CASINO KONGO DR Congo – big gambling potential 3 years ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 1,740 Congo – Regulation at Government level has been a success story. Unlike Kenya, there is no Gaming Authority or other special body regulating gambling in Congo. Instead, the Government itself is responsible for doing so and the absence of a dedicated body does not mean gambling there is not regulated. On the contrary: there are structures and procedures in place that mean gambling activities are controlled, tax is paid by licence-holders and that proceeds from running lotteries are put towards good causes. Gambling in Congo is legal and since 2005, all ‘games of chance’ have been regulated. Since then, a few amendments have been made to update the definition of what are games of chance and what are not but as things stand, they include: lotteries, slots and other games where human interaction or involvement does not affect the actual outcome. In contrast, there seems to be less clear-cut guidance regarding games of skill such as blackjack and poker meaning it is not obvious whether these games are considered gambling. Although you could argue they are, because they are readily available in both of Congo’s two Casinos. In addition to these two land-based Casinos, other regulated forms of gambling in Congo are bingo (it is specifically mentioned as an example of a game of chance though Bingo halls are at a premium in the region) and lotteries. The National Lottery, authorized back in 1984 through Presidential Order No. 84-155, is 60% state-owned and 40% in private hands. Much like the National Lottery in the UK, proceeds from running it, after winnings have been paid out, are used to fund socio-economic activities and causes that serve the public interest. But if these forms of gambling are regulated, online gaming certainly is not. It is legal to play online but in the absence of any Congo-based online operators or specific rules relating to playing with foreign sites, that is as far as the guidance goes. Source: DDconsults About Post Author Iwo Bulski Issues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. See author's posts Iwo BulskiIssues related to the gambling business is engaged in more than 30 years. My empirical experience gives me the opportunity to present events and companies from this business with full knowledge and industry knowledge. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Casinos, DR Congo, Kinshasa Continue Reading Previous Kenia – land base casinos have weaker revenues and online are developingNext South Africa – How much money Sun City, Montecasino and other casinos are cashing in More Stories CASINO WORLD NEWS Novomatic attains G4 certificate in Italy and Spain 2 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO WORLD NEWS CT Interactive in strategic deal with Kajot 3 days ago Iwo Bulski CASINO WORLD NEWS Novomatic Italia acquires majority shares in HBG Gaming 2 weeks ago Szarlot CASINO GAMES NOVOMATIC – Presenting Superia CASH CONNECTION™ Volume 2 3 weeks ago Samuel CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Graceland Hotel, Casino and Country Club celebrates 25 years in Secunda 1 month ago Szarlot HOT NEWS KONGO ONLINE Congo Investments on the Rise – Top Sectors to Watch 1 month ago Samuel CASINO HISTORY KENYA Sex, gamblers and Mafia 1 month ago Iwo Bulski CASINO SOUTH AFRICA Novomatic moves its Africa office 1 month ago Szarlot CASINO WORLD NEWS Who Has Lost the Most Money in Gambling? 2 months ago Iwo Bulski CASINO HOT NEWS TANZANIA Gauselmann helps young Tanzanian entrepreneurs 2 months ago Szarlot CASINO NIGERIA How slot games took over casinos – and our hearts 2 months ago Szarlot CASINO SOUTH AFRICA South Africa’s Sun International bets on high spenders for income 2 months ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.