Simon’s Nicaragua Casino and Gambling Guide

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Simon’s Nicaragua Casino and Gambling Guide

 

Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua is located in Central America and it is the largest country in Central America. Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, is the third largest city in Central America. Nicaragua is a representative democratic republic.

The Spanish Empire conquered the region in the 16th century. Nicaragua remained a Spanish colony till 1821 when it’s gained independence from Spain. After this Nicaragua became a part of the First Mexican Empire for a short period because the Empire was overthrown in 1823. This led to Nicaragua joining the Federal Republic of Central America until it finally gained independence in 1838. Since the country’s independence, Nicaragua undergone periods of political unrest, dictatorship, and fiscal crisis (the most notable cause that led to the Nicaraguan Revolution in the 60’s and 70’s).

Gambling in Nicaragua was illegal till 2001 when the Nicaraguan government voted in favor of legalizing gambling both online and in land-based casinos. However, due to the rise of illegal gambling, the government readdressed the issue with a new gambling act in 2011. This new act created a new gaming board under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Tourism and divided the gaming establishments into 4 different categories. Furthermore, the law outlawed small businesses with slot machines (like grocery stores) because to be legal, the establishment has to operate at least 10 machines.*

The government changed the act again in 2014 and put gambling under the control of the Ministry of Finance and the Financial Analysis Unit (the local tax collector agency). They created a new “Casino Control Council” too, to help the Ministry of Finance regulate the lucrative gaming business more effectively. The Treasury controls the licences for casinos. In addition, they created an office of casino and gambling halls which responsible for controlling the importation and manufacture of gambling equipment. This increased the number of government officials, who now have the power to close temporarily or permanently any establishment found to be operating outside the terms of their licence.*

All in all, gambling is legal in Nicaragua both online and in land-based casinos.

 

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*Casino Law in December

*Nicaragua’s Ministry of Finance to Take Control of Gaming

 

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Casino gambling in Nicaragua

 

Online casino gambling in Nicaragua: legal, requires licence

 

Since the legalization of gambling, the casino business is booming in Nicaragua. There are many establishments around the country offering the most popular casino games like roulettepoker, blackjack, and slot machines. Of course, to operate a casino the owner has to acquire a licence from the Treasury of Nicaragua, and if a gambling establishment operates outside the terms of their licence they could be shut down permanently. Online gambling is legal too, but domestic operators have to acquire the proper licences.

Playing online in offshore online casinos is not penalized, therefore many of them accept players from Nicaragua.

The following online casinos accept players from Nicaragua:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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Casino Euro – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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GT Bets accepts players from Nicaragua – accepting Bitcoins as well

 

Bingo in Nicaragua

 

Online bingo in Nicaragua: legal, licence required

 

Bingo is a popular casino game, especially in the US. All forms of gambling are legal in Nicaragua, so bingo too. There isn’t no information about any bingo activity in Nicaragua, but this is not surprising, considering that bingo is not very popular in Africa. Nevertheless, it is legal.

Online bingo is also legal in Nicaragua and requires a licence.

The following bingo websites accept players from Nicaragua:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Nicaragua

 

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Nicaragua

 

Poker in Nicaragua

 

Online poker in Nicaragua: legal, licence required

 

Poker is the most popular competitive card game. In many countries poker is seen as a sport not a game of chance. Poker is legal in Nicaragua (considered a form of gambling), and most of the casinos have poker tables. Online poker is also legal, so players from Nicaragua can enjoy poker from the comfort of their homes and practice online, undisturbed.

The following online poker platforms accept players from Nicaragua:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

Sports betting in Nicaragua

 

Online sports betting in Nicaragua: legal, license required

 

It’s safe to say that everybody loves sports. Sports betting is one of the most common and popular ways of gambling. Many countries (especially the Islamic countries) forbids betting on sports but it is not the case in Nicaragua where it’s completely legal. Online bookmakers (operating in the country or offshore) are available for Nicaraguan players to bet on their favorite sports. Concerning online bookmakers, the Nicaraguan players only have to decide where to bet, on a Nicaraguan site or on a foreign one.

The following online sportsbooks accept players from Nicaragua:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Nicaragua

 

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Nicaragua

 

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32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Nicaragua

 

This the banner ad of Gt Bets online sportsbook. The sportsbook accept players from Nicaragua.

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

 

Lottery in Nicaragua

 

Online lottery in Nicaragua: state monopoly, online lottery is not regulated

 

The lottery is quite possibly the most common form of gambling out there. Every country where gambling is legal has some form of lottery. In Nicaragua, the lottery is called the Loteria de Nacional Nicaragua and it is drawn every week. The lottery in Nicaragua is controlled by the state. There is no way to buy lottery tickets online and currently only  casinos can get an online gambling license. Therefore, online lotteries are not yet regulated.

People from Nicaragua are free to purchase lottery tickets online from foreign lotteries.

 

 

Bitcoin gambling in Nicaragua

 

Bitcoin gambling in Nicaragua: legal, license required

 

Bitcoin the internet’s digital currency is now an accepted method of payment in some online casinos. Bitcoin is still a relatively new phenomenon so there’s only a handful of countries that have some form of regulation concerning the currency (some countries doesn’t even see it as a currency, rather as an asset). Online gambling and gambling are legal in Nicaragua. However, the law does not say anything about Bitcoin or methods of payment. Most probably Bitcoin gambling is legal and requires a licence, but due to lack of Bitcoin users no Bitcoin casino or Bitcoin accepting casino is currently present in the country.
However, many foreign Bitcoin casinos accept players from Nicaragua.

The following Bitcoin casinos accept players from Nicaragua:

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GT Bets accepts players from Nicaragua, and also accepts Bitcoin

 

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.

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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: 2016-02-16

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