The Moroccan Betting and Gambling Landscape

Morocco is located in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It is a predominantly Muslim country. Even though other Muslim countries prohibit any form of gambling, gambling is legal in Morocco. Moreover, Moroccan gambling laws are mostly centered on the business side of it such as operating a betting shop.

Today, it has become a popular gambling destination for tourists. Morocco is a blend of both western and eastern cultures contributing to the Moroccan betting market and the heavy predominance of international gambling countries. In this article, we have listed forms of gambling and betting in Casino.

Land-based casinos

Morocco is a popular gambling destination in North Africa. It has about seven licensed land-based casinos with plenty of table games, video games, and slot machines. The casinos are clustered around four cities (Agadir, Casablanca, Marrakesz and Tanga), the city of Agadir hosting most casinos.

Casino de Marrakech and Mazagan Casinos are the most popular in Morocco. Casino de Marrakech is the oldest Casino in Morocco. The was built in 1952 and situated in EsSaadi Gardens and Resort Marrakech, located in EsSaadi. The casino hosts Marrakech Poker Open, a poker tournament. It was here where a Frenchman won 63772 Euros in 2013.

Mazagan Beach and Golf Resort, boast of being the largest casino in Morocco. The casino takes pride in 10 poker tables, multiple video games and slot machines, and approximately a couple of dozen table games.
Other popular brick-and-mortar casinos are Movenpick Hotel and Casino MalabataTanger, Atlanta Palace Casino Resort, LeGrand Casino La Mamounia, Shems’ Casino d’Agadir, and Casino Le Mirage. Some of these casinos open around the clock while others for a few hours when the evening starts settle in.

Online casinos

Although the laws regarding online casinos are still unclear, an online casino is considered legal. Because there are no Moroccan online casinos, the foreign online operators fill the gap. They are overseas sites license to operate in other countries. The online casino sites available for Moroccan punters include betway, 888casino, 1xbet, spin casino, Comeon Casino, 32 Red Casino, and UniBet.

Such sites have a wide range of slots and different table games like poker, baccarat, and blackjack. The offshore casino sites accept deposits in pounds, dollars, and euros. They rarely accept Moroccan dirham; they are managed by international countries.

With the strict measures by the Moroccan State, you are required to keep yourself safe. Punters can keep safe by using a safe VPN and using the right and safe deposit method.

Sports betting

Because there are no laws restricting sportsbooks, sports betting is relatively legal. There are no Moroccan betting sites, so Moroccan punters usually bet through foreign online operators. There are many reliable sports betting operators such as Betway365 Morocco, William Hill, Novibet, Pin Up.Bet, 18 Bet, Betway, 22Bet, 1XBet, Robet247, and BetWinner.

Bookmakers in Morocco are competing for a fair share of the market by offering enticing bonuses in cash or in cryptocurrency. However, each bookmaker have their own terms and conditions put in place. Thus, one needs to read them carefully before claiming a bonus.
Payment methods are convenient to Moroccan punters, there are no limitations in withdrawing or depositing money. Many sportsbooks accept Paypal, Neteller and Skrill.

Betting options are unlimited; Moroccan Punters are spoilt with choices. Punters place their bets from local leagues to foreign leagues and Moroccan teams to Moroccan athletes. Also, they bet on football, basketball, tennis, golf, cricket, rugby, handball, mixed martial arts, and volleyball.


Morocco has a lottery system. It is the only legal form of gambling. It was legalized in 2009, and the government of Morocco is strictly monitoring its operations.

LoterieNationale and La MarocainedexJeuxet des sports are the two lotteries found in Morocco. Lotteries in Morocco was established in order to raise funds for the social welfare of its community. Quarto, joker, keno and lotto are some of the lotteries games played in Morocco.

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