United Arab Emirates Land Based Casinos
United Arab Emirates (UAE) comprises of seven states located in the Southwest of Asia on the Arab peninsula. Currently UAE has 3 cities with legal gambling facilities; the total numbers of these facilities are about 4. Dubai is the largest gambling city in UAE with 2 facilities, namely; Nad Al Sheba Racecourse at the Dubai Racing Club and Jebel Ali Race Course. The other facility is the Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club which is located in the emirate of Sharjah and the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club in the city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. The state run Nad Al Sheba Racecourse is the largest and oldest gambling facility in UAE followed by Jebel Ali Racecourse. These racecourses attract some of the world’s fastest and strongest horses in the racing world. The types of gambling available in the country are primarily race tracks, they include; horseracing, greyhound racing and sports betting.
One popular casino that is associated with the emeritus of Dubai is the famous Dubai Palace Casino; the casino exists in UAE only by name, because it is based in in the resort city of Cancun, Mexico. Residents of the Emirates generally consider camel and horse racing as traditional events rather than forms of sport. The other popular sports include football and cricket as well as falconry which is also considered a traditional sport. Illegal gambling is punishable by law in UAE; fines of Dh 20,000 or jail terms of up to 2-years can be accessed on individuals caught in such activities. Boat or cruise ship casinos are also not allowed to operate in UAE or Dubai as long as they are docked in the city’s waters. Whereas gambling is illegal throughout UAE; online gambling is also frown upon in the emirates. However, you can still take a cue and play your favorite online casino game such as poker, slots, roulette as well as blackjack.
Because no Arab government can police or regulate online casino games, there exists is no specific law in Arab country that expressively prohibits gambling, including online gambling. The online casino sites that accept players from UAE are all off-shore based establishments. The best way to access the online casinos is via your mobile devices; this will allow you to access the casinos from anywhere and at any time. Although it may take you sometime to establish which online sites are legal, most of the legal online gambling sites in Dubai contain excellent security features, great graphics and applications that are easy to install. The casinos also provide excellent payouts and bonuses to the winning players.