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Casino industry in Nigeria

Nigeria is the largest country in Africa not only in terms of population but economically as well. With an official language of English, many citizens of other English speaking countries find it appealing to visit. The country also appeals to gamblers for its variety of activities.

Unlike some other African countries, gambling is legal in Nigeria and can take on different forms including lottery, sports betting and casino gambling such as poker, roulette or slots. Of these, casino gambling has been a more recent addition with the country seeking further revenue. The government has made the playing field a bit more level between casinos and players by prohibiting those games that are not favorable to players. This means that only casino games require a certain level of skill can be played.

When in Nigeria, there are three casinos to visit. Located in Lagos is the Federal Palace Casino. This resort casino features 10 table games as well as 130 slot machines. The city is home to another casino, the Eko Hotel and Suites Casino. This casino has even more table games with almost 20. To the northeast is the capital city of Abuja which offers up the third casino, the Transcorp Hilton. Like the Federal Palace, it has ten table games but fewer slot machines with about 40. The hours of these casinos vary with some being open 24/7 and some having more limited hours.

While land based gambling is thriving in Nigeria so is gambling online. Operated by offshore casinos, these sites are licensed which makes gamblers rest assured that their investment is protected. Online casino gambling is permitted by Nigeria, which is different than some nations around the world.

With a variety of ways in which to enjoy gambling, it is easy to see why casino gambling can be part of any Nigerian holiday.



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