Online gambling in Qatar

According to Qatar’s constitution, the country’s main source of legislation is Sharia law. Owing to a long period spent as a British protectorate however (1916–1971), in practice the legal system is a mixture of civil law and Sharia law. Still, many social pleasures taken for granted in Western cultures are forbidden in Qatar and carry stiff (or painful) penalties; a flogging for alcohol consumption or illicit sexual relations is an example.

Thanks to oil, until very recently Qatar ranked as the wealthiest (per capita) nation on earth. According to Washington’s International Institute of Finance it overtook Luxembourg in 2010 as having the highest per capita GDP. This was maintained until at least 2014 with per capita GDP of over (USD) $100,000 and a staggering 14% of households being USD millionaires. The oil price collapse beginning in 2015 and continuing in to 2016 will have effected this position but Qatar remains a nation of high wealth concentration.

This is one of the reasons, that despite a general gambling prohibition and some degree of Internet censorship, Qatar will always be a prized market for offshore licensed online gambling providers. Another is the fact that 1.5 million of Qatar’s 1.8 million residents are in fact expatriates, many of whom would be accustomed to enjoying a punt every once in a while.

Best live casino for Qatari players

The below casinos accept players from Qatar and offer USD deposit/account keeping options (no Qatari Riyal)

Live casinos for Qatar players
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games regionally focused

888 Casino

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No restrictions No deposit restrictions.
Maintain account in USD
Yes Arabic website and support European based dealer room with Euro centric games, high limits, Arabic dealers