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Gambling Laws in Lithuania

By Reno Rollins

Gambling in Lithuania was legalized after the passage of the Gaming Act 2001 by the Lithuanian Parliament. This act was designed to regulate table games, slot machines, bingo, lottery and sports betting.

Lithuanian gambling is managed by the State Gaming Control Commission. Independent of control by the state, this body is financed by state funds.

Facts About Lithuania

Lithuania is the largest of the Baltic States. It is bordered by Latvia, Belarus, Poland and the Russian enclave of the Kaliningrad Oblast. Lithuania declared its independence in 1990 and became an associate member of the European Union in 1995. They became a full member of the EU in 2004.

Gambling Popularity in Lithuania

In the first half of 2003, Lithuanian residents lost 16.053 million litas (4.6 million EUR) in domestic casinos and gaming venues. Government revenue during this period amounted to 64.421 million litas. During the same period, winnings were estimated to be 48.368 million litas.

Casinos in Lithuania

Los Patrankos Casino (Kaunas, Kauno, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino offers 30 gaming machines and 11 poker and table games (blackjack, poker and roulette). A bar is also located on the property. For more information, visit their website at www.loscasino.lt/en.

Olympic Casino - Mexico (Kaunas, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino offers 3,100 square feet of gaming space. 30 gaming machines are available, as well as a restaurant. Their website is www.olympic-casino.com.

Olympic Casino - Sphinx (Kaunas, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 4,500 square feet of gaming space. There are 40 slot machines (including video poker) and 12 table and poker games (blackjack, roulette and poker). There is also a bar, hotel and restaurant on the premises.

Nese Casino (Klaipeda, Klaipedos, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino offers 1,312 square feet of gambling space. There are 36 gaming machines and 18 table and poker games (blackjack, poker and roulette). Two restaurants, a bar and a hotel are also located on the premises. This was the first hotel and casino to open in Lithuania after the legalization of casinos.

Olympic Casino - Eden Gardens (Klaipeda, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino offers 4,305 square feet of gambling space. There are 33 gaming machines and 12 poker and table games. A 307-room hotel, restaurant and bar are also available.

Casino Planet - Palanga (Palanga, Klaipedos, Lithuania) This casino is open daily from 4pm until 5am. 30 gaming machines are offered, as well as six table games. One bar is also located on the premises.

Olympic Casino - Babylon (Panevezys, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 4,400 square feet of gaming space. There are 32 gaming machines and six poker and table games. One restaurant (Forto Dvoras) is also located on the property.

Casino Tornado (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has seven table games (blackjack and roulette) and 30 gaming machines. A European-style bar is also available for customers.

Casino Tornado Antakalnio st. (Vilnius, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino offers patrons 51 gaming machines and 14 poker and table games (including Texas Hold‘em, Five Card Stud, Russian Poker, Blackjack, American Roulette and 7-Card Stud Poker). Their website is www.casinotornado.lt.

City Casino - Helios (Vilnius, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino features 41 slot machines and eight table and poker games (Russian poker, roulette, poker, Oasis poker, blackjack and American roulette). One bar is also located on the property.

City Casino - Hotel Panorama (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 60 gaming machines and 10 table and poker games. A bar is also located on the premises.

Nautilus Casino (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 30 slots and 21 poker and table games. One bar is also located on the property.

Olympic Casino - Akropolis (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 4,600 square feet of gaming space. It also offers 50 slot machines and nine table and poker games (blackjack, roulette and poker). A bar and restaurant are also available on the premises. Opened on August 1st, 2005.

Olympic Casino - Eldorado (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 2,600 square feet of gambling space. 30 gaming machines are available, as well as one restaurant.

Olympic Casino - Konstitucijos (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 2,691 square feet of gaming space. There are 30 slot machines and six table and poker games (American roulette, poker and blackjack). A bar and Chinese restaurant are also located on the premises.

Olympic Casino - Reval Hotel (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 16,146 square feet of gaming space. There are 119 gaming machines, as well as 31 table and poker games (baccarat, American roulette, blackjack and Oasis poker). A restaurant and bar are also available. This is the largest casino currently located in Lithuania.

Olympic Casino - Theater (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 2,153 square feet of gambling space. 30 gaming machines are available, plus four table and poker games (plus blackjack). One restaurant and a bar are also available.

Olympic Casino Aladdin - Gedimino (Vilnius, Vilniaus, Lithuania) Open 24 hours a day, this casino has 4,306 square feet of gambling space. 36 gambling machines are available, plus nine table and poker games (American roulette, poker, blackjack and Oasis stud poker). A restaurant and bar are also available.

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