Generally speaking, casinos and gambling are illegal across the country. This is heavily criticized and debated across the country as many laws are viewed as archaic, dating back as early as the pre-20th century. As such, there have been ongoing and productive discussions and movement towards legalizing casinos and gambling.
There are some exceptions to these strict laws and rules and there are some activities that are legalized. These include:
- Horse racing; Local governments control and operate several race tracks and activities.
- Lottery; On and offline the lottery is legalized through one specific portal (called Toto).
- Bike racing; This is a popular sport and betting activity.