Romania doesn't have a colourful casino history full of reconstructions and innovations. The dawning of gambling appeared in the 19th century. People played cards for money in disused buildings. Gamblers tried to keep the activity in secret though it was not officially banned. Soon abandoned constructions turned into big slot houses. Gambling was not available in the communism era.
The first legal casinos in Bucharest were opened only in 1992. Slot houses were not under the government's submission, so many civilians complained about corruption and lawlessness. When Romania became a part of the European Union, it automatically started following the equal rules. Nowadays casinos are restricted and legal simultaneously. The state allows land-based casinos to function as long as the owners give enough cash. In 2015 many slot houses were fined during the sudden monitoring.
Those, whose licenses were not prolonged were forced to give 50% of the profit to Romania budget. Illegal casinos were banned, though they supplied the government with a great income. Online gambling took place only some years ago. Most people prefer to use foreign operators' services. Unlike other European countries, casinos in Romania can cooperate with marketing objects and advertise themselves with some limitations.
Gambling TV programs are broadcasted only after 11 p.m. An exception relates to sports bettings which have no taboos. Many casinos in Brasov offer not only rates but also luxurious restaurants with live music. The entrance costs about 50 dollars including snacks, champagne and free wi-fi. Tourists visit local casinos in Romania both for worthy vacation, playing poker and roulette. Gambling is possible not only via slot machines but also tablets. The government treats online casinos favourably and aspires to develop the industry.