Simon’s Guide to Rwanda Online Casinos and Land-based Venues

This is a picture of interior of the gaming room of Casino Kigali, Rwanda's biggest casino, in its new location, after the move. Under this picture, on this page, you can find a list of all terrestrial Rwandan casinos, info about the legal status of gaming venues, slot halls, their taxation regime, licensing system, and you can find a list of Rwanda licensed online casinos, which accept players from the country.

Rwanda Casinos Guide (on the picture: Casino Kigali within the Lemigo Hotel, in Kigali, the capital)

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Rwanda (officially the Republic of Rwanda, a landlocked African country, the fifth most densely populated country in the world, has a population of 12.95 million, a Christian Sub-Saharan African country). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Rwanda, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country. 

Contents:

 

Online casinos in Rwanda

Legal status of digital casinos in Rwanda: legal since 2011, operators require a licence

 

Online casino are legal in Rwanda. since 2011, according to Law No. 58/20111.

The Rwanda gambling legislation allows private companies to acquire online gambling licenses. Even though technically it is possible to apply for a digital gaming license since 2011, due to various issues with the licensing system internet gambling licences are only issued since 2013.

It’s surprising that online casinos are legal in Rwanda considering that the internet penetration is only around 31%2. In most African countries online casinos are either illegal or not regulated. Rwanda is definitely one of the more gambling friendly African countries, resulting from its past as a Catholic, Portuguese colony.

However, the country introduced 4G broadband mobile internet in the bigger cities, which means further opportunities for the small but growing online gambling sector in the country.

/Comment: The vast majority of internet users in Rwanda access the internet on their phones rather than via a desktop computer. This is typical of all African countries./

Despite the fact that online casinos are legal for more than 10 years at this point, there are still barely any domestic gambling websites. And these domestic alternatives are always lower quality and have worse games than the international websites. However, they area available in Kinyarwandan, international digital casinos are not.

A few international digital casinos have acquired Rwandan gambling licenses and accept players from the country as well (you can see a list of these websites below). And even though these foreign online casinos platforms are not available in Kinyarwandan, they are usually available in French, which is spoken by substantial amount of the population.

Only licensed casino websites can accept players from Rwanda. Playing in unlicensed digital casinos is illegal.

Brick  & mortar casinos are also legal, you can read more about it in the next section, above the list of Rwandan casinos.

UPDATE 2022: Online casinos are still legal in Rwanda, despite the many outdated gambling blogs online, which claim they are not regulated (if you search online for  “Rwanda online casinos”, every other website will claim digital casinos in the country are either illegal or not regulated, don’t be fooled, they have been officially legal for more than 10 years.).

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

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Rwanda?

Yes, tourists, expats (or illegal migrants) can play online freely while enjoying their stay in the country.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Rwanda:

The Gambling Board within the Ministry Of Trade And Industry of Rwanda is responsible for the licencing of online casinos.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of online gambling business in the country. Their websites is available in English, although the licensing fees, process and requirements are only available in Kinyarwandan and French (at the time of writing).

Licensing fees and requirements are set by Law N°58/2011 and Ministerial Order N° 01/013 of 20/06/20133.

You are only eligible to receive a Rwandan licence if:

  • you and your company has never been denied a gaming licence in Rwanda or anywhere else;
  • you and your company has never had a gaming licence suspended or revoked in Rwanda or in any other jurisdiction;
  • you and your company must possess gaming premises deemed suitable by applicable regulations;
  • you and your company must be in compliance with all the provisions of law no 58/2011 of 31/12/2011;
  • owners and shareholders have no prior criminal offence involving fraud, money laundering or dishonesty;
  • you or your company are not being subject to foreclosures or insolvency proceedings of any kind;
  • you or your company must have adequate capital for the financing of the whole project(s);
  • must be a Rwandan company, and owner must be Rwandan as well.

 

Rwandan lawyers, who can help:

If you need help setting up gambling business in Rwanda contact Innocent Muramira, a licensed Rwandan commercial lawyer.

/Comment: I strongly recommend asking for help, you won’t be able to successfully finish the application procedure without legal aid. And they don’t refund application fees if the application is unsuccessful.

I was not paid to advertise his services, I’m promoting him because his public English guide5 helped me tremendously to put this licensing section together. He seems to know great deal about this topic, he will be able to guide your business through the licensing process and beyond./

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Rwanda: 

The Rwanda online casino gambling tax rates are determined by Law 016/20184, and they are the following:

Rwanda gambling tax
Activity: Rate: Tax Base:
general gambling tax 13% gross gaming revenue
withholding tax on players’ winnings 15% player’s winnings

 

Gambling taxes are on top of regular taxes (e.g: corporate tax, which is 30%).

 

For the players, taxation of online casino gambling winnings in Rwanda: not taxable, taxes on winnings are paid by the company as you can see above (details can be found above, look for “withholding tax”), players don’t have to pay extra taxes on their winnings

 

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  • send me 1-2 sentences about you and/or your business etc.., something that describes the business, what you do, something that makes potential clients interested
  • send me one single picture of your company's logo, or a picture of your office, or one of your certificates, credentials which you are proud of etc... (but don't send a picture of yourself, for legal reasons I want to avoid uploading pictures of people)

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).
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.

 

Age requirement of Rwanda online casinos: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of Rwandan online casino gambling legislation:

1Law No. 58/2011 Of 31/12/2011 Governing The Gaming Activities

2Datareportal – Digital 2021 Rwanda

3Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Law Reform Commission – Ministerial Order N° 01/013 of 20/06/2013

4Rwanda Revenue Authority – Law 016/2018

5LinkedIn – How to get a Gaming Licence in Rwanda by Innocent Muramira, a licensed Rwandan commercial lawyer

 

List of online casinos, which accept players from Rwanda

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

 

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

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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%
 
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888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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Miami Club 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.

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

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Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
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  • +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
  • 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

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Fair Go Australian casino, 18+

Promotions:
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  • 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

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Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + 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 to advertise.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

Land-based casinos in Rwanda

Legal status of casinos in Rwanda: legal since 2011, operators require a licence, slot halls are also legal

 

Brick and mortar casinos are also legal in Rwanda since 2011, according to Law No. 58/20111.

At the moment, there are only 2 casinos operating in Rwanda, the largest of which is Casino Kigali located in, as the name suggests, in the capital of the country: Kigali.

/Comment: Casino Kigali, the country’s first casino opened in 2008, with a special permission. Casinos were only officially legalized in 2011./

However, slot machines are not limited to these gambling establishments, as they can be placed in bars, restaurants and nightclubs as well, if they have a gaming machine licence, essentially turning them into slot halls (although reportedly this is not common due to the costs associated with a licence, and the poverty of the population, but technically it’s possible).

There are only 2 casinos in Rwanda currently + 1 bigger slot hall (by Rwandan standards, it’s still really small), you can see them on the list below. All of them are located in the capital Kigali. It seems like there are no casinos in the countryside at all (or they have no online presence whatsoever, if you now of any please leave a comment).

Slot halls call themselves casinos in Rwanda and business owners and payers alike are not aware of the difference.

/Explanation: Professionals active in the gambling industry distinguish between three universally accepted types of casino gambling establishments: slot halls, electronic casinos and casinos. Here are the differences:

  • Slot hall definition: These types of venues only contain gaming machines, and they are usually smaller than casinos.
  • Electronic casino definition: They only contain gambling machines + electronic tables without live dealers and croupiers, usually bigger than a slot hall, but smaller than a casino.
  • Casino definition: Bigger than slot halls and electronic casinos, often attached to a hotel or a resort complex. They have gaming machines + electronic tables + live dealer tables, roulette wheels with croupiers and card games (banking and non-banking)./

Rwanda is definitely not a tourist hotspot. The country only get 1.6 million visitors per year2, which is an average value for Africa, but quite a low value globally.

However, the legalization of gambling has helped the tourism sector somewhat, as is usually the case.

/Comment: Many studies conclusively prove that the legalization of gambling always has a beneficial effect on the tourism and hospitality sector of a country3./

You can see the number of visitors from 2007 to 2020 on the graph below:

 

This graph shows the number of tourists visiting Rwanda from 2007 to 2020. You can see on the graph the point of legalization of gambling and betting (it's marked with a black arrow). You can read more about the effects of the legalization of games of chance and wagering on Rwanda's tourism and hospitality sector. And below the picture you can find a list of licensed Rwandan online gambling websites, which accept players from the country.

Rwanda number of tourists from 2007 to 2020

 

You can clearly see that the numbers have reliably started to increase since 2011, which is when the legalization of games of chance took place. Prior to the legalization the Rwandan tourism sector stagnated.

/Comment: Obviously it’s not only gambling that is responsible for the increase but it certainly must have helped, case in point: all 2 casinos of the country are attached to hotels./

UPDATE COVID-19: Casinos were forced to close between 2020 May and 2020 October due to the global pandemic7. They have reopened since.

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Rwanda?

Yes, both locals and tourists can visit the casinos in Rwanda, unlike in some other countries (e.g.: in the entire Muslim world casinos are only available to the tourists, locals can not enter).

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Rwanda:

The Gambling Board within the Ministry Of Trade And Industry of Rwanda is responsible for the licencing of casinos and slot halls.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of casino gambling business in the country. Their websites is available in English, although the licensing fees, process and requirements are only available in Kinyarwandan and French (at the time of writing).

Enforcement of the regulations seems to be taken seriously, three casino companies have had their licence suspended already, after failing to comply with various regulations.

/Comment: Although, the licences were later reinstated. However, enforcement seems to be much more serious than in most African countries, which is a good sign./

Licensing fees and requirements are set by Law N°58/2011 and Ministerial Order N° 01/013 of 20/06/20134.

The type of licences, which can be issued are:

  • casino;
  • gaming machine;

 

You are only eligible to receive a Rwandan licence if:

  • you and your company has never been denied a gaming licence in Rwanda or anywhere else;
  • you and your company has never had a gaming licence suspended or revoked in Rwanda or in any other jurisdiction;
  • you and your company must possess gaming premises deemed suitable by applicable regulations;
  • you and your company must be in compliance with all the provisions of law no 58/2011 of 31/12/2011;
  • owners and shareholders have no prior criminal offence involving fraud, money laundering or dishonesty;
  • you or your company are not being subject to foreclosures or insolvency proceedings of any kind;
  • you or your company must have adequate capital for the financing of the whole project(s);
  • must be a Rwandan company, and owner must be Rwandan as well.

 

Rwandan lawyers, who can help:

If you need help with a casino licence in Rwanda contact Innocent Muramira, a licensed Rwandan commercial lawyer.

/Comment: I strongly recommend asking for help, you won’t be able to successfully finish the application procedure without legal aid. And they don’t refund application fees if the application is unsuccessful.

I was not paid to advertise his services, I’m promoting him because his public English guide5 helped me tremendously to put this licensing section together. He seems to know great deal about this topic, he will be able to guide your business through the licensing process and beyond./

 

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And all this for free. Click on the drop down section if you are interested and want to get listed.

How to get featured

In order to get the free placement you must have a website (social media profile is not enough). Here is what you have to do:
  • send me a link to your website, or your employer's website
  • send me 1-2 sentences about you and/or your business etc.., something that describes the business, what you do, something that makes potential clients interested
  • send me one single picture of your company's logo, or a picture of your office, or one of your certificates, credentials which you are proud of etc... (but don't send a picture of yourself, for legal reasons I want to avoid uploading pictures of people)

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

 

Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Rwanda: 

The Rwanda gambling tax rates are determined by Law 016/20186, and they are the following:

Rwanda gambling tax
Activity: Rate: Tax Base:
general gambling tax 13% gross gaming revenue
withholding tax on players’ winnings 15% player’s winnings

 

Gambling taxes are on top of regular taxes (e.g: corporate tax, which is 30%).

 

For the players, taxation of casino winnings in Rwanda: not taxable, taxes on winnings are paid by the company as you can see above (details can be found above, look for “withholding tax”), players don’t have to pay extra taxes on their winnings

 

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Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Rwanda: 18+

 

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

1Law No. 58/2011 Of 31/12/2011 Governing The Gaming Activities

2Trading Economics – Rwanda – International Tourism, Number Of Arrivals

3University of Nevada Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming – The spread of casinos and their role in tourism development

4Government of Rwanda, Rwanda Law Reform Commission – Ministerial Order N° 01/013 of 20/06/2013

5LinkedIn – How to get a Gaming Licence in Rwanda by Innocent Muramira, a licensed Rwandan commercial lawyer

6Rwanda Revenue Authority – Law 016/2018

7SIGMA – Rwanda gaming companies allowed to resume operations

 

List of all casinos in Rwanda

This is a list of all casinos in Rwanda, 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., Casino Kigali
This is a picture of the swimming pool and inner courtyard of Lemigo hotel in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. Attached to Lemigo Hotel, in the same building you can find Casino Kigali, Rwanda's oldest and biggest casino. This is the first casino on this list of all Rwandan casinos. You can find the other gaming venues on this list below this one. You can read more about this gaming venue 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.

Casino Kigali

Casino Kigali, address: Lemigo Hotel, KG 622 St, Kigali

Casino Kigali is located in the building of Lemigo Hotel. This is the new location of the casino it was originally attached to Top Tower hotels, which went out of business.

Casino Kigali is Rwanda’s oldest and biggest Rwandan casino, in operation since 2008. It is also the best rated casino in the country, based on the online reviews.

Even though it is the biggest casino in Rwanda, it is only medium sized by African standards, and by international standards it is a small casino. There are just simply no big casinos in Rwanda.

The casino is owned by Casino Games Rwanda Ltd., and it is managed and operated by Solna Leisure Holdings Ltd., an international management and consulting company.

The gaming machines looks very dated on the pictures, 15+ years old. However, you can’t know for sure how accurate or recent those pictures are (although it’s very likely, African casinos usually have very dated, sometimes secondhand machines).

If you have ever been in this casino or know anything about it, if you know whether they have old machines or not, please leave comment. Thank you.

 

Games: around 30 gaming machines (slots, video poker, machines look very old, bad selection), and around 5 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Oasis Stud Poker, Texas Hold’em) + 2 electronic roulette machines (with 8 terminals each, Alfa Street)

 

Video of Casino Kigali:

 

Opening hours: 

Slots and Automated Roulette daily from 14:00 – 03:00, Fri-Sat until 5.00
Live Gaming Wednesday to Sunday 19:00 – 03:00, Fri- Sat until 5.00

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, but seeing that this is an upscale hotel I recommend smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The casino gets okay reviews 4/5, no major problems, this is the best rated Rwandan casino currently

 

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

2., New Oriental Casino
This is a picture of interior and gambling room of the New Oriental Casino in the Dmall Hotel. On the picture 5 tables and around 10 slots are visible. You can read more about this gaming venue to the right of the picture: its' address, opening hours, dress code, entrance fee.

New Oriental Casino

New Oriental Casino, address: 3423+8JJ, Kigali

New Oriental Casino is one of the many Chinese owned casinos in Africa.

/Comment: China is investing heavily into Africa, despite the political instability, poverty and various issues of the continent, some call it a “new colonization”. They also invest in the gambling sector, although it is not their primary focus./

It is a small an unremarkable casino located on the second floor of the Dmall Hotel.

The casino is owned by New Oriental Casino Ltd..

 

Games: around 20 gaming machines (slots, video poker, machines look very old, bad selection, low quality brands), and around 5 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Oasis Stud Poker, Texas Hold’em)

 

Video of New Oriental Casino:

 

Opening hours: 15:00 – 03:00, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, but I doubt there is any dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The casino gets okay reviews 3/5, no major problems, there are only a few reviews of this venue online

 

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

3., Lydia Ludic Rwanda
This is a picture of the front entrance of the Rwanda Lydia Ludic venue. It is a slot hall. This is the last gambling establishment on this list of all Rwandan casinos. You can find the other gaming venues on this list above this one. You can read more about this gaming venue 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.

Lydia Ludic Rwanda

Lydia Ludic Rwanda, address: Gasabo, Nyarutarama, KG 288, Street 2, BP 1367, Kigali

Lydia Ludic Rwanda is not actually a casino. It is a slot hall (there are no live dealer tables). However, it is advertised as a casino and there are barely any casinos in the country so I decide to include it on the list.

The venue is small an unremarkable with only around 20 slots and one or two electronic tables. It is in operation since 2014, it is owned by Ludic East Africa Ltd..

Lydia Ludic is an African slot hall chain with locations in:

 

They are all very similar. They only have around 20 slots each  and one or two electronic tables.

 

Games: around 20 gaming machines (slots, video poker, machines look very old, bad selection, low quality brands), and no live dealer tables + a few electronic tables

 

Video of Lydia Ludic Rwanda:

This is not a video of the actual Rwandan venue, this is the Ivory Coast venue, but this is the only video that shows the interior of these Lydia Ludic slot halls.

 

Opening hours: 15:00 – 03:00, daily

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: unknown, if you know please leave a comment, but I doubt there is any dress code

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: The slot hall barely has any reviews online, no point in making a review summary.

 

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

 

Other forms of online gambling in Rwanda

Similarly to online casino gambling, the other main forms of online gambling are also legal, including: lottery (monopoly of Carousel Ltd.), sports betting, poker and bingo.

You can read more about this in the guide to the legal status of gambling in Rwanda.

 

Bitcoin casinos in Rwanda

Legal status: not specifically regulated

 

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are not regulated in Rwanda (they are neither legal or illegal, not regulated yet, you can use bitcoins in the meantime)*.

The government of Rwanda does not appear to restrict or limit the use of bitcoin or other digital currencies in the country.

However, because it is not yet regulated the gambling legislation also does not mention virtual currencies in any way.

Therefore, right now none of the brick & mortar gambling establishments can accept cryptocurrencies (they can only accept legal tender). However, some of the licensed online casinos can accept digital alternative currencies through the various payment processors they work with.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from Rwanda.

Source: *Freeman Law – Rwanda and Cryptocurrency

 

The following casino websites accept players from Rwanda:

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonus offers of thee 888 gambling platforms (including casino, poker, sports betting platforms). 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 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 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

888 casino, poker, bingo & bookmaker, current 2022 promos, UK players accepted

  • €1500 welcome bonus package

USA players are not accepted, but UK players are accepted. Full list of banned countries can be found in the drop down menu below. UK licensed casino website, accept players from the United Kingdom and British territories. All in one gambling destination with poker, sports betting, live dealer games, bingo and over 1000 casino games (review coming soon).

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 Miami Club gambling website's GIF animated banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently and their terms and conditions and required player protection information. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking on it you will be taken to the gambling website, where you can check out the most recent 2022 bonuses, promotions and you can register and play if your over the age of 18.

Miami Club 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.

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

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.

Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 25% sports betting reload on every qualifying bet, code: LIFEBONUS 
  • +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
  • 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 an animated gif banner ad featuring all the current 2022 promotions, bonuses of FairGo Australian ("Aussie") themed casino. The picture also act as a link, by clicking on it you will be taken to the free to play area of the casino, 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+. Terms and conditions and requirements can be seen below the banner.

Fair Go Australian casino, 18+

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 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 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, self exclusion from the casino website is possible.

Mr. Bit casino & bookmaker, current 2022 bonus offers, welcome bonus and free spins + 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 to advertise.
Mr Bit Casino does not accept players from:

 

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

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Rwanda online casinos

 

FAQ section

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

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Rwanda?

Yes, casinos are legal in Rwanda.

Are online casinos legal in Rwanda?

Yes, online casinos are legal in Rwanda.

Are there any casinos in Rwanda?

Yes, there are 2 casinos in the country.

Can I play in an online casino from Rwanda?

Yes, Rwandan players can play in licensed online casinos. You can see a list of them on this page.

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Rwanda?

Cryptocurrency accepting casinos are not yet specifically addressed by the Rwanda gambling legislation.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from Rwanda?

Yes, the licensed online casinos listed on this page accept players from Rwanda.

Can tourists play in the casinos of Rwanda?

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

Can tourists place bets in online casinos while staying in Rwanda?

Yes, the casino gambling laws and regulations mentioned on this page only apply to locals. Tourists, migrants, expats visiting Rwanda can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Rwanda online casinos?

The age limit of both land-based and digital casinos is 18+.

Do casinos in Rwanda have dress codes?

Casinos in Rwanda never officially specify a dress code but smart casual is expected.

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

Gambling winnings regardless of the source and amount are tax exempt in Rwanda. The casinos pay taxes on your winnings not the players.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Rwanda?

Yes, online casino licenses are issued since 2013.

How many casinos are there in Rwanda?

There are 2 casinos in Rwanda.

Do casinos in Rwanda have entrance fees?

No, casinos in Rwanda do not charge an entrance fee, it's not customary in the country.

Which is the biggest casino in Rwanda?

The biggest casino in Rwanda is Casino Kigali.

Which is the biggest casino group in Rwanda?

The biggest casino group in Rwanda is the Casino Games Rwanda Ltd..

 

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

Last updated: 2022-04-24

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