Online Gambling

Online Gambling in St. Kitts and Nevis

Gambling is legal in Saint Kitts and Nevis, including casinos, poker, horse racing and sportsbetting. In December 1999, the government enacted the Betting and Gaming Control Act of 1999, thereby legalizing gambling. At the same time, the Saint Christopher and Nevis Gaming Board was also established.

A single license is issued by the nation, allowing operators to conduct a variety of online gambling activities.

In order for a company to obtain a license, they must register with a local financial services department. They must include a proposal outlining the business operation and a $2,000 processing fee. If approved, a registration fee of $80,000 is charged, plus an annual licensing fee of $40,000.

The legal gambling age is 21, while the drinking age is 18.

About St. Kitts and Nevis

The Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis), is located in the Leeward Islands. It is a federal two-island nation in the West Indies. It is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, in both area and population.

The capital city and headquarters of government for the federated state is Basseterre on the larger island of Saint Kitts. The smaller state of Nevis is located about 2 miles (3 km) southeast of Saint Kitts, across a shallow channel called "The Narrows".

Saint Kitts and Nevis were among the first islands in the Caribbean to be settled by Europeans. Saint Kitts was home to the first British and French colonies in the Caribbean.

Historically, the British dependency of Anguilla was also a part of this union, which was then known collectively as Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla. Saint Kitts and Nevis are geographically part of the Leeward Islands.

To the north-northwest lie the islands of Saint Eustatius, Saba, Saint Barthelemy, and Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten. To the east and northeast are Antigua and Barbuda, and to the southeast is the small uninhabited island of Redonda, and the island of Montserrat, which currently has an active volcano.