Morocco Casinos

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Morocco is a largely Arab (with some Berber) country in North Africa. There is only one form of legalized gambling in Morocco: casinos. All other forms of gambling outside of casinos are illegal in Morocco, so there are no alternatives.

The five casinos in Morocco are in three major cities: Agadir, Marrakesh, and Tangier.

A list of Morocco Casinos includes:


Casino Le Mirage

Shem’s Casino D’Agadir


Casino de Marrakesh & Hotel Es Saadi

Le Grand Casino de Mamounia


Movenpick Hotel and Casino Malabata

The largest of Morocco’s casinos is the La Mamounia in Marrakesh which has 37 table games and 640 slot and video poker and games machines.

Morocco, the country, is an amazingly diverse place. In the sands of the Sahara in the south there are the Touareg tribes and over the Atlas mountains, we find the homes of the fair skinned Berbers. The Arabic people are located along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts. Morocco has been variously claimed or ruled over the years by Caliphs and Sultans, the Portuguese, the Spanish, and the French. Today, it is an independent monarchy, very unlike the common conceptions of an Arab country.

Alcohol, for example, is widely available and few, if any, of the women wear a veil. For hundreds of years, it was more closely associated with the Muslim kingdoms of Iberia (now Spain) than it was with the Middle East, and it is generally accepted that the Andalucian form of classical music is actually of Moroccan origin.

The food also shows this wide variety of historical influences. While spiced in the manner of much of North Africa (which means quite heavily), the favored meats are chicken and beef with, along the coasts, a lot of fish. This is in contrast to the more favored lamb and goat further into the Arab world. While the Arab and Berber languages are the official ones, the use of either Spanish or French, with older inhabitants, or English with the younger, can make one understood.

The relatively liberal form of Islam practiced there is what allows Morocco’s casinos to thrive, along with the aforementioned alcohol. Morocco is also one of the world’s major growers of cannabis and producers of hashish (in some northern areas it takes up 25% of the available arable land), but visitors are strongly encouraged not to partake. Penalties for locals are trivial, for foreigners, life-changing.

For those more interested in history as an interlude from Morocco’s casinos, the country was also the site of Carthage and its empire. The city itself was destroyed by the Romans (the population sold into bondage and the fields ploughed with salt, as the phrase goes), but much of the ancient architecture in other parts of the country can still be seen.