Simon’s Guide to Hungary Online Casinos and Land-based Venues

This is a picture of the inside of Onyx Casino in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. It shows a row of slots and the interior decoration. On this page, under the picture, you can read about all 11 brick & mortar Hungarian casino venues and you can find a list of all Hungary licensed online casinos, which accept Hungarian players.

Hungary online casino guide

This is a guide to brick and mortar as well as online casinos in Hungary (a poorer Central European country, with a population of 10 million, member of the European Union). Find out which are the best casinos and online casino sites in Hungary, or learn more about the legal status of casino gambling in the country.

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Online casinos in Hungary

Legal status of online casinos in Hungary: legal, operators require a licence

 

Online casinos are legal in Hungary.

The online casino system was recently overhauled in October 2016 due to politically motivated attacks from other EU countries ideologically opposed to Hungary.

On 26. September 2016 the Hungarian parliament voted on and accepted the newest modification of the Hungarian gambling act, specifically regarding remote gambling.

As a side effect of this modification, Hungary may now punish unlicensed online casinos accepting the country (players are not prosecuted only the operators, companies are targeted).

With this change, the government aims to force unlicensed online casinos completely out of the market, which would provide a more favourable situation for casinos with a Hungarian background. Now ISP (Internet Service Providers) can be fined for failing to block international online casino sites or their advertisements targeting Hungarian players.

Additionally, Hungarian gambling blogs advertising unlicensed online casinos (in Hungarian, and targeting Hungarian players) are also in breach of the law on “szerencsejáték szervezés”1 (organizing games of chance). However, gambling blogs have not yet been targeted.

/Comment: Though it’s only a matter time, seeing how many of them there are, and they only ever advertise unlicensed online casinos, which illegally accept players from Hungary./

The new version of the gambling act could, in theory, lead to a better regulated online casino market in Hungary as well as better protection for the players from the addiction associated with this form of entertainment.

Online casino gambling is supervised by the Gambling Supervisory Authority (Szerencsejáték Felügyelet) and the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary (NAV).

Online casino extension are only granted to companies with a preexisting brick & mortar casino licence (details of the land-based casino licenses can be found in the section below this).

Only licensed online casinos can accept players from Hungary. Right now there are only two licensed online casinos in the country: vegas.hu and grandcasino.hu.

By scrolling below, you can find a list of online casinos, which accept Hungarian players.

 

Can tourists play online while visiting Hungary?

Yes, tourist (or non-citizen expats, or illegal migrants) can play online freely while enjoying their stay in the country. The limitations mentioned above only apply to Hungarian citizens.

 

Online casino licensing and regulatory body of Hungary: 

Online casino gambling is regulated and controlled by the NAV (the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary) and the Szerencsejáték Felügyelet (Gambling Supervisory Authority, a branch of SZTFH). The Gambling Supervisory Authority issues all online casino licenses and oversees all licensed gambling activity within the country. Their website is not available in English.

The number of online casino licenses is capped at 11. And only licensed land-based casinos are allowed to operate online casinos, but partnering with foreign companies is possible (only one of them, Grandcasino Debrecen is in such a partnership, they operate grandcasino.hu).

 

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Taxation of online casino sites in Hungary: 

The gambling tax payable is not determined by one specific standalone act, but rather it is determined by various pertaining clauses of the tax law2.

 

Online casino gambling is taxed the following way:

  • If the the annual turnover is below 10 billion Hungarian Forints (€28 907 670): 30% of annual turnover
  • Over 10 billion hungarian Forints: it’s 3 billion hungarian Forints + 10% of part of annual turnover, which is above 10 billion

 

+ a high annual license concession fee (116 million Hungarian Forints per online casino website, €335 338, second highest licensing fee in Central Europe) can be entirely deducted from the taxes paid.

It’s among the top 10 highest annual licensing fees in Europe, and the highest in Central Europe.

 

For the players, taxation of gambling winnings in Hungary: Players don’t need to pay taxes on gambling wins if it’s from legally operating licensed operators.

However, players do need to pay taxes on winnings from unlicensed gambling companies.

 

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Age requirement of Hungary online casinos: 18+

 

Sources, main pieces of the Hungarian online casino gambling legislation:
12015. évi CXXXIX. törvény a szerencsejáték szervezéséről szóló 1991. évi XXXIV. törvény módosításáról

2Jögkövető – Hogyan adózik az online szerencsejáték nyereménye? (Hungarian)

 

Online casinos which accept players from Hungary

The following online casino sites accept players from Hungary:

According to the various online gambling laws of Hungary we can not recommend any online casino to Hungarian visitors, only Szerencsejáték Zrt., Magyar Lóversenyfogadást-szervező Kft., LVC Diamond Kft., and Cívis Grand Casino Kft. can organize, conduct and advertise online gambling activities.

In accordance with this I would like to ask you to leave this website, if you are a Hungarian citizen.

None of the gambling websites we work with accept players from Hungary, and according to our terms and conditions (click here to read, remember you accepted the terms and conditions when you entered the webpage) visitors from Hungary are required to leave the webpage.

None of the gambling platforms advertising on the website accept Hungarian players: more info here.

Thank you for understanding.

 

Land-based casinos in Hungary

Legal status of brick & mortar casinos in Hungary: legal since 1991, operators require a licence, slot halls are not legal

 

Land-based casinos are also legal in Hungary since 1991, and the main piece of the casino gambling legislation is the the 1991 Law on Organizing Gambling Activates (1991. évi XXXIV. törvény a szerencsejáték szervezéséről)1. Actually, the history of casinos predates the 1990 regime change.

History of casinos in Hungary: Prior to the fall of the USSR certain reforms were enacted in some of the satellite states (e.g.: Georgia, Bulgaria and in Hungary), according to these reforms gambling houses in certain resort towns were allowed to operate from 1989.

These were not quite casinos (no gaming machines, only a few tables). Usually these gambling houses were the ones, which transformed into the first casinos after the regime change and subsequent legalization.

Hungary was no exception in this regard, and the first casino, Casino Sopron, opened in 1989, in the city of Sopron, as the name would suggest.

Prior to 2012 slot halls were also legal, and there were thousands of venues with gaming machines. They were ubiquitous, and so was gambling addiction, corruption, organized crime involvement, which led to the closure of these establishments.

Because this was a lucrative market with involvement from some of the biggest European gambling companies, the bigger slot machine operators have attacked this decision in front of the EU Top Court, which ruled in 2016 that the Hungarian gambling law went against EU regulations. But nothing happened since, and the ban is still in effect.

The maximum number of casino licenses is capped at 11, and all of these licenses are taken (at the time of writing).

Most of the casinos in Hungary are owned by two companies: LVC Diamond and CASINO WIN. Together they own 8 out of the 11 casinos.

By international standards the casinos in Hungary are definitely on the smaller side.

5 out of the 11 casinos are located in the capital of Hungary, Budapest (all owned by the same company LVC Diamond).

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

 

Can locals visit the casinos in Hungary?

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

 

Casino licensing and regulatory body of Hungary:

Casino gambling is regulated and controlled by the NAV (the National Tax and Customs Administration of Hungary) and the Szerencsejáték Felügyelet (Gambling Supervisory Authority, a branch of SZTFH). The Gambling Supervisory Authority issues all casino licenses and oversees all licensed gambling activity within the country. Their website is not available in English.

The law allows the licensing of 11 brick and mortar casinos throughout the country. As of now, all 11 casinos are in operation.

 

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Taxation of brick & mortar gambling establishments in Hungary:

The tax payable by casinos is not determined by one specific standalone act, but rather it is determined by various pertaining clauses of the tax law.

 

Casinos are taxed the following way:

  • If the the annual turnover is below 10 billion Hungarian Forints (€28 907 670): 30% of annual turnover
  • Over 10 billion hungarian Forints: it’s 3 billion hungarian Forints + 10% of part of annual turnover, which is above 10 billion

 

+ The high annual casino license fee (116 million Hungarian Forints per casino and online casino website, €335 338, second highest licensing fee in Central Europe) can be entirely deducted from the taxes paid (otherwise many casinos would have gone bankrupt in the countryside).

It’s among the top 10 highest annual licensing fees in Europe, and the highest in Central Europe.

 

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

 

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Age requirement of land-based casinos in Hungary: 18+

 

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

1(Hungarian) Laws of Hungary – Organizing Gambling Activities

 

List of all the casinos in Hungary

This is a list of all 11 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., Grand Casino Debrecen
This is a picture of the entrance of the Grand Casino in Debrecen, one of the 6 casinos in the Hungarian countryside. This is the first casino on this list of all 11 Hungarian casinos, you can find the other gaming venues on this list under this one. To the right of the picture you can read about this casino complex: address, opening hours, dress code, video and a review analysis.

Grand Casinos Debrecen

Grand Casino Debrecen, address: Debrecen, Péterfia u. 18, 4026

Grand Casino is located in Debrecen, the center of Hajdú-Bihar county, the second biggest city in Hungary.

The company behind Grand Casino Debrecen is also the owner of the second licensed online casino in Hungary (grandcasino.hu, which is part-owned by a company registered in an offshore tax haven, tied to a Dutch born-into wealth shady guy, it’s best to avoid it*).

There is controversy regarding this casino and their online casino*, it is partly owned by a born-into wealth shady silver-spoon Dutch millionaire’s offshore company (registered in an offshore tax haven), and it is reportedly not paying its fair share of taxes in Europe. But for now, the casino is still in operation**.

This smallish casino (average by Hungarian standards) is open 24/7 and it has a bar too (both the bar and the tables are not open 24/7 only the slots area). The gambling establishment has fairly new  gaming machines (recent, 2017-2020), from the best brands (NOVOMATIC, APEX, AMATIC, RABBIT-DICE , ACT).

The casino is owned by Civis Grand Kft., and it is one of the three casinos that is not a part of the CASINO WIN or LVC Diamond group.

*Source: Source (Hungarian),

**Source: Additional source (also Hungarian)

Games: around 220 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines) and around 5 tables (2 American Roulette, 1 black jack/texas hold ’em, 2 blackjack/punto banco) + 8 electronic roulette terminals

 

Video of Grand Casino Debrecen:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but smart casual is recommended

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

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

 

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

2., Las Vegas Casino Corvin sétány
This is a picture of the Las Vegas Casino in Corvin sétány, Budapest, Hungary. This is one of the many "Las Vegas casinos" in Budapest, Hungary (a group of casinos owned by the same company). This is the second item on this list of Hungarian casinos. You can read more info, details about this establishment to the right of the picture, and you can watch a video of the venue as well.

Las Vegas Casino Corvin sétány

Las Vegas Casino Corvin sétány, address: Budapest, Corvin sétány 4, 1082

This is the first casino of the Las Vegas Group on the list (all Las Vegas casinos are owned by LVC Diamond Játékkaszinó Üzemeltető Kft.).

There are 5 Las Vegas casinos in Budapest altogether, this is the biggest one, and it is also the biggest casino in Hungary.

The gaming area is 1200 m².

 

Games: around 266 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines, Novomatic, EGT, IGT, APEX, AMATIC, MERKUR, AINSWORTH AMBASSADOR, APEX) and around 9 tables (4 American Roulette, 5 black jack/punto banco/Ultimate Texas Hold’em) + 7 electronic roulette terminals

 

Video of Las Vegas Casino Corvin sétány:

I couldn’t find any video of the casinos. If you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but smart casual is recommended

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets okay reviews, 3.5/5, most people complain about the rude staff, some people allege that the casinos is rigged (I doubt it), and some simply just complain that they didn’t win or that they lost more that they could afford to lose (which is not the casino’s fault), no real major problems

 

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

3., Onyx Casino
This is a picture of the entrance gate of Onyx Casino in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. You can read more about the casino next to the picture.

Onyx Casino, Nyíregyháza

Onyx Casino, address: Nyíregyháza, Szegfű u. 75, 4400

Onyx Casino is a smaller casino located in Nyíregyháza, which is the administrative centre and biggest city of Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg county. It’s the only casino in the city.

They also have a bar but no restaurant. This is one of the few casinos that is not part of the CASINO WIN or LVC Diamond group, which own 90% of the casinos in Hungary.

You can see the interior of this casino on the picture at the top of the page.

Sadly the casino has no English website, only a Hungarian one, which makes it difficult for tourists to get information.

 

Games: around 234 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines, NOVOMATIC, AMATIC, RABBIT, ACT) and around 4 tables (American Roulette, black jack) + 32 electronic roulette terminals

They have a poker section with 5 tables. The online tournament schedule can be found here (Hungarian only).

 

Video of Onyx Casino:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but smart casual is recommended

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

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

 

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

4., Tropicana Casino in Miskolc
This is a picture of Tropicana Casino Miskolc, from the outside. One of the three Casino Win casinos in Hungary. To the right of the picture you can read about the casino: opening hours, entrance fee, dress code.

Tropicana Casino Miskolc

Tropicana Casino in Miskolc, address: Miskolc, Szűcs Sámuel u., 3525

This is the only casino of Miskolc, the administrative centre and biggest city of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén county. It is part of the CASINO WIN group.

The venue is named after Tropicana casino in Budapest (which is owned by a different company, LVC Diamond).

This is the smallest casino of Hungary.

 

Games: around 64 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines) and around 3 tables (American Roulette, black jack, Ultimate Texas hold ’em)

They have a poker section with an unknown number of tables (No limit Hold ’em and Pot-limit Omaha). The online tournament schedule can be found here (Hungarian only).

 

Video of Tropicana Casino in Miskolc:

 

Opening hours: 09:00 – 04:30, daily

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but smart casual is recommended

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

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

 

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

5., Casino Win Pécs
This is a picture of Casino Win Pécs, one of the 3 Casino Win casinos. You can read the details of the casino on the right.

Casino Win Pécs

Casino Win Pécs, address:  Pécs, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky u. 18, 7622

This is one of the 3 Casino Win casinos. This one is located in Pécs (the only casino in Pécs), the centre of Baranya country and the fifth largest city in Hungary.

The 400m2 smaller casino is the newest addition to the Hungarian gambling scene, it only opened in 2018.

The casino doesn’t have an English language website.

Because the casino is such a recent addition, all the machines and tables are brand new, there are no old slots here.

 

There are at least a 100 slots (, they are recent, from 2018 and 2019). There are 30 tables (american roulette, blackjack, poker, Ultimate texas hold ’em), the most in Hungary, but no info on the actual number per type, not sure how many live dealer tables they have an how many of the 30 are poker tables. There are also Alfastreet and EGT Vega electronic roulette machines, at least two, but no info on how many wheels and terminals they actually have. No info on the poker games and tournaments anywhere online (which is a good sign that it is not really active).

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines, Novomatic, Merkur, Amatic, EGT, Rabbit) and around 5 tables (American Roulette, black jack, Ultimate Texas hold ’em) + an unknown number of electronic roulette machines

They have a poker section with an unknown number of tables (No limit Hold ’em and Pot-limit Omaha). The online tournament schedule can be found here (Hungarian only).

 

Video of Casino Win Pécs:

 

This is a visual representation of Casino Win Pécs's dress code. You can read the detailed explanation to the left.

Dress code

Opening hours: 10:00 – 04:00, except Friday and Saturday 10:00 – 06:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: There is an official dress code. The picture to the right is the dress code picture form the official website. This means that casual, even shorts and sandals are fine between 10:00 – 18:00, and after 18:00 every day it’s smart casual

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

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

 

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

6., Casino Win Győr
This is a picture of the entrance of Casino Win Győr. You can read about the casino to the right, this is the 6th casinos on this list of all 11 Hungarian casinos.

Casino Win Győr

Casino Win Győr, address: 9024 Győr, Vasvári Pál út 1/a.

The casino in Győr is a gambling establishment of the Casino Win group (second biggest casino group in Hungary, operating 3 casinos).

This is a fairly typical medium sized casino (by Hungarian standards, small by international standards).

Casino Win in Győr, like all casinos of this group has no English website.

 

Games: around 150 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines) and around 6 tables (American Roulette, black jack, Ultimate Texas Hold ’em, punto banco)

They have a poker section with an unknown number of tables. The online tournament schedule can be found here (Hungarian only).

 

Video of Casino Win Győr:

 

Opening hours: 

Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 – 04:00

Friday – Saturday : 11:00 – 06:00

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but smart casual is recommended

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

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 Sopron
This is the picture of the inside of Casino Sopron, Hungary. You can read more about the casino to the right.

Casino Sopron

Casino Sopron, address: 9400 Sopron, Lackner Kristóf u. 33/A.

Casino Sopron is Hungary’s oldest casino, in operation since 1989.

/Comment: Hungary was part of the USSR till 1990. And even though casinos were illegal under communist rule, towards the fall of the regime some gambling houses were allowed to operate in certain cities./

This is the only casino in Sopron, the centre of Györ-Moson-Sopron county.

Sadly this is also Hungary’s least good looking casino with the worst, oldest slots.

In 2016 they relocated from the old building, which was really ugly and dilapidated,  but the new building is still not up to par with the other casinos in Hungary (but it’s a huge improvement).

The casino is 100% owned by Casinos Austria International GmbH., Austria’s huge casino company. Which is really surprising, because you would think they would  invest into their only Hungarian property, but you would be wrong.

However, the casino has a very good website, which is also available in English, you can even take a virtual tour of the casino here, which is a fantastic idea.

They also have free drinks and food for players.

The clientele is mostly 50+. There is a VIP program for high rollers.

 

Games: around 100 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines, most of the machines are really old 15+ years, probably second hand machines from Austria) and around 5 tables (3 American Roulette, black jack, Ultimate Texas Hold ’em)

 

Video of Casino Sopron:

 

Opening hours: 

Opening hours:  Saturday – Thursday: 07:00 AM – 03:00 AM; Friday – Sunday: 24 hours, open all day

Live dealer tables: Saturday – Thursday: 16:00 PM – 24:00 PM, Friday – Sunday: 16:00 PM – 02:00 AM

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: smart casual, according to the official website:

This is a picture depicting the dress code for Casino Sopron. This is also the standard dress code at every other Hungarian casino. You can read the details above the picture.

Dress code at Casino Sopron

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

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

 

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

8., Las Vegas Casino Tropicana
This is a picture of the entrance gate of Las Vegas Tropicana casino in Budapest, Hungary. You can read more about the casino next to the picture.

Las Vegas Tropicana

Las Vegas Casino Tropicana, address: Budapest, Vigadó u. 2, 1051

Las Vegas Tropicana is perhaps the best known (and actually the smallest, only 570 m2) casino in Budapest, capital of Hungary, part of the Las Vegas group (the biggest casino group in Hungary, they operate 5 out of the 11 Hungarian casinos).

Casino Tropicana Miskolc was named after this casino. It is a typical medium sized casino (by Hungarian standards, small by international standards).

This is the detailed a breakdown of their slot machines, most are from 2015-2018, really good brands:

  • NOVOMATIC: 49 pcs
  • AMATIC: 38 pcs
  • EGT: 32 pcs
  • IGT: 8 pcs
  • Merkur: 10 pcs
  • Ainsworth Ambassador: 16 pcs
  • Apex: 6 pcs

 

This is the new location of the casino, they moved in 2018, from Dorottya u. 2., this is a smaller but better looking building in the prestigious and expensive Vigadó street, frequented by many tourists and the wealthier residents of Budapest, a very expensive part of the city (an expensive very touristy part of the city, more foreigners than locals).

 

Games: around 159 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines, most of the machines are really old 15+ years, probably second hand machines from Austria) and around 8 tables (4 American Roulette, 4 black jack/punto banco, Ultimate Texas Hold ’em) + 4 electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet, Amatic Grand Jeu, EGT Vega8II)

 

Video of Las Vegas Casino Tropicana:

I couldn’t find any video of the casinos. If you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress  code, but I recommend smart casual, even though they don’t have a dress code officially, they don’t let people in who don’t look like they have money

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets good reviews, 3.5/5, no major problems, most of the complaints are from people who lost money and accuse the casino of cheating, these are the usual complaints from salty people who played with more money than they could afford to lose (not the casino’s fault, be responsible) , but apart from these sour apples there are barely any geniune complaints

 

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

9., Las Vegas Casino Atrium Eurocenter
This is a picture of the inside of Las Vegas Casino Atrium Eurocenter. The casino is located within the Eurocenter mall and in the átrium of building, hence the name. You can read more about the casino to the right of the picture.

Las Vegas Casino Átrium Eurocenter

Las Vegas Casino Atrium Eurocenter, address: Budapest, Bécsi út 154, 1037

Another Las Vegas Casino, this one is located within the Eurocenter mall’s “átrium” section (átrium means central hall).

This is a typical Las Vegas casino.

This is the detailed a breakdown of their slot machine portfolio:

  • NOVOMATIC: 53 pcs,
  • AMATIC: 43 pcs,
  • EGT: 26 pcs,
  • IGT: 8 pcs,
  • Merkur: 10 pcs,
  • Ainsworth Ambassador: 16 pcs,
  • Apex: 6 pcs

 

Games: around 166 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines, most of the machines are really old 15+ years, probably second hand machines from Austria) and around 4 tables (2 American Roulette, 4 black jack/punto banco/Ultimate Texas Hold ’em) + 4 electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet, Amatic Grand Jeu, EGT Vega8II)

They also have a poker section with 6 tables. You can find the tournament schedule online here (Hungarian only).

 

Video of Las Vegas Casino Atrium Eurocenter:

I couldn’t find any video of the casinos. If you know of any please drop a link to it in the comments section.

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but I recommend smart casual, even though they don’t have a dress code officially, they don’t let people in who don’t look like they have money, this is true for all Las Vegas casinos

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets okay reviews, 3.5/5, no major problems, most of the complaints are from people who lost money and accuse the casino of cheating, these are the usual complaints from salty people who played with more money than they could afford to lose (not the casino’s fault, be responsible) , but apart from these sour apples there are barely any geniune complaints

 

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

10., Las Vegas Casino Sofitel
This is a photo of the inside of Las Vegas Casino Sofitel, showing the slot machines and the live dealer tables. You can read more about the establishment to the right, next to the picture. This is the penultimate casino on this list of Hungarian gambling venues.

Las Vegas Casino Sofitel

Las Vegas Casino Sofitel, adddress: Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 2, 1051

Las Vegas Casino Sofitel has the most live dealer tables and the least slots of all the Las Vegas casinos.

Apart from this, it’s very similar to the other 4 Las Vegas casinos in Budapest. The gaming area is 720 m2.

This is the detailed a breakdown of their slot offering:

  • NOVOMATIC: 40 pcs,
  • AMATIC: 32 pcs,
  • EGT: 21 pcs,
  • IGT: 8 pcs,
  • Merkur: 6 pcs,
  • Ainsworth Ambassador: 4 pcs,
  • Apex: 3 pcs

 

Games: around 114 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines) and around 21 tables (American Roulette, black jack/punto banco, Caribbean Stud Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker) + 3 electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet, Amatic Grand Jeu, EGT Vega8II)

They also have a poker section with 6 tables. You can find the tournament schedule online here (Hungarian only).

 

Video of Las Vegas Casino Sofitel:

 

Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but I recommend smart casual, even though they don’t have a dress code officially, they don’t let people in who don’t look like they have money, this is true for all Las Vegas casinos

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

Meta review analysis: the casino gets okay reviews, 3.5/5, no major problems, most of the complaints are from people who lost money and accuse the casino of cheating, these are the usual complaints from salty people who played with more money than they could afford to lose (not the casino’s fault, be responsible) , but apart from these sour apples there are barely any geniune complaints

 

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

11., Las Vegas Casino Atlantis
This is a photo taken at daytime of the front entrance gate of the Budapest Las Vegas Casino Atlantis. You can read about the casino to the right of the picture. This is the 11th and last casino on this list of all Hungarian casinos.

Las Vegas Casino Atlantis

Las Vegas Casino Atlantis, address: Budapest, Nagy Lajos király útja, 1142

Atlantis is another venue of the Las Vegas casino group of LVC Diamond Játékkaszinó Üzemeltető Kft..

This venue has the most slots among the casinos of this group, but apart from that it’s fairly typical.

 

Games: around 216 gaming machines (slot machines and video poker machines) and around 21 tables (2 American Roulette, 3 black jack/punto banco, Caribbean Stud Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’em Poker) + 6 electronic roulette machines (Alfastreet, Amatic Grand Jeu, EGT Vega8II)

They also have a poker section with 6 tables. You can find the tournament schedule online here (Hungarian only).

 

Video of Las Vegas Casino Atlantis:


Opening hours: 24/7

 

UPDATE COVID-19: open

Dress code: no official dress code, but I recommend smart casual, even though they don’t have a dress code officially, they don’t let people in who don’t look like they have money, this is true for all Las Vegas casinos

Entrance fee: no entrance fee

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

 

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

 

Bitcoin casinos in Hungary

Legal status: not specifically regulated

 

Bitcoin and other alternative digital currencies are not illegal in Hungary, but they are also not considered legal tender  (they are taxable commodities, 15% personal income tax applies to bitcoin from 2021).

Because virtual currencies are legal tender, that’s why none of Hungarian land-based casinos accept them.

Hungary licensed online casinos on the other hand can accept crypto through the use of payment processors (payment process are third-party entities not registered in Hungary e.g.: Neteller, Skrill).

 

 

Other forms of online gambling in Hungary

 

Most forms of online gambling in Hungary are covered by the monopoly of the state-owned gambling operator, Szerencsejáték Zrt.. This includes lottery and online lottery.

Szerencsejáték Zrt. is also in charge of sports betting in the country through their subsidiary Tippmix, both offline and online.

Additionally, bingo is also considered a form of lottery, and as such the monopoly extends to it.

Online poker is legal, and it is considered a casino game, an online casino licence is required.

 

 

The following online casinos accept players from Hungary:

 

 

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 Hungary or nearby. Thank you.

 

FAQ – frequently asked questions about Hungary online casinos

FAQ section

The following are some of the frequently asked questions about the casinos in Hungary. Click on the dropdown menu below to see the questions and answers.

Q&A

Are casinos legal in Hungary?

Yes, casinos are legal in Hungary.

Are online casinos legal in Hungary?

Yes, online casinos are legal in Hungary.

Are there any casinos in Hungary?

Yes, there are 11 casinos in the country. You can read the details and watch a video of each casino on this page.

Can I play in an online casino from Hungary?

Yes, players from Hungary can play in online casinos.

Are bitcoin casinos legal in Hungary?

Cryptocurrency accepting casinos are not specifically regulated in Hungary. None of the currently licensed online casinos accept bitcoin, litecoin, ethreum or any other cryptocurrency, making bitcoin casino gambling de facto impossible.

Are there online casinos, which accept players from Hungary?

Yes, the licensed online casinos listed on this page accept players from Hungary.

Can tourists play in the casinos of Hungary?

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

Can tourists place bets in online casinos from Hungary?

Yes, the casino gambling laws and regulations mentioned on this page only apply to locals, tourists visiting Hungary can play freely online.

What is the age requirement of Hungary online casinos?

The age limit of both land-based and digital casinos is 18+.

Do casinos in Hungary have dress codes?

No, casinos in Hungary usually don't have an official dress code. However, smart casual is expected at the casinos in the country. You might not be let in casual, dirty or work clothes.

How much tax do I have to pay in Hungary on my gambling winnings from an online casino?

Winnings from casinos are tax exempt in Hungary.

Are there any digital casinos licensed in Hungary?

Only two: vegas.hu and grandcasino.hu

How many casinos are there in Hungary?

There are 11 casinos in Hungary, most of them (5) are located in the capital, Budapest.

 

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

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

 

Last updated: 2021-11-15

 

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