The Moldovan lei (MDL) is the official monetary unit of Moldova, a landlocked nation in Eastern Europe. The singular form of this Moldovan currency is the leu, which is composed of 100 bani. The word "leu" translates to "lion" and is based on the Dutch thaler, or "lion dollar." Administered by the National Bank of Moldova, the currency is circulated in banknotes and coins of different denominations. Moldovan lei came into existence when the country achieved independence from Romania in 1993.
A handful of Internet-based gambling establishments, including live casinos, accept Moldovan lei. Based overseas, these live casinos give Moldovans the chance to win big on their favorite games using their own currency.