Casinos have become the hallmark of Riga since the Soviet times. In 1990 Riga Casino began to work, the main investor of which was Gletea International, a Swedish company. When Latvia became independent, gambling business development gained momentum. foreign investors actively involved in the process promoted this process.
Modern Riga is the center of the gambling life of Latvia. there are about a dozen luxury casinos in the capital, the largest of which are the Royal Casino SPA & Hotel Resort, Olympic Voodoo, EMPIRE, Olympic, Europa Club.