The State of Sport Betting and Casinos in Togo

Togo is a French-speaking nation located in West Africa. It is sandwiched between Ghana to the West and Benin to the East; it borders Burkina Faso to the top and the Gulf of Guinea on the bottom.

Togo is likely to follow the footsteps of super-betting West African nations like Ghana and Nigeria because of influence or continuous internet coverage. Togo’s population is around 7 million and the increase in internet usage and accessibility of mobile phones will contribute to the growth of betting and gambling activities. A good part of the 7 million are youth and they make potential customers.

The love for sports also contributes to the increase in sports betting. Football is the most popular sport and Togolese highly regards their national football team and English Premier League. Sports betting in Togo majorly takes place in land-based betting shops. Apart from football, wrestling and tennis are popular sports where Togolese can place a bet.

Togo was exposed to gambling in 1966 when Loterie Nationale Togolaise-LONATO started operating. The lottery is the oldest form of gambling and the popularity has attributed a huge percentage of gambling revenue. In 2006, it contributed 65% of gambling revenue. The lottery revenue is a result of being the only lottery operator and state-owned. Currently, LONATO is a land-based national lottery and has no online platform.

Casinos

Casinos in Togo play a major role in contributing revenue not only from the gambling industry but also from the tourism industry. Lomé, the capital of Togo, contains three casinos, the only casinos in Togo. Lomé is located in the Gulf of Guinea, the Pearl of Togo. The Gulf of Guinea attracts international tourists from all walks of life due to its palm-lined beaches, quality beach resorts, fine restaurants, top-rated hotels, and the hill-top villages are quite scenic.

The casinos are hosted by top-rated hotels in Togo. The hotels are situated near the beach and airport and have plenty of standard rooms, fine dining with state-of-the-art facilities to fit foreign tourists taste. They have a wide range of games from machine slots to card games including Blackjack, Roulette, Poker, Bingo, and video poker machines.

Hotel Palm Beach and Casino

Hotel Palm Beach and casino is a first-class hotel and houses the largest casino in Togo. It is located at the banks of the Gulf of Guinea, the perfect spot for tourists to enjoy the palm-lined beaches. This luxurious hotel and casino have plenty of rooms, two restaurants, tennis, gyms, outdoor pools, and other facilities. Gamblers are provided with video poker machines, slots tables, roulettes, and blackjack casino games.

Hotel De La Pall and Casino

Hotel De La Pall and Casino is a top-rated hotel in Togo and is located near the beach. Casino players are treated with a wide range of casino games from table games to machine slots games. The hotel features luxurious rooms, coffee shops, night club bars, pools, tennis, and a private beach.

Sofitel Deux Feurier

Sofitel Duex Feurier is both a hotel and a casino. The hotel features two restaurant-a French Restaurant and a Togolaise restaurant- that differentiates it from the rest. Visitors are also treated to a pool, a tennis court, coffee shops, night club bar, and more. If you are a casino fanatic, the hotel-casino holds plenty of casino games for you.

Note that Bingo is not popular to local people but played in Casinos to cater to the foreign tourist. The casinos also have poker spots for international tourists, games played include video poker and Omaha.

Online Casinos

Players from Togo can access online casinos very easily attributed to the growth of internet coverage and unregulated laws on online casinos. Currently, there are no Togo based online casinos and players can access online casino games such as poker, lottery, and bingo from international bookies that accepts players from Togo. 32 Red Online Casino, Black lotus, Unibet, BGO casino, and Comeon! are popular online casino platforms.

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