of the French lottery company FDJ.

Which internet gambling platforms have a Mayotte license?

Online gambling licences are not issued in the Department of Mayotte. Only the Republic of France, namely the L'Autorité nationale des Jeux issues digital wagering licences, which are valid for all of the French overseas territories (but they are not automatically accepted at the French collectivities). The digital platforms listed on this page all have a licence from the ANJ or form other EU countries (sites licensed in other EU countries can also accept Mahoran players for various legal reasons).

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from Mayotte?

Bitcoin gambling is officially illegal in Mayotte and in the other French overseas territories.

 

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

Last updated: 2021-09-16

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