The Albanian lekë or lek has been Albania's official currency since the Bank of Albania introduced it in February 1926. The term lek was taken from the shortened version of Alexander the Great's name, leka. Its less common name, Franga, is sometimes used in international transactions and refers to five times its amount or five Albanian lekë.
Albanian players of live casino games can use the Albanian lekë to fund their accounts. Customers of online casinos and foreign betting websites should note that although online gambling may be legal in the country, there are strict limitations against it.