Why Do Lebanese Players Prefer to Play at Home?
The lone Casino du Liban has an exclusive monopoly on the physical casino industry in Lebanon, as they’ve held up the opening of other casinos by petitioning the government to deny foreign companies the right to open new casinos. As a result, they’ve remained the only brick-and-mortar casino in the country for a number of years. With only 365 slot machines and 60 tables, it’s impossible for this casino to satiate the entire country’s desire to bet on casino games.
Of course, a single building can’t cater to the gambling and gaming needs of that many people, so it makes sense that many players in the region are turning to online casinos. Plus, with the nation’s long history of wars, terrorism, and political attacks, many Lebanese players are inclined to gamble in the comfort of their own home rather than make a trip to the country’s only land-based casino, which is usually overcrowded, noisy, and filled with foreigners.