Online gambling in Romania

Following a period of dispute with the European Commission over protectionist gambling laws, the government of Romania only recently opened their market to online gambling operators.

New gambling legistaltion covering all forms of gambling, remote included, was published in the Official Journal in June 2015. This was followed in February 2016 with secondary legislation containing technical conditions for licensee operators, and the second degree licensing for all those offering gambling related services.

Regulation responsibilities fall on the ONJN (Oficiul Național pentru Jocuri de Noroc, or National Gambling Office) which now offers remote gambling licenses (casino, poker and sportsbetting) to successful applicants for a period of 10 years.

Operators must be based in Romania or an EU/EEA member country and controversially are required to pay retrospective back taxes on activity (dating back to 2009) in the Romanian market precededing the new laws – a regulation that has lead to some notable brands opting out of the newly regulated market (William Hill and bet365). The ONJN also maintains blacklist of non-licensed operators which it actively seeks to block.

Of course a number of big names offering live dealers have sought Romanian licenses (888 Holdings and Unibet among the first few), and Evolution Gaming in September 2016 launched a live dealer studio in Bucharest, the first to be certified under the new regulations.

Best live casino for Romanian players

The below casinos offer localy licensed live games, including tables streamed from Grand Casino Bucharest, with Romanian speaking dealers.

Live casinos for Romanian players
Players from your location accepted
Player access
Deposits accepted and/or can maintain account in local currency
Toll free numbers from your country
Toll free support
local language site/support capabilities
Local language
games regionally focused

888 Casino

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No restrictions on sign -ups from Romania No deposit restrictions.
Maintain account in € EURO
Yes Full Romanian language website and support capability European based dealer room with Euro centric games. Romanian dealers.


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No restrictions on Romanian player
No deposit restrictions.
Can maintain account in Romanian Leu (RON)or EUR
No No European based dealer room with Euro centric games.
Romanian dealers.