Due to the fact that online gambling is largely unregulated in Egypt, punters are free to take part in international gambling sites. Currently, there are no online casinos licensed by the Egyptian government. However, there are 30 licensed land-based casinos which are of course exclusive to tourists and foreigners.
Most of the land-based casinos are attached to hotels in Cairo. Also, the majority of these casinos only accept payment in US dollars. In the 20th century – when Egypt was a British protectorate – her gambling laws were acquired from the Westminster, but this changed in 1937 when the country passed a penal code prohibiting gambling.