Gambling in Egypt

Egypt, officially Arab Republic of Egypt is a transcontinental country linking the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia by a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.  It has a population of about 95.69 million (2016).  Its capital is Cairo.  The official language is Arabic.
Radio is the most popular form of communication in Egypt.  According to a survey in 2009, Egypt had over 12.5 million users connected to the Internet.
Egypt is one of the countries with the longest history of gambling in the world.  It is also one of the few countries in the world with a Muslim majority where gambling is legal.
There are 3 cities with gambling facilities in Egypt, which have 16 legal gambling facilities available in total.  The largest gambling city is its capital Cairo with 13 gambling facilities, 97 table games, 280 gaming, slot, and poker machines.
Lottery is legal.  The first lottery was introduced in 1976, and there used to be several hundred retailers where lottery tickets were available to purchase.  Online lottery is illegal and not regulated in the country.  Locals are free to take part in lottery draws on international lottery sites. 
Sports betting is legal in the country.  The most popular sport to bet on is football.  In 2005, the Egyptian National Post Organization teamed up with Intralot and signed an agreement for the provision to offer sports betting nationwide.
Online sports betting is not regulated in Egypt and there are no laws and regulation referring online sports betting under Egypt’s gambling regulation act.
Casino is legal in Egypt and it has more casinos than any other Arab nation.  Currently, there are 30 licensed large-scale casinos operating in the country (20 are in Cairo), along with one cruise-ship casino sailing the Nile.  Casinos in Egypt are open 24 hours and all games are played exclusively in US Dollars only.  Locals must change their currency in the lobby when playing at these large casinos in Egypt.
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