Malaysia is a majorly Islamic state. In fact, about 60% of the country's population is Islam. The remaining segment is made of minorities, including Buddhists, Christians, Taoists, and Hindus.
Under Sharia law, gambling is Haram, meaning it is not allowed. That means only the non-Muslims in the country can gamble without breaking their religious laws. But religion aside, what do the gambling laws in Malaysia say?
Well, gambling is illegal in Malaysia. As such, anyone found to be running a casino or any gambling platform in the country, whether online or offline, risks a sentence, fine, or both, depending on the extent to which they have broken the law. Also, any Malaysian found gambling at any casino establishment in the country is subject to legal punishment.
Is there a way out? Yes, offshore casinos. All gamblers in Malaysia who want to gamble can head to any offshore online casinos that accept Malaysian gamblers. The list of such casinos is extensive, and players are not limited in any way when it comes to choosing the games they want to play. However, the sad part is that there is no law in place to protect Malaysians from rogue offshore casino operators. That leaves the responsibility of choosing a safe offshore casino entirely in the hands of players.