HOT NEWS RWANDA How different are the gambling rules and regulations in Rwanda? 2 weeks ago Samuel Post Views: 72 Rwanda has quite different gambling rules and regulations compared to other African countries where gambling is legal. Even though the country has its limitations as a potential gambling market, there are more and more people engaging in some form of betting in Rwanda. Sports betting is by far the most popular form of gambling in the country. The same is the case with most developing African countries. Rwanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda, is a sovereign state in central and east Africa. With a land area of 26,000 square kilometres and a population of around 11 million, it is one of the smallest states in the African continent. Rwanda used to be a colony of Belgium before it gained its independence in 1962. Gambling is legal in Rwanda. The government of Rwanda recently enacted a piece of legislation that introduced legal, licensed and regulated gambling in the country. In Law No. 58 of 2011*, regulators laid down a legal framework for licensing, overseeing and controlling all gambling operations in the country. The Rwanda Gambling Board, the authority trusted with overseeing the gambling industry in the country, was established in 2013**. The government aims to set up healthy streams of gambling tax revenues for the state through its legislative efforts – the usual motive behind gambling legislations. Online gambling is also legal Rwanda. The Rwanda gambling law also allows for the licensing of online gambling operators of all kinds. Moreover, the country recently introduced 4G broadband mobile internet, which means further opportunities for online gambling operators in the country. Although Rwanda reportedly has an internet censoring system in place, it targets only political content. Players from the country are not restricted from wagering on foreign online gambling sites. Nor are they prosecuted or penalised in any way for doing so. Casino gambling in Rwanda. There is only one brick and mortar casino in Rwanda, the Casino Kigali. However, this is reportedly a rather unimpressive and small facility. We can expect the number of such venues to increase in the years to come, with the governments more open and conscious gambling policy. Under Rwandan gambling laws, operators are also eligible for an online casino license. However, there don’t appear to be any online casinos operating under a Rwandan licence. Rwandan residents are not restricted from accessing foreign online casinos. Online sports betting in Rwanda. In many African developing countries sports betting is not seen as risky gambling but rather a legit source of extra income. Rwanda is no different. Sports betting businesses thrive in this environment. LuckyBet, PremierBet and AfricaBet operate land based betting shop throughout the country. The latter also offers its services online through its website, and through betting apps for Android and iOS. Locals are also free to place bets with foreign online bookmakers. SamuelI am a journalist specializing in gambling in Africa and around the world. I am particularly interested in stories about games and casinos. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Rwanda Continue Reading Previous Happy New Year to E-PLAYAFRICA readersNext Who are the most successful AFCON winners in history? More Stories HOT NEWS NIGERIA ONLINE Flutterwave Partner AfroSport Network to Broadcast AFCON 5 days ago Adeleye Awakan CASINO HOT NEWS Advanced Roulette betting strategies. 1 week ago Samuel BETTING HOT NEWS African Cup of Nations 2022 Betting Guide 1 week ago Samuel BETTING HOT NEWS Three things you may want to know before betting on the AFCON 1 week ago Samuel ALGERIA BETTING HOT NEWS Who are the most successful AFCON winners in history? 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski HOT NEWS Happy New Year to E-PLAYAFRICA readers 2 weeks ago Iwo Bulski HISTORY HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead 3 weeks ago Samuel EXPERTS HOT NEWS UGANDA Uganda rated as key driver of iGaming market in Africa 3 weeks ago Szarlot HOT NEWS Happy Christmas and New Year 2022 4 weeks ago Iwo Bulski BETTING HOT NEWS KENYA Money Laundering Banks in Kenya Backing Law to Compel Betting Firm 4 weeks ago Adeleye Awakan GHANA HOT NEWS GHASBO Petition Ghana Gaming Commission VAT on Stakes 1 month ago Adeleye Awakan BETTING HOT NEWS SOUTH AFRICA Hollywoodbets Signs New Brand Ambassador 1 month ago Adeleye Awakan 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.