Bucharest is the capital city of Romania and although it is not one of Europe’s favorite cities there is much to see there. It is a place where you spot many different eras, for instance there are brutal ugly concrete housing blocks that were the result of the massive rebuilding programme, there are baroque palaces with a distinctive French feel, there are medieval churches, modern office blocks and of course the Palace of Parliament which is the second largest building in the world.
Although it is notorious for its marauding packs of feral dogs, its filthy streets, its hoards of beggars, and every street scam you can think of. There is also some light relief and it is easy to fall in love with the place. Or you can just stay at home, there are many online casino sites nowadays. Just try it to see whether you like it or not.
One big attraction is the casinos, of which there are thirteen (not the best number if you are superstitious).
The largest one is the Princess Slot Casino Havana, but this doesn’t have the usual range of casino games such as blackjack and roulette, though it does feature electronic versions of them. What is does have is slot games, row upon row of them and you can play there any time you wish. It is open 24 hours a day every day of the year.
The largest conventional casino is the Casino Palace, and it is also the most elegant one. It is housed in the Casa Vernescu which at one time was considered to be the city’s most beautiful building. It was built in the early eighteenth century and was extensively restored in 1887.
The casino opened in 1995 as the first casino in the city. It attracts around 300 visitors a day who play on its 84 slot machines and 19 gaming tables which feature all of the usual casino games.
The top poker venues are the Lido Casino which has seven poker tables and the Marriott Grand Hotel & Casino which has four.