Simon’s St. Kitts Casino and Gambling Guide

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St. Kitts Casino and Gambling Guide

The St. Kitts casino and gambling scene is quite a thriving one – many forms of both online and offline gambling are legal and regulated and exclusive casinos operate as both standalone venues, and in dedicated spaces of major resorts in the island state.

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, is a two-island country in the West Indies. Located in the Leeward Islands chain of the Lesser Antilles, it is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas – both in area and population. The country is a British Commonwealth nation, with the British Monarch as its head of state.

The central piece of legislation, in which the framework for licensing, overseeing and taxing the St. Kitts gambling industry is laid down is the The Betting and Gaming (Control) Act of 1999*. This regulation called for the establishment of the St. Christopher and Nevis Gaming Board, which is the regulatory body responsible for issuing licenses and controlling gambling activities on the islands.

All land based operators need to obtain a licence from the Board in order to legally offer their services to residents of St. Kitts and Nevis.

According to The Betting and Gaming (Control) Act of 1999, the St. Kitts Gaming Board can legally issue a general gaming license, which permits the license holder to run any kind of gambling operations online and offline. However, online gambling sites licensed in St. Kitts and Nevis are not allowed to accept wagers or registrations from local residents**. The legislation does not criminalise playing on unlicensed foreign online platforms or penalise players who do so in any way.

*Source: The Betting and Gaming (Control) Act, 1999.

**Source: Saint Kitts And Nevis Online Gaming License

 

 

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St. Kitts – casino gambling

 

Online casino gambling in St. Kitts and Nevis: legal, licensed

 

Land based casino gambling is legal and licensed on the islands. There are currently three operational casinos on St. Kitts: Mapau Casino, Royal Beach Casino and Royal St. Kitts Casino. All of these venues are frequented by both Kittians and foreign tourists.

According to The Betting and Gaming (Control) Act of 1999, the St. Kitts Gaming Board can legally issue licenses to online casinos as well. However, sites with a local licence cannot accept players from St. Kitts. Kittians are not prosecuted for placing bets online on offshore casino websites.

The following online casinos accept players from St. Kitts and Nevis:

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BGO casino – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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32 Red casino – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Betsson online casino – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Betsafe online casino – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Casino Euro – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Black lotus casino – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Lotus Asia casino – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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GT Bets accepts players from St. Kitts – accepting Bitcoins as well

 

 

Bingo in St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Online bingo in St. Kitts and Nevis: legal, licensed

 

The country’s central gambling legislation does not mention bingo specifically and there don’t appear to be any separate bingo halls on St. Kitts and Nevis. However, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino reportedly holds regular bingo nights for its guests.

The regulation also allows for licensing online bingo sites. However, there is no info on whether any online bingo platforms operate under a St. Kitts gambling licence. One thing is for certain, though: locals are not prosecuted or penalised in any way for playing on unlicensed foreign online bingo sites.

The following online bingo websites accept players from the St. Kitts and Nevis islands:

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BGO bingo – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Betsson Bingo – accepting registrations from St. Kitts

 

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Poker in St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Online poker in St. Kitts and Nevis: legal, licensed

 

Land based poker is legal and licensed on the islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. All the three casinos in the country are reported to have poker tables. In 2013, the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino was one of the destinations of World Poker Tour’s Alpha8 tour. Many major poker players took part in the event, such as Paul Newey, Dan Bilzerian, Philipp Gruissem, Tobias Reinkemeier, and Erik Seidel.

The Gaming Board in St. Kitts can legally issue licenses to online poker operators but these sites cannot offer their services to locals. However, Kittians can play in foreign online poker rooms without any legal issues.

The following online poker websites accept players from St. Kitts:

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Betsson online Poker – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Betsafe online Poker – accepting players from St. Kitts

 

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Sports betting in St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Online sports betting in St. Kitts and Nevis: legal, licensed

 

Sports betting is legal and licensed in St. Kitts and Nevis. Land based sports books legally operate on the islands, inside major brick and mortar casinos. The Royal Beach Casino on St. Kitts reportedly operates a sports book.

Authorities of St. Kitts also issue licenses to online sports betting providers. However, sites licensed on the island cannot legally offer their services to local residents. However, locals are not prosecuted for placing bets with unlicensed foreign online bookmakers and authorities do not restrict or ban access to these in any way.

The following online sportsbooks accept registrations from the St. Kitts islands:

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Betsson online sportsbook – accepting registrations from St. Kitts

 

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Betsafe online bookmaker – accepting registrations from St. Kitts

 

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GT Bets online bookmaker – accepts registrations from the St. Kitts, also accepts Bitcoin

 

 

Lottery in St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Online lottery in St. Kitts and Nevis: legal, licensed

 

Although St. Kitts and Nevis does not operate a national lottery, its residents can participate in the draws conducted by both the Caribbean Lottery and the lottery games of Supreme Ventures Limited, a lottery company operating in Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, Anguilla, St. Maarten and St. Kitts and Nevis. However, none of these companies offer their games online.

The Betting and Gaming (Control) Act of 1999 makes it possible for the authorities to issue licenses to online lottery operators. However, there is no info on whether any international online lottery sites operate under a Kittian online gambling licence. Locals are nevertheless not prosecuted for participating in unlicensed foreign online lottery draws.

 

 

 

Bitcoin gambling in St. Kitts and Nevis

 

Bitcoin gambling in St. Kitts and Nevis: legal, licensed

 

St. Kitts and Nevis appears to offer licenses to Bitcoin gambling operators. There is at least one international Bitcoin casino that operates under a license from the St. Kitts and Nevis Gaming Board, FortuneJack (the online casino claims to be licensed in St. Kitts – however, there is no license number displayed anywhere, which leaves room for suspicion).

Local residents are not prosecuted for placing bets online on any foreign Bitcoin gambling website.

The following Bitcoin casino accepts players from Saint Kitts and Nevis:

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GT Bets accepts players from St. Kitts, 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: 2015.1.25.

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