Latvia has become one of the first post-Soviet countries, focusing on the active development of the gambling industry. In this case the lion’s share of casinos was opened at the expense of foreign investors. At present, the country allows two dozen operators to offer almost all kinds of gambling.
Latvia entering the European Union has led to an increase in the influx of gamblers from Germany, Poland and Sweden. Although the Russians still make up most of the customers of local casinos. The largest and most luxurious gambling places of Latvia are located in Riga and Jurmala. Casinos located in the border areas with Russia are also very popular among the Russian tourists.