Gambling in Nicaragua
All forms of gambling in Nicaragua were banned when the Sandista government took power back in 1979. For nearly 30 years, gambling was illegal. Then, during the last few years, this ban has slowly been lifted, and the country's gambling industry has began to grow.
Today, Nicaragua offers a variety of different forms of gambling, including casinos, racinos, and poker venues. The number of legal gambling venues available to players in Nicaragua is still very small, and it is taking time to build an infrastructure to support the industry. Today, the country has just 10 casinos, though more are planned for the near future.
Online Gambling in Nicaragua
Online gambling in Nicaragua is a fine alternative for players who want more than what the limited land-based gambling venues in the country have to offer.
There are no local online gambling websites in Nicaragua apart from the local lottery, since the government does not give such licenses. In fact, there is no mention in the local gambling laws that specifically addresses internet gambling in Nicaragua. Because of this, players are free to sign up with foreign internet gambling websites hosted in other countries.
Not all foreign gambling sites will accept players from Nicaragua, and only a small percentage of them will offer Spanish language services, but there are still some great online gambling sites out there that will let Nicaraguans gamble online, on everything from casino games to local sporting events.