Simon’s Guide to Gambling in Albania

A picture of the biggest Albanian Casino, Regency, in Tirana. Casino gambling and online casino gambling are now banned in Albania. You can read more about the legal status of gambling, online gambling and sports betting in Albania under the picture.

Online gambling Albania – on the picture: Regency Casino, Tirana

 

 

Gambling in Albania was legal up until the end of 2018, despite the fact that Islam (forbidding all gambling) is the largest, dominant religion in the country. However, since 2019 casino gambling, online gambling, sports betting, bingo and all other forms of gambling (except bingo) are banned according to gambling law no. 75/2018 resulting in the closure of a total of 4364 gambling establishments in the country. Right now, since 2019 January 1., only casino gambling establishments (no sports betting), which have a proper license from the the Gambling Monitoring Unit and are located in 5 star hotels, and are located in tourist areas, or are outside towns are allowed to operate. Even these establishments have to pay an extra 15% gambling tax + licensing fee + 3% extra annual tax on turnover. The national lottery (owned and operated 100% by Novomatic) is also exempt (at least until the end of 2022 when their current license expires). The government stated that the reason for the ban was to “curb illicit behaviour, match fixing, cut ties with organized crime and to reduce the negative effect gambling has on the poorest families”. And yes, gambling (including problem gambling) was on the rise in Albania before the ban. Albanians spent over €700 million a year just by placing bets online on foreign gambling websites, which is quite a lot for one of the poorest countries in Europe. Hopefully the ban will have the intended effects and reduces poverty and corruption in the country, because they have both in abundance. Too early to tell right now.

The regulation of gambling includes not only games of luck, but also games of skill (such as poker), social games (bingo, raffles) and sports betting. Online gambling is also banned, most foreign websites are blocked and players could be prosecuted. But just like in every other country the players who choose to place bets on foreign, offshore online gambling websites are not prosecuted. Only people who tried to operate online casinos and illegal betting shops in Albania were prosecuted, no ordinary players have been prosecuted so far, only organizers. However, very few online casinos accept Albanian players anymore (see below for a list of websites that still accept Albanian players) so finding a website will be difficult.  Still, we don’t recommend playing online from such a hostile environment, you never know, best to be safe.

Extra fact: Gambling in Albania was already outlawed once during the communist era, but despite the ban it had seen a steady growth in popularity, up until 1992 when it was legalized again. We will see how the current ban effects the gambling, and online gambling habits of Albanians in the coming years.

 

*Source: BalkanEU – Gambling is now banned in Albania

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Albania:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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Black Lotus Casino bonus offers

USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

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Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.

  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

Casinos in Albania

Online casino gambling in Albania: illegal, legal only in special locations and it requires a license, regulated by the Gambling Monitoring Unit, illegal everywhere else

 

Casino gambling, including online casino gambling and any other form of electronic casino gambling is banned in Albania. However, in 5 star hotels, popular tourist areas, well outside city limits, with a special license from the government it is still legal.  So if you live in a big city you probably will be able to visit a casino and if you are a tourist you are unlikely to even notice that as much as 4364 betting shops and casinos were closed down in 2019.

Albania had several brick and mortar casinos, although most of these had slot machines only. Now, after the ban, only a very few, only the biggest remained. Albania’s largest and most popular land-based casino the Regency Casino in Tirana, which opened its gates in 2005 is still in operation. The casino features 240 gaming machines as well as 21 tables of various games, including poker.

The Albanian  government seeks to stop the outflow of money from the country by disabling the access to unlicensed, foreign online casinos, with some betting sites already blocked. However, players are not prosecuted, still It’s best to use an IPmask, VPN if you plan on visiting online casinos from Albania. Because of the gambling ban there are no Albanian online casinos, the only option is English international casinos (click below for a list of online casinos which accept players from Albania).

Online casinos accepting players from Albania - click to see

The following online casino accept players from Albania:

 

Black Lotus Casino

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  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

BGO

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  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

More info about casino and online casinos in Albania.

 

 

 

Bingo and raffles in Albania

Online Bingo in Albania: legal

 

Bingo is surprisingly popular in Albania, with four licensed Bingo operators providing services within the country. Albanians may partake in the game in bingo-halls (places where bingo is organized regularly) or TeleBingo, i. e. television-based Bingo. Bingo is the only form of “gambling” (not considered gambling in Albania and many other countries) that is still legal in the country. Now, after the ban it is expected to become more popular than ever.

While none of the licensed Albanian Bingo operators provide online Bingo, players from Albania are free to access foreign Bingo websites should they wish to play online. Currently there is only one online bingo website that accepts Albanian players and that is the following (it has live bingo too, in English):

BGO

BGO casino banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by BGO casino. You can read these offers below.

Next gen, cross platform and mobile compatible casino with the best casino games, live dealers and bingo. Best bonuses currently.

US players can not register.
  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

Poker in Albania

Online Poker in Albania: illegal, many foreign poker sites are banned

 

In Albania Poker hasn’t been the most popular pastime, even before the ban, although its popularity does show a steady rise in the past decade, with a heavy emphasis on online poker. Right now, after the total ban on gambling the only place you can play poker is the Regency Casino in Tirana (they even have so called VIP rooms, which are basically poker rooms, which you can rent).

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has been waging a war against illicit gambling and the outflow of wealth from an already impoverished Albania. As such, he sought to block many unlicensed online poker sites, however poker players are not prosecuted. Also, people playing poker in their homes are also left alone.

Online poker sites accepting players from Albania - click to see

The following online poker platforms accept players from Albania:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_16307" align="alignnone" width="728"] Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe. Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.[/caption]
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

 

Sports Betting in Albania

Online sports Betting in Albania: illegal, right now no legal sports betting at all in the entire country

 

Sports betting, especially on football matches, was quite popular in Albania. There were many licensed Albanian bookmakers, the first and largest of which was Xhoilloto. In 2013 Xhoilloto signed an exclusive deal with SBTech, who have provided the software for Xhoilloto’s online sports betting platform, making it the first online bookmaker in Albania. But the 2019 ban on online gambling ended all of this.

Right now even foreign online sports betting websites are blocked in the country. However, as with online poker and online casino gambling, people who place bets online are not prosecuted. There are barely any bookmakers that accept Albanian players since the ban.

The following online sportsbooks accept players from Albania:

Sports betting platforms accepting bettors from Albania - click to see

The following online casino accept players from Albania:

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

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  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

Betsson Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_16307" align="alignnone" width="728"] Betsafe banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered by European bookmaker and casino Betsafe. Betsson sports-book and casino with live dealers&poker cross platform and mobile compatible.[/caption]
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to €100
  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

US players can not register. Betsson has over 1500 games, the most games of any casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 35 times before withdrawal. No wagering requirement for the weekly extra money.
Playthrough requirement: No playthrough requirement for the extra weekly money. In case of the welcome bonus: • 100%: Slots • 10%: All Roulette (except Live), Caribbean Stud & Casino Stud Poker Games • 10%: All Casino Hold’Em, Red Dog, Pai Gow, Poker Games, Oasis Poker & Texas Hold’Em Poker Games • 5%: All BlackJack (except Live BlackJack), Baccarat, Video Poker, Pontoon, Beat Me, Punto Banco Games
Wagering limitation:
  • The bonus cannot be wagered on the following games: 1429 Uncharted Seas, Aliens, Big Bang, Blood Suckers, Castle builder, Castle Builder 2, Champion of the Track, Dead or Alive, Devil´s Delight, Eggomatic, Epic Gems, Eye of the Kraken, Kings of Chicago, Pearls of India, Robin Hood, Scrooge, Sea Hunter, Super Monopoly Money, The Wish Master, Tower Quest, Wild Gambler, Wizard Shop, Zombies.
  • Player from certain countries are not allowed use bonuses due to regular bonus abuse, check the casino's website for the ever changing up to date list.

 

And also this, it has virtual sports betting, which is simulated sports betting, quite interesting, really entertaining, but it’s not genuine real sports betting, it’s computer simulation:

 

BGO

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  • 500 free spins!
  Legal disclaimer: Terms and conditions of the casino apply (if any). Check the casino's webpage for up to date terms and conditions and wagering limitations.  

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Only for UK players, new players only.
Playthrough requirement: 65x
Wagering limitation:
  • Slots: 100%
  • Roulette: 25%
  • All Blackjack Games: 25%
  • 3 Card Brag: 50%
  • Casino Hold'em: 25%
  • Baccarat: 0%
  • Everything else: 0%

 

 

Lottery in Albania

Online lottery in Albania: legal, regulated by Ministry of Finance, exclusive license to Novomatic, expires in 2022

 

Illegal under the communist regime, since 1991 lottery has gained quite a bit of following in Albania. It has gotten so big and so popular in the country that even this total ban on gambling avoided it entirely. Uniquely in Eastern and Central Europe the national lottery is entirely privatized and currently owned and operated by Novomatic (their licence is said to expire sometime in 2022). Formerly the Albanian national lottery was co-owned by the company Austrian Lotteries. It also offers scratch cards as well as games like Lotto 6/39 and Keno.

The national lottery, Lotaria Kombetare does not have any online lottery platform at the moment, nor are there other Albanian online lottery websites. However, foreign online lotteries are still available for Albanians, especially popular are the two European lotteries Eurojackpot and Euromillions, which many play online or go to nearby countries to buy tickets. Foreign online lotteries (especially the Eurojackpot, Euromillions) offer much better prizes, jackpots and sometimes even higher odds of winning than many of the lottery types and the keno the Albanian national lottery offers. Many websites allow Albanian to purchase Euromillions and Eurojackpot lottery tickets (I personally play Eurojackpot), I would recommend those websites instead of the national lottery, if you speak English.

 

 

BitCoin Gambling in Albania

BitCoin Gambling in Albania: illegal

 

As BitCoin is not exactly well-known in Albania yet, there are no specific regulations regarding BitCoin gambling in Albania. There are also no Albanian gambling websites, which would accept BitCoin. However, gambling is banned, and bitcoin gambling is just gambling with a different currency, therefore it is banned as well. There are a few countries with special regulations regarding bitcoin, where the case is not so clear cut but Albania is not on e of them.

For this very reason, the Albanian Government hasn’t gotten around to blocking BitCoin gambling websites, meaning that Albanian players can easily place bets using BitCoin on English websites. Should BitCoin gambling gain in popularity, the attention of authorities might turn towards it.

Bitcoin is actually a better choice if you plan to participate in gambling online despite the ban because it is anonymous and they can’t trace the transactions back to you.

You can find a list of bitcoin casinos which accept Albanian players below.

Bitcoin casinos accepting players from Albania - click to see

The following Bitcoin accepting casinos allow players from Albania:

 

Black Lotus Casino

[caption id="attachment_17025" align="alignnone" width="728"]This is Black Lotus Casino's 2020 animated GIF banner advertising their new slot and their free spins and casino match bonuses. You can read about these promotional offers below the animated banner. By clicking on the banner you will be taken to the casino's website where you can register and play. Black Lotus Casino bonus offers[/caption] USA and Canada players are accepted.
  • Get 300% match bonus, up to $3,250. Use the code: VENTURE300
  • $100 bonus. Use code: VENTURE100

Bonuses for existing players:
  • Deposit and get 37 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 37MILLION
  • Deposit $45 and get 299% up to $1,000. Code: 299MILLION & then get 47 Free Spins on Millionaire’s Life. Code: 47MILLION
  • One free spin on the "Millionaire's Bonus Wheel" , instant prizes, limited time only
  • Summer Samba Mini Game for returning players, huge instant wins credited to your player account if you are lucky, all throughout the summer
  • Every day between 6am and 10am EDT you'll get 50 Free Spins to play during our Happy Hour.
 

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: 40-60x for match bonuses and usually 60x for free spins and other bonuses, depends on the bonus check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

Wagering limitation:
  • 100% - Slots and Keno
  • 50% - Roulette and Three Card Poker
  • 25% - Baccarat
  • 10% - Video Poker
  • 5% - Blackjack, Craps
  • 0% - Everything else

 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

[caption id="attachment_5678" align="alignnone" width="728"]Bet Online bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. Bet Online sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.[/caption]
  • Welcome bonus, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits! Use the code BOLCASINO
  • 100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 40 times before withdrawal.
Playthrough requirement: • Slot Games (progressive jackpot slots excluded) 100% • Roulette (All versions), Draw High-Lo, 3 Card Rummy 20% • Baccarat, Blackjack (American & European), Poker 3, Oasis Poker, Single Deck Blackjack, Triple Edge Poker, Caribbean Poker, Three Card Poker, Video Poker 10% • Pirate 21, Blackjack Super 7, Pai Gow, 21 Burn, Ride’m Poker, All forms of Keno, Red Dog, Pontoon, Top Card Trumps 5% • Craps, Live Casino, All Games with Progressive Jackpots, Virtual Racebook. Speciality games ie Keno’s and Scratcher game offered by Betsoft 0%
Wagering limitation:
  • Any action on Baccarat, Roulette and Craps will not count towards the wagering requirement.

 

 

If you have questions or any feedback don’t hesitate to drop a comment below. Please let me know in the comments section if you think we might have gotten something wrong or if you have additional information, clarification about the legal status of online gambling in this country. We are looking forward to hear from you, especially if you are from Albania or nearby.

This page is part of Simon’s List – Legal Status of Online Gambling – a guide to the legal status of all forms of online gambling activities in every country around the world.

 

Good luck and gamble responsibly.

Last updated: 2020-06-18

Summary
Gambling, Online Gambling,Casinos and Online Casinos in Albania
Article Name
Gambling, Online Gambling,Casinos and Online Casinos in Albania
Description
Gambling in Albania was recently (2019) banned (except bingo, lottery and 5 star hotels in tourist areas). The few reaming casinos are strictly regulated and highly taxed. Online gambling in Albania is banned too. To stop the outflow of money from the country, the government blocks access to many foreign gambling sites. Players are not prosecuted.
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Simon's Online Marketing Kft.

2 Responses

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  2. ALex says:

    Hi there,
    do you know if could be legal setting up an online raffle in Albania (through an albanian company)?
    Should it be reserved only for albanian partecipants or could it be open worldwide?
    Thank you

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