Online Gambling in Bahrain

Bahrain is often referred to as “Middle East Lite” because of its modern infrastructure and relative tolerance towards the practice of other faiths and cultural activities. Drinking, partying, the staging of renowned Western sporting events like the F1 Grand Prix (the first ever in an Arab country) make it a popular destination for expats and locals in the region wanting to let their hair down. Apparently you can always expect a lot of inbound traffic Fridays (and outbound Sundays) on the King Fahd Causeway.

The country’s modern infrastructure extends to telecommunications, boasting fibre-optic integrated services, fast growing use of mobile devices and internet connectivity for an estimated 96.5% of the population; making it an ideal place for residents to take advantage of most internet services.

Bahrain was also noted as the the freest economy in the Middle East and is twelfth freest overall in the world based on the 2011 Index of Economic Freedom published by the Heritage Foundation. But that economic freedom, and general tolerance for Western cultures does not extend to gambling.

Casino gambling is illegal in Bahrain with penalties for offenders caught operating a gambling establishment, or gambling in public.

Use of offshore Internet gambling services is likewise illegal and authorities do employ an Internet censorship program, attempting to block major gambling websites. To date there are no reports of prosecution/conviction of players for online gambling and certainly many online casinos, including those with live dealers happily welcome players from Bahrain. Indeed some offer Arabic language services targeted to the region.

Best live casinos for Bahraini players

The below casinos accept players from Bahrain and offer USD or EURO (no Bahrain dinar) deposit/account keeping options.

Live casinos for Bahrain players
Players from your location accepted
Player access
Deposits accepted and/or can maintain account in local currency
Toll free numbers from your country
Toll free support
local language site/support capabilities
Local language
games regionally focused

888 Casino

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No restrictions No deposit restrictions.
Maintain account in USD (BHD not possible)
Yes Arabic website and support European based dealer room with Euro
centric games, Arabic dealers & high limits