Mayotte is an island under French jurisdiction. It is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and the Mozambique coast. Mayotte was bought by France in 1841 and was voted to remain a French territory in 1974 and 1976 instead of independent. In 2011, Mayotte changed its status into a French overseas division. As an overseas part of France, the law in Mayotte is entirely dependent on French law.
Mayotte has a local council, which also sends a delegate to the French Parliament as well as two senators to the French Senate. For more than 20 years following the change of status in 2009, Mayotte still passes the civil code of France and reform the financial and social system to be more in line with French regulations. This creates a unique situation, as about 97% of Mayotte's population is Muslim.
Mayotte's compliance with the French laws covering online gambling and no separate online gambling regulations in Mayotte means that all French online casino laws are also automatically applied in sets. Although casino gambling and some forms of online gambling are legal in France, online casino gambling is not, as it is considered to be addictive. If you are looking for a trusted online casino, take a glance at our top online gambling sites.
There are no licensed online casinos in France, nor Mayotte. Hence, there is technically no way for Mayotte gamblers to entertain themselves at the online casinos. However, because European Union regulations are imposed in France and by the association in Mayotte, individual players may not be penalized or punished for playing in unlicensed online casinos.
Gamblers in this country can play for free on any international online casino website. Most of these online casinos welcome players from Mayotte, and many are also available in French.