Gambling is legal in Ethiopia and is sanctioned by the government through the National Lottery Administration. The organization is tasked with issuing licenses and regulating the industry in general. Unfortunately, Ethiopia remains adamant about welcoming foreign operators, so the only casinos operating are local monopolies which are not so competitive.
Ethiopia has both land casinos as well as online casino operators. In the last year, there has been a huge surge in the number of betting shops compared to the casinos. But while sportsbetting is a growing market, there is still an insatiable appetite for online casino games, especially on the mobile platform.