Angola has quickly become a promising and emerging market for tourism and casino gambling businesses
The former Portuguese colony has quickly become a promising and emerging market for tourism and casino gambling businesses and is famous for its untouched nature, cultural diversity, unique wildlife and the hospitable locals.
Jorge Manuel Calado, the national director of the Angolan Ministry of Tourism said Gaming tourism is becoming an essential source of economic development for the Angolan government in recent years. He plans to develop the local gambling facilities and raise awareness of what they offer. The government also plans to build more hotels that will accommodate casino gambling.
The idea for this came about when the delegation of eight speaking Portuguese-speaking countries gathered in Macau to attend Colloquium on Tourism, Conventions and Exhibition organized by the Macau Forum in May 2019.
Though land-based casinos in Angola are legal and regulated by Instituto de Supervisao de Jogos, casino operators interested must apply for a license, from the body which as the authority supervises casinos and other forms of gambling. At the moment, there are several land-based casinos found in Angola of which most of them located in the country’s capital Luanda. The other cities with casino gambling opportunities are Ingombota, Belas and Lubango. Online casinos are still illegal.
Many of the casinos in Angola are themed, such as the Casino Olympia inspired by Greek history or Casino Tivoli that has an Asian ambience. Angolans are avid gamblers that have been participating in various Casino games, Bingo and Poker games.
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