Casinos in Nigeria
As of June 2016, the Nigerian government has licensed three land-based casinos. One of these Nigerian casinos is located in Abuja, and the other two are in the nation’s capital, Lagos. All of these casinos offer a range of casino games that are legal under Nigerian law including American Roulette, Blackjack, and Casino Hold’em.
The Federal Palace Casino in Lagos is perhaps the most famous casino in the country, with 10 table games available. The Eko Hotel and Suites is another famous casino located in Lagos.
In Abuja, the only legal casino is located in the Transcorp Hilton, and offers over 40 gaming machines and nine table games for players.
Online Casinos in Nigeria
The lack of internet use amongst Nigerians has slowed the growth of online casinos in Nigeria, but it is slowly gaining popularity. The first licensed internet casino in Nigeria was founded in 2013, but financial troubles saw it shut down shortly after.
The most common online casinos in Nigeria are foreign websites that will accept Nigerian players. Most of these casino websites offer a wide range of casino games including table games and slot machine games.
As online casinos become more popular in Nigeria, another local casino site is likely to begin operating here again.