This is a photo of the buildings of the Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino complex in Windhoek, the capital of the Republic of Namibia. Under this picture, on this page, you can find a list of all terrestrial Namibian casinos, info about the legal status of gaming venues, slot halls, their taxation regime, licensing system, and you can find a list of Namibia licensed online casinos, which accept players from the country.

Namibia Casinos Guide (on the picture: Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino, in the capital)

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Namibia (officially the Republic of Namibia, formerly German South-West Africa, a very young country, only independent since 1990, formerly part of South Africa and prior to that a colony of Germany, has a population of 2.5 million, a majority Christian country). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Namibia, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

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Online casinos in Namibia

Legal status of digital casinos in Namibia: legal since 2018, operators require a licence

 

Online casinos are legal in Namibia since 2018, according to the Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 20181.

Standalone online casinos licences are not issued, therefore only companies, which also operate land-based casinos (or companies, which are in partnership with such Namibian companies), can operate online casino platforms (details of the Namibia land-based casino sector can be found below).

Only licensed casino websites can accept players from Namibia.

Using unlicensed internet gambling platforms is illegal.

UPDATE 20222: It’s not surprising that online gambling was fully legalized in 2018 in Namibia.

The country has developed quite rapidly in recent years and the internet penetration rate went from 15% to 51% in the last 6 years2. This necessitated the regulation and legalization of online gambling in the country.

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

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Namibia?

Yes, tourists, expats (or illegal migrants) can play online freely while enjoying their stay in the country. The laws mentioned here only apply to Namibian citizens.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Namibia: 

Standalone online casino licences are not issued in Namibia. Only companies, which operate brick & mortar casinos are allowed to operate Namibian digital casinos.

You can the information about the land-based casino licensing process in the next section below.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Namibia:

Online gambling businesses in Namibia pay fixed gambling licencing fees and levies, instead of the usual performance based taxation common in other countries.

There is no set universal online casino tax rate, the fixed fees payable by a gambling business are determined by the gambling licence.

Namibia online casino tax
Activity: Rate: Tax Base:
Online casino tax The licencing fees and levies are set by the licence of the gambling business and they are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on size, type of games, potential revenue and other factors. fixed fees

 

Online gambling taxes are payable in addition to licensing fees and regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 15% in Namibia), according to the Namibian tax laws.

 

For the players, taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Namibia: not taxable

Online casino winnings are not taxable, according to the old 1994 Casinos and Gambling Houses Act3:

“Section 53. Taxing of prizes

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other act, no prize or other benefit won or gained from any casino or gambling house authorised in terms of this Act shall be subject to any form of tax.”

UPADATE: We couldn’t find anything about the taxation of gambling winnings in the new 2018 Gaming and Entertainment Control Act. However, it is very likely that winnings are still not taxable (i.e.: winnings from licensed, legally operating, Namibian gambling companies).

If you know what is the current stance of the government regarding this please leave a comment. Thank you.

 

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Age requirement of Namibian online casinos: 18+ (minors can not participate in any kind of gambling ,according to section 74 of 2018 Gaming and Entertainment Control Act)

 

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

1Legal Assistance Centre Namibia – Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 2018

2Datareportal – Digital 2022 Namibia

3Legal Assistance Centre Namibia – Casinos and Gambling Houses Act of 1994

 

List of online casinos, which accept players from Namibia

The following online gambling websites accept players from Namibia. 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 Namibia, 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 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

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

Miami Club online casino, 18+

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

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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

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

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

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

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Land-based casinos in Namibia

Legal status of casinos in Namibia: legal since 1994, operators require a licence, slot halls are also legal

 

Casinos are legal in Namibia since 1994, legalized by the 1994 Casinos and Gambling Houses Act (Act 32 of 1994)1.

The casino sector of Namibia is surprisingly well-developed. It currently consist of 6 licensed casinos and 254 gaming houses.

Because of this overabundance of casino gaming venues the authorities enacted a moratorium on gambling house licenses in 1997 (with the passing of the Moratorium Act – Act 28 of 1996)2, which is still in effect. This means that no new slot hall licences can be issued. This moratorium is still in effect.

The two biggest casinos are Mermaid Casino in the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre and the Desert Jewel Casino at the Windhoek Country Club Resort.

The biggest casino group present in Namibia is The Legacy Group Brand, which operates both the Mermaid Casino and the Desert Jewel Casino.

Slot halls are also legal (they are called gambling houses by the gambling legislation of Namibia). Casinos must be attached to hotels, while gaming houses (slot halls) are not required to be attached to one.

Illegal gambling is rampant in Namibia, there are only around 2000 licensed slot machines, whereas the authorities estimate the actual number of them to be closer to 30,000. This is a huge problem, and corruption and normalized tax evasion are the primary causes of this (as is the cause of most societal ills in all African countries).

The casino gambling sector of Namibia has always ben strongly reliant on tourists (that is why it is so uncharacteristically developed) of which the country received 1.65 million prior to the global pandemic.

/Comment: Namibia’s tourism sector was on the rise prior to the global pandemic, and the number of visitors to the country peaked at 1.65 million3.

UPDATE 2022: However, these are pre-coronavirus numbers, the number of visitors has fallen below 200 K per year as a result of the pandemic. This badly effected the casino sector, many of the gaming venues closed as a result (therefore, the number cited above is only the total number of issued licences, the number of actual operational venues, post-pandemic, is probably much lower)./

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Namibia?

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

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Namibia:

Casino licences in Namibia are issued by the Gaming Control Board, which is part of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Tourism. You have to contact them if you wish to open a casino in Namibia.

The licensing requirement and fees can be found on this page.

However, at the time of writing, a moratorium is still in place (according to the government’s website), which means no new gambling house licenses will be issued until it is lifted (check the government’s webpage, which was linked above, to see if it is still in effect). The moratorium does not apply to casino licences.

/UPDATE 2022:: Due to the coronavirus pandemic many of the smaller gambling venues are in a very bad situation financially, therefore it’s a great time to make them an offer. Smaller slot halls are very likely willing to sell their licence./

Casinos can only be established as part of a hotel complex, which has at least fifty rooms, as well as a minimum rating of three stars. This restriction aims to make sure Namibian casinos are visited mainly by tourists and not by locals.

 

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That's all, if you are interested, get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Namibia:

Casinos in Namibia pay fixed gambling licencing fees and levies, instead of the usual performance based taxation common in other countries.

There is no set universal casino tax rate, the fixed fees payable by a casino gambling business are determined by its! gambling licence.

Namibia casino tax
Activity: Rate: Tax Base:
Casino tax The licencing fees and levies are set by the licence of the casino or slot hall, and they are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on size, location, and other factors. fixed fees

 

Casino taxes are payable in addition to licensing fees and regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 15% in Namibia), according to the Namibian tax laws.

 

For the players, taxation of casino winnings in Namibia: not taxed

Gambling winnings are not taxable, according to the old 1994 Casinos and Gambling Houses Act:

“Section 53. Taxing of prizes

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other act, no prize or other benefit won or gained from any casino or gambling house authorised in terms of this Act shall be subject to any form of tax.”

UPADATE: We couldn’t find anything about the taxation of gambling winning in the new 2018 Gaming and Entertainment Control Act4 (which is the main piece of the current casino gambling legislation). However, it is very likely that winnings are still not taxable (i.e.: winnings from licensed, legally operating, Namibian gambling companies).

If you know what is the current stance of the government regarding this please leave a comment.

 

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The picture must be 150x150 pixels.
Contact me through the live chat, it's in the bottom right corner of the website, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page, with a link to the website you wish to advertise. If you qualify, I will give you my email address where we can discuss everything (I won't be putting my email address on the page, due to the extreme amount of spam I receive as it is).
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That's all, if you are interested, get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Age requirement of land-based casinos and slot parlours in Namibia: 18+ (minors can not participate in any kind of gambling ,according to section 74 of 2018 Gaming and Entertainment Control Act)

 

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

1Legal Assistance Centre Namibia – Casinos and Gambling Houses Act of 1994

2Ministry of Environment, Forestry & Tourism – Moratorium Act, Act 28 of 1996

3The World Bank – International tourism, number of arrivals – Namibia

4Legal Assistance Centre Namibia – Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 2018

 

List of all casinos in Namibia

This is a list of all the casinos in the country, with address, opening hours, number and types of games, dress code, entrance fee, reviews and a video of each gambling establishment if one is available.

 

1., Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino
This is a picture of the entrance gate of Avani Windhoek Hotel complex, where the Avani Casino, Namibia's second biggest casino is located. This is the first casino on this list of all 3 Namibian casino venues. You can find the other gaming venues below this one. You can read more about this casino gambling establishment 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.

Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino

Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino, address: Gustav Voigts Centre, 129 Independence Ave, Windhoek

The casino of the Avani hotel complex is the third biggest casino gambling establishment in Namibia currently.

The luxury hotel complex is attached to the the Gustav Voigts Centre, the capital’s luxury mall for the local upper class. The complex also has a restaurant and the hotel has around 173 rooms.

The casino is an upscale venue primarily targeting wealthy tourists, business travellers and the local elite (the casino is priced accordingly, it’s an expensive venue).

Even though it is advertised as a luxury casino club the casino is not particularly good looking, and it has really old gaming machines (you can see it for yourself on the video below).

 

Games: around 130 gaming machines (slot machines, video poker machines, even though the venue is advertised as a luxury casino the slots are 10-15+ years old and are from lower quality manufacturers, not what you would expect) and around 10 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Raise’em Poker and other types of poker).

 

Video of Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino:

 

Opening hours: 10 am and 4 am, daily, tables only after 7 pm

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no information about it on their official website sadly, but considering that the casino is located within an upscale luxury hotel complex I would strongly recommend smart casual, it’s what they expect but it’s not known if the dress code is enforced or not

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

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

2., Desert Jewel Casino
This is a photo of the entrance of Desert Jewel Casino within the Windhoek Country Club Resort. This is the second biggest casino in the Republic of Namibia. You can read more about this casino gambling establishment 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.

Desert Jewel Casino at the Windhoek Country Club Resort

Desert Jewel Casino, address: B1 Western Bypass, Windhoek, Khomas 9000

Desert Jewel Casino is located within the Windhoek Country Club Resort. The casino has a desert oasis theme.

This is the second biggest casino (in terms of games, tables + gaming machines) in Namibia currently.

/Comment: This is a medium sized casino by international standards./

The casino is part of the The Legacy Group Brand hospitality company. They also own and operate Mermaid Casino, which you can find below.

The slot machines are ranging from N$0,02 to N$25,00 per spin.

 

Games: around 160 gaming machines (slot machines, video poker machines, older slots) and around 7 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Raise’em Poker Texas, Hold’em Poker, Stud Poker).

 

Video of the Desert Jewel Casino at the Windhoek Country Club Resort:

 

Opening hours:

  • Slots: 10:00 – 04:00, daily
  • Tables: Mon – Fri 15:00 – 04:00, Sat – Sun 12:00 – 04:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no information about it on their official website sadly, but considering that the casino is located within an upscale luxury hotel complex I would strongly recommend smart casual, it’s what they expect but it’s not known if a dress code is enforced or not

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

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

3., Mermaid Casino
This is a photo of the entrance gate and main building of the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre, where the Mermaid Casino is located. This is the third and last venue of this list of all casino gambling establishments in the Republic of Namibia. You can find the other gaming venues on this list above this one. You can read more about this casino gambling establishment 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.

Mermaid Casino in the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre

Mermaid Casino, address: B1 Western Bypass, Windhoek, Khomas 9000

Mermaid casino is located within the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre.

This is the poker central of Namibia, the Mermaid Casino has by far the biggest poker room in the entire country. This is where the Swakopmund Series of Poker tournament series is taking place every year (except during the Covid-19).

This is the biggest casino in Namibia currently (slightly big even by international standards).

The casino is part of the The Legacy Group Brand hospitality company, just like the Desert Jewel Casino.

 

Games: around 235 gaming machines (slot machines, video poker machines, older slots) and around 10 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Raise’em Poker Texas, Hold’em Poker, Stud Poker).

They have a poker room, the biggest in the country, you can find information about the cash games and the online tournament schedule on their Facebook page.

 

Video of Mermaid Casino in the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre:

 

Opening hours:

  • Slots: 10:00 – 04:00, daily
  • Tables: Mon – Fri 15:00 – 04:00, Sat – Sun 12:00 – 04:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no information about it on their official website sadly, but considering that the casino is located within an upscale luxury hotel complex I would strongly recommend smart casual, it’s what they expect but it’s not known if a dress code is enforced or not

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

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

Other:

Despite the name the Plaza Casino Ondangwa and the other Plaza “casinos” are not actually casinos, they are slot halls, which only have gaming machines (they have a gaming house licence, not a casino licence, they are using a misleading name on purpose).

There are only 3 casinos in the country currently, all the others have closed down to the the pandemic and the resulting downturn in tourism and forced pandemic-related closures.

 

Other forms of online gambling in Namibia

All forms of online wagering are legal in Namibia.

You can learn more about the legal status of the various forms of offline and online gambling in Namibia here.

 

Bitcoin casinos Namibia

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Cryptocurrencies are officially illegal in Namibia, according to Vilho Mbangu, a licensed Namibian candidate attorney and commercial legal adviser*.

This means that placing bets with bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, ripple or any other crypto coin is illegal as well.

Consequently none of the Namibian gambling companies accept virtual currencies.

Players themselves and crypto users are not targeted by the authorities for using digital currencies online or for placing bets with bitcoins over the internet.

/Comment: Even if the Namibian authorities attempted to prosecute bitcoin users it would be impossible due to the anonymity provided by the use of virtual currencies (the bitcoin transactions can not be traced back to the individuals). Therefore, using bitcoin while playing online is actually a good way to protect your privacy, especially if you are also using a VPN.

However, it’s not needed, players, who place bets with bitcoins online, are not targeted by the authorities in Namibia./

 

Source: *The Namibian – Change Laws for Cryptocurrency and Fintech

 

The following casino websites accept players from Namibia:

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). 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 the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the 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, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

888 online gambling: casino games, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted (no USA)

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games, all accessibe with one players account (but on separate platforms). You can read the review of 888 Casino here.

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

Miami Club online casino, 18+

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

USA players accepted, Canada, Netherlands, Israel, France, Australia and UK players are not accepted. You can read the review of Miami Club Casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% - 50% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS  (for the 25% bonus) and BOL1000 (for the 50% bonus)
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, ripple, litecoin or DASH. No code required + 5% crypto boost afterwards on future deposits
  • 100% poker bonus
  • 10% weekly rebate, cashback for returning players

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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

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

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

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

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Namibia online casinos

 

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Namibia?

Yes, casinos are legal in Namibia since the passing of the 1994 Casinos and Gambling Houses Act (Act 32 of 1994).

Are online casinos legal in Namibia?

Yes, online casinos are legal in Namibia since the passing of Gaming and Entertainment Control Act 13 of 2018.

Are there any casinos in Namibia?

Yes, there are approximately 6 casinos in the country currently, post-pandemic.

Can I play in an online casino from Namibia?

Yes, players from the country can play in online casinos, which have a Namibia online gambling license and accept players from the country. Some international gambling companies established Namibian subsidiaries and acquired digital casino licenses (or have partnered with licensed companies, or are licensed by a jurisdiction with agreements with the Namibia authorities), and they accept players through these subsidiaries. You can find a list of them on this page.

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Namibia?

Crypto casinos are not specifically regulated in Namibia. However, cryptocurrencies themselves are illegal, therefore bitcoin gambling is illegal as well.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from Namibia?

Yes, the licensed online casinos listed on this page accept players from Namibia, through their licensed Namibian subsidiaries or through partnerships with licensed companies. The detailed explanation can be found above the list of online casinos, which accept Namibian players.

Can locals play in the casinos of Namibia?

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

Can tourists place bets in online casinos from Namibia?

Yes, tourists visiting Namibia can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Namibian online casinos?

You have to be 18 years of age or older to be able to place bets in a Namibia licensed online casino.

Do casinos in Namibia have dress codes?

Namibian casinos expect patrons to adhere to a smart casual dress code. However, they do not make this clear and they do not publish any information online or at the casino about the official dress code sadly. But smart casual is pretty much expected. How strictly this is enforced depends on the venue, the bigger, more upscale venues tend to enforce it much more than the smaller venues and slot halls do not have a dress code.

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

Winnings from online casinos are not taxable in Namibia.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Namibia?

Yes, you can find a list of licensed online casino above this FAQ, at the Namibia online casino section.

How many casinos are there in Namibia?

There are 3 casinos in Namibia currently, since the casino closures due to the covid-19 pandemic.

Do casinos in Namibia have entrance fees?

No, Namibian casinos do not charge an entry fee.

Which is the biggest casino in Namibia?

The biggest casino is Mermaid Casino in the Swakopmund Hotel and Entertainment Centre.

Which is the biggest casino group in Namibia?

The biggest casino group present in Namibia is The Legacy Group Brand, which operates the Mermaid Casino and the Desert Jewel Casino.

Can tourists play in the casinos of Namibia?

Yes, tourists can play in the casinos of Namibia.

 

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

Last updated: 2022-09-01

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