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Gambling in Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast )

Ivory Coast or Côte d'Ivoire is a West African country located on the Gulf of Guinea. The country boasts magnificent beach resorts and a legacy of French colonial architecture. Just north of the business district in the nation's major urban center and de facto capital of Abidjan, visitors will find Banco National Park. The Park is a rain forest preserve and offers day hikes on maintained trails. The 116 square mile park was established in 1953.

There are four natural regions that make up the country. The elevation rises constantly as you venture away from the 40-mile wide strip of coastal land. Lagoons are found along the eastern portion of the coastline. There is an equatorial forest that once spanned some 125 miles but has since been decimated and now is much smaller. East of this zone is a cultivated forest zone which has been deforested of native flora to make way for plantations, this is most readily seen near the border with Ghana. 

Beyond the coast, the most interesting region is the northern high savanna at about 1,000 feet in elevation. It is in this sparsely populated area that visitors will find the 4,500 square mile Komoé National Park, or Parc National de la Komoé in French. It was founded as a game preserve in 1953. The park holds the country's biggest populations and concentration of wildlife including hippopotamuses, lions, antelopes, monkeys, and other indigenous animals.

Casinos in Côte d'Ivoire

As you would expect the only city to host casinos in Côte d'Ivoire is Abidjan, and there you will find a single casino. Previously known as the Hotel Ivoire Inter-Continental & Casino, a new operation began there in 2017 called the Golden Elephant Casino. The property offers 13 gaming tables open only to foreign visitors. Blackjack is the card game of choice at the Golden Elephant but tables are also available for craps and roulette. Electronic roulette tables are also available along with more than 80 slot machines. The casino also hosts 4 poker tables spreading No Limit Hold'em games.

Other Gambling in Côte d'Ivoire

The Côte d'Ivoire National Lottery or La Loterie Nationale de Côte d'Ivoire (LONACI) offers several lotto games online and through a network of retailers. The official website also has a section under construction offering digital games or Jeux Digitaux, however, the full scope of the offering is currently unclear.

Sportcash is a division of the national lottery that offers wagers on over 50 sports with 200 types of bets. Pre-game wagers, as well as live betting, are accepted. Another service provided is the Sportcash Virtual League with results and payouts every 3 minutes. Sports betting was first integrated into Lonaci by Laverock Von Schoultz Ltd. (LVS).

Casinos and Gambling Facts

Ivory Coast is a country in Africa with legal gambling. There are 1 cities with gambling facilities in Ivory Coast which have 1 legal gambling facilities available in total.

The types of gambling available in Ivory Coast are: casinos.

The largest gambling city in Ivory Coast is Abidjan with 1 gambling facilities, 13 tables games, 84 gaming, slot, and video poker machines.
The largest casino in the entire country of Ivory Coast is Golden Elephant at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire which is located in Abidjan. Golden Elephant at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire has 13 table games, 4 poker tables, 84 gaming and video poker machines.

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Slot machines: 84

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