This is a picture of the exterior of Sofia Princess Casino, the largest Princess casino in Bulgaria. On this page you can find a list of brick & mortar casino venues in the country, and you can find a list of online casinos, which accept players from Bulgaria.
Bulgaria Casinos

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Bulgaria (officially the Republic of Bulgaria, a poorer Eastern European country, with a population of 7 million, member of the EU). Find out which are the best land-based casinos and licensed online casino sites in Bulgaria, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

 

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Online casinos in Bulgaria

Legal status of digital casinos in Bulgaria: legal since 2012, operators require a licence

 

Online casino gambling is legal and regulated in Bulgaria since 2012.

The law determining the requirements for the legal operation of online casinos is the Bulgarian Gambling Act of 20121, last amended in 2020. This law was created with two main objectives in mind: issuing licences to casino and online casino operators so that they will be able to offer their services with official permission, and to increase the revenue from the taxation of internet gambling.

Originally, the Bulgarian gambling law included high taxes and strict regulations, which deterred many investors and online casinos from expanding to Bulgaria.

The gambling law has since been altered multiple times, and the online casino gambling tax was reduced (detailed info about online gambling taxation can be found below), and due to these changes the Bulgarian online casino market is on the rise (although the number of licensed online casinos is still small, you can see a list of online casinos, which accept players from Bulgaria below).

Bulgarian player still overwhelmingly play in foreign online casinos, the majority of which are unlicensed.

The Bulgarian government has taken several measures to counteract this, and the majority of unlicensed foreign online gambling websites are blocked. These unlicensed online casino operators – both Bulgarian and foreign – are put on the ever-expanding blacklist.

Blacklisted casino operators are blocked by internet service providers, and the are not allowed to apply fora license later on, according to the gambling legislation.

Bulgaria is a member of the EU, therefore EU gambling laws, directives apply too, most importantly Article 56 of TFEU1.

By scrolling below, you can find a list of online casinos, which accept Bulgarian players. Only licensed online casinos can accept players from Bulgaria.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Bulgaria?

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

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Bulgaria: 

Online casino licenses are issued by the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (Национална агенция за приходите на Република България), which has replaced the State Commission on Gambling, and it is the new regulatory and licensing agency.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up any sort of digital gambling business.

Their website is available in English as well.

 

Bulgaria online casino licensing fees and requirements - click to expand

Licensing requirements:

  • The company must be an must be an EU company (eg, Gibraltar no longer qualifies), doesn’t have to be a Bulgarian company
  • the company must have at least BGN (Bulgarian lev) 1.5 m (around $1 million, € 780 K) capital
  • the applicant must not have been found in breach of the Gambling Act at any time prior to application (this excludes unlicensed online gambling platforms, which accept players from Bulgaria illegally)
  • only casino software that is housed on servers in the EU are accepted
  • all official bank accounts of the company must be handled by EU banks, which are also active in Bulgaria
  • the central computer systems must be able to register and identify the players and be connected to the servers of the National Revenue Agency to provide real-time information on the games played, the bets made and the prizes paid
  • the gaming software and any updates must be approved by the NRA
  • post-approval, the applicant must invest BGN 1 m (approx. € 511 K) within 6 months of licensing
  • the regulatory agency must be provided with information about the sources of these funds

 

Key personnel can not be:

  • convicted of a crime, especially crimes against the financial, tax or social security systems,
  • declared insolvent in the last three years,
  • found to have overdue public liabilities.

 

There are additional requirements based on what type of games will be made available.

Licensing fees: The licensing fees are in the range € 5,000 to € 20,000 depending on what type of gambling activity is licensed.

 

The licences are valid for 5 years.

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Bulgaria: 20% (tax base: gross gaming revenue)

 

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Bulgaria: not taxed

 

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Age requirement of Bulgarian online casinos: 18+

 

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

2JSTOR – Freedom to provide services — Article 56 TFEU — Games of chance

 

 

Online casinos accepting players from Bulgaria

The following online gambling websites accept players from Bulgaria. 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 Belgium, or if they are blocked for some reason, please leave a message in the comments section, so I can investigate it.

 

RichPrize Casino

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

All bonuses and promotions are subject to the following wagering limitations and playthrough requirements.
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  • 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.
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  • 101 free spins on your first deposit
  • €5,000 every week for one lucky active returning player (no wagering limitation, no playthrough requirement)

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Playthrough requirements and wagering limitations

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Land-based casinos in Bulgaria

Legal status of casinos in Bulgaria: legal since 1979, operators require a licence

 

Land-based casinos in Bulgaria are legal, at the very least since 1979, when the first casino opened in Sofia (София), which was followed quickly by two others in Svilengrad  (Свиленград),  and Varna (Варна).

The main piece of gambling legislation, which regulates casino gambling in Bulgaria is the Gambling Act 20121.

Almost all of the casinos are located in the capital, or near the Black Sea, in the beach resort towns (biggest of which is Varna), and near the Turkish Bulgarian border (centered around Svilengrad).

There are 15 casinos in Bulgaria. Slot halls are also legal, and they outnumber casinos 30 to 1 (450+ slot halls, most don’t have any sort of online presence), these smaller gambling establishments can be just a pub with a few slot machines, or a bigger establishment the size of a regular casino, but without tables, live dealers or card games (these are called electronic casinos).

Many of the hotels in the capital and the larger cities house a casino on which they rely as their main source of income.

Princess International dominates the casino sector of Bulgaria, 6 out of the 15 casinos in operation belong to this chain, which makes the biggest casino operator in the country. Other notable groups present are the Merit Casinos Group and the Intercontinental Group.

Most of the casino in the country are open non-stop, 24/7, and none of them have entrance fees.

The largest casino in the country is Casino Finix.

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Bulgaria?

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

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Bulgaria:

Casino licenses are issued by the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (Национална агенция за приходите на Република България), which has replaced the State Commission on Gambling, and it is the new regulatory and licensing agency.

You have to contact them if you wish to set up a casino business.

Their website is available in English as well.

The State Commission on Gambling was abolished amid a corruption scandal involving the then chairman of the Gambling Commission Alexander Georgiev and Vasil Bozhkov (richest person of Bulgaria), who owns many Bulgarian casinos, slot halls and Bulgaria licensed online gambling sites, and he is also suspected to have close ties with the Bulgarian mafia2.

 

Bulgaria online casino licensing fees and requirements - click to expand

Licensing requirements:

  • The company must be an must be an EU company (eg, Gibraltar no longer qualifies), doesn’t have to be a Bulgarian company
  • the company must have at least BGN (Bulgarian lev) 1.5 m (around $1 million, € 780 K) capital
  • the applicant must not have been found in breach of the Gambling Act at any time prior to application (this excludes unlicensed online gambling platforms, which accept players from Bulgaria illegally)
  • only casino software that is housed on servers in the EU are accepted
  • all official bank accounts of the company must be handled by EU banks, which are also active in Bulgaria
  • the central computer systems must be able to register and identify the players and be connected to the servers of the National Revenue Agency to provide real-time information on the games played, the bets made and the prizes paid
  • the gaming software and any updates must be approved by the NRA
  • post-approval, the applicant must invest BGN 1 m (approx. € 511 K) within 6 months of licensing
  • the regulatory agency must be provided with information about the sources of these funds

 

Key personnel can not be:

  • convicted of a crime, especially crimes against the financial, tax or social security systems,
  • declared insolvent in the last three years,
  • found to have overdue public liabilities.

 

There are additional requirements based on what type of games will be made available.

Licensing fees: The licensing fees are in the range € 5,000 to € 20,000 depending on what type of gambling activity is licensed.

 

The licences are valid for 5 years.

 

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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 Bulgaria:

The land-based casino don’t have to pay such a high tax rate as their online counterparts. The tax rate is 15%, compared to the 20% online gambling tax (tax base: gross gambling revenue).

Land-based casino tax:, in addition to the 15% tax, the following fees are payable:

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Bulgaria: not taxed

 

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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 Bulgaria: 18+

 

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

1Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria – Gambling Act 2012

3RadioFreeEurope – Bulgarian Gambling Tycoon Arrested in UAE

 

List of the TOP 10 casinos in Bulgaria

This is a list of the top 10 best rated and biggest 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.,Casino Finix
This is a picture of Finix Casino in Bulgaria, near the Greek-Bulgarian border. This is the biggest Bulgarian casino and the first casino on this list of the top 10 best rated and biggest casinos in Bulgaria, 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.
Finix Casino

Casino Finix, address: 2868 Kulata

Casino Finix (a.k.a Finix Casino Bulgaria) is currently the biggest casino in all of Bulgaria.

It is located at the Greek-Bulgarian border, and consequently, receives quite a few Greek tourists, who visit this casino because it is significantly cheaper the Greek casinos, and it’s also bigger than your average Greek casino.

The casino is easily the most recognizable Bulgarian casino due to the faux Egyptian arches at the front entrance (you can see it on the left and on the video below).

 

Games: around 313 gaming machines (slots, video poker), and around 6 tables (2 blackjack, 2 roulette wheels, 2 poker tables [Texas Hold’em and Omaha]) + 16 electronic roulette terminals

They also have a poker room, the biggest in all of Bulgari: 5 pot Limit Omaha tables, 8 cash game tables. Open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tournaments every month (sadly, tournament schedule, reservations, leader-board are not available online). Free drinks and diner for all tournament participants.

 

Video of Casino Finix:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: smart casual for the slots area and semi-formal for the tables and the poker room, this is the official dress code of the casino:

“We require the appropriate attire for classical gaming. Men are requested to wear a jacket and shirt, tie will be appreciated. If your visit to our casino is spontaneous and you do not have the appropriate attire with you, we will be pleased to provide you with a jacket and/or tie for a small fee.
Neat casual clothing is requested for the slot machines.”

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 4/5, no major problems, some people complain about the quality of the food, a limited drinks selection in the restaurant, and the customer service quality and attitude of the staff, table games offering is not diverse enough

 

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

2., Sofia Princess Casino
This is a picture of Sofia Princess Casino in the capital of the Republic of Bulgaria, Sofia. To the right of the picture you can read more about this casino.
Sofia Princess Casino

Sofia Princess Casino, address: Bulevard “Knyaginya Maria Luiza” 131, 1000 Sofia Center, Sofia

Sofia Princess Casino is part of the Princess International Group, which is a very prestigious, high quality casino chain from Turkey. Their casinos are usually in the TOP 5 of any given country, Bulgaria is no exception.

The casino can be found on the ground floor of the Ramada Hotel & Spa.

With a gaming floor of more than 1000m2, Sofia Princess Casino is Bulgaria’s second largest casino.

 

 

Games: around 161 gaming machines (EGT, IGT, Novomatic slots) and electronic roulette, and around 17 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Caribbean Poker, Russian Poker*, Novo Texas Hold’em Poker**, Ultimate Poker, Three Card Poker)

 

*Russian poker explanation, tutorial, how to play:  If you want to know how to play Russian poker, then watch the following step by step video tutorial:

 

 

**Novo Texas Hold’em Poker explanation, tutorial, how to play: It’s an electronic, automatic poker machine by Novomatic.

 

Video of Casino de Spa:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: none officially, smart casual is recommended

 

Entrance fee: none

 

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

 

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

3., Merit Grand Mosta Hotel Casino
This is a picture of the building of Merit Grand Mosta Hotel Casino. To the right of the picture you can read more about the casino, including the address, dress code and brief video of the gambling establishment.
Merit Grand Mosta Hotel Casino

Merit Grand Mosta Hotel Casino & Spa, address: 6500 кв. Гебран, Svilengrad

The casino (part of the Merit Casinos Group) is located next to the Turkish border, and it is mainly targeting Turkish tourists.

The casino is attached to a 5 star hotel & spa with many amenities.

The Merit Casino Group has 5 casinos in Northern Cyprus and 4 casinos in Eastern Europe.

 

 

Games: around 195 gaming machines, and around 23 tables

 

Video of Merit Grand Mosta Hotel Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no info about it on their official website, smart casual is recommended, it’s a casino attached to a posh 5 star hotel that targets wealthy Turkish tourists, you would look out of place in casual attire

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino doesn’t have reviews, it’s mostly the hotel and spa, and other amenities that are mentioned in the reviews, and because of this I can not make a review analysis

 

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

4., Princess Trimontium Casino
This is a picture of Princess Trimontium Casino in Bulgaria. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino.
Princess Trimontium Casino

Princess Trimontium Casino and Hotel, address: St, 4000, ul. “Kapitan Raycho Nikolov” 2, 4000 Tsentar, Plovdiv

Another casino of Princess International Group, this one in Plovdiv.

This casino is situated within Ramada by Wyndham Plovdiv Trimontium Hotel (4 stars).

 

Games: around 140 gaming machines (EGT, IGT, Novomatic slots) and electronic roulette, and around 12 tables (blackjack, American Roulette, Caribbean Poker, Russian Poker, Texas Hold’em Poker, Ultimate Poker, Three Card Poker)

 

Video of Princess Trimontium Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no info about it on their official website, smart casual is recommended

 

Entrance fee: none

 

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

 

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

5., Nymphes Princess Casino
This is a picture of Nymphes Princess Casino (Kазино Cвиленград) in Bulgaria, part of the Princess International Group of casinos. This is the fifth casino on this list of the 10 biggest Bulgarian casinos (out of the 15 casinos in the country). You can find the other gaming venues above and beyond this one. To the right of the picture you can read about this particular casino.
Nymphes Princess

Nymphes Princess Casino, address: ul. “Geo Milev” 1, 6500 Tsentar, Svilengrad

A smaller Princess casino, one of the 6 in the country (the others can be seen above).

The gambling establishment advertises itself as a luxury casino located within the city centre on the Svilengrad.

Svilengrad is a casino resort town situated at the tripoint of Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.

Svilengrad, despite only having a population of 22 K, it has almost as many casinos as the capital.

These casinos, including Nymphes Princess Casino are primarily targeting Turkish (there are no casino in Turkey) and also secondarily Greek tourists (Greek casinos are small and are usually very low quality, apart form the extremely expensive bigger ones, which ae tourist traps).

 

Games: around 172 gaming machines, and around 9 tables (black jack, Caribbean Poker, American Roulette, Three Card Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em and other poker games)

They also have car raffles and cash raffles every weekend.

 

Video of Nymphes Princess Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no info about it on their official website, smart casual is recommended

 

Entrance fee: none

 

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

 

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

6., Royale Palms Casino
This is a picture of Royale Palms Casino, an exclusive casino club in Sofia. To the right of the picture you can read about this particular casino, including opening hour, reviews and a video of the gaming venue.
Royale Palms Casino

Royale Palms Casino, address: bul. “Vitosha” 89В, 1463 Ivan Vazov, Sofia 

Full name: Palms Merkur Royale Casino.

The casino advertises itself as the “newest and the most exclusive gaming facility in the Bulgarian capital Sofia”. Which would mean it’s for rich people, it’s very expensive, high minimum bets, high limits, and there is a strict dress code.

/Comment: Btw. these types of casino are usually called casino clubs. The people who did the English translation were just probably not aware of the international casino naming conventions./

However, this is in strict contrast with the other Palm Merkur venues, which are very accessible and don’t even have a dress code. Therefore, I assume this is some marketing gimmick or bad translation. This not a real casino club, this is just a regular casino.

The interior decor of this casino is the most impressive out of all the Bulgarian casinos and slot halls, IMO. You can check it out for yourself by watching the video below.

In terms of size it’s an average casino (by Bulgarian standards, it’s small by international standards).

 

 

Games: around 150 gaming machines, and around 6 tables (French Roulette, Caribbean Stud Poker, Russian Poker, 3 Card Poker, Three Card Poker and other poker games)

They also have a poker room with two Omaha tables.

 

Video of Royale Palms Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: casual, according to the official website of the parent company:
“Palms Merkur Casino takes care of providing a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere for all guests. The dress code is not strict and the generally accepted rules for acceptable appearance are in force.”

 

Entrance fee: none

 

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

 

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

7., Casino Black Sea
This is a picture of the front entrance of Casino Black Sea (a.k.a. Casino Cherno More), in Varna, a resort town full of gambling establishments at the Black Sea. To the right of the picture you can read about this particular casino, including opening hours, reviews and a video of the gaming venue.
Casino Black Sea

Casino Black Sea, address: bul. “Slivnitsa” 33А, 9000 Greek Neighborhood, Varna

Casino Black Sea (a.k.a. Casino Cherno More) is the biggest casino in Varna (7535 square-foot casino), the biggest resort beach town at the Black Sea.

The casino has no online presence whatsoever, and it is not mentioned anywhere on Hotel Cherno More’s very outdated website.

 

Games: around 107 gaming machines, and around 12 tables (3 Card Poker, American Roulette, blackjack, Caribbean poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em)

 

 

Video of Casino Black Sea:

 

The casino doesn’t have any good videos online. This is the best I could find (this only depicts the hotel, in which the casino is located). If you know of a better video, please share it in the comments section. Thank you.

 

Opening hours: 14:00-06:00, daily

 

UPDATE COVID-19:  unknown, the casino has no web presence whatsoever

 

Dress code: unknown, the casino has no web presence whatsoever

 

Entrance fee: none

 

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

 

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

8., Platinum Hotel & Casino
This is a picture of Platinum Hotel & Casino. To the right of the picture you can read about this particular casino, including opening hours, reviews and a video of the gaming venue.
Platinum Hotel & Casino

Platinum Hotel & Casino, address: bul. “Vitosha” 89В, 1463 Ivan Vazov, Sofia 

Platinum Hotel and Casino is currently the biggest casino in Sunny Beach Bulgaria.

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines, and around 15 tables (unknown types, the website only mentions black jack and poker)

They have a poker section too, with 4 tables.

If you know more about their games offering, please leave a comment.

 

Video of Platinum Hotel & Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: no dress code

 

Entrance fee: none

 

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

 

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

9., Ritz casino
This is a picture of Ritz casino. To the right of the picture you can read about this particular casino, including opening hours, reviews and a video of the gaming venue.
Ritz casino

Ritz casino, address: ul. “Vasil Levski” 11, 4000 Karshiaka, Plovdiv

Ritz Casino (official full name: Ritz Star Casino Plovdiv) is currently the biggest casino in Plovdiv. The venue is located within the city centre close to the two biggest hotels of Plovdiv.

Over 200 slot machines and classic live gambling games with , and more as well as entertainment in this Baroque-inspired setting. The casino attracts a sophisticated crowd with its luxury interior and highly qualified staff. Big prizes are on offer with the daily supplementary bonus games.

 

Games: around 210 slot machines (EGT, EGT Multiplayer, Novomatic , CT Gaming, IGT, Apex, Merkur, Amatic, Alfastreet), and around 15 tables (Casino Hold’em Poker, American Roulette, black jack, Caribbean Stud Poker, Three Card Poker, Russian Poker, Texas Bonus Poker)

They have a poker section too, with Pot Limit Omaha tables. The poker tournament schedule can be seen online, here (Bulgarian only).

 

Video of Ritz casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: smart casual

 

Entrance fee: none

 

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

 

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

10., International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites
This is a picture of International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites. This is the tenth and last casino on this list of the 10 biggest Bulgarian casinos (out of the 15 casinos in the country). You can find the other gaming venues above this one. To the right of the picture you can read about this particular casino.
International Hotel Casino

International Hotel Casino & Tower Suites, address: Front Beach Alley, 9007 Golden Sands

The casino is located within the well-known and popular Intercontinental hotel, which was fully renovated in 2015. This is the flagship property of Intercontinental Group in Bulgaria (the group owns many other hotels and casinos in the country).

The casino itself is very small, the smallest on the list, barely more than a slot hall.

However, the place is very well know because of the hotel, and the whole complex also gets very good reviews: 4.5/5. This is actually the highest rated casino & hotel complex in all of Bulgaria.

 

Games: around 40 slot machines, and around 5 tables (European roulette, blackjack, poker)

The casino also has 2 VIP rooms too.

 

Video of International Hotel Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

 

Dress code: none officially, but this a luxury hotel, at least smart casual is expected

 

Entrance fee: none

 

Meta review analysis: the casino is not mentioned in most of the reviews, but the whole complex (hotel + amenities + casino) gets 4.5/5, which makes this the best rated casino & hotel in all of Bulgaria

 

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

 

Crystal Crown Casino closed for unknown reasons. This was prior to the COVID-19 situation, it did not close because of the global pandemic. If you know why the casino closed please drop a comment. It was previously on the list, it has been removed.

 

Bitcoin casinos in Bulgaria

Legal status: not specifically regulated

 

Bitcoin use is legal (and taxable) in Bulgaria, and the cryptocurrency is classified as a virtual currency. There are Bitcoin ATM located in Sofia, Bulgaria, and there’s a Bulgaria-based Bitcoin exchange as well.

Despite the acceptance of the cryptocurrency, bitcoin gambling is currently not possible in any of the licensed gambling establishments in Bulgaria (because bitcoin is not recognized as a currency).

There are no bitcoin casinos in Bulgaria.

 

Online gambling in Bulgaria besides online casinos

Prior to 2013 there were very few online gambling sites in Bulgaria.

Sports Totalizator, the state-run sports betting and lottery company dominated the market with its online platform.

Since 2013, several licences have been issued both to online sports betting companies and to online casinos.

Online poker is also legal in Bulgaria since 2014, when PokerStars received the first poker licence in the country.

UPDATE: Since 2020 February, online lottery, bingo and keno also became a state monopoly, and now only Sports Totalizator is allowed to conduct these kinds of games.

 

 

The following online gambling websites accept players from Bulgaria:

 

RichPrize Casino

This is RichPrize Casino's animated GIF banner advertising their new exclusive games and their free spins and casino 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.
RichPrize Casino bonus offers
USA and Canada players are accepted. However, US players can only deposit and withdraw money using cryptocurrencies! (this restriction only applies to US players, and only in this casino)
  • 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.
 

 

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.

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 the casinos in the country, especially if you are from Bulgaria or nearby. Thank you.

 

To learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country, check out our guide to the legal status of gambling in Bulgaria.

 

Simon’s Guide to Bulgarian Online Casinos is part of Simon’s Online Casinos, an online casino list for players from any of 196 countries of the world.

 

Last updated: 2021-09-02

 

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