Officially Venezuela's currency since 2018, the bolivar soberano (VES) shouldn't be mistaken for its predecessor, the bolivar fuerte (VEF), which was replaced because of hyperinflation. The original Venezuelan bolivar (VEB), meanwhile, was the country's currency from its introduction in 1879 until its replacement by the VEF. Named after the Latin American independence fighter Simon Bolivar, Venezuelan bolivars are colloquially referred to as lucas, bolos, or reales.
The country's central bank issues banknotes in various denominations as well as coins, though the latter are rarely used. Though many live casinos cater to players in Venezuela, not too many accept Venezuelan currency since it's among the weakest in the world.