Dubai Denies Rumours of Issuing Gambling Licences

Reading Time: < 1 minute


Dubai Government has issued a statement denying social media reports that the emirate has started issuing licences for gambling activities.

The Government of Dubai Media Office said reports circulating on social media about the gambling licences are “incorrect,” without giving any further details.

Gambling is not permissible in the UAE although the government allows some organisations to run competitions and raffles, as long as they have express permission from the relevant regulatory bodies.

Unlike other countries in the Middle East, the UAE also has separate laws that relate to online gambling. Its Cyber Crimes Law sets out penalties for anyone caught operating an online gambling business. Internet service providers are required by law to block websites that provide illegal content, and that includes gambling-related content.

Copyright © 2015 - 2021 European Gaming Media and Events (part of Hipther Agency). Registered in Romania under Proshirt SRL, Company number: 2134306, EU VAT ID: RO21343605. Office address: Blvd. 1 Decembrie 1918 nr.5, Targu Mures, Romania
%d bloggers like this: