The government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu commissioned a study on the matter, which found that the first Israeli casino to open for tourists would bring a yearly $500 million income to the country.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been supporting the matter of an Israeli casino to open for foreigners for long. Now a Tourism Ministry committee found that an Israeli casino to open in Eliat would bring more than $330 million in the first years and it could be rise up to $500 million per annum after a few years of operation. This was based on the results of casinos opened in other countries in recent years.
Israeli casino to open for foreigners, so locals still have to play casino games online
Though gambling in Israel is legal, casino gambling is not available in the country, except cruise ships in big ports. After the first Israeli casino to open in Eliat, the situation will be better for tourists visiting the city. But this doesn’t help locals and tourist in the other parts of Israel.
Though online gambling in Israel is illegal and the government makes a considerable effort to block foreign operators, locals can still reach quite a few online casinos. If you would like to play casino games online in Israel, feel free to consult our internet casino guide to find online casinos in Israel!