Online Lotto Sites in Qatar April 2024

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Online Lottery in Qatar

As Qatar is ruled by the Islamic Sharia, the lottery is not part of its culture as in so many other countries, both as gambling games or for charitable purposes. There are, indeed, lottery-like raffles held by the Qatar Duty Free or the Doha Bank, for example. But any game in the traditional form of lotto is illegal, which is a rule that also applies to online lotto sites in Qatar.  
Is online lottery legal in Qatar? No. 
Are lottery sites in Qatar trustworthy? Yes.
Can I deposit via PayPal/Skrill/Neteller?  Yes.
Do online lottery sites accept QAR? No.

Online Lottery Laws in Qatar

Although there are no separate Qatari online lotto laws, the general prohibition on gambling coming from the Islamic Sharia holds for this game too. In this way, and according to Law No. 11 of the 2004 Penal Code, it is a crime to participate in any lottery draw.  Article 275 states that “Anyone who gambles is convicted to no more than three months in prison and to a fine of no more than three thousand riyals, or to one of these two penalties. The penalty is no more than six months in prison in addition to a fine of no more than six thousand riyals, or one of these two penalties if gambling occurs in a public place, is performed openly or in any place or house-made for this purpose.” But sanctions are also applied to operators, as specified in Article 276, who are “convicted to no more than a year in prison and to a fine of no more than five thousand riyals, or to one of these two penalties.” Yet, there is the possibility to play in international online lotto sites from the country, as there are no reports of players being prosecuted by authorities. 

Online Lottery Payment Methods in Qatar

There are several ways through which players can deposit and withdraw winnings. Of course, these are all transparent and legitimate such as the credit and debit options offered by VISA and MasterCard. Alternatively, players can also use other methods, including Skrill, Neteller or PayPal. 

Online Lottery Sites Accepting QAR 

Due to the legislation, there is no national lottery nor any domestic digital platform. This means that it is still not possible to find online lottery sites accepting QAR, and players are subject to conversion fees.