A picture of a the Regency Casino, in Tirana, in the capital of Albania. On this page, under this picture you can read about the legal status of casino gambling in Albania, and you can find a list of online casinos, which accept players from Albania, and a list of all the land-based casinos in the country.
Albania casinos

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Albania (officially the Republic of Albania, a small country in the Balkans, with a population of 2.8 million). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Albania, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

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Online casinos in Albania

Legal status of digital casinos in Albania: illegal since 2019, playing in foreign online casinos is not prosecuted

 

Online casino gambling is illegal in Albania, it has been banned during the gambling ban of 2019 January 1., and it has been outlawed ever since. Domestic companies can not operate online casinos, and consequently, there are no Albanian online casinos.

However, playing in foreign online casinos is not prosecuted. Online gambling, despite the ban, is still popular in Albania, and because if the lack of local options everyone turned to these unlicensed foreign gambling platforms.

According to various estimates Albinian players spend as much as $700 million per year, playing online. Therefore, with the gambling ban the government started blocking foreign gambling websites as well. However, players are not still not prosecuted or fined, and the block can easily be circumvented by a VPN, IPmask or using the TOR browser.

UPDATE: According to a 2020 investigation of Exit Albania1, more than half of the big foreign gambling websites are still accessible (you can see a list of online casinos, which accept players from Albania below).

This is despite the supposed task force in charge of blocking these websites.

UPDATE 2021: Online casinos are still illegal in the country, players who play online in foreign online casinos are still not prosecuted.

By scrolling below, you can find a list of online casinos accepting Albanian players.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Albania?

Yes, the online gambling laws of most country, including Albania, only apply to citizens and lawful permanent residents. If you are a tourist (or a non-citizen expat, or illegal), you can play online freely while enjoying your stay.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Albania: N/A, online casino license are not issued

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Albania: N/A, there is no online casino taxation regime in place

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Albania: taxable, income tax applies2

Tax applicable depends on your monthly income:

 

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The picture must be 150x150 pixels. Contact me through the live chat, it's in the bottom right corner of the website, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page, with a link to the website you wish to advertise. If you qualify, I will give you my email address where you can send everything (I won't be putting my email address on the page, due to the extreme amount of spam I receive as it is).
AND! In order to appear for free on this website, you have to link back to this guide, from your website. It must be your website, your employer's website, an accounting blog or something similar. The link doesn't have to be in a prominent position, and 1 sentence is enough, something like this: "We are featured on Simon's Gambling and Casino Blog, at <link here>." at the bottom of an unimportant page, it will be perfectly fine. That's all, if you are interested, get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

 

Age requirement of Albania online casinos: 18+

/Comment: No age limit officially, because it’s not legalized. But there aren’t any online casinos, which would accept anyone under 18. Because of the age requirement of brick & mortar casinos is 21+ (see below), if domestic online casinos will be legalized, it will be probably 21+ as well./

 

Sources, main pieces of the Albania online casino gambling legislation:

1Exit News – How Prime Minister Edi Rama Changed his Tune on Gambling in Albania

2General Directorate of Taxes – Tax on personal income

 

List of online casinos, which accept players from Albania

The following online gambling websites accept players from Albania. They all accept players from the country, and are accessible from within the country, at the time of writing. If they no longer accept players from Albania, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

The following online gambling websites accept players from Albania:

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Wagering limitation:
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Land-based casinos in Albania

Legal status of casinos in Albania: legal since 1992, operators require a licence

 

Casinos are legal in Albania, since 1992. The current main piece of the gambling legislation is gambling law no. 75/20181, which superseded Federal Law No. 155/2015 “On the Games of Chance the Republic of Albania”.

When gambling was first legalized in 1991 (starting with the lottery), for several years the country had no real casinos to speak of. A few establishments were called casinos throughout the country. However, most of these were just pubs with slot machines or bigger slot halls, and not actual real casinos.

These early gambling establishments only had video slot machines and perhaps video poker machines as well. None of them had table games, they had no dealers or card games.

The first Albanian casino with actual casino games, card games, table games and poker was the Regency Casino in Tirana.

The Regency Casino was the first to receive a proper casino licence from the Albanian government in 2005 (before the introduction of the new stricter casino licensing requirements in 2019).

It is still in operation. The Regency Casino is owned by the Greek casino group Hyatt Regency, best known for their hotels. They won the licence through an international tender.

The Regency Casino is situated in the heart of Tirana, in the so called Taiwan Centre. You can read more about the casino in the list below.

Since 2019, casinos have to abide by much stricter requirements (details can be seen below, at the licensing section).

2 casino licenses were issued since the 2019 gambling ban, and now there are 3 casinos in total. All 2 new casinos are owned by the Prime Minister Olsi Rama and his brother Edi Rama.

You can find all the currently operating brick and mortar casinos in the list below.

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Albania?

Yes, both locals and tourists can play in the casinos.

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Albania:

The gambling licensing authority of Albania is the Gambling Supervision Authority (Autoriteti i Mbikëqyrjes së Lojërave të Fatit). Website is available in English as well. You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of gambling business in the country.

Currently, private companies can only apply for a casino licence.

Licensing requirements:

Originally, after the 2019 gambling ban, only casinos located in 5 star hotels, primarily aimed at tourists, located outside of towns and cities could operate in the country. However, the ban has been softened and now slot halls and casinos can operate in tourist areas, and in the casino zone of Tirana as well2.

 

The licenses are valid for 10 years.

Companies applying must be debt free and the founders, employees must not have a criminal record.

The operator must have a capital of at least 50,000,000 ALL (Albanian lek) (around €400 K).

The license fee is 10,000,000 ALL per year (around €80 K).

For businesses operating in resort areas this amount was lowered to 7,000,000 ALL per year.

 

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The picture must be 150x150 pixels. Contact me through the live chat, it's in the bottom right corner of the website, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page, with a link to the website you wish to advertise. If you qualify, I will give you my email address where you can send everything (I won't be putting my email address on the page, due to the extreme amount of spam I receive as it is).
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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Albania:

The current gambling tax is 15% of the gross revenue + licensing fees + 3% extra annual tax on turnover.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Albania: taxable, income tax applies

Tax applicable depends on your monthly income:

 

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The picture must be 150x150 pixels. Contact me through the live chat, it's in the bottom right corner of the website, or in the comments section at the bottom of this page, with a link to the website you wish to advertise. If you qualify, I will give you my email address where you can send everything (I won't be putting my email address on the page, due to the extreme amount of spam I receive as it is).
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Age requirement of land-based casinos, slot parlours in Albania: 21+

 

Sources, main pieces of the land-based casino legislation in Albania:

1Gambling law no. 75/2018 – Parliament of Albania (Albanian)

2Exit News – How Prime Minister Edi Rama Changed his Tune on Gambling in Albania

 

 

List of casinos in Albania

This is a list of all the currently operating casinos in the country, with address, opening hours, number and types of games, dress code, entrance fee, reviews and a video of each gambling establishment if one is available.

 

1., Regency Casino
This is a picture of the Regency Casino, in Tirana, the capital. This was the first casino of Albania. This is the first casino on this list of all 3 casinos in Albania, you can find the other gaming venues on this list under this one. To the right of the picture, you can read more about this casino.
Regency Casino

Regency Casino Tirana, address: Rruga Rinia Dëshmorët e 4, Shkurtit Parku Rinia, Tirana, Albania

Regency Casino Tirana was the first casino of Albania.

The casino is open since 2005.

Interestingly, despite being the oldest and most established casino of the country, it has no website or online presence whatsoever.

Consequently, if you are a tourist, there is no way to get official information about the casino online in any language, which is really surprising in this day and age.

It is a small casino by international standards (average by European standards).

 

Games: around 240 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 20 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, and Regency Stud Poker*)

They also have VIP rooms.

 

*Regency Stud Poker explanation, tutorial, how to play: Regency Stud Poker is a unique from of Stud Poker, which can only be found in this casino. The rules are not available online. If you know the rules of this poker variant, please share them in the comments section. 

 

Video of Regency Casino Tirana:

 

Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 06:00 am, every day or 24/7

/Comment: There is conflicting information about the opening hours online, and without an official website I can not tell which are the real, current opening hours. 2:00 pm – 06:00 am, every day is more likely than 24/7./

 

UPDATE COVID-19: unknown, because the official website is no longer online, it’s not possible to tell if the casino is open or it is closed because of the pandemic

 

Dress code: unknown

 

Entrance fee: unknown

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

2., Grand Casino Tirana
This is a picture of the Grand Casino Tirana. This is the biggest casino in Albania currently. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Grand Casino Tirana

Grand Casino Tirana, address: Rruga 28 Nentori (within Maritim Hotel Plaza Tirana), 1001 Tiran

Grand Casino Tiran is the second casino of Albania, opened in 2020. Currently, it is the the biggest casino (in terms of number of gaming machines + tables).

This is the first casino to be opened in the new Tiranë casino zone (which was introduced 1 year after the ban).

This is a small casino by international standards (average by European standards). The casino is owned by the Prime Minister Olsi Rama and his brother Edi Rama.

 

Games: around 300 gaming machines (Novomatic and Apex slots), and around 13 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, and Grand Casino Tirana Stud Poker*, GCT Ultimate Texas Hold’em**, baccarat, Texas Hold’em) + an unknown number of electronic roulette machines

 

*Grand Casino Tirana Stud Poker explanation, tutorial, how to play: Grand Casino Tirana Stud Poker is a variant of Caribbean Stud Poker whereby the Player can buy 1 card for the price of their Ante or 2 cards for one and a half the Ante. The Dealers’s qualifying hand will be Ace/King or higher.

**Grand Casino Tirana Stud Poker explanation, tutorial, how to play: In GCT Stud Poker each player tries to form a five-card hand that ranks higher than the Dealer’s hand. All Players and Dealer will each receive two cards in the initial deal. These cards will be combined with five Community Cards to make the best five-card hand.

GCT Ultimate Texas also features an optional Trips bonus wager. Players win the Trips Bonus wager if their final five-card hand is three of a kind or higher combination.

 

Video of Grand Casino Tirana:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: From the official dress code:

“A visitor will be denied entry is he/she is wearing dirty or stained clothes/shoes, sportswear, beachwear/beach footwear, industrial clothing, military, camouflage or another uniform, clothes with inscriptions and illustrations containing abusive/explicit language (including those in foreign languages) or directed at incitement to hatred or enmity diminution of dignity of the person of group of people on the basis of gender, race, nationality, language, origin, religion or social class.

Administration of Casino has the right to establish special dress code requirements for Casino visitors in accordance with the special event.”

Smart causal is expected, even though it is not specified in the official dress code.

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets average reviews, 3.5/5, some people complain of rude staff and that it is very expensive

 

18+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

3., Royal Eagle Casino
This is a picture of the newest casino of Albania, The Royal Eagle Casino. This is the third and last casino on this list of all the casinos of Albania, you can find the other gaming venues on this list above this one. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
The Royal Eagle Casino

Royal Eagle Casino, address: Sheshi Italia 2, MAK Hotel Tirana, Kati 0, Tirana 1019

Royal Eagle is the newest casino of Albania. It was opened in 2021 in the five-star Mak Albania Hotel.

The casino has a really dumb slogan:

“Where the winning is royal” , which just doesn’t work in English.

/Comment: I’m Eastern European so I know what they were trying to do here, and it should have been: 

“where the winnings are so high, it is even befitting of royalty” to be grammatically correct, and understandable by an English speaker. But that sounds really dumb as a slogan, so if you want to use the world royalty, something like “where you can feel like royalty” or “a casino befitting royalty” or something simple, like “the royal casino” would have been better./

And their entire website is full of very bad English (e.g.: “Where everything is served Royal!”), but at least they have a website, unlike Regency Casino Tirana. This casino is also owned by the Prime Minister Olsi Rama and his brother Edi Rama.

 

Games: around 200 gaming machines, and around 10 tables (blackjack, roulette, baccarat and Ultimate Texas Poker)

 

Video of Royal Eagle Casino:

There are no videos of the casino yet.

 

Opening hours: 11:00am / 5:00pm, every day or 24/7

/Comment: There is conflicting information about the opening hours online, and the official website doesn’t list any opening hours, therefore I do not know which it could be./

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: unknown

 

Entrance fee: unknown

 

Meta review analysis: the casino has no reviews yet

 

21+, ID, and passport for tourists, is needed to enter.

 

Crypto, bitcoin casinos in Albania

Legal status: not specifically regulated

 

Cryptocurrency gambling is not specifically regulated in Albania. However, the digital cryptocurrencies (bitcoin, litecoin, etheruem etc…) are not accepted as currency officially. Therefore, none of the gambling establishments accept them.

There are no bitcoin casinos in the Republic of Albania.

 

 

Other forms of online casino gambling in Albania

The online lottery platform of Lotaria Kombëtare is the only domestic online gambling business (it is operated by Novomatic).

 

 

History of gambling and casinos in Albania

Albania is one of the few countries with a Muslim majority where gambling was legal for a long time. It has been banned before once, prior to 1991, Albania was a socialist People’s Republic where – as in practically all countries in the former USSR – all forms of gambling were prohibited. However, this was not strictly enforced.

Following the fall of communism in Albania, the government was quick to introduce laws that legalized gambling. Lotteries and sports betting were the first to be legalized in the country. The current laws regarding casino gambling were introduced somewhat later, in 2004. It was after this law was enacted that Regency received a casino licence and opened its doors in 2005.

The most recent changes regarding gambling in Albania started in 2013 after the Socialist Party won the elections. Current Prime Minister Edi Rama expressed his worries that about the fact that about 500-700 million euros were spent at foreign online gambling operators. Since then, the operation, which was nicknamed  “End of insanity” has been underway. The law to banned gambling was voted on in 2018 and since 2019 it is in effect and is strictly enforced, as much as 4364 casinos, betting shops were closed, some of them forcibly. The only arrests made in connection to online gambling was the arrest of two people who tried to operate an online gambling website within the country illegally. So far players were not fined or prosecuted.

Several gambling activities have been inspected in the past two years, and authorities have uncovered almost 2000 legal violations in connection with these gambling activities. ISPs are blocking some foreign gambling websites, but only around 300, when there are thousands of gambling websites online. Therefore it’s not easy to find and access online casinos despite the governments attempts.*

 

*Source: Albania to revise law on gambling (Global Times)

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Albania:

 

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  • 100% match bonus, up to $400 + 25 free spins, no code needed
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: LADYDAY, make deposit from 21 to 400 EUR/USD and receive 88% + 88 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  OR:
  • Confirm email or phone, apply code: WEST100 make deposit pf at least 21 EUR/USD and receive 100 free spins, limited time only, if it is no longer valid, please drop a comment and let me know
  Returning players usually get 25% - 33% cashback, one of the highest regular cashbacks online. Even if you end up losing you will get about 30% of your money back (returning players only).

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
  • Playthrough requirement: Bonus wagering x40 applied.
  • Free spins wagering x40 applied.
  Check the casino's web page for the specific, up to date, current playthrough requirements and wagering limitations, does not apply to bonuses for returning players which have different (significantly better) paythrough requirements.
Wagering limitation:
  • 7 days to wager bonus.
  • Slots wagering allowed.
  • Slots wagering participation 100%.
  • Min bet 0.01 EUR - Max bet 3 EUR.
  • Betting Games wagering not allowed.
  • Providers allowed for wagering: Limited to enabled games only.
  • Player can cancel bonus at any time. Please note: Upon cancellation of the bonus the balance will be adjusted to the balance before bonus activation.
 

 

UPDATE 2021: This particular online casino was removed due to complaints from the players and visitors to the website. We apologize for the inconvenience.
We will replace it with another recommendation as soon as possible. In the meantime, check out the other online casinos above and below, or the recent casino bonuses, free games or casino reviews.
If you have any issue with the other gambling platforms featured on the website, then please drop a comment or try the live chat (bottom right). We will investigate all reports and take action if necessary.
 

 

GT Bets Casino and Sportsbook

GTbets bookmaker and gambling website's banner displaying the various bonuses and promotional offers offered currently. The picture also acts as a link and by clicking o nit you will be taken to the gambling website.
GTbets sports-book and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, Bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, 150% up to $500 on your first deposit (then 100%, up to $250 bonus on your second deposit, then 5-50% depending on the amount on your third deposit and afterwards)
  • 10% weekly rebate, 15% cashback on horse racing betting
  • Free spins, weekly cashback for returning players

Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

The deposit bonus amount must be wagered 10-40x times before withdrawal, depending on the type.
Earnings ($10) Sign Up Bonus Playthrough Reload Bonus (Varies by %) Playthrough
Sports 5 points for every $10 wagered 12x 6x-10x
(Baseball) 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Horses 7.5 points for every $10 wagered 8x 4x-6.7x
Slots 2 points for every $10 wagered 30x 15x-25x
Table 1 point for every $10 wagered 60x 30x-50x
Video Poker 1.5 points for every $10 wagered 40x 20x-33x
 
Wagering limitation:
  • Please be advised - the use of bonus funds to place wagers on the following games is not allowed: Baccarat (including Live), Craps, and European Roulette (including Live).
  • For bonuses, sports moneyline wagers with odds of -300 (1.33) or less, will not qualify for rollover point earnings. So for example, betting NBA - NY Knicks (-350) will not earn rollover points towards a bonus.
 

Bet Online Casino and Sports Book

Bet Online digital bookmaker, internet poker and online casino website's animated GIF banner displaying the latest 2021 promotional offers and bonus codes offered currently by the gambling platform to new and existing, returning players. This is a paid promotional banner, and acts as a link. By clicking on it, you will be taken to website betonline.ag , where you can register and start playing if you so choose.
Bet Online sports-book, poker and casino, cross platform and mobile compatible, bitcoin accepted.
  • Welcome bonus, $3000, 100% up to $1,000 on your first three deposits. Use the code BOLCASINO
  • or 100% up to $1,000 Welcome Bonus + $25 Risk Free Bet, when you bet on the Cowboys vs. Buccaneers NFL Week 1 season-opener, code: NFL100
  • +100% welcome match bonus up to 100% on your first deposit using Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin or DASH. No code required.
  • 10% weekly rebate for returning players

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

This is a gif animated banner displaying the casino + poker platform + online sports book Betsson's various current 2021 promotions. Under the banner you can read about these bonuses, their terms and conditions, paythrough requirements, wagering limitations. This is an advertisement, by clicking on the banner you will be taken to Betsson's internet platform ,where you can register an account.
European casino & sportsbook & poker, all in one
North American players are not accepted.
  • 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 online casino. You can read the review of Betsson casino here. You can read the other online casino reviews here, and you can find all the current casino bonuses, promotions, offers, codes 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.

 

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 casinos in this country. We are looking forward to hear from you, especially if you are from Albania or nearby.

 

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Simon’s Guide to online casinos Albania is part of Simon’s Online Casino guide, an online casino list for players from any of the 196 countries of the world.

 

Last updated: 2021-10-04

 

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