Cyprus is an island country located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is the third-largest and third most populous island in this area with an estimated population of around 1.2 million. There are two official languages on the island – Greek and Turkish. The Republic of Cyprus has de jure sovereignty over the entire island and the territorial waters.
When it comes to its borders, since Cyprus is an island, it is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea. It is located south of Turkey, west of Sudan, north of Egypt, northwest of Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine, and southeast of Greece. The capital of Cyprus is Nicosia.
Even though Cyprus is sovereign, it is de facto partitioned into two parts – the north area of the island is under the self-declared Turkish Republic of Cyprus, and the south and west area is controlled by the Republic.
This is a well-developed country that is part of the Eurozone, and it has been part of the Commonwealth since 1961. Cyprus is the most popular tourist destination in the Mediterranean Sea. It has a high-income economy and ranks high on the Human Development Index. To add to that, Cyprus has been a part of the European Union ever since May 1, 2004.
Both online and land-based gambling have a very complicated relationship with the government in Cyprus. Ever since 2012, when the Betting Law was brought, pretty much all forms of gambling became illegal in the country. Only a handful of casinos are given license to operate, but all casinos in Cyprus since then are part of resorts.
When it comes to online casino Cyprus, the Betting Law of 2012 also forbids all types of online gambling-related activities. The National Betting Authority, which is the regulatory body for all gambling activities can block all unlicensed/unauthorized operators in the country. As for the number of land-based casinos in Cyprus, there are around 40 licensed operators, most of which are in the south.