The record of Equatorial Guinea casinos with gaming tables for blackjack, roulette and so forth is absolutely moderately brief. There are none. Noneth
The record of Equatorial Guinea casinos with gaming tables for blackjack, roulette and so forth is absolutely moderately brief. There are none. Nonetheless, there are a variety of Equatorial Guinea casinos, if we need to use that time period for them, which have gaming machines. There are some 5 of them within the nation.
This should not actually be all this stunning in a single sense, this lack of Equatorial Guinea casinos. It is a very small nation (10,000 sq. miles solely) with a really small inhabitants, about half one million folks solely. That is smaller than many counties in both the UK or the US and it is extremely a lot the smallest nation on the African continent.
One more reason it should not be stunning is that the place is totally dust poor, destitute in reality. Till only a few years in the past the one export of any significance was cocoa and whereas at independence the place was wealthy off the again of that commerce the intervening years of coups, navy rulers and the final looting of the financial system have taken it from one of many richest locations in Africa to one of many poorest. There could also be, as many have identified, a whole lot of break in a nation however Equatorial Guinea has proven that there is not a vast provide.
Nonetheless, one occasion in 1996 meant that we might have anticipated the record of Equatorial Guinea’s casino to elongate: the primary crude oil began to be pumped and the nation is now the third largest exporter in Africa. The place there’s such volumes of oil there’s after all quite a lot of cash and also you would possibly count on a few of that to be splashing round in casinos and such locations. However right here although, nearly none of that oil wealth has made it to the folks, not even to the Authorities itself more often than not: the dictator, Obiang, basically treats the oil revenues and the nationwide Treasury as his private test e-book. Which means whereas the nation is wealthy by the statistics, about as wealthy as Portugal or Spain, none of this wealth is within the pocketbooks of the folks and even the general public providers: uncooked sewage runs down the primary streets of the capital.
It might in reality be true that a whole lot of the county’s wealth does certainly move by means of casinos however that’s more likely to be completed in Monaco or different international locations the place the elite go to spend the cash from the oil.