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Online Lottery in Ethiopia
The land-based lottery sector in Ethiopia was established with the general legislation from 1981 and is currently one of the most developed gaming sectors in the country. However, as of February 2020, there are no domestically licensed online lottery in Ethiopia. The online lottery sector in the country has not been legalized yet, so the current gambling legislation in force only regulates the land-based gambling activities in Ethiopia. Thus, as of today no company is reported to have been granted a license for offering online lottery products in the country.
Yet there are plenty of international online lottery platforms that accept players from Ethiopia. Most of these platforms belong to leading companies in the African lottery industry which offer a wide spectrum of high-quality lottery games as well as plenty of online lottery promotions and online lottery bonuses.
|Are online lottery sites legal in Ethiopia?||No, they are not regulated.|
|Are lottery sites accepting players from Ethiopia trustworthy?||Yes.|
|Can I deposit via PaySafeCard/Skrill/Trustly?||Yes.|
|Do online lottery sites accept ETB?||Yes.|
Online Lottery Laws in Ethiopia
The National Lottery Administration of Ethiopia is the official land-based lotto operator in the country. However as of today they have not launched an online lottery in Ethiopia. The Sport betting License Directive No 83/2005 while providing for the opening of the internet gambling market in the country only legalized online sports betting, leaving lotto games outside the scope of regulated online gaming. As the whole online sector with the exception of sports betting is unregulated in the country, there are no state regulatory bodies that grants Ethiopian online lottery licenses, as of February 2020.
However, many gamblers from the country are reported by online lottery news sites to be frequent players on international online lottery sites. Most of these platforms that accept players from Ethiopia, offer not only lottery games of high quality but also generous online lottery bonuses.
Online Lottery Payment Methods in Ethiopia
Most money transaction on the online lottery sites licensed elsewhere in Africa and accepting players from Ethiopia are reliable and secured. As a global payment solution, credit and debit cards offered by VISA and MasterCard are the most common way for customers to pay online. Other cards or methods which are as efficient and reliable as these two include: Skrill, Neteller, PaySafeCard, eKonto or PayPal. For more information on the payment options in Ethiopia, consult the online lottery reviews directory.
Online Lottery Sites Accepting ETB
Due to the popularity of online lottery among Ethiopian citizens, it is possible to find several online lottery sites accepting ETB worldwide. Playing on these sites provides players from Ethiopia with possibility to avoid paying unnecessary exchange fees. However, in case you are using an online lottery which does not support ETB, it is recommended to set up an e-wallet account on the currencies supported by the site in order to minimize the frequency of paying exchange fees.