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Betting in Bucharest

Published on: 08/08/2016

Bucharest is the capital city of Romania. In 1989, the Iron Curtain fell and Romania became independent. However, foreign investment into the country’s gambling industry did not occur until 2003. Together, Liverpool-based Company, Stanley Leisure Gaming Group and Invicta created a new brand of betting shops named Stanley Fairbet. The joint venture pumped £1.3 million into creating new gambling shops. Romanians were at last able to enjoy a wide range of betting opportunities from football, rugby union, tennis, team handball, basketball, gymnastics as well as popular local sports.

In 2007, Romania joined the European Union (EU). Bucharest has rapidly gained a reputation for its diverse leisure infrastructure. Travellers are attracted to the city’s musical scene, world-class performing arts, entertainment and cultural events. Today, the city has many large casinos and luxurious hotels.

The Casino Bucharest is regarded as one of the city’s best gambling facilities. It was founded in 1991, under the Casinos Austria International Group and is situated within the Hotel Intercontinental. Players can enjoy an array of gaming tables which include games such as Blackjack, Oasis Poker, Texas Hold’em, 3 Card Poker and American Roulette.

Casino Bucharest boasts five restaurants and bars. A smart dress code is required and the minimum age of play is 18. Other large gambling venues within Bucharest include the Marriott Grand Hotel & Casino and the Lido Casino.

The Platinum Casino resides within the Radisson SAS. It offers games machines and Poker tables. Similarly, the Casino Partouche can be found within the Athenee Palace Hilton, and the Casino Fortuna within the Hotel Europa. Bucharest has also seen an influx of independent gambling establishments. For example, the Havana Princess Slot Club and the Viva! Electronic Casino. Not to mention the specialized poker rooms like the G Poker Club Casino.

Merkur Casinos Network - a partners of the German Gauselamann Group - have taken advantage of Bucharest’s lack of a central nightlife hotspot by opening entertainment establishments around many districts of the city. They manage a total of four gaming venues across the city - the Crangasi, Point Zero, the May and the Prosper.

The Olympic Entertainment Group operates the Olympic Casino Militari in the city centre, which opens seven days a week. Rival operation Viva! Casino Berceni, based on Soseaua Oltenitei, also opens seven days a week and offers a large range of gaming machines.