Belarus was a part of the former USSR until 1990 when most of Eastern Europe experienced the downfall of communism. Belarus casinos still have a Russian atmosphere, which adds to the experience. There are a total of 25 casinos in Belarus today for the entertainment of tourists and locals alike. Minsk, the capital city, hosts 19 of them, and the others are in the following cities: Brest one, Gomel one, Grodno two, and Vitebsk one.
Belarus casinos practice legal gambling approved by the government under strict laws and regulations. While most of Minsk casinos are open 24 hours a day due to the fact that they are either situated in a hotel resort or a club, the casinos in other cities have fixed schedules, which may vary from casino to casino.
Belarus casinos’ laws require one to be at least 18 years of age or more in order to participate in any form of gambling or consume alcoholic beverages. While they may not be as strict on checking one’s age with a drink order, a photo identification proving your age will be absolutely necessary in order to enter a casino. Some casinos also have an entrance fee, which is usually under the form of a coupon that you can use later in the casino. Most Belarus casinos entertain their players with free drinks and snacks if you are playing a game.
Even though most Belarus casinos are not large, they practice all international games such as poker, roulette, blackjack, Caribbean stud poker, and many more. Slot machines are present in all Belarus casinos and are usually available to players 24 hours a day, even if the casino tables are not. If you are new to any of the casino games, experienced dealers are available to teach and assist you.
The official language in Belarus is Russian and Belarusian; however, in the casinos most dealers speak English fluently in order to entertain and assist the international tourists. Belarus is starting to experience a flow of tourists, mostly from its neighboring countries: Lithuania, Ukraine, Poland, Latvia, and Russia, but also from around the world. Its hospitable people make the trip pleasant and enjoyable.