The legality of gambling activities, both on land and on online platforms, is a rather complex aspect of any country’s regulation.
When it comes to the second largest continent on Earth – Africa, and many of its countries, the situation is not so clear. Specifically, each government decides for itself what is best for its citizens, so the legal landscape of Africa is quite diverse.
However, due to the specific geographical location of several countries and the various influences on economic, commercial, cultural, and even religious beliefs, the African continent has made a distinction between different countries. different geographical areas. These include North, East, South, and West Africa, as well as the Central African region.
As you will see shortly, each region and individual member states may have its laws and regulations governing gambling activities. Some fully support this practice, while a small part of countries is only superficially interesting, and the third group of countries prohibits real money betting on all games of chance, regardless of the form.
South Africa is a leader in promoting the interests and legitimacy of the gambling industry, followed by Kenya and Nigeria, supporting government claims about actual gambling facilities.
Gambling Rules in North Africa
North Africa is a vast continental desert, crossing the Sahara desert. Because stretching across the Mediterranean, North Africa is influenced by European culture. However, it is also close to the Middle East leads to Islam dominating the population. Given their rigorous conviction, much of North Africa remains an untapped gambling market, both on land and online.
While Libya, Algeria, Egypt, and Tunisia followed the aforementioned regime, Morocco turned to allow this activity, proposing to establish a casino on the mainland in 1952. With the official law in 2002, Morocco has become the most progressive country in the region. Although the primary purpose of casinos is to attract visitors, they remain the basis of this vast and potential industry.