Simon’s Guide to Gambling in Algeria

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  Gambling in Algeria is forbidden for religious reasons, as about 99% of the population is Muslim, a vast majority of whom practice the Sunni Islam branch of the faith. Algeria recognizes the Sharia law as the basis for the country’s legal system. Gambling, or maisir is strictly forbidden by the Quran, and is considered the Satan’s handiwork. […]