During the communist rule, sports betting and other gambling activities were made illegal. Even though there were plenty of illegal operations running around the country.
The first casinos and betting shops were made legal in the year1990, after democracy was established. The legalization of betting and gambling saw a large uptake amongst the population as well as tourists to the country.
It was the year 2003, when Romania opened up their sports betting market to foreign companies. United Kingdom became the first company to explore the market of Romania, UK also partnered with a local Romanian company, who got on board on a large expansion plan and at present it has become one of the leading sports books.