Live Casinos in Slovenia

Slovenia has around 20 casinos, the largest being within the four-star Hotel Casino Perla in Nova Gorica. Casino Perla, open 24/7 all year round, offers over 1,000 state-of-the-art slot machines and 87 gaming tables.

Slovenia, situated in South-Central Europe, is at the crossroads of several cultural and trade routes and is bordered by several other countries: Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the south and Italy to the west. Slovenia, which became independent from Yugoslavia in June 1991, covers an area of 7,827 square miles (just over 20,000 sq. km.) and has a population of around two million people. The country is ethnically made up of Slovenes (83.1%), Serbs (2.0%), Croats (1.8%), Bosnians (1.1%) and other nationalities (12.0%).


The geography of Slovenia, which is especially diverse from one area of the country to another, is characterized by hilly and mountainous areas, with the Alps, Dinaric Alps, the Mediterranean Sea and the Pannonia Plain all running through it. Over half of Slovenia is forest, while much of the country has rivers running through it. A small coastal area, bordering the Adriatic Sea, is located in the southwest of the country. Slovenia’s towns, characterized by squares, churches and marketplaces, contain several well-preserved buildings dating from the 1100s on, with examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture seen in many parts of the country. Following an earthquake in 1895, much of Ljubljana (which also contains fine examples of Italian Baroque architecture) was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style of architecture. 


Slovenia has one official language, Slovene, although due to its history, Italian and Hungarian are also regional minority languages. After it was taken over by the Fascists in 1922, Slovenia underwent ‘Italianization’, which included Slovene surnames and personal names being Italianized.


Slovenia, strategically located between the Balkans and Western Europe, is the world’s 30th richest economy by GDP (nominal) per capita, and boasts advanced infrastructure and an educated labor force. The Slovene economy depends heavily on foreign trade. Principal exports include motor vehicles, military electronics, pharmaceutical products, furniture, textiles, household electrical equipment and apparel. 


Slovene cuisine is simple, hearty food and reflects the various foreign powers that have ruled the country over several centuries. For over 1,000 years until 1806, Slovenes lived predominantly under German rule, before living under Austrian rule through to 1867 and Austro-Hungarian rule from 1867 to 1918. During World War II, Slovenia was divided among German, Italian, and Hungarian powers. As a result, Slovene dishes include German-style pork, sauerkraut and potatoes; Austrian ‘klobasa’ sausage and sweet pastries; Hungarian goulash and meat stews; and Italian pastas (potato dumplings known locally as ‘njoki’) and rice dishes (‘rizota’), as well as a dish similar to ravioli (‘zlikrofi’).


From a cultural perspective, the arts and cultural events are firmly supported in Slovenia. There has been a strong interest in literature for several centuries, the earliest written texts in Slovene dating back to almost 1,050 years ago and the first book to be published in Slovene to 1550. A wide variety of visual arts is found in Slovenia, ranging from Gothic frescoes to folk art and modern sculpture. Traditional folk music and dance are also an important element of the culture of Slovenia, with folk dances still featuring as part of festivals and special celebrations.