This is a photo of the building and the parking lot of The Green Lion Casino in Lagos, the capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Under this picture, on this page, you can find a list of all terrestrial Nigerian casinos, info about the legal status of gaming venues, slot halls, their taxation regime, licensing system, and you can find a list of Nigeria licensed online casinos, which accept players from the country.

Nigeria Casinos Guide (on the picture: The Green Lion Casino in Lagos, the former capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria)

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Nigeria (officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the most populated country in Africa, a former British colony, not to be confused with Niger, has a population of 218 million, about 40% of the country is Muslim, despite this gambling is legal). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Nigeria, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

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Online casinos in Nigeria

Legal status of digital casinos in Nigeria: legal since 2005, operators require a licence

 

Online casinos are legal in Nigeria.

Even though online casino gambling is not specifically mentioned companies in possession of a remote gambling licence can operate digital casinos in Nigeria since 20051.

Although, there are very few domestic digital casinos (e.g.: Jacaranda Casino operates an online casino platform).

/Comment: There are only 23 licensed gambling companies in Nigeria, a very low number for a population of 218 million. And only about 5 of them operate an online casino platform./

Digital casino gambling still does not seem to be popular in Nigeria, which is unsurprising considering the low internet penetration rate (51%2, by African standards it is actually an average value) and that the most popular form of gambling in the country is actually sports wagering.

/Comment: Around 18 of the 23 Nigerian gambling companies operate a digital sportsbook, which illustrates nicely the stark contrast in popularity between digital casinos and digital sports betting./

International online gambling companies can acquire a remote gambling licence too, from the National Lottery Regulatory Commission of Nigeria (NLRC).

Playing on unlicensed digital casino websites is illegal.

UPDATE 2022: Online casinos are still legal in Nigeria.

Only licensed internet casinos can accept players from Nigeria.

UPDATE

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

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Nigeria?

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

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Nigeria:

Online casino licences in Nigeria are issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. You have to contact them if you wish to set up an online gambling business in Nigeria.

The licencing fees, requirements, and process can be found here.

You can find more information about the Nigerian online gambling licencing process here.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Nigeria:

The following are the national online casino tax rates payable in Nigeria:

Nigeria online casino tax
Activity: Rate: Tax Base:
Online casino tax 20% gross gaming revenue

 

Apart from the national tax rate online gambling companies have to pay a local state gambling tax as well (e.g.: in Laos it is 2.5%). This is considerably smaller then the national tax rate. However, there is very little information available of the various local tax rates online.

Gambling taxes are payable in addition to licensing fees and regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 30% in Nigeria and VAT, which is 5%), according to the Nigerian tax laws4.

This all adds up to a considerable tax burden. This is the primary reason why there are so few casinos and gambling companies for a population of 218 million.

 

For the players, taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Nigeria: unknown

We couldn’t find any information regarding the taxation of online casino gambling winnings.

If you know how gambling winnings are taxed in the Nigeria please leave a comment. Thank you.

 

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Age requirement of Nigerian online casinos: 18+ (for land-based it is 20+, see below)

 

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

1The Nigerian Lawyers – Everything You Need To Know About Gambling Legislation In Nigeria

2Datareportal – Nigeria Digital 2022

3Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria – Tax Laws

 

List of online casinos, which accept players from Nigeria

The following online gambling websites accept players from Nigeria. 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 Nigeria, 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

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)

  • 88 free spins, no deposit required,
  • and 100% welcome bonus, up to 100 £.

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 Nigeria

Legal status of casinos in Nigeria: legal since 2005, operators require a licence

 

Casinos are legal in Nigeria since 2005.

Casino gambling, counterintuitively, was made legal with the passing of the the 2005 National Lottery Act1 (prior to 2005 casinos were illegal according to the 1990 Criminal Code Act2 and the Gaming machines Act of 19776.

Interesting fact: Due to peculiarities of the Nigerian gambling legislation, casino gambling is not categorized as a game of change, instead it is considered a game of skill.

/Comment: This is due to politics, the sizeable Muslim population of the country (around 40%), and the outdated gambling legislation.

However, this lacklustre approach ensures the continued flourishing of the sizeable shadow gambling sector (illegally operating gaming venues, mostly in the countryside, many of which pay bribes to the more corrupt government officials of Nigeria, a huge problem of the country)3,4./

Nigeria is a federation, which means the 36 states have considerable independence and say in matters related to gambling, including casino gambling.

Sadly very little information is available online about the attitudes, local taxation, political considerations, and number of casinos in the various states of Nigeria. Therefore, we can not make a state-by-state breakdown (if you know anything about the topic please share it in the comments section below, thank you).

However, what is certain is that the states decide on the local casino taxation (extra tax in addition to the national tax, which can be found below). This effectively grants them control over gaming venues in their territory, and not all of the states are welcoming towards casino venues.

Regardless of this, there were 300 casino in Nigeria prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them are located in the biggest city and previous capital Lagos, and in and around the other bigger cities, including the new capital Abuja.

UPDATE 2022: Due to the global pandemic some casinos have closed. The exact number is not known at the time of writing, but it is rumoured that as much as 10% of all the gambling venues closed permanently. Mostly as a result of the reduction in the number of tourists visiting the country (the number of visitors has been reduced by about 50% from its’ all time high, 6 million per year5, Nigeria was the second most visited Sub-Sharan country).

Slot hall license are not issued, casino licence is required to operate a slot hall.

Interestingly, due to he fact that roulette, most card games and most dice games are offically banned in Nigeria, most of the casinos are barely more than slot halls.

/Explanation: The difference between slot halls and casinos is that the latter only have gaming machines, while the former have tables and card games as well. 

Additionally, casino are usually significantly bigger and are more upscale with dress codes, restaurants and bars, while slot halls rarely have dress codes and are dilapidated venues frequented mostly by the lower classes./

However, nowadays many casinos operate roulette tables and other officially banned table games. Therefore, it is unknown if this law is still in effect or have been revoked sometime in the past (if you know please leave a comment).

As a result of this, there are actually very few proper casinos in Nigeria, about 15 of the 300 gaming venues could be considered real casinos. while the others are small, dilapidated slot halls with really old and low quality equipment (although, sadly this is typical in Africa).

The biggest casino in Nigeria is the The Federal Palace Hotel & Casino, in the former capital of Nigeria, Lagos.

The biggest Nigerian casino group is Tourist Company of Nigeria (TCN) which operates the Federal Palace Casino since 2018 (prior to 2018 it was operated by Sun International).

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Nigeria?

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

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Nigeria:

Casino licences in Nigeria are issued by the National Lottery Regulatory Commission. You have to contact them if you wish to set up an online gambling business in Nigeria.

The licencing fees, requirements, and process can be found here.

 

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Contact me through the live chat, it's in the bottom right corner of the website, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page, with a link to the website you wish to advertise. If you qualify, I will give you my email address where we can discuss everything (I won't be putting my email address on the page, due to the extreme amount of spam I receive as it is).
In exchange: In order to appear for free on this website, you have to link back to this guide, from your website. It must be your website, your employer's website, a law blog or something similar. The link doesn't have to be in a prominent position, or on the homepage. It can be placed at the bottom of an unimportant page, where people don't see it, that's fine with me. And 1 sentence is enough, something like this: "We are featured on Simon's Gambling and Casino Blog, at <link here>."
That's all, if you are interested, get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Nigeria:

The following are the national casino tax rates payable in Nigeria:

Nigeria casino tax
Activity: Rate: Tax Base:
Casino tax 20% gross gaming revenue

 

Apart from the national tax rate casinos have to pay a local state gambling tax as well (e.g.: in Laos it is 2.5%). This is considerably smaller then the national tax rate. However, there is very little information available of the various local tax rates online.

Casino taxes are payable in addition to licensing fees and regular taxes (e.g.: corporate tax, which is 30% in Nigeria and VAT, which is 5%), according to the Nigerian tax laws7.

This all adds up to a considerable tax burden. This is one of the main reasons why there are so few casinos and gambling companies in Nigeria.

 

For the players, taxation of casino winnings in the Nigeria: unknown

If you know how casino gambling winnings are taxed in the Nigeria please leave a comment. Thank you.

 

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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 Nigeria: 20+

 

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

1Lawpadi – 2005 National Lottery Act

2Jurist.ng – 1990 Criminal Code Act, chapter 22, section 236 – Gaming houses

3Ripples Nigeria – EFCC uncovers 35 illegal betting companies in Nigeria, lists their names

4The Guardian Nigeria – Nigeria gets tough on offshore gambling operators

5World Bank – International tourism, number of arrivals – Nigeria

6PLAC – 1977 Gaming Machines Act

7Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria – Tax Laws

 

List of the TOP 5 casinos in Nigeria

This is a list of the 5 best and biggest 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., Federal Palace Hotel and Casino
This is a picture of the inner courtyard and swimming pool of Federal Palace Hotel & Casino in Lagos, the old capital of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is the biggest Nigerian casino venue. This is the first casino on this list of the 5 biggest and best rated Nigerian casinos. 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.

Federal Palace Hotel and Casino

Federal Palace Hotel and Casino, address: 6-8 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island 101241, Lagos

The Federal Palace and Casino is owned and operated by The Tourist Company of Nigeria (TCN) since 2018 (prior to 2018 it was owned by Sun International).

The casino is the biggest casino in Nigeria currently and it is located within the 5 star luxury hotel Federal Palace, which is located in Lagos, which used to be the capital of Nigeria (the new capital is Abuja).

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slot machines, video poker machines, 10+ years old slots, not an impressive selection) and around 10 tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Casino Hold’em Poker)

 

Video of Federal Palace Hotel and Casino:

Opening hours: 

Tables: 7:00 pm till 4:00 am

Slots 24/7

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, however, it is an upscale venue, we recommend smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: there are no reviews of the casino online

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

2., The Green Lion Casino
This is a photo of the building of The Green Lion Casino. 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.

The Green Lion Casino

The Green Lion Casino, address: 4 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos

The Green Lion Casino is supposedly one of the better and bigger casinos of Nigeria. However, there is barely nay information about the venue online, part from a few customer reviews and mentions here and there.

Their outdated and neglected official website has barely any information of the casino.

 

Games: an unknown number of gaming machines (slot machines, video poker machines) and an unknown number of tables (American Roulette, blackjack, Caribbean poker, Three-card poker, Let it ride poker, Texas Hold’em, baccarat).

 

Video of The Green Lion Casino:

There aren’t any videos of the casino online.

 

Opening hours: 24/7 (according to their official website, probably not true)

UPDATE COVID-19: open

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

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: 4.5/5, this is the best rated casino in Nigeria currently, although most of the reviews seem to be fake, sadly this is a common practice employed by almost all of the Nigerian casinos

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

3., Lagos Poker Club
This is a photo of the building of The Lagos Poker Club. 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.

Lagos Poker Club

Lagos Poker Club, address: 5B Akin Olugbade St, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos

Lagos Poker Club, as the name suggest is primarily a poker club. It is Nigeria’s only poker club, but it is also a casino with a few machines and 5 tables (details can be found below).

It is a small venue, but it it looks very good. This is the only place in Nigeria, where you can paly non-banking poker and participate in tournaments, cash games.

 

Games: about 5 gaming machines (slot machines, video poker machines) and around 4 tables (French Roulette, blackjack, No Limit Texas Hold’em. Pot Limit Omaha, Caribbean Poker).

They have a poker room with 3 poker tables, online tournament schedule and info about the cash games can be found on their website here.

 

 

Video of Lagos Poker Club:

 

Opening hours: 20:00 – 03:00, except on Saturday and Friday, when it’s open from 20:00 – 04:00

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, no mention of one one the website, if you know please leave a comment

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the poker club gets good reviews, 4/5, this is the second best rated venue in Nigeria (although, there aren’t any reviews online of most, 90%+ of Nigerian casinos)

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

4., Jacaranda Casino
This is a photo of the front gate of Jacaranda Casino in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria. 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.

Jacaranda Casino

Jacaranda Casino, address: Sheraton Hotel & Towers, ladi Kwali St, Maitama 900110, Abuja

This is the Abuja (the current capital of Nigeria) venue of the Jacaranda Casino chain.

The Jacaranda Casino chain operates at least 4 casinos in Nigeria (according to this news snippet from 2015), although the current number is not known (if you know please leave a comment).

They also operate one of the few domestic, Nigerian online casinos.

Additionally, according to their official website:

“First time customers receive free Double up Vouchers up to $200! Prizes every night with Bingo and lots more! “.

 

Games: about 5 gaming machines (slot machines, video poker machines) and around 4 tables (French Roulette, blackjack, No Limit Texas Hold’em. Pot Limit Omaha, Caribbean Poker).

They also have bingo according to their official website.

 

Video of Lagos Poker Club:

 

 

Opening hours: 20:00 – 03:00, except on Saturday and Friday, when it’s open from 20:00 – 04:00

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, no mention of one one the website, if you know please leave a comment

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the poker club gets good reviews, 4/5, this is the third best rated venue in Nigeria (although, there aren’t any reviews online of most Nigerian casinos)

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

5., Golden Sun Casino
This is the logo of the Golden Sun Casino in Ikeja. This is probably the biggest casino of Ikeja. This is the last casino on this list of the 5 biggest and best rated Nigerian casinos. 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.

Golden Sun Casino

Golden Sun Casino, address: 90 Allen Ave, Allen 101233, Ikeja

Golden Sun is a Chinese owned casino, but apart from this very little is known of the venue.

Their official website and Facebook page has barely an information, it is neglected and it is very outdated.

 

Games: an unknown number of gaming machines and around 5 tables (French Roulette, blackjack, baccarat, 5 and 7 cards Poker).

 

Video of Golden Sun Casino:

There aren’t any videos of this casino online.

 

 

Opening hours: 14:00 – 06:00, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, no mention of one one the website, if you know please leave a comment

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4.5/5, this is the second best rated venue in Nigeria (although, there aren’t any reviews online of most Nigerian casinos)

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

 

Other forms of online gambling in Nigeria

All the main forms of online wagering are legal in Nigeria.

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

 

Bitcoin casinos Nigeria

Legal status: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

Cryptocurrencies are illegal in Nigeria, according to a 2021 statement form the Central Bank of Nigeria*.

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

Consequently none of the Nigerian 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 Nigerian 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 Nigeria./

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Nigeria.

 

Source: *Punchng – Why Nigeria may not adopt Bitcoin as legal tender

 

The following casino websites accept players from Nigeria:

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)

  • 88 free spins, no deposit required,
  • and 100% welcome bonus, up to 100 £.

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 Nigeria online casinos

 

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Nigeria?

Yes, casinos are legal in Nigeria since the passing of the 2005 National Lottery Act.

Are online casinos legal in Nigeria?

Online casinos are also legal in Nigeria since 2005.

Are there any casinos in the Nigeria?

Yes, there are approximately 300 casinos in the country currently, post-pandemic. Although most these gambling establishments are very small, and they would be classified as slot halls in other countries (a category that is not recognized by the Nigerian gambling legislation). The number of real, larger casinos is much smaller, around 20.

Can I play in an online casino from Nigeria?

Yes, players from the country can play in online casinos, which accept players from the country. Some international gambling companies do accept players from Nigeria. You can find a list of them on this page.

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Nigeria?

Crypto casinos are technically illegal in Nigeria, because cryptocurrencies themselves are illegal. However, this is not enforced.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from Nigeria?

Yes, the licensed online casinos listed on this page accept players from Nigeria. You can find a list of online casinos, which accept Nigerian players on this page.

Can locals play in the casinos of Nigeria?

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

Can tourists place bets in online casinos from Nigeria?

Yes, tourists visiting Niger can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Nigerien online casinos?

The online casino gambling age in Nigeria is 18, while you have to be 20 or older to enter a land-based casino.

Do casinos in Nigeria have dress codes?

Nigerian casinos do not publish any information about dress codes online. However, it seems like only the bigger Nigerian gambling venues enforce a strict dress code (based on casino reviews online).

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

It is unknown, if you know please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Nigeria?

No, online casino licences are not issued in Nigeria.

How many casinos are there in Nigeria?

There are approximately 300 casinos in the country currently, post-pandemic. Although most these gambling establishments are very small, and they would be classified as slot halls in other countries (a category that is not recognized by the Nigerian gambling legislation). The number of real, larger casinos is much smaller, around 20.

Do casinos in Nigeria have entrance fees?

No, Nigerian casinos do not charge an entry fee.

Which is the biggest casino in Nigeria?

The biggest casino is The Federal Palace Hotel & Casino, in the former capital of Nigeria, Lagos.

Which is the biggest casino group in Nigeria?

The biggest Nigerian casino group is Tourist Company of Nigeria (TCN) which operates the Federal Palace Casino since 2018 (prior to 2018 it was operated by Sun International).

Can tourists play in the casinos of Nigeria?

Yes, tourists can play in the casinos of Nigeria.

 

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

Last updated: 2022-09-12

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