Online Gambling

Online Gambling in Nepal

Gambling in Nepal is legal, but exclusive for tourists only. Nepalese residents are expressly prohibited from gambling in any of the eight licensed casinos in the capital city of Kathmandu.

Local police have been quite strict in enforcing the ban locals from playing in casinos. In fact many locals have been arrested and fined. Those who violated the law for the second or third time were jailed.

All casinos in Nepal are run under the Nepal Recreation Center, which enjoys a monopoly of the Nepalese casino market.

On the online gambling front, Nepal has no specific law that says it is legal or illegal for both locals and tourists to gamble online. Thus, locals and tourists readily gamble online.

For online gambling operators, Nepal does not grant online gambling licenses. And there have been no reports on whether or not the Nepalese Government will issue such licenses.

About Nepal

Nepal, officially known as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People's Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India.

Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass with an area of 147,181 square kilometers (about 56,827 square miles). It has a population of approximately 30 million, making it the 41st most populous country in the world.

Kathmandu is Nepal's capital and the country's largest metropolis.

Nepal is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali.