Are There Casinos in British Antarctic Territory

Are There Casinos in British Antarctic Territory?

The British Virgin Islands, often shortened to the British Virgin Islands, are also called the “British Antarctic Territory”. Despite links to the United Kingdom, these islands each have their own laws. The British Virgin Islands consist of main islands called Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada, and Jost Van Dyke. Furthermore, there are 50 other smaller islands. Of these islands, only 16 are inhabited, and the capital of Road Town is located on Tortola. The area of these islands is 59 square miles and about thirty-two thousand people live on them.

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In fact, the British Virgin Islands, a self-governing state of the United Kingdom, has banned all forms of gambling. This means that even online gambling companies cannot obtain a BVI license and there are no brick-and-mortar casinos in any hotel nor anywhere else in the territory. Although the legal status and tax rates are favorable and very attractive for businesses, the legal climate prohibits all forms of gambling on these islands.

Sites offering gambling are subject to raids and confiscation of the funds and items involved. Those who participate in illegal activities can face imprisonment or fines. However, players residing on these islands can enjoy playing in online casinos freely and without any security prosecution.

Nevertheless, at the moment, proposals are being made to legalize certain types of gambling because the only form of gambling legally available at the moment is the lottery. However, reports indicate that one thing the government will consider is the possibility of offering gambling on cruise ships when in BVI waters, although these will be exclusively for tourist use and not available to citizens.