A visitor spending some of its time in Cameroon, be it for personal of professional reasons, will more likely than not look for something fun to do. Where do I go when I want to do something different than visiting museums or national parks? Well: there is a great club scene here, as well as entertainment in the form of live music, movies or theatre. But what about drinking and playing, what about gambling in a swanky establishment? If you are looking for gambling and/or fine dining, this may not be the place for you.
Even the non-discerning tourist will have noticed that compared to other places in Europe or even more progressive African countries, Cameroon only has a very small number of casinos. Douala, particularly, only has… one and a half (Le Meridien Hotel + Casino as well as Treasure Hunter, which is currently expanding to host one). This lack of establishments pushes travellers to spend more time looking for fun online, on such sites as Betfair Casino Review, which they can reach easily browsing on their tablets, smartphones or laptops from Cameroon.
The reason for this shortage of gambling halls and casinos has to do with the taxes that residents and visitors are required to pay, which makes these activities less profitable than abroad: some find that officials are only trying to make a pretty penny out of a reputable business, so they give up and file bankruptcy in the matter of months, despite the interest of visitors. The government, on the other hand, has accused many casino owners of wanting to launder money for the local mobsters, which is why only the best, most renowned casinos are still operating: oversimplifying, it can be argues that those are the ones with a pristine reputation that don’t have problems with the law and don’t mind the amount of taxes!