Afghanistan is a red-level online gambling jurisdiction, and it doesn't look like that will change any time soon.
Afghanistan is a land-locked country in Asia. It borders Iran to the west, Turkmenistan to the north-west, Uzbekistan to the north, Tajikistan to the north-east and Pakistan to the south-east.
Afghanistan's stance when it comes to all forms of gambling is that they are strictly illegal. This is assumed to include online gambling. The story here isn't so much of what players can do to try to gamble here, since that's not very much a viable option at this point. Instead, the focus is more on what the chances are for online gambling access to open up for players inside of the next several years.
One key issue keeping this from happening is the low penetration of Internet access. Estimates say that only between seven and ten percent of people have access to the Internet, and when you combine this with the fact that there are no open and legal land-based casinos, the simple fact of the matter is that it forces all gambling demand to illegal means.
The chances for a licensing process to be started for any type of online gambling over the next decade are very slim. The first thing that would need to happen for this to become a possibility would be for more people to have the ability to get online, and there are several conflicts in the area that largely prevent that from happening. If that was to happen, which is unlikely in itself, then there would have to be a dramatic shift in how their government is operated. This is also unlikely to happen inside of the next several years.
Since there are no licensing processes in place, there are no player protections either. Players can gamble online at their own risk if they have Internet access, but it's not recommended because the penalties for doing so are pretty out of proportion with the crime. These penalties include jail time and fines. Overall, there's a lot that would have to happen for Afghanistan online gambling to open up, and there are a lot of roadblocks that will likely keep all of that from happening at any time over the next decade or two.
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