This is a picture of Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino in Puerto Rico. On this page you can read about the legal status, taxation, licensing of casino gambling establishments in Puerto Rico, and a list of land-based casinos, list of online casinos which accept Puerto Rico players and bitcoin casinos.

Puerto Rico Casino Guide

 

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Puerto Rico (officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, PR , a United States unincorporated territory). Find out what the best casinos and online casino sites are in Puerto Rico, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

Online casinos in Puerto Rico

Legal status: in the process of being legalized since 2020

 

Online casino gambling was illegal in Puerto Rico. However since 2020 it’s in the process of being legalized in Puerto Rico. In order to fully understand the legal status of online casinos in Puerto Rico, one needs to take a closer look at the legislative system of Puerto Rico.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico has its own government, and has the right to create its own laws. However, the US Congress can overrule legislation passed within the territory, and in case of conflict US federal laws supersede local laws. This means that Puerto Rico has to adhere to the federal legislation of the United States, which includes US federal online casino gambling laws such as the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act 2006 banning financial transactions related to gambling, the Wire Act 1961 which forbids interstate electronic communications pertaining to online gambling and The Racketeer Act. Therefore, the process of legalizing online casinos fully, and bring the law into compliance with US federal laws will likely take years. In the meantime players can freely play online, they are not prosecuted or fined, and online casinos which accept US players accept players from Puerto Rico as well (you can see the these online casino sites below).

UPDATE 2021: Another US territory, the Northern Mariana Islands also started to legalize online casinos gambling, probably inspired by the legalization attempts of Puerto Rico. It’s probably only a matter of time, til other territories legalize online casinos gambling.

 

Can tourists play in online casinos while vising Puerto Rico?

Yes they can. The laws, rules, regulations discussed on this page apply only to residents of Puerto Rico.

 

Puerto Rico online casino tax: there is no specific online casino tax yet, it will be announced when the legalization process is finished, it will be either 10% or 20% based on the current brick & mortar casino tax

 

Age requirement to play in online casinos in Puerto Rico: 18+

 

For players, taxation of winnings from an online casinos in Puerto Rico: taxable, gambling winnings are exempt from income tax. Instead, prizes are subject to a special tax, according to PRIRC § 3040.02***** “a tax of 10% on certain gambling winnings obtained in banks and 20% on all winnings from pools, betting against the bank, daily doubles, and subscription funds or from any other betting transactions legally authorized on the racetracks of Puerto Rico.” Federal taxes are not paid on gambling winnings, unlike in the overwhelming majority of the USA.

/Comment: betting against the bank probably means betting against the house, therefore it means betting, wagering, sports betting, it’s just probably incorrectly worded, I have no idea what “gambling winnings obtained in banks” could mean, but according to Puerto Rico Herald****** it means casino gambling, but the article is from 2004 so I ‘m not sure if this is true anymore. They really should rename these, they are really poorly worded. Taxes are not automatically withheld by the gambling establishments. No idea which if any applies to online casino gambling winnings, if you win a bigger amount ask a CPA – certified personal accountant./

 

Online casino licensing Puerto Rico: Gambling licensing and regulation is the responsibility of the newly created Puerto Rico Gaming Commission (no website yet). If you wish to set up a gambling business, you have to contact them (for now you have to contact the Gaming Division of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, until the Gaming Commission gets a website). Online casino licenses are not yet issued.

 

Sources:

*PRIRC § 3040.02 is not available online, this is the best I could find: Unified Tax Code of Puerto Rico: Tax Policy Implementation Options General Explanation of Principal Options, mentioned at page 15

**10% Withholding Tax On Winnings Would Increase Burden On Casino Operations

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Puerto Rico

The following online gambling websites accept players from Puerto Rico

 

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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%

 

 

Land-based casinos in Puerto Rico

Legal status: legal since 1948, operators require a licence

 

Unlike online casino gambling, land-based casinos are legal in Puerto Rico for a very long time. Brick and mortar casinos are not regulated by US federal law, but rather by Puerto Rico’s own Games of Chance Act from 1948*. This act is quite old and contains clauses from as early as 1948, but has been amended several times since. This act specifically regulates casinos and casinos gambling, and supplements the main piece of gambling legislation of Puerto Rico, which is the Laws of Puerto Rico Annotated  – Title 15 – Sports and Parks – Chapter 5. Games of Chance.**

Casinos can only be opened in so called “zonas históricas, antiguas o de interés turístico” – historically important zones of tourism, these were established in 1947 and they must be part of a hotel or resort.***

The Puerto Rican gambling law allows casinos to operate, but only as part of resorts or hotels. As a result, casinos in Puerto Rico are mainly aimed at tourists (though locals are still allowed to enter these establishments). Puerto Rico casinos are, in fact, popular tourist destinations, and are considered to be among the best casinos in the Caribbean area.

Currently there are 20 brick and mortar casinos in operation within Puerto Rico. 5 of these casinos are located in the largest city and capital of Puerto Rico, San Juan and its metropolitan area. The land-based casinos are regulated and supervised by the recently formed Puerto Rico Gaming Commission.

While the gambling act regulates land-based casinos quite well, there is somewhat of a loophole regarding slot machines. As a result, several semi-illegal slot machine parlors have sprung up, which have cut into the profits of legitimate casinos. However, the police has been cracking down on them.

The largest casino in Puerto Rico is the Caguas Real Hotel & Casino UPDATE: renamed to Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino, located in Caguas (you can see it on the picture at the top). The casino offers 570 slot machines, as well as several table games such as blackjack, roulette, mini baccarat and craps, you can see the details below. Like all Puerto Rican casinos, Casino Real is also incorporated into a resort, offering several other services such as pools, restaurants besides the casino.

Most of the casinos in Puerto Rico are on the smaller side (by international standards). The dress code required by casinos in Puerto Rico is usually not mentioned on the website of the casinos (not mentioned in 90% of the cases), and it is s not strictly enforced, but it should be smart casual. Opening hours are usually 24/7. There is a growing Chinese influence in Puerto Rico (abut 10% of Puerto Rico casinos are fully owned by Chinese individuals or companies, and many more are partially owned, which is common in US territories, probably a conscious effort on part of the Chinese Communist party, a great example of this is the situation on Saipan, the main island of the Northern Mariana Islands). The casinos make an effort to draw in these Chinese players and many have small “Asian sections” usually with EZ Baccarat, and a few Asian themed slots. Very few of the casinos have poker, even the bigger casinos only have a few tables, and a few (about 3 casinos) have tables for live poker cash games, none of them have standalone card rooms, just semi-separated poker sections (they always call these poker rooms, on purpose, to make them seem bigger and better than they actually are).

 

Can locals play in the casinos of Puerto Rico?

Yes they can. Unlike in many smaller countries (e.g.: Samoa, and many arab, muslim countries) the casinos are not just for tourists, locals are not forbidden to enter, and can play in the gambling establishments.

 

Puerto Rico Islands casino tax: there is no specific casino tax, just fixed license fees.

 

Age requirement to play in casinos in Puerto Rico: 18+

 

For players, taxation of gambling winnings from a casino in Puerto Rico: taxable, gambling winnings are exempt from income tax. Instead, prizes are subject to a special tax, according to PRIRC § 3040.02, a 10% tax applies to gambling winnings form a casino. Not sure how strictly this is enforced.

 

Casino licensing in Puerto Rico: Gambling licensing and regulation is the responsibility of the newly created Puerto Rico Gaming Commission (no website yet). If you wish to set up a gambling business, you have to contact them (for now you have to contact the Gaming Division of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, until the Gaming Commission gets a website).

 

Sources. main pieces of gambling legislation:

*Casino and Gambling Act Puerto Rico  (if it doesn’t work try here)

**Laws of Puerto Rico Annotated  – Title 15 – Sports and Parks – Chapter 5. Games of Chance

***The Imperial Gaze: Tourism and Puerto Rico — A Review Essay

 

 

 

List of the TOP 5 best and biggest land-based casinos in Puerto Rico:

1., Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino
This is a picture of Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino, Puerto Rico's biggest casino is attached to this complex. This is the first element on this TOP 5 list of the best and biggest brick & mortar casino gambling establishments in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. You can find the other gambling establishments on this list below this one. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino.

Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino

Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino, address: 500 Alhambra En Granada Blvd, Caguas, 00726

Formerly known as Caguas Real Hotel & Casino, but renamed to Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino after it was acquired by Mariott. The hotel complex has the biggest casino in Puerto Rico. sadly, the casinos is barely even mentioned on the hotel’s official website, therefore I had to collect all the info from secondary non-official sources.

/Comment: It ‘s quite an oversight IMO that they didn’t include basic info (opening hours, dress code, entrance fee, number of games, COVID-19 info etc… ) about the casino on the hotel’s website./

 

Games: 10 tables, 570 slots. The casino has no poker room.

 

Video about the Four Points by Sheraton Caguas Real Hotel & Casino:

(The video is from 2016. This is the best video I could find of the casino, there are no more recent videos. If you know of a more recent video please let me know, and put a link to it in the comments section. Thank you.)

 

Opening hours: no information available about it online, if you know anything about the opening hours, please let me know in the comments section

 

UPDATE COVID-19: no information about it on their website or anywhere else, but the hotel appears to be open, probably the casino is too

 

Dress code: no info about it anywhere online, but it’s probably smart casual, the other casinos in Puerto Rico are smart casual, probably this is too

 

Entrance fee: appears to have no entrance fee, not mentioned anywhere online, but the other casino in Puerto Rico also have no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: the casino has no reviews online, only the hotel has, the casino is barely mentioned in the reviews, I can not make a review analysis

Leave a review in the comments section if you have been here, it will help the others.

 

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

2., Stellaris Casino at San Juan Marriott
This is a picture of Stellaris Casino at San Juan Marriott, Puerto Rico's second biggest casino. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino.

Stellaris Casino at San Juan Marriott

Stellaris Casino at San Juan Marriott Resort, address: 1309 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907

Perhaps the best know hotel and casino in all of Puerto Rico, in operation since 1963. Originally called Puerto Rico-Sheraton Hotel, later renamed to Dupont Plaza Hotel, then it was called Palm Hotel and Casino, and it got its final name sometime in 1995. For a long time it was PRs biggest hotel and also the biggest casino. It is currently owned by a Chinese businessman. The casino has its own Wikipedia page too (although that has very outdated info, probably hasn’t been updated for years). Sadly, the casinos is barely even mentioned on the hotel’s official website.

/Comment: This is also a Marriott casino, therefore it’s barely mentioned on the official website, all info comes from secondary, non-official sources sadly. They really should include more than just the name and a few pretty pictures, it really only takes like 5 minutes to add a few lines…. I have expected better from multi-billion $ company…./

 

Games: 26 tables, 462 slot machines.

The casino has no poker room.

 

Video about the Stellaris Casino at San Juan Marriott Resort:

(Casino is barely shown sadly, only for a fraction of a second. This is the best video I could find. If you know of a better video please let me know, and put a link to it in the comments section. Thank you.)

 

Opening hours: 24/7 according to most online reviews and blog posts, no info about it on the official website, if this is not correct please leave a comment, there are a few websites which also claim that it is open 7 am – 7 pm, every day, because the official website lacks this information it’s not clear which, but 24/7 is mentioned more often and it’s more likely

 

UPDATE COVID-19: no information about it on the official website, which is quite the mistake, but according to comments and reviews the casino is open

 

Dress code: no info about it on the official website but according to customer reviews and forums it’s best described as smart casual, no hats, no swimwear, no tracksuit or similar, no short

 

Entrance fee: appears to have no entrance fee, not mentioned anywhere online, but the other casino in Puerto Rico also have no entrance fee, casinos in hotels rarely have entrance fees

 

Meta review analysis: the casino has very few reviews online, the hotel gets reviewed, the casino is only barely mentioned in the reviews, I can not make a proper review analysis, but based on the few reviews it’s 3.5/5, mos have issue with the size, space is really tight, only few dealers, crowded tables.

Leave a review in the comments section if you have been here, it will help the others.

 

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

3., Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort
This is a picture of Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort in Puerto Rico's most iconic, most easily recognizable gambling establishment. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino.

Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort

Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort, address: 1077 Ashford Ave, San Juan, 00907

Casino del Mar is easily the most recognizable casino of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The casino describes itself as having an “über-chic yet relaxed atmosphere”, which is just a bunch of marketing buzzwords, but I included it because that’s how they want to be seen apparently (über is a German word means above, beyond, on top of, and chic is smart elegance and sophistication according to Merriam-Webster, so it’s very elegant and stylish yet relaxed, like every other casino in Puerto Rico….). The hotel itself looks plain, only that building to the left is unique.

 

Games: 360 slots with bets ranging from 1¢ to $25 (sadly, according to the pictures, and reviews of players online, they are mostly older slots from 2010s and earlier, no really new slots).

Tables (around 18 tables):

  • Blackjack (12 blackjack tables, 4 standard, and 8 tables with side bets – 7 tables of “lucky lucky” and 1 table of 21+3)
  • Three Card Poker- Progressive Roulette with Luminar System & Display, unknown number
  • 1 table of EZ Baccarat – Dragon & Panda 8 (popular in Macau casinos in China, introduced sometime in the 2010s to please the increasing number of Chinese tourists and wealthy Chinese people residing in Puerto Rico, the casino above is actually owned by a Chinese individual, the casino’s official website advertises this as “Casino Del Mar has an exclusive Asian-themed area”, it consist of this one table and a few Asian themed slots….)
  • Craps tables, unknown number
  • Roulette (3 american roulette tables)

 

The casino has no poker room.

 

Video about Casino del Mar at La Concha Resort:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: the casino is open despite the global pandemic, but no COIVD info on the official website sadly

 

Dress code: no info about it on their website sadly, but appears to be smart causal like all the other casinos in Puerto Rico

 

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets very good reviews, 4.5/5, too good actually, I suspect fake reviews, reviews have titles like: “Fun at Casino”, “Casino” and reviews were made by people who have made over 12 000 reviews!!!, no normal person makes 12 000 reviews on Tripadvisor, Yelp or Google Reviews, that’s obviously a fake account used for fake reviews, so be careful with this score, it”s probably not entirely representative of reality…

 

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

4., Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Metro Casino
 This is a picture of Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Metro Casino in Puerto Rico. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino.

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Metro Casino

Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Metro Casino address: 200 Convention Boulevard, San Juan, 00907

A huge hotel complex with a casino (largest casino of San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico) that has recently undergone full renovation, the casino itself is called Metro Casino. Guests get complimentary snacks and beverages while playing in the casino, there are penny slots, as low as $0.01 per spin (with one line, but nobody is playing with one line, it’s more like $0.25, or $0.5 per spin with all the lines, by default slots have all the lines active). Also, this casino has the biggest poker section in all of Puerto Rico. They also started to add Chinese casino games, namely EZ Baccarat to please the growing number of Chinese tourists and locals.

 

 

Games: 18 tables (blackjack, roulette, baccarat, craps, EZ baccarat, electronic roulette table, free bet blackjack and 21+3 extreme blackjack), 430 slots.

The casino has a poker section, Casino Metro Poker Saloon (not an actual saloon, it’s just a marketing buzzword, it’s a semi separated section), with 4 tables for cash games, the rest is for games against the dealer, but it is Puerto Rico’s biggest poker section. The other casinos only have a few poker tables, most don’t have any tables for live cash games at all, just a few Texas hold’em tables, where you can only play against the dealer.

 

Video about Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino:

 

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: not mentioned on the official website, but the casino appears to be open despite the global pandemic

 

Dress code: appears to be smart casual, according to comments and reviews

 

Entrance fee: appears to have no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: the Metro Casino gets very good 4.5/5 reviews on reviews sites, highest rated Puerto Rico casino

 

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

5., Mayagüez Resort & Casino
This is a picture of Mayagüez Resort & Casino in Western Puerto Rico. This is the last element on this TOP 5 list of the best and biggest brick & mortar casino gambling establishments in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. You can find the other casino gaming venues on this list above this one. To the right of the picture you can read about this casino.

Mayagüez Resort & Casino

Mayagüez Resort & Casino, address: 585 PR-104, Mayagüez, 00682

The largest hotel resort in western Puerto Rico, most well know for its waterpark. Previously it was a Hilton hotel, with the name Mayagüez Hilton, but it was bought by a group of local rich people. At the time of writing, the website of the hotel has no information about the casino, therefore I had to gather the information here from secondary non-official sources.

 

Games: 11 tables, 390 slots

 

Video about the casino:

 

There is no video online about the casino. If you know of any please let me know in the comments section below.

 

Opening hours: 10am to 3am, daily

 

UPDATE COVID-19: It’s unknown whether the casino is open during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know, please drop a comment.

 

Dress code: no info about it online, probably smart casual

 

Entrance fee: no info about it online, probably no entrance fee

 

Meta review analysis: the casino don’t have any reviews, the reviews are all reviewing the hotel, and only barely mention the casino

 

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

 

 

Bitcoin, cryptocurrency casinos in Puerto Rico

Bitcoin gambling is not specifically regulated in Puerto Rico or on the federal level. None of the land-based casinos accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethereum, or any of the other cryptocurrencies. However, when the legalization process of online gambling ends bitcoin online casinos will be able to be licensed and operate on the island.

 

Other forms of online gambling in Puerto Rico

Apart from online casino gambling, which is being legalized right now, online sports betting, fantasy sports betting and e-sports betting are all legal since 2019, according to the Puerto Rico Sports betting and Fantasy Contest Regulations.*

And when it comes to land-based gambling: bingo (only fundraising, non-profit bingo), the lottery (Loterias de Puerto Rica), horse racing betting, and interestingly cockfighting betting are the main forms of games of chance. Betting on blood sports, including cockfights is actually illegal in the USA, on a federal level, according to the 2018 Agriculture Improvement Act** but Puerto Rico and all the other US territories disregard this, keeping their traditional sport and this part of their local culture alive (and in some territories it’s also part of local religious customs), despite the repeated attacks from Washington. This is far from a settled issue, and we will be hearing from this in the future, for now, cockfighting remains de facto legal.

 

Sources:

*Puerto Rico Sports betting and Fantasy Contest Regulations

**Public Law 115 – 334 – Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018

 

 

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  • 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%

 

This article supplements the general guide to the legal status of gambling in Puerto Rico.

 

Simon’s Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Puerto Rico is part of Simon’s Online Casino Guide.

 

Last updated: 2022-04-19

 

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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Puerto Rico
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Simon's Guide to Land-based and Online Casinos in Puerto Rico
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A guide to the legal status of offline casinos and online casinos in Puerto Rico, including the ongoing legalization efforts, and info about how the US federal online gambling laws effect online casino gambling in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
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