ONLINE RWANDA Online gambling in Rwanda – will it be legalized soon? 9 months ago Iwo Bulski Post Views: 353 Before delving into the current legal status of online gambling in Rwanda, let’s take a peek into its history first. Rwanda is officially referred to as the Republic of Rwanda, and is situated in Central Africa, having other African countries like Burundi, Uganda, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Tanzania on its borders. It became a German colony in the year 1884, followed by Belgium occupation in the year 1916. A civil war broke out in Rwanda during the second half of 20th century, something that had a major impact on the entire nation, and where it stands today. Studying its history, many might wonder how online casino gambling has been regulated and legalised in Rwanda. In fact, the government of Rwanda passed a detailed law regulating all kinds of casino gambling activities in 2011. Before that, the country didn’t have any explicit rules related to casino gambling operations. After that law was passed, Rwanda went ahead and established the Rwanda Gambling Board in 2013. Online Gambling Laws in Rwanda As for the gambling laws prevailing in the country right now, it’s mandatory for all casino establishments, including the ones operating online, to apply for and obtain a license from the Rwanda Gambling Board. That is the only way they can legally offer their services in the country. However, apparently, there aren’t any online casino operators who have applied for such a license, implying that there are no locally operated legal and licensed online casinos in Rwanda right now. The most likely reason behind this is the low penetration of Internet services in the country. As per statistics, only 10% of the entire Rwandan population is connected to the Internet. As a result, the online casino market in the country is far less lucrative compared to other African nations. Regardless, just the existence of a solid legal framework for operating online casino businesses is a very good sign for both international and local investors who’d like to bank upon this opportunity. As of now, the best way that Rwandan gamblers can play their favourite online casino games is by registering with and logging into international online casino portals. While the country heavily censors the content accessible on the Internet, such censorship is primarily targeted at only political content. Online casino services can be accessed and used without any constraints. This implies that local Rwandans can legally and freely play at international online casino portals, majority of which even welcome them with open hands. Many of them also offer tips to starting out online casino players, to help them get initiated into this exciting world! Apart from online casino gambling, online sports betting and online lottery services also gained legality in the country in 2011. Talking specifically about online sports betting, there are several international online bookmakers offering their services in the country. In general, anyone who has the resources to access Internet in the country is allowed to go online and indulge in his/her favourite gambling medium. Source: therwandan.com 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: gambling online, Internet, Rwanda Continue Reading Previous What the online gambling boom could mean to AfricaNext How to choose your first online gambling site in South Africa More Stories GAMES ONLINE Congo Cash from Pragmatic Play 1 hour ago Iwo Bulski HISTORY ONLINE The history of online gambling 3 hours ago Szarlot ONLINE ZAMBIA Zambia Launch First Online National Lottery 5 hours ago Adeleye Awakan ONLINE A trip around the world: TVBET’s top titles from 2020 1 day ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE The Future of Virtual Sports and E-sports in 2050 1 day ago Peris Wambu ONLINE SOUTH AFRICA Play Instantly in 2021 at these Top South Africa No Download Casinos 3 days ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE E-sports is on the rise in Africa and these two Kenyans are leading the change 3 days ago Peter Situma GAMES ONLINE Games for players looking for top-quality entertainment 1 week ago Iwo Bulski ONLINE Should esports be considered a sport? 1 week ago Peris Wambu ONLINE RWANDA MTN Mobile Money Certified by GSMA 1 week ago Adeleye Awakan ONLINE WORLD NEWS Playtech continues to thrive despite the epidemic 1 week ago Iwo Bulski KENYA ONLINE Kenya Projected $46 million through Crypto Exchanges Tax 1 week 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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.