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Dominican Gambling Information

While there are no casinos or pari-mutuel betting in Dominica, the nation has served as a home to various online gaming companies.

Dominica Online Gambling

The nation of Dominica offers licenses to sports books, 800-number businesses and online casinos. The first application costs $15,000, and any after that are $10,000. If a license is obtained, the licensee must also pay an annual fee of $75,000 and maintain a physical presence in Dominica. The government does not charge tax on income of nonpermanent residents.

As of this writing, only one online gaming company was located in Dominica. World Wide Wagering is an online casino, racebook and sportsbook. You do not need to load software to place a bet, and the primary language of the site is English.

For more information on World Wide Wagering, you can call them at (877) 924-3736 or email them at customer_service@wager.dm.

Facts About Dominique

Dominica is an island nation located in the Caribbean. It is also sometimes known as French Dominica, as it lies between the French overseas departments of Martinique and Guadeloupe. It is nicknamed the �Nature Isle of the Caribbean.� The national bird is the Sisserou parrot, which is also featured on the country�s flag.

The country is 289.5 square miles, and the capital is Roseau. The only other major city is Portsmouth.

Dominica was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. It became an independent nation in 1978.

The island is divided into 10 parishes. They are:

- Saint Andrew Parish
- Saint David Parish
- Saint George Parish
- Saint John Parish
- Saint Joseph Parish
- Saint Luke Parish
- Saint Mark Parish
- Saint Patrick Parish
- Saint Paul Parish
- Saint Peter Parish

The official language of the island is English, but a type of French Creole is spoken by most inhabitants. Eighty-percent of the island is Roman Catholic.

As of a 2001 census, there were 69,625 people living on the island. Most are descendents of African slaves brought to the island in the 18th century. There are also 3,000 native Caribs who live on the east coast of the island. They have been granted special territory, which acts in much the same way as an Indian reservation in the United States.

About 65,000 tourists visit Dominica each year. Popular spots include Indian River, Emerald Pool, Trafalgar Falls and Scotts Head. In 2004, the island was chosen to be a location for the filming of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man�s Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World�s End.

Cricket is the most popular sport on the island. A cricket stadium was completed in 2007 thanks to a EC $33 million donation from the People�s Republic of China.

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