Before 2015, there was no clarity about online gambling in Cape Verde’s gambling rules. However, online casinos in Cape Verde are outlawed outside of approved gambling zones, and the legal position of online gambling has been ambiguous. There have been no prosecutions related to gambling so far, both players or operators.
The Cape Verde government established a regulatory guideline for internet gambling on September 18, 2015. The law makes online gambling lawful and allows online gambling operators to acquire licenses. Intriguingly, reports a license given to online gaming providers first arose in July 2015. It was reported that Macau Legend Development Ltd. had won exclusive countrywide rights to operate online gaming, online sports betting, and physical casino for a ten-year duration. It remains to be seen what these developments signify for internet gaming in Cape Verde's years ahead.