Latvia is situated in Northern Europe and shares borders with Estonia, Lithuania, and Russia, as well as the sea with Sweden. A former part of the USSR, Latvia gained its independence in 1990 and joined the European Union in 2004. Though not a very large country (24,937 square miles), Latvia boasts a total of 35 casinos placed in cities most visited by tourists from all around the globe.
Latvia casinos are the only legal gambling facilities in the country. Riga, the capital of Latvia, has the maximum number of casinos, a total of 26. The largest of these, the Vernissage Casino Complex, has 18 table games and 135 slot machines to entertain a wide rage of clientele. The Vernissage Casino features all the international games such as blackjack, roulette, and poker and is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
The rest of Latvia’s casinos are located in the following cities: Daugavpils, Jelgava, Jurmala, Ventspils, and Valmiera, which are also the major places of attractions in the country. The official language is Latvian, but all Latvia casinos employ English-speaking personnel in order to assist tourists and make them feel welcome and at home. Other places in Latvia that have tourist interaction usually have English-speaking personal for the same reason.
Latvia casinos welcome all those who are 18 years of age or more to gamble, and the same age requirement applies for consumption of any alcoholic beverages. Recent photo identification will be required in order to be allowed to enter any casino, and in case you fail to provide the same, you may be asked to leave. Ensure you are aware of house rules, as some casinos may have a different set from others, but all the casinos are required by law to display and/or produce them on demand.
Latvia casinos are usually open 24 hours a day, because most of them are placed in hotel premises, which offer other facilities, as well, such as restaurants, bars, shopping arcades, and spas. The best way to enjoy the most from a casino is to stay in a hotel with a casino on its premises and thus, you will be able to gamble at any time of the day and night.