When punters venture to online gambling sites or
into any casino around the world, they are likely to run into a game or two
that has a theme based on ancient Egypt. This is by no means a coincidence as
Egypt has been a gambling center for much of the worlds recorded history and
As a society today, we can look back on the ways of
Ancient Egyptian people by meticulously going through the extremely well
preserved and recorded tombs that are found from time to time. In such tombs,
archeologist have happened upon many indicators of the ancient civilizations
passion for gambling including dice that date back as early as 1,500 BC and a
large array of board games that predate the third century BC.
Even in Egypt, attitudes towards gambling have
fluctuated throughout time leaving us with periods of profound gambling and dry
times as well. Currently, Egyptian gambling laws permit pretty much
every form of gambling. Egypt is one of the most gambling nations in Africa and
home to 20 casinos.
At present, poker and sportsbetting are gaining
momentum and becoming very popular in Egypt where they weren’t really popular
before. Also coming slowly to light are online casinos in Egypt. There
is no legislation on the subject, for the time being, so Egyptians are able to
use foreign internet gambling sites freely.
When it comes to internet gambling in Egypt,
there are, unfortunately, no actual Egyptian sites. However, there are many
sites that happily accept Egyptians and even a few that offer game play and
navigation in Arabic. It appears that the adage again proves true: “History
repeats itself.” Once again, gambling is popular in Egypt.