A casino was closed in Tirana!

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Just this week I was walking by one of the main streets of Tirana when I noticed a weird site! A casino, located at the cross-road of Rr. E Dibers & Rr. E Barrikadave, had closed its doors! Needless to say that it “almost” broke my heart. It had been there for several years and now it was closed.

Poor countries and weakening economies tend to have a positive effect on the growth of gambling, where Albania is a prime example. The number of casinos in the city of Tirana is rivaled only by the number of public urinals (of which there are none, but any dark and dirty corner does the job) preferably in densely populated areas and cross-roads.

The municipality is trying to get them off the city and positing them in pre-determined areas in the periphery of the city, but such attempts seem futile when faced with the political and financial power that such “organizations” have.

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Elvis is an Albanian entrepreneur and freelancer, creator and primary contributor behind AlbanianBlogger.com He is passionate about what he does on and offline, and wants to be a positive influence on the people he comes in contact with. His desire is to experience life and true friendship, and share the best with everyone. Since 1998 he has established an ever growing list of ventures, much beloved among which are: **Sfida.Pro** and SfidaBiznesi.com and ShtepiaeLibrit.com - libraria ime! He has served as webmaster and digital marketing consultant for names such as: Gazeta-Shqip.com - WVI.org/Albania - Lajmifundit.com - Facilization.com - WebHost.al - CityParkAlbania.com - etc, etc. This Blog was started in September 2004. You can see his professional profile here or contact him directly through his email: eplaku (at) gmail.com

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