On the picture you can see the coastline of Wallis and Futuna.
Gambling in Wallis and Futuna

 

As an overseas territory of France, Wallis and Futuna is governed under the French constitution of 28 September 1958. In French territories, exactly the same laws apply as in the mainland. In contrast with the so-called departments, which can adapt the laws to their needs and some of them are even empowered to make their own laws, except for some areas, like defence and foreign policy.

In short words, this means, that French gambling laws are, to my best understanding, in operation on the islands of Wallis and Futuna.

France is a nation with a great history of gambling. It’s enough to think about the standard 52 card deck and the Roulette, which was also invented by a Frenchman, the physicist Blaise Pascal.

Almost all forms of gambling are legal in France. However, they are strictly regulated.

The French regulation is especially hard on online gambling, which was officially made legal in 2010, under the law No 2010-476 of 12 May 2010, usually referred to as the French Gambling Act*.

The Act introduced rigorous restrictions and taxes, that are being imposed on firms that operate under a legit French licence.

That being said, playing on unlicensed online platforms is not criminalised by any laws and as only online Poker, sports and horse betting is legal in the country, many of the players turn to offshore sites, unlicensed by the French authorities.

*Source: Online gambling: Finnish and French models

 

Online casinos accepting players from Wallis and Futuna

The following online gambling websites accept players from the Bahamas

 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games released in 2022 and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner, which acts asa link, you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register an account (if you are 18+) and you can play. You can read the detailed terms and conditions, list of restricted countries and wagering, playthrough requirements, limitations of the promotional offers below the banner.
RichPrize Casino, offer for returning players, 18+
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 15% of your money back (returning players only). UPDATE 2022: Special up to 25% cashback, every Friday, for returning players, requirements:
  • confirm email address
  • confirm phone number
  • deposit money that week
  • up to 10 EUR deposited that week  - 5% cashback
  • between 10 EUR to 20 EUR deposited that week - 10% cashback
  • between 20 EUR to 50 EUR deposited that week - 15% cashback
  • between 50 EUR to 100 EUR deposited that week - 20% cashback
  • more than € 100 deposited that week - 25% cashback
 
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here. List of restricted* countries can be found in the review and below. *Restricted definition: Countries from which the online gambling website does not accept players from.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and list of restricted countries

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update the playthrough and wagering reequipments and limitations often, it's best if you check the company's gambling website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with ever new bonus, it's possible I have missed something).
Playthrough requirement for every bonus and promotion:
  • confirm email
  • confirm phone number
  • complete registration
  • activate bonus in 24 hours
  • you have 7 days to wager the bonus
  Usually you also have to make a deposit of at least 20 EUR or equivalent, and you can't combine bonuses, but there are exceptions to this (e.g: occasional no deposit bonuses, and cashbacks seem to be combinable with existing bonuses, at least at the time of writing).   General bonus and promotional money wagering requirement:
  • Bonuses must be wagered x40 usually
  • Free spins must be wagered x40 usually
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to cashbacks for returning players, which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • maximum amount you can withdraw while you are using a bonus 500% of your deposit
  • limited to enabled games only (you can oly play with these enabled games, while using a bonus, for legal reasons not all game providers opted in into the bonus system)
  • maximum bonus amount € 1000
  • minimum amount you can withdraw is € 20
  The following table show the contribution of the various types of game towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement:
Game types: Contribution:
Slots 100%
Betting 0%
Table games 0%
Live games 0%
  Player can cancel bonus at any time. Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation. UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise. If you see such a violation and unauthorized use, please leave a comment on any of the pages or contact us through the live chat. Thank you.
RichPrize Casino does not accept players from:  
 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

Online Casino gambling in Wallis and Futuna

 

Online casino gambling in Wallis and Futuna: playing classic casino games online is prohibited under French law, for individual players it is not a criminal offence to play in an unlicensed online casino

 

Online casinos, that offer classic casino games, slots and alike are prohibited to operate in France. The 2010 legislation did open up the market, but only for online betting and Poker sites. Regulators decided, that classic casino games hold too much potential for being addictive.

ARJEL, the governmental body trusted with the oversight of the market and issuing of licenses usually sends a notice to the operators to block access for French players to their site. If the operator is not willing to comply, ARJEL asks the Tribunal de grande instance of Paris to order the ISP to block access to the site in question.

As mentioned above, French law fully applies to all its overseas territories. However, there is no info on how this particular regulation is actually enforced on the remote islands of Wallis and Futuna.

The online casinos below accept players from Wallis and Futuna.

Online casinos accepting players from Wallis and Futuna - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from Wallis and Futuna:

 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games released in 2022 and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner, which acts asa link, you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register an account (if you are 18+) and you can play. You can read the detailed terms and conditions, list of restricted countries and wagering, playthrough requirements, limitations of the promotional offers below the banner.
RichPrize Casino, offer for returning players, 18+
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 15% of your money back (returning players only). UPDATE 2022: Special up to 25% cashback, every Friday, for returning players, requirements:
  • confirm email address
  • confirm phone number
  • deposit money that week
  • up to 10 EUR deposited that week  - 5% cashback
  • between 10 EUR to 20 EUR deposited that week - 10% cashback
  • between 20 EUR to 50 EUR deposited that week - 15% cashback
  • between 50 EUR to 100 EUR deposited that week - 20% cashback
  • more than € 100 deposited that week - 25% cashback
 
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here. List of restricted* countries can be found in the review and below. *Restricted definition: Countries from which the online gambling website does not accept players from.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and list of restricted countries

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update the playthrough and wagering reequipments and limitations often, it's best if you check the company's gambling website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with ever new bonus, it's possible I have missed something).
Playthrough requirement for every bonus and promotion:
  • confirm email
  • confirm phone number
  • complete registration
  • activate bonus in 24 hours
  • you have 7 days to wager the bonus
  Usually you also have to make a deposit of at least 20 EUR or equivalent, and you can't combine bonuses, but there are exceptions to this (e.g: occasional no deposit bonuses, and cashbacks seem to be combinable with existing bonuses, at least at the time of writing).   General bonus and promotional money wagering requirement:
  • Bonuses must be wagered x40 usually
  • Free spins must be wagered x40 usually
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to cashbacks for returning players, which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • maximum amount you can withdraw while you are using a bonus 500% of your deposit
  • limited to enabled games only (you can oly play with these enabled games, while using a bonus, for legal reasons not all game providers opted in into the bonus system)
  • maximum bonus amount € 1000
  • minimum amount you can withdraw is € 20
  The following table show the contribution of the various types of game towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement:
Game types: Contribution:
Slots 100%
Betting 0%
Table games 0%
Live games 0%
  Player can cancel bonus at any time. Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation. UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise. If you see such a violation and unauthorized use, please leave a comment on any of the pages or contact us through the live chat. Thank you.
RichPrize Casino does not accept players from:  
 

 

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Bingo in Wallis and Futuna

 

Online Bingo in Wallis and Futuna: legal, requires a licence

 

Online Bingo sites, unlike online casinos with classic slots and board games appear to be eligible for a licence in France and all its overseas territories and departments.

That being said, there are not a lot of licensed Bingo sites in France, because the game is just simply not popular enough in the country and the strict regulations make the market entry cost very high. The FDJ (state owned gambling firm) does have and online Bingo platform, though.

Playing on an unlicensed online bingo platform is still no crime by French law, which applies to Wallis and Futuna as well.

The following bingo websites accept players from Wallis and Futuna:

I do not know any online bingo site that would accept players from Wallis and Futuna. If you know of any, please let me know in the comments section below.

 

 

Poker in Wallis and Futuna

 

Online Poker in Wallis and Futuna: legal, requires a license

 

Since the new law of 2010 was enacted, online Poker operators are eligible for a legit licence in mainland France and its overseas territories, although with serious restrictions and high taxes.

French players are not allowed to play at international tables and they also have to pay 2%* on all cash game pots, which is quite high by global  standards. In fact, many of the operators that originally received a licence, later pulled out from the French market.

Individual players of unlicensed sites are, again, not prosecuted in France, nor on its overseas territories.

The following online poker sites accept players from Wallis and Futuna.

Online casinos which have online poker sections and accept players from Wallis and Futuna - click to see

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

 

I do not know any online poker site that would accept players from Wallis and Futuna. If you know of any, please let me know in the comments section below.

 

*Source: Gambling regulators: France (Calvinayre.com)

 

 

Sports Betting in Wallis and Futuna

 

Online sports Betting in Wallis and Futuna: legal, requires a licence by French law

 

Historically, sports and horse betting was a state monopoly in France, controlled and conducted by the Française des Jeux, or FDJ and PMU (Pari Mutuel Urbain) which was in charge of horse race betting.

In 2001 both of the aforementioned state-owned firms received licenses to operate an online platform, but by then unlicensed foreign sites garnered an enormous market share.

After the advantages of an open market became more and more apparent, in 2010, France opened up its online betting sector to private businesses, but the conditions are still very harsh and the system provides advantages to FDJ and PMU.

However, French authorities are after unlicensed operators and not individual players. The same applies to Wallis and Futuna and the other overseas territories as well.

The online sportsbooks below accept registrations from Wallis and Futuna.

Online bookmakers accepting registrations from Wallis and Futuna - click to see

The following online sportsbooks accept bettors from Wallis and Futuna:

 

I do not know any online sportsbooks that would accept punters from Wallis and Futuna. If you know of any, please let me know in the comments section below.

 

Lottery in Wallis and Futuna

 

Online lottery in Wallis and Futuna: legal, state monopoly in France, people are able to participate in Euro Millions as well

 

The first lottery games in France were created by King Francis I. around 1505. After that, all lotteries were banned for two centuries and came back into fashion around the end of the 17th century.

In its current form, the French national lottery (Loto) conducted by the FDJ exists since 1976. The company also runs Keno games. People of France and all its overseas territories can participate in the Euro Millions as well, and all of the above are available on online platforms.

There are plenty of sites that offer services for buying lottery tickets for players on foreign lotteries, but I’m yet to do a detailed research on the quality and practices of these.

The following websites allow people from Wallis and Futuna to purchase lottery tickets online:

 

 

Bitcoin Gambling in Wallis and Futuna

 

Bitcoin Gambling in Wallis and Futuna: legal, license required, no specific regulation applies to Bitcoin gambling

 

Although, Bitcoin is not recognised as a legal currency in France, transactions in the cryptocurrency can still be taxed by the state.

As for online Bitcoin casinos, it appears to be the case, that for licensed operators, it is possible to offer Bitcoin games on the French market.

Last year the French government, for the first time in European history shut down an illegal online Bitcoin exchange. The operator was also charged with running an illegal online gambling business for planning to set up an online casino dedicated to cryptocurrency.

The bottom line is, in France and all its overseas territories, for licensed sites it is OK to offer Bitcoin payment options, but unlicensed operators are prosecuted, regardless of the currencies they accept.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Wallis and Futuna.

Online casinos accepting crypto and players from Wallis and Futuna - click to see

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

 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games released in 2022 and their free spins and casino bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner, which acts asa link, you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register an account (if you are 18+) and you can play. You can read the detailed terms and conditions, list of restricted countries and wagering, playthrough requirements, limitations of the promotional offers below the banner.
RichPrize Casino, offer for returning players, 18+
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 100% match bonus, up to €1000 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  Bonus for returning players: Returning players usually get 15% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 15% of your money back (returning players only). UPDATE 2022: Special up to 25% cashback, every Friday, for returning players, requirements:
  • confirm email address
  • confirm phone number
  • deposit money that week
  • up to 10 EUR deposited that week  - 5% cashback
  • between 10 EUR to 20 EUR deposited that week - 10% cashback
  • between 20 EUR to 50 EUR deposited that week - 15% cashback
  • between 50 EUR to 100 EUR deposited that week - 20% cashback
  • more than € 100 deposited that week - 25% cashback
 
You can read the review of RichPrize casino here. List of restricted* countries can be found in the review and below. *Restricted definition: Countries from which the online gambling website does not accept players from.

Playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and list of restricted countries

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update the playthrough and wagering reequipments and limitations often, it's best if you check the company's gambling website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with ever new bonus, it's possible I have missed something).
Playthrough requirement for every bonus and promotion:
  • confirm email
  • confirm phone number
  • complete registration
  • activate bonus in 24 hours
  • you have 7 days to wager the bonus
  Usually you also have to make a deposit of at least 20 EUR or equivalent, and you can't combine bonuses, but there are exceptions to this (e.g: occasional no deposit bonuses, and cashbacks seem to be combinable with existing bonuses, at least at the time of writing).   General bonus and promotional money wagering requirement:
  • Bonuses must be wagered x40 usually
  • Free spins must be wagered x40 usually
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to cashbacks for returning players, which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • maximum amount you can withdraw while you are using a bonus 500% of your deposit
  • limited to enabled games only (you can oly play with these enabled games, while using a bonus, for legal reasons not all game providers opted in into the bonus system)
  • maximum bonus amount € 1000
  • minimum amount you can withdraw is € 20
  The following table show the contribution of the various types of game towards the fulfillment of the wagering requirement:
Game types: Contribution:
Slots 100%
Betting 0%
Table games 0%
Live games 0%
  Player can cancel bonus at any time. Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation. UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic to advertise. If you see such a violation and unauthorized use, please leave a comment on any of the pages or contact us through the live chat. Thank you.
RichPrize Casino does not accept players from:  
 

 

 

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

 

Last updated: 2021-01-17

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