Gambling Laws in Yemen
There is no legal gambling in Yemen. Yemen's constitution identifies the Islamic Sharia as a main source of legislation, according to which gambling in Yemen is illegal. Although it is not explicitly prohibited, the general prohibition of gambling makes online gambling in Yemen, also illegal. The internet sphere in the country is considerably censured. Thus, Yemen's two internet providers, YemenNet and TeleYemen, block any access to online gambling sites, putting gambling in the same prohibited category of internet contents along with sexual content, controversial religious content etc.
Is Online Gambling Legal in Yemen?
No. Gambling, including online gambling, is considered to be illegal in Yemen.
Online Casinos in Yemen
As of October 2018, there are no online casinos in Yemen. Online gambling in the country is prohibited under the Islamic Sharia, so no Yemeni online casino licenses are on the offer. There is a strong censure of internet casino sites in Yemen and any usage of gambling sites is penalized.
Online Poker in Yemen
Online poker sites in Yemen are not legal, as of October 2018. Although there are no specific Yemeni online poker laws, the general prohibition on gambling coming from the application of the Islamic Sharia holds for this game too.
Online Lottery in Yemen
Lotteries in Yemen do not have any tradition, neither as gambling games nor for charity purposes. As of October 2018, there are no online lotteries in Yemen. Although there are no separate Yemeni online lottery laws, the general prohibition on gambling coming from the Islamic Sharia holds for lotto too.
Online Bingo in Yemen
As it is the case with the other gambling sites, online bingo sites in Yemen are not legal, as of October 2018. Although there are no specific Yemeni online bingo laws, the general prohibition on online gambling in the country, coming from the Islamic Sharia, holds for this game too.
Online Sports betting in Yemen
Online sportsbook sites in Yemen are not legal, as of October 2018. As it is the case with other gambling games, online betting also falls under the general prohibition on gambling coming from the application of the Islamic Sharia. Although there is an active blockage on any online gambling content, illegal access to internet sportsbook sites in Yemen from Yemen is frequently reported by many European online sportsbooks.
Online DFS in Yemen
There are no online DFS sites in Yemen. Although the status of internet Daily Fantasy Sports is a frequent topic of discussion between lawmakers worldwide, it is plausible to suppose that this game, notwithstanding the status will also fall under the prohibition coming from the Islamic Sharia.