Simon’s Mozambique Casino and Gambling Guide

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Picture of the Polana Casino in Mozambique. This is the header image of my Mozambique gambling and casino guide. Gambling is controlled by the government in the country.

Mozambique Casino and Gambling Guide

 

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique is a country located in Southeast Africa. Mozambique shares borders with the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. The country’s capital city is Maputo (known as “Lourenço Marques” before independence).

The area was explored by Vasco de Gama in 1498 and shortly after got colonized by Portugal in 1505. After nearly 4 centuries of Portuguese rule, Mozambique gained independence in 1975, becoming the People’s Republic of Mozambique shortly after. After only 2 years of independence, the country fell into a long and intense civil war from 1977 to 1992. Mozambique held its first multiparty election in 1994 and remained a relatively stable presidential republic ever since.

Mozambique is one of the poorest and underdeveloped countries in the world, however, since 2001, the country’s annual average GDP growth is among the highest in the world. Despite this improvement, the country still ranks amongst the lowest GDP per capita, human development, measures of inequality, and average life expectancy.*

The official language in Mozambique is Portuguese, but citizens mostly speak it as a second language. The common languages around Mozambican citizens are Swahili, Makhuwa, and Sena. The dominant religion in the country is Christian with Islamic and traditional African religions as minorities.

Gambling is legal in Mozambique since 1994 and regulated by the state. The gambling act of 1994 had tough restrictions like all casinos has to be 50 kilometers away from a city, being part of (at least) 250-room hotel, and a minimum investment of $15 million. However, an amendment in 2009 to the law of 1994 made some changes regarding the casino business:

  • It lifted a previous restriction that made certain areas off limits for gambling operations.
  • It softened the restrictions that casinos may be built as a part of a 250-room luxury hotel (it has to be built in association with one or more hotels with at least 4 stars now).
  • The minimum investment was cut to $8 million from the previous $15 million.
  • It legalized online gambling (as of now, there aren’t any online casinos operating from Mozambique).
  • It made legal for gambling operators to place and operate slot machines outside their primary place of business (such as shopping malls).*

The main reasons behind the revision of the gambling law are that the government wanted to increase tourism and to attract investors.

 

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*CIA World Factbook: Mozambique

*Mozambique: New Law Lifts Restrictions on Establishment and Operation of Casinos

 

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Casino gambling in Mozambique

 

Online casino gambling in Mozambique: legal, regulated by the state, license required

 

Land-based casino gambling is legal in Mozambique since 1994. As of now, there are only 2 casinos operating in the country, the oldest one, the Polana Casino in the capital city of Maputo and the Sol Libombos Hotel & Casino in Namaacha. These casinos offer all the popular games like roulette, poker, blackjack, and slot machines to name a few. In 2009, the government legalized online gambling too, so players from Mozambique can enjoy the popular casino games from the comfort of their homes.

The following online casinos accept players from Mozambique:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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Casino Euro – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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GT Bets accepts players from Mozambique – accepting Bitcoins as well

 

Bingo in Mozambique

 

Online bingo in Mozambique: legal, regulated by the state, license required

 

Bingo is a quite popular form of gambling around the world, especially in the US. Since 2009, all forms of gambling are legal in Mozambique so is bingo. However, there is not much information about land-based bingo halls in Mozambique. Mozambican players are accepted on numerous offshore online casinos so they can enjoy bingo from home.

The following online bingo websites:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Mozambique

 

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Poker in Mozambique

 

Online poker in Mozambique: legal, regulated by the state, license required

 

Arguably, poker is the most popular casino game of all time. The reasons behind its ever growing popularity are the constant television broadcasts and world championships. Many see poker as a game of skill rather than a game of luck but despite these views, it is still considered a form of gambling, though. Gambling is legal in Mozambique since 1994 and online gambling is legal since 2009 so players from Mozambique can enjoy poker in a land-based casino or online, they decide.

The following online poker sites accept players from Mozambique:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Mozambique

 

Sports betting in Mozambique

 

Online sports betting in Mozambique: legal, regulated by the state, license required

 

Sports betting is one of the most common forms of gambling around the world. It is legal in Mozambique since 1994, and online since 2009. Players from Mozambique can enjoy betting on sports in the land-based casinos and online too. Many offshore online casinos accept players from Mozambique (there are no Mozambique-based online casinos as of now).

The following online sportsbooks accept players from Mozambique:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Mozambique

 

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Mozambique

 

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32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Mozambique

 

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GT Bets online bookmaker – accepts registrations from the Mozambique, also accepts Bitcoin

 

Lottery in Mozambique

 

Online lottery in Mozambique: state monopoly, not regulated

 

Arguably, the lottery is the most common form of gambling out there. Every country where gambling is legal has a national lottery. Mozambique’s national lottery is called Empresa de Lotarías e Apostas Mutuas de Mozambique. It is drawn regularly. The national lottery is not accessible via the internet, so those who want to play lotteries online has to go to an offshore online casino. Numerous foreign online casinos accept players from Mozambique to try out their luck.

 

 

Bitcoin gambling in Mozambique

 

Bitcoin gambling in Mozambique: legal, regulated by the state, license required

 

Bitcoin is a digital currency often referred to as a “cryptocurrency” first introduced back in 2008. It quickly became a popular alternative mean of payment around the world. Shortly after the introduction of Bitcoin appeared the Bitcoin gambling. It is getting popular as more and more online casinos started to specialize in it. Because Bitcoin is still a relatively new phenomenon only a handful of countries issued laws concerning it. Since 2009, all forms of gambling became legal in Mozambique so Bitcoin gambling is technically legal too. However, as of now, Mozambique does not have any laws concerning Bitcoin gambling or Bitcoin in general.

The following online Bitcoin casinos accept players from Mozambique:

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GT Bets accepts players from Mozambique, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

 

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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: 2016-02-23

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Simon's Mozambique Casino and Gambling Guide
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An overview of gambling's legal status in Mozambique.
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