Gambling in Turkmenistan
Contrary to the majority of neighboring countries gambling is fully legal in Turkmenistan. The gambling industry dates back to the time when Turkmenistan became independent from the USSR.
However, the widespread poverty in the country coupled with low levels of education doesn’t allow the gambling business to develop quickly.
Turkmenistan is also slowly becoming a gambling tourism destination with gamers from Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and other neighboring countries frequenting Turkmen casinos and gambling halls.
Online gambling in Turkmenistan
Online gambling is also legal in Turkmenistan, however, local online gambling operators are practically nonexistent.
Local players access foreign-based online gambling destinations either from their homes or from local interactive clubs. These clubs operate similarly to other neighboring countries and host computers with internet access connected to a variety of online casinos, sportsbooks and poker rooms.
A large number of Turkmen population speaks Russian and therefore can feel right at home at those online gambling destinations, that offer their services in Russian. Unfortunately there are no online gambling sites available in Turkmen language.