Simon’s Guide to United Arab Emirates Gambling & Online Betting Sites

This a photo of the skyline and the cityscape of Dubai, the biggest city of the United Arab Emirates, with many of the city's famous skyscrapers visible. Under the picture, on this page, you can read about the legal status of the various forms of UAE games of chance: internet lottery, digital bingo, electronic poker, sports betting, crypto wagering. There is also info about illegal gambling, sharia law and betting on blood sports, the licensing system, taxation regime, and you can find a list of licensed online gambling websites, which accept Emirati players.

United Arab Emirates Gambling Guide (on the picture: cityscape of of Dubai, which is actually not the capital, a common misconception, the capital is Abu Dhabi)

Summary: Some forms of gambling are legal in the United Arab Emirates since 1986 (also known as UAE, an oil rich Muslim country, infamous for obscene displays of wealth, and known as a luxury travel destination for the “born-into-wealth never had to work for it” types, with a population of 9.2 million, the country consists of 7 emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm al-Quwain).

Some form of online gambling are also legal.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from the United Arab Emirates by scrolling below, or click here to jump to that list:

History of Gambling in the United Arab Emirates - click to expand

1986 – Opening of the Nad Al Sheba Race Course (where betting is allowed).

1990 – Opening of the Jebel Ali Racecourse (betting is allowed).

1992 – Big Ticket is established in 1992.

2020 – The online lotteries Mahzooz and Emirates Draw were launched.

2022: The country’s first casino got the green light (Wynn Resorts), it is expected to operational by 2026.

Gambling is mostly illegal in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Constitution1 and the Penal Code2.

The only exceptions are:

  • lottery, raffles and online lottery (e.g.: the Big Raffle of Abu Dhabi, Mahzooz, Emirates Draw, which act as the national lotteries of the UAE, details can be found in the Emirates lottery section below, brick & mortar retailers are limited to the Abu Dhabi International Airport)
  • betting on games of skill (even gambling licenses are issued in this category, but probably on purpose, the government keeps this under wraps, very little information is available online, and the authorities do not like to talk about it, they did not respond to our enquiry, games of skill could include: shooting games, trials of strength)
  • horse and camel racing betting (horse and camel races are considered a game of skill, therefore betting on them is legal but only at the Nad Al Sheba and Jebel Ali race courses)

 

Games of chance were always officially illegal in the UAE, throughout all of its history, due to Shari’a (Islamic) Law, which are integrated into the country’s legal system, just like in all neighbouring countries, e.g.: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain. However, over time, certain exceptions were added.

According to Islamic law:

  • It is unlawful for Muslims to gain wealth by gambling. According to Islamic teachings one ought to earn a living by honest, serious, hard work, and relying on luck to gain money is contrary to this principle.
  • Muslims must not participate in gambling for recreational purposes: The reason for this prohibition lies in the addictive nature of gambling, which causes the gambler to neglect his responsibilities to society and the Creator.

 

In short: gambling (maisir) is forbidden (haram) for Muslims according to the Quran.

According to the Emirati legislation gambling is defined as the following:

“games in which every party agrees to pay, in case of losing, to the other party, the winner, an amount of money or anything else agreed”.

/Comment: This would clearly make lottery and betting on horse/camel races gambling as well, but it’s clearly “rules for thee, not for me….”/

However, there are quite a few exceptions, as listed above, and even though there is no land-based casino in the country (comment: for now, the country’s first casino is expected to be in operation by 2026, details below, at the UAE casino gambling section), lottery and betting are quite big.

As is expected, the government and people profiting form this situation try to downplay this, and they give ridiculously dumb PR explanations of why the above listed exceptions are not actually gambling and are compliant with Sharia law, here is an example, from Paul Sebeysten, the director of the Emirates Loto5:

“Does Sharia Law Allow Gambling in This Form?

The lottery is Sharia-compliant as it is held with a private license from Abu Dhabi.

According to Sebeysten, participation in the weekly lottery is option, and people who have purchased the collectibles – tickets – don’t even bother participating.

As per Sharia principles, there needs to be an exchange of value, which is where the collectibles are used. Sebeysten further noted that one of the objectives of the lottery was to raise funds for people and community.

Across the world, national lotteries continue to raise money for health, education, social services and pension funds. The lotteries in the United States were originally established to help the local government cover social expenditures. In Switzerland, gambling is a monopoly and the authorized operator feeds directly into the state’s pension fund.”

 

/Comment: Obviously this is quite dumb and absolutely not true. Lottery is gambling, and it violates Sharia law, only biased evil people, who profit from it would claim otherwise./

If someone is caught engaging in illegal gambling (e.g.: casino gambling), the penalties are the following according to Chapter 6 Article 414 & 415 of the Emirati Penal Code:

  • Article 414:
    • The penalty shall be a jail sentence or a fine if the crime is committed in a public place or a place that is open to the public or in a gambling place or house.”
  • Article 415:
    • “Any person who opens or manages a gambling place intended to receive people, as well as any person who organizes such gambling game in a public place or a place that is open to the public or in any place or house provided for such purpose shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than ten years and to a fine of not less than one hundred thousand dirhams (approx. € 25,000 or $ 30,000).”

 

This applies to tourists as well, and it is enforced even in case of tourists/foreigners/expats ignorant of the law (examples can be found below, in the sources3).

/Comment: In fact, the gambling law is violated almost exclusively by foreigners, who try to make a quick buck. Locals are already well-off, they don’t have to turn to illegal gambling to try to get rich quick./

Despite the strict enforcement and severe punishments, the UAE, on account of being a very rich country, and having a reputation as the playground of the ultra rich (generational, dynastic wealth), it always had issues with illegal gambling4.

The most common form of illegal gambling according to online reports are Indian and Pakistani migrant workers (who are worked to death, often literally, under the kafala system8) selling lottery tickets illegally, sometimes openly, on the streets, at marketplaces, but usually just secretly to other mistreated and underpaid kafala workers.

The police strictly enforces the gambling ban and foreigners are jailed regularly for gambling offences.

 

Online gambling is also mostly illegal. The only known exceptions are:

  • online raffles (e.g.: the Big Raffle a.k.a. Abu Dhabi raffle, which is available online as well);
  • online lotteries (e.g: Mahzooz, Emirates Draw, both are available online as well).

 

Despite this, some foreign online gambling websites accept players from the UAE, but it’s technically illegal for locals to play on these websites (you can see a list of them below).

Locals theoretically could be prosecuted for placing bets over the internet, but in reality, if done in the privacy of one’s own home, discreetly, the authorities won’t target you, but it’s officially illegal. 

The only documented time someone got a jail sentence for online gambling in the UAE is when some Asian migrant workers tried to operate an online gambling website from within the country, and even then only the organizers, the owners of the website were jailed7.

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority implements an “Internet Access Management” policy9, which means that most of these unlicensed international internet gambling websites are blocked (but not all). This policy requires internet service providers to block access to websites providing illegal content or services, which includes, e.g.:

  • pornography;
  • anti religious content;
  • escort websites;
  • political content critical of the regime;
  • content made by enemies of the state;
  • terrorism;
  • drugs and prohibited substances;
  • and online gambling.

 

UPDATE 2021: Using VPNS to circumvent this blocking is a serious offence in United Arab Emirates6, punishable by up to Dh 500,000 – 2,000,000 fine (approx.: $ 136,000 – 545,000, £ 415,000, € 495,000). Do not use a VPN in the Emirates to access online gambling sites.

The authorities also block websites offering tools for bypassing the internet censorship, such as proxy servers or VPN websites.

UPDATE 2022: Casino gambling is coming to the UAE.

Las Vegas based Wynn Resorts signed a deal with one of the sheikdoms of the United Arab Emirates for building a multibillion dollar casino resort complex, which will feature a casino.

The newly announced integrated resort is still in its early design phase and it is due for completion by 2026 by current estimates.

You can read the details here: https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2022-01-25/uae-sheikhdom-to-allow-gaming-as-wynn-resorts-plans-project

UPDATE 2022: I added this section because you might be wondering:

How is it legal for online gambling websites to accept players from the United Arab Emirates? Isn’t it illegal?

It’s only illegal for Emirati citizens to play online. These foreign online gambling websites, which accept players from the UAE are registered and licensed in foreign countries, and the United Arab Emirates laws only apply within the borders of the country (within the so called jurisdiction, they do not apply to these foreign gambling websites).

According to the local gambling laws of the countries in which these offshore gambling companies operate it’s perfectly legal to accept players from the Emirates. But it’s not legal for Emirati citizens to place bets on these platforms.

International law can be complicated, and enforcement is even more tricky, I hope this clears this up.

However, I officially do not recommend playing online from the UAE, it’s illegal, and you should always act according to the laws of your country, even if it’s not enforced, play at your own risk.

You can find a list of online gambling websites, which accept players from the United Arab Emirates below.

 

Can tourists play online from Saudi Arabia?

Yes, the laws discussed on this webpage only apply to Saudi Arabian citizens, and they do not apply to tourists. Tourists (expats, non-citizens, migrants) can play online freely, while enjoying their stay in Saudi Arabia.

 

Betting on blood sports in the United Arab Emirates

All forms of blood sports are officially illegal in the UAE. Betting on blood sports is also illegal.

 

The United Arab Emirates, especially the infamous Dubai, receives a surprisingly high number of visitors, considering the climate and just how expensive the county is.

UPDATE COVID-19: The number of visitors has fallen drastically because of the global pandemic, from 25 million per year to 8 million (and most people who still travel to the Emirates are expats and migrants, tourists entirely disappeared from the cities of the UAE).

If you want to know why not to fall for the fake advertisements, the propaganda machine of the UAE, the Instagram whores, and the many paid traveler bloggers on Youtube. Watch following documentary, which exposes some of the many things wrong with Dubai, and why you should avoid the Arabian Sin City, the parody of the 21.st century:

 

United Arab Emirates gambling licenses

We couldn’t find any information regarding the gambling licensing in the UAE. We assume this is on purpose, as the government of the Emirates likes to pose as this porper Muslim authority that does not actually allow gambling, when in fact, they are already building the country’s first casino (details can be found in the Emirates casino gambling section below).

What is certain is that each sheikdom issues licenses separately, however they are silent on the issue. And how this is harmonized with the laws applicable to all of the UAE is uncertain, considering that gambling is officially illegal (and a casino is certainly gambling, yet they are building one, very weird situation, we except a lot of litigation is going on behind the scenes).

If you know anything about the licensing process, authority, requirements in any of the sheikdoms of the UAE please help us out and leave comment at the bottom of the age. Thank you.

 

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United Arab Emirates gambling taxation

We couldn’t find any information regarding the taxation of the gambling businesses present in the country.

We suspect that the taxation of gamblign is differnt in each emirtates:

If you know anything about the UAE gambling tax rates please leave a comment at the bottom of the page.

 

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Gambling age in the United Arab Emirates: N/A, no officially set gambling age (because gambling is officially illegal, the exceptions are not officially considered gambling), but at the very least the online lotteries active in the country require participants to be 18+, which makes it the de facto gambling age

 

Other:

The legal status of virtual sports betting and fantasy football are unknown in the United Arab Emirates (if you know please leave a comment, thank you).

Social gambling is also illegal in the United Arab Emirates.

Loot boxes, or similar digital gambling like activities with virtual goods are not regulated in the UAE.

 

Sources, and main pieces of the Emirati gambling legislation:

1Constituteproject – United Arab Emirates’s Constitution of 1971 with Amendments through 2004 

2United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice – Penal Code

3TheNational – Men who organised gambling games in Dubai are fined and jailed

4The New Arab – Seven men jailed in Dubai for running ‘illegal gambling den’ and Gulf News – 16 jailed for online Casino and Poker

5Gulf Business – Emirates Loto to hold its inaugural draw this week, offers jackpot of Dhs35m

6Arabianpost – Use of VPN banned in UAE, $545,000 fine if caught and AnonHQ – Dubai Police: Using A VPN Can Net You Extra Charges

7The Filipino Times – Two jailed in Dubai for forcing people into electronic gambling

8Wikipedia – Kafala System

9Opennet Initiative – United Arab Emirates

 

List of online gambling sites, which accept players from the United Arab Emirates

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

 

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

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

Casinos in the United Arab Emirates: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online casino gambling in the United Arab Emirates: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

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Casinos are still illegal in the UAE.

There are reports of illegal casinos getting busted, practically every year (usually multiple reports per year). The organizers (usually expats or migrants) can expect sever punishment (hefty fines and imprisonment for multiple years. Despite this, many people still try to get rich this way, ever year.

However, this won’t be the situation for long.

US company Wynn Resorts signed a deal with one of the sheikdoms of the United Arab Emirates for building a multibillion dollar casino resort complex, which will feature a casino.

The newly announced integrated resort is still in its early design phase and it is due for completion by 2026 by current estimates*. This will be UAE’s first casino.

This means that in 2026 casino gambling will be legalized in at least one of the sheikdoms of the UAE. This will probably trigger a casino legalization and building wave in the country.

Online casinos are officially illegal. There aren1t any UAE licensed online casinos.

However, players who visit foreign casino websites are not actually prosecuted (if done discreetly, in the privacy of one’s own home). Although, finding an online casino that is not blocked is not easy, most of them are blocked on behest of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority.

Despite this some of the international online casinos accept players from the UAE, you can see these online casinos below.

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Online casinos, which accept players from the United Arab Emirates - click to see

The following online casino websites accept players from the United Arab Emirates:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

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

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

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

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

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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

Miami Club online casino, 18+

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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

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

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

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

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Click here for more info on casinos in the United Arab Emirates.

Source: *US News – UAE Sheikhdom to Allow Gaming as Wynn Resorts Plans Project

 

Bingo in the United Arab Emirates

Bingo halls in the United Arab Emirates: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online bingo in the United Arab Emirates: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

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Bingo is illegal and it is virtually unknown in the UAE, as it is in the entire Arab world in general.

There are, and never were any, bingo halls in the country.

Online bingo is also illegal.

However, players, who play bingo on offshore digital bingo platforms are not prosecuted.

The following bingo websites accept players from the Emirates:

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Online bingo websites, which accept players from the United Arab Emirates - click to see

The following bingo websites have live bingo and accept players from the United Arab Emirates:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

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

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

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

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

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

 

Poker in the United Arab Emirates

Poker halls in the UAE: illegal, players are prosecuted

Online poker in the UAE: illegal, players are not prosecuted

 

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Poker (both banking and non-banking) is considered a form of gambling, and is therefore illegal in the United Arab Emirates.

There are no casinos, not even in tourist resorts, so one cannot find any legal establishment to play poker in the country.

UPDATE: However, this situation is about to change, the new casino that is being built in the UAE will include poker tables as well.

Even private poker games among friends are considered illegal, and you could theoretically get into trouble for organizing a poker party.

Online poker is also illegal.

However, players, who play bingo on offshore digital poker platforms are not prosecuted. Additionally, poker websites are less likely to be blocked than online casinos, reportedly.

The following online poker sites accept players from the United Arab Emirates.

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Online poker networks, which accept players from the UAE - click to see

The following online casino websites have poker and accept players from the UAE:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

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

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

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

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

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

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:

 

Sports Betting in the United Arab Emirates

Bookmakers, betting shops in the United Arab Emirates: illegal, bettors are prosecuted

Online sports betting in the United Arab Emirates: illegal, bettors are not prosecuted

 

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Sports betting is legal in the UAE, although it is very restricted.

Only betting on horse and camel races is allowed, and only at the following 2 racecourses:

  • Nad Al Sheba racecourse
  • Jebel Ali racecourse

 

Sports betting is not considered a game of chance (maisir) in the UAE, instead it is considered a game of skill, that’s the legal loophole that made it possible to be legalized at the two racecourses.

/Comment: In fact, if this is the case, then theoretically betting could be extended to the other race courses as well./

The United Arab Emirates has some of the largest and most luxurious thoroughbred tracks in the world. The biggest one is probably the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, which opened its gates to visitors in 2011. The Meydan Racecourse is not just about horse racing, in 2014 and 2015 Lady Gaga an Kylie Minogue both had concerts there and the Dubai World Cup is also organised there, annually.

Fun fact: The camel races of the Emirates were infamous for using child jockeys, which were often skinny to the point of being anorexic (to weigh as little as possible, which is an advantage in a camel race). However, due to public outcry, and technological advancement, all the child jockeys were replaced with robot jockeys over time*.

Even though globally, especially in Europe and North America, the popularity of horse racing is on the decline and horse racing betting only accounts for a single digit percentage of the sports betting pie in the developed world, but in the UAE it is still very popular.

However, online sports betting is completely illegal.

Despite this, some international sportsbooks accept punters from the Emirates, you can see these sports betting websites below:

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Online bookmakers, which accept bettors from the Emirates - click to see

The following gambling websites have sports betting sections and accept registrations from the Emirates:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

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

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

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

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

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

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:

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: *Voice of America- Robot Camel Jockeys Replace Young Boys

 

Lottery in the United Arab Emirates

Lottery in the United Arab Emirates: legal, operators require a licence

Online lottery in the United Arab Emirates: legal, operators require a licence

 

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Lottery and lottery-like games (e.g.: raffles, keno) are legal in the UAE.

The biggest form of legal gambling in the UAE is lottery. However, the biggest Emirati lottery is actually technically a raffle, it is the Big Raffle (a.k.a. Abu Dhabi raffle), which is in operation since 1992 (it was the first lottery company of the Emirates).

Emirates Loto launched two new lotteries in 2020, namely:

  • Mahzooz,
  • Emirates Draw.

 

Interestingly, physical lottery retailers are limited to the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Lottery is not considered gambling according to the legislation of the UAE, and Paul Sebeysten, the director of the Emirates Loto also claims that is it complaint with Sharia law.

/Comment: It isn’t, according to the interpretation of most other Muslim countries. Interestingly, only the Muslim countries, which allow the operation of lotteries, seem to interpret Sharia law in a way that it allows lottery. I wonder why…./

And there is also the Dubai Duty Free ‘Multi Millionaire’ raffle as well.

Online lottery is also legal, in fact it is the only officerly legal form of gambling in the United Arab Emirates.

All two of the aforementioned lotteries sell lottery tickets online as well. The Big Raffle also sells tickets online as well. However, the Dubai Duty Free ‘Multi Millionaire’ raffle is not available online.

Additionally, the following websites allow people from the Emirates to purchase lottery tickets online.

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Online lottery platforms, which accept players from the United Arab Emirates - click to see

The following internet lottery sites allow players from the Emirates to purchase lottery tickets online:

 

Online lottery

This is an animated 728x90 pixels GIF banner advertisement of the Lotter online lottery retailer. The animated banner displays the various ads and promotions the digital gambling platform offers in 2022. The Lottery is an official reseller of Oregon and Texas lottery tickets. You can find the list of restricted countries, from which the Lottery does not accept plyers below the banner, behind the dropdown menu, additional requirements, terms and conditions are displayed there as well. The banner acts as a link, by clicking on it you can see the offers on their website and you can purchase lottery tickets over the internet after registration.

The Lottery, official reseller of US lottery tickets online, licensed legally operating online lottery retailer

UPDATE: They have recently changed the list of restricted countries significantly. Please check the list below to see whether you are eligible to play.

List of restricted countries

They do not allow players to purchase lottery tickets from the following countries:   Also, you must be 18+, and you must use your real address, email address and phone number to participate in the digital lottery draws. Promotions change quite often, check the lottery platforms for the most recent "buy 2 and get 1 for free" promotions or free tickets.

 

Bitcoin gambling in the United Arab Emirates

Cryptocurrency wagering in the United Arab Emirates: not specifically regulated

 

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Cryptocurrency itself is legal in the UAE. However, cryptocurrency gambling itself is not specifically regulated, the usual gambling laws apply to bets made with digital currency.

Existing, incensed Emirati gambling companies can accept crypto coins (e.g.: bitcoin, litecoin, ripple, ethereum) as payment.

The bitcoin casinos below accept players from the United Arab Emirates.

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Online casinos, which accept crypto and players from the United Arab Emirates - click to see

The following online casino websites accept bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum, and accept players from the United Arab Emirates:

 

888 Casino, Poker, Bingo and Sportsbook

This is a banner displaying the various bonuses, promotional offers of the 888 digital gambling platform (the 888 Group has online casino, digital poker and internet sports betting sections, all of them are accessible with just one registered player account). On this page, right under the banner, you can read about these promotions, free spins and their terms and conditions, playthrough requirements, wagering limitations and the 888 online gambling website's player protection, self exclusion and harm mitigation features and options available to players. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to the website of 888 casino, where you can register an account and play for real money. Full disclaimer: by registering an account I (the website owner) will receive a small percentage of the amount of money you deposited, must be 18+ to be able to register a real money account. Gamble responsibly. UPDATED 2022.

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

  • €1500 welcome bonus package, promo code: WELCOME1

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

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

All bonuses, free spins, and other promotional offer are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements. Although, we strive to update this  section often, it's best if you check the company's website for the latest and up to date bonus terms and conditions (they change it quite often, with every new bonus, it's possible we have missed something, or it's no longer up to date by the time you are reading this).
General bonus terms and conditions at the 888 gambling websites:
  • welcome bonuses are only available for new players
  • bonuses are available in US Dollars, GBP, Euros or Canadian Dollars
  • the minimum deposit to receive any bonus is €10
  • the bonus + deposit needs to be wagered within 7 days from date of activation
 
Playthrough requirement of the welcome bonus: 30x, the deposit bonus amount must be wagered 30 times before withdrawal. Playthrough requirement of the free spins: no free spins currently, free spins expire after 14 days
Wagering limitation:
Game type: Contribution:
Video slots & other types of slots, Scratch cards, Keno, Race, Arcade, Dice (and all other types of games not specifically mentioned below) 100%
Pai Gow, Caribbean Poker, Triple Card Poker and other kinds of table poker 20%
Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat, Live casino games, Video poker 10%
Craps 5%
 
UPDATE COVID-19: The online casino does not use the global pandemic situation for advertisement purposes, or to encourage the usage of its online gambling platform. In fact, it's forbidden to use the namesake, name, likeness and official logo or any depiction of the casino/company (and this casino gambling blog) in conjunction with any marketing campaign, which uses the novel coronavirus pandemic for promotion.
888 Casino does not accept players from:
   

Miami Club Digital Casino Destination

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

Miami Club online casino, 18+

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

Bet Online Casino, Bookmaker & Poker

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

Bet Online casino, poker and sportsbook

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

Fair Go Aussie Themed Casino

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

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

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

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

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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

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

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

Mr Bit Casino and Sportsbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about the United Arab Emirates internet gambling platforms

 

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about gambling in the United Arab Emirates. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Is gambling legal in the United Arab Emirates?

Surprisingly yes, some forms of gambling (lottery, raffles, limited sports betting) are actually legal in the United Arab Emirates, at the very least since 1992. Despite the country's manicured image as a truly Muslim country.

Is online gambling legal in the United Arab Emirates?

Surprisingly yes, some forms of online gambling (online lottery, online raffles) are actually legal in the UAE. Despite the country's manicured image as a truly Muslim country.

Is online bingo legal in the United Arab Emirates?

No, online bingo is illegal in the United Arab Emirates.

Is online poker legal in the United Arab Emirates?

No, online poker is illegal in the United Arab Emirates.

Is online sports betting legal in the United Arab Emirates?

No, online sports betting is illegal in the United Arab Emirates.

Is online lottery legal in the United Arab Emirates?

Yes, online lottery is legal in the United Arab Emirates.

Is bitcoin wagering legal in the United Arab Emirates?

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically regulated in the UAE. Gambling companies registered and licensed in the Emirates can accept virtual currencies.

Can you play online from the United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can play online from the UAE on international online gambling websites, which accept Emirati players. However, playing on these platforms is technically illegal and some of these websites are blocked. Players are not prosecuted for playing on these websites, but because it is technically illegal we can not officially recommend it.

Can you play bingo over the internet in the United Arab Emirates?

Some international digital bingo platforms accept players from the UAE. And even though players are not prosecuted for playing bingo online, it's technically illegal to use these foreign bingo platforms.

Can you play poker online from the United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can play poker over the internet from the UAE on the international poker networks or apps listed at the United Arab Emirates poker section above. However, even though players are not prosecuted by the authorities, using these poker websites is technically illegal.

Can you bet on sports online from the United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can place bets on sports from the UAE with international digital bookmakers, which accept bettors from the Emirates. You can find them above, in the United Arab Emirates sports wagering section. However, even though punters are not prosecuted by the authorities, placing bets on sports with offshore online sportsbooks is technically illegal for Emirati bettors.

Can you purchase lottery tickets online in the United Arab Emirates?

Yes, you can buy lottery tickets online from licensed digital lottery retailers, you can find these at Emirates lottery section above. All three of the big Emirati lotteries (the Big Raffle, Mahzooz, Emirates Draw) sell lottery tickets online (disclaimer: the Big Raffle is actually technically a raffle, but it is often called a lottery).

Can you use bitcoin wagering websites in the United Arab Emirates?

Yes, some of the international online gambling websites, which accept Emirati players, also accept cryptocurrencies through their various payment processors. You can find these at the bitcoin gambling section above. However, even though players are not prosecuted by the authorities, using such sites is technically illegal, therefore we can not officially recommend them.

Are there gambling websites, which accept players from the United Arab Emirates?

Some online gambling websites accept players from the UAE. You can see a list of these licensed internet wagering sites on this webpage.

Which internet gambling apps can I use from the UAE?

The mobile gambling apps listed on this webpage accept players from the United Arab Emirates.

Which online bingo sites accept players from the United Arab Emirates?

The online bingo sites listed above this FAQ section accept players from the United Arab Emirates.

Which online poker websites accept players from the United Arab Emirates?

The following digital poker networks accept players from the United Arab Emirates, you can see them above this FAQ, at the Emirates online poker section.

Which online sportsbooks accept bettors from the United Arab Emirates?

The digital bookmakers and wagering websites listed above this questions and answers section accept punters from the UAE (the list can be found at the Emirates sports betting section). However, keep in mind that using such sites is technically illegal for Emirati citizens (but online bettors are not prosecuted).

Which online lotteries accept registrations from the United Arab Emirates?

You can find a few lottery platforms, which accept Emirati players at the lottery section on this page.

Which internet gambling platforms have an Emirati gambling license?

There are only three Emirates licensed digital gambling platforms, these are: the Big Raffle, Mahzooz, Emirates Draw.

Which crypto gambling platforms accept players from the United Arab Emirates?

The gambling websites listed on this page (at the bitcoin gambling in the UAE section) all accept various alternative digital currencies and players from the United Arab Emirates.

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: 2022-06-05

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I'm an independent gambling blogger since 2012. In this sector dominated by huge media companies, casino operators and online marketing networks, who can easily spend $ millions on their online gambling blogs, it's not easy for an independent nobody like me to survive. It took me about 6 years, working my ass off, to even have a chance to be noticed by visitors like you. I'm lucky enough that for a few years now, I make enough money to be able to do this full time (before that, I had part-time jobs, ghost writing gigs, online marketing this and that).
Now I can finally do this full time, thanks to visitors like you! And it means a lot! If you are interested, please bookmark this site (no social media profiles, I no longer have any, but please feel free to share anything on any social media networks, if you still use them). I don't have any money to advertise, and if you have a personal blog, any social media profile, please mention my gambling blog and link back to it. This the only way for a small website like this to grow. Thank you!

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Charity: As a way to help others, to give back, I sometimes donate to Kiva. If you click on the ads on the website, I make some money. And in a good month, if I make more than my expenses, I donate to people and projects on Kiva.
Kiva helps young entrepreneurs in developing countries, which is an issue close to my heart for obvious reasons. If you have the means, please sign up with the revolutionary non-profit company Kiva.org and help people lift themselves out of poverty, through hard-work, and an initial investment (non-profit loan). These non-profit loans encourage entrepreneurship and hard work instead of creating a dependent class that is afraid to get a job, or start a business (because if they did, they would no longer get support and free money, disincentivezing hard work and entrepreneurship). This is the right way to fight poverty in developing countries (or anywhere else really), and if this is something you are interested in, and if you would like to know more, or to help out, please check out Kiva.org here. Thank you!
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Simon's Guide to United Arab Emirates Online Gambling Websites
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Simon's Guide to United Arab Emirates Online Gambling Websites
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This guide focuses on the legal status of the various forms of online gambling: bingo, lottery, poker, sports betting and bitcoin wagering in the United Arab Emirates. The guide also includes a list of Emirates licensed gambling websites, which accept players from the country.
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