Gambling in Aruba
Aruba’s first casino opened in 1959, since which time it has been a popular tourist destination for gamblers. Casinos are open to both locals and foreigners, although locals are prohibited from visiting casinos more than 8 times per month. Most other forms of gambling are legal in Aruba as well, although the island is famous for land-based casinos.
While gambling is legal and regulated, Aruba has been criticized for lax enforcement of gambling laws. Some online casinos have also been accused of being involved in money laundering.
Online Gambling in Aruba
Online gambling is legal in Aruba. The government issues licenses to online gaming providers. They can legally serve both Arubans and foreign gamblers. Many have criticized the online gambling industry in Aruba for involvement in money laundering.