The top 10 countries with the strictest gambling regulations are:
1. North Korea: All forms of gambling are illegal in North Korea.
2. United Arab Emirates: Gambling is strictly forbidden in the UAE.
3. Singapore: While there are two integrated resorts in Singapore that offer gambling, strict regulations and high entry fees are imposed on locals to discourage excessive gambling.
4. Brunei: All forms of gambling are illegal in Brunei.
5. Qatar: Gambling is illegal in Qatar due to the country’s adherence to Islamic law.
6. Lebanon: Only the government-run casino in Lebanon is allowed to offer gambling, and other forms of gambling are strictly regulated.
7. Kuwait: All forms of gambling are illegal in Kuwait.
8. Saudi Arabia: Gambling is strictly prohibited in Saudi Arabia under Islamic law.
9. Norway: The gambling industry in Norway is heavily regulated, with only two state-owned operators allowed to provide gambling services.
10. China: While Macau is known as the “Las Vegas of Asia” with its thriving casino industry, gambling is strictly regulated in the rest of China, with only a few government-approved lotteries being allowed.