Barbados gambling laws are simple: no wagering on table games. All other forms are fair game with sports betting unregulated.
Given the lack of framework, we recommend doing your research and only playing at licensed gambling sites. We’ve done the work for you and located several online bookmakers you can create an account with if you reside in Barbados.
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Barbados alternatives to horse racing
Betting on the races is big in Barbados, and also legal. The government has regulated wagering on races, provided its done at the only racetrack on the island, the Garrison Savannah. The races, operated by the Barbados Turf Club, can be bet on trackside, but there are no online bookmakers where punters can get in on the action from home.
There are alternatives residents have uncovered, with alternative betting markets to racing like sports and novelty betting available too.
While there are no laws in the country prohibiting betting online, the government does not regulate the activity meaning locals have to look to offshore sites. The lack of framework can leave punters open to depositing at rogue sites (operators that set up to steal money from gamblers who have no course of action), a little research can ensure a safe wagering experience.
If you’re a tourist and you’ve grown weary of exploring the limestone caves or following your significant other on a tropical walk to an unknown destination, you can also place a bet on your mobile device too. Take a look at the table above to see what’s available.
How to bet on Barbados sporting teams
Betting on your favourite sports is the easy (fun) part, and it’s best to place a wager on matches you have some knowledge about. Cricket, football/soccer, tennis and golf are some of the most beloved sports in the country, and betting sites have you covered with available local and international markets.
Once you have funded your account, which we detail below, you can make your selections, with your wagers filling up the bet slip. Once you’ve finished, you can settle the bet slip via your account and confirm the transaction.
Click or tap on the drop-down menus to see what online bookmaker has the best markets for each sport.
- If you love Darian King, you can follow his success as he climbs the world tennis rankings, and bet on his matches. Head to Guts Sportsbook and click on the tennis tab to see what selections are available, with a wide range of betting options available. If King is playing, you’ll be able to place a wager on several outcomes. If not, you can check out what other tennis markets are available.
How to deposit at online betting site in Barbados
If you have found a secure offshore betting site from the list above, and looking to fund your account then follow this quick guide.
- Sign up and log into the online betting site. Then head to the cashier.
Choose your preferred payment method from the available options. Bank transfers are ideal for Barbadians, but you won’t be able to transfer in Barbados dollars so fund a web wallet like Neteller or Skrill to use at a betting site. Credit and debit cards are available, plus prepaid vouchers and SMS deposits.
- Follow the prompts, ensuring you enter all the correct details to avoid cancelling the transaction. Some methods incur fees, which the betting site will detail. However, some payment methods, such as bitcoin, incur high transaction fees not detailed by the bookmaker.
- After confirming the transaction, your funds will appear in your account and you can get wagering.
All transactions at the sites in the table are secured, with licensing requirements ensuring operators protect customer information. It’s important to note currency conversion fees, with USD, NZD, CAD, AUD and other major currencies available.