Gambling Laws in Nepal
Gambling in Nepal is illegal under the Gambling Act 2020-2-16 from 1963 and its Amendment, the Gambling Act 2020. Beside the prohibition, the Article 4 of the Gambling Act prescribes penalties for any person who has committed or caused someone to commit a gambling act which is prohibited by this law. Consequently, although there are no specific online gambling laws in the country, online gambling in Nepal, is prohibited.
The body that takes care of the respect of the prohibition on gambling is the Nepal Law Commission.
Is Online Gambling Legal in Nepal?
No, all forms of online gambling are illegal for residents of Nepal.
Online Casinos in Nepal
As of May 2018, there are no online casinos in Nepal. Casinos in the country are in general prohibited, as there is a general ban on gambling. Consequently, there are no Nepali internet casino sites either. Foreign licensed operators are actively blocked for accessing the Nepali market.
Online Poker in Nepal
Poker in Nepal is not legal, as of May 2018. Although there are no specific Nepali online poker laws, the general prohibition on gambling in the country holds for its game too. Foreign internet poker sites in Nepal are actively blocked for accessing the Nepali market.
Online lottery in Nepal
Lotteries in Nepal do not have any significant tradition, neither as gambling games nor in charity purposes. Although there are no separate Nepali lottery laws, the general prohibition on gambling holds for lotto games too. Consequently, as of May 2018, there are no online lotteries in Nepal.
Online bingo in Nepal
Although there are no specific online bingo laws in Nepal, the situation with the online legal status with this gambling game is not different than the one with the others. Due to the illegal status of online gambling in general, there are no sites offering online bingo in the Nepal, as of May 2018.
Online sports betting in Nepal
Online sportsbook sites in Nepal are illegal. Due to the general prohibition of gambling games in the country, sports betting is also prohibited in any form, online as well as land-based. Foreign internet sportsbook sites, are blocked from accessing the Nepali market.
Online daily fantasy sports in Nepal
Online DFS sites in Nepal do not have a legally regulated status. Since gambling, in general, is prohibited in the country it is very probable that, in future, internet Daily Fantasy Sports would also receive an illegal status.