Simon’s Palau Casino and Gambling Guide

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Simon’s Palau Casino and Gambling Guide

 

Palau, officially the Republic of Palau (Palauan: Beluu er a Belau), is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. The country’s population of around 21,000 is spread across 250 islands, which form the western chain of the Caroline Islands in Micronesia. The most populous of these is Koror. However, the capital Ngerulmud is located on the nearby island of Babeldaob, in Melekeok state.

Palau has a troubled history concerning occupations by other countries. The islands were first visited by Europeans in the 16th century and made part of the Spanish East Indies in 1574. Palau was under Spanish rule till 1899, when Spain sold the islands to Imperial Germany under the terms of the German-Spanish Treaty, so the country became part of German New Guinea. During World War I the Japanese Navy conquered the islands and was made part of the Japanese-ruled South Pacific Mandate by the League of Nations. Another change came in during World War II when the country along with other Pacific Islands was made part of the United States governed Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1947. The country finally gained independence in 1994.

All forms of gambling are illegal in Palau even after several attempts to introduce legal casino gambling in the country. The first attempt happened in 2003 when Palau’s National Congress passed a bill that would allow casino gambling on the island of Angaur, however, the president of Palau vetoed it and later the congress voted it down. The latest attempt was a draft law, House Bill No. 153-15S that was introduced in 2014. However, legislators voted it down due to strong opposition coming from several politicians and interest groups. The bill would’ve allowed private casino operators to establish gambling venues on the islands. The incentives behind such a legalization are clear as tourism is already one of the main income sources of Palau and casinos can further boost the revenues of this sector.

There are no laws directly banning online gambling in Palau even though land-based gambling is illegal. Furthermore, many offshore online casinos accept players from Palau.

 

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Casino gambling in Palau

 

Online casino gambling in Palau: not regulated (offshore online casinos are outside of the jurisdiction of Palau’s government)

Land-based casino gambling is illegal in Palau. However, several attempts were made to make it legal throughout the years. In 2003, the president vetoed a bill concerning casino gambling but he offered a chance to the congress to overturn the veto if they vote in favor of the law with a two-thirds majority vote. The congress voted it down, though. In 2006, State Governer Jackson Ngiraingas wanted to turn Palau into a casino and resort destination, but a bribe scandal broke out and he lost his position (and the partnership with the UK Investment Holdings of Malaysia he was working with). In 2007, a Korean business tycoon wanted to turn Palau into a tourist destination for wealthy Chinese, Korean, and Japanese citizens. However, his attempt was turned down by the congress too. The reasoning behind it was that they were afraid of the Asian crime syndicates’ involvement.* There are no specific regulations concerning online gambling, though. Players from Palau are accepted in many online casinos around the world.

The following online casinos accept players from Palau:

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BGO casino – accepting players from Palau

 

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32 Red casino – accepting players from Palau

 

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from Palau

 

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from Palau

 

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Casino Euro – accepting players from Palau

 

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from Palau

 

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from Palau

 

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GT Bets accepts players from Palau – accepting Bitcoins as well

 

*Embassy of the Republic of Palau: Constitution of Palau

 

Bingo in Palau

 

Online bingo in Palau: not regulated (outside of the jurisdiction of Palau’s government)

 

Bingo is a well-known and popular form of gambling, especially in the US. There are no land-based Bingo halls in Palau because gambling is illegal in the country. There were several attempts to legalize gambling in Palau, but all failed because the congress voted them down. There are no specific laws banning online gambling in the country, though.

The following online bingo websites accept players from Palau:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from Palau

 

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from Palau

 

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32 Red Bingo – accepting registrations from Palau

 

 

Poker in Palau

 

Online poker in Palau: not regulated (outside of the jurisdiction of Palau’s government)

 

Poker is one of the most (if not the most) popular casino games around the world. It continues to gain popularity due to the constant television broadcasts and world championships. Poker is still considered a form of gambling though so it’s illegal in Palau. Online poker is a different thing entirely, and Palau does not have any laws banning it.

The following online poker platforms accept players from Palau:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from Palau

 

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from Palau

 

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32 Red online Poker – accepting players from Palau

 

 

Sports betting in Palau

 

Online sports betting in Palau: not regulated (offshore bookmakers are outside of the jurisdiction of Palau’s government)

 

Sports betting is a pretty popular form of gambling all around the world because the popularity of sports. There are no land-based sports betting facilities in Palau because it counts as gambling and gambling is illegal in the country. Online sports betting is different, though and Palau does not have any laws concerning it.

The following online sportsbooks accept players from Palau:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from Palau

 

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from Palau

 

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32 Red sport online sportsbook – accepting players from Palau

 

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

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

 

Lottery in Palau

 

Online lottery in Palau: not regulated (outside of the jurisdiction of Palau’s government)

 

The lottery is the most common form of gambling around the world. However, it still counts as gambling so it is illegal in Palau. There were several attempts to legalize land-based gambling but all the bills were voted down by the government. Online gambling is a different thing, though and the country does not regulate it. There are many casinos around the world which accept players from Palau, though.

 

 

 

Bitcoin gambling in Palau

 

Bitcoin gambling in Palau: not regulated

 

Bitcoin is a digital currency often referred to as a “cryptocurrency” invented by Satoshi Nakamoto back in 2008. It quickly gained popularity throughout the years. Bitcoin gambling’s appeal is in its anonymous nature. Some country sees Bitcoin as an asset rather than a currency. In Palau, there is no specific law concerning Bitcoin or Bitcoin gambling. Bitcoin is still a relatively new phenomenon so we need to be patient to see how it will pan out in the future.

The following bitcoin casinos accept players from Palau:

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GT Bets accepts players from Palau, 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: 2016-02-04

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