Online Poker in Libya
Although no explicit legislation has been proposed nor issued regarding the regulation of the online poker sector, most people consider that any form of online gambling is ruled out in the country due to the application of the Libyan Penal Code. Thus, as of November 2019, there are no online poker sites in Libya.
However, beside the prohibition on all forms of gambling, many offshore online poker sites offer access to their games for residents of Libya. As various user statistics indicate, these companies report on having many players from the country, mainly attracted by the generous online poker promotions they provide for their customers.
|Is online poker legal in Libya?||No.|
|Are there trustworthy poker sites accepting players from Libya?||Yes.|
|Can I deposit via PaySafeCard/Skrill/Trustly?||Yes.|
|Do online poker sites accept LYD?||Some.|
Online Poker Laws in Libya
The Libyan Penal Code in Article (492) on the “Setting Up Gambling Games” claims that “anyone who sets up equipment for the playing of gambling games in a public place or place open to the public and prepares a place thereof shall be punished by detention for a period not exceeding six months and a fine not exceeding LYD 50”. In lack of special online poker laws in Libya, the general prohibition on gambling in the country is considered to also hold for the operation of any sites offering online poker in Libya.
However, various gambling news portals report that several foreign online poker sites do accept players from this country. These international platforms provide divergent possibilities of online poker for play offering in the same time generous online poker bonuses.
Online Poker Payment Methods in Libya
There are many payment methods on gambling sites accepting players from Libya, all of them being completely safe and reliable. Most common among them are the credit and debit card options with VISA and MasterCard. However gamblers can also use alternative cards such as those of Neteller, Skrill or PaySafeCard which are supported by many online poker sites. For a review of the trustworthy site, please visit our online poker reviews directory.
Online Poker Sites Accepting LYD
There are not many online poker sites which accept players from Libya and allow making deposits in LYD. Most poker sites that do accept payers from Libya count as online poker sites accepting EUR or USD. What you should know in this regard is that in case you make a deposit at an online poker site which does not support your domestic currency, that site will make a currency conversion on your behalf, which in some cases might be for free, while in others for a small exchange fee.