Gambling in Antigua and Barbuda
All forms of gambling are legal in the small Caribbean country. There are six land-based casinos. In addition, Antigua and Barbuda is one of the world’s largest providers of online gambling and betting services, offering games and taking bets from all over the world. It was the first country to license online casino sites in 1994, starting the internet gambling and betting revolution.
Online Gambling in Antigua and Barbuda
Online gambling is a huge business in this country, employing providers, call center employees, IT professionals, and marketers. The industry reportedly pulled in $3.4 billion annually before the US government ramped up restrictions in 2003, making it illegal for Americans to access foreign gambling sites.
However, these sites still serve gamblers and bettors in Europe and other places. It is reported that there are 168 licensed online casinos and sportsbooks in Antigua and Barbuda.