Albania Government Approves Return of Casinos

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Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has approved two government decisions that will allow the opening of casinos in the centre of Tirana. The decisions had been signed by the Deputy Prime Minister Erion Brace on September 2 and were published in the official gazette on September 8.

According to the decision, any company that wants to open a casino in this area must have experience in gambling, be a joint-stock company and have a capital of at least 1.2 billion ALL (nearly USD 12 million).

Gambling was banned in Albania as of 1 January 2019 and the only company licensed to operate a casino is Apex-al/Adria Entertainment which is located in a 5-star hotel.

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