Monday, 25 October 2021
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - The editor and big chief of The Dubrovnik Times. Born in the UK he has been living and working in Dubrovnik since 1998, yes he is one of the rare “old hands.” A unique insight into both British and Croatian life and culture, Mark is often known as just “Englez” or Englishman. He is a traveller, a current affairs freak and a huge AFC Wimbledon fan.


A multimedia exhibition entitled “Breathe" by Kristina Kojan Goluža will open on Saturday, October 2 in the Lazareti complex, just outside the Dubrovnik City Walls, starting at 7:00pm.

The artist Kristina Kojan Goluža will highlight her memories from her home in Konavle, which was burned in the Homeland War, and which is no longer family-owned after the end of the war due to the division of property.

The author uses photographs and slides to partially reconstruct the ambience of the old house, this time in a different place - in Lazareti. Photographs of memories from family albums contrast with photographs of the house today, photographs depicting decay, trauma, and abandonment. The artistic concept thus set out seeks to problematize the relationship of a positive emotional relation to a seemingly repulsive, traumatized physical space.

The multimedia work "Breathe" is an integral part of the program by which the City of Dubrovnik is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the heroic defence of the City.

The program will take place from October 1 to December 6, and will contain a series of special events, which will thematically refer to the selfless and brave sacrifice of Croatian veterans and civilians.

The work can be viewed on weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Admission is free of charge.


Organized by the Croatian Tourist Board (CNTB) and with the support of the Split-Dalmatia and Dubrovnik-Neretva County tourist boards, a TV crew of the Austrian national television company ORF will stay in Croatia until October 8 to record the show "Der Geschmack Europas" ("The Taste of Europe"), reported Branimir Tončinić, Director of the CNTB Representation in Austria.

The focus of the show will be the autochthonous tourist offer of Central and Southern Dalmatia, i.e. destinations and localities such as Omis, Sinj, Imotski, Cilipi, Dubrovnik, Trsteno, Mali Ston, Ploce, but also tourist products such as gastronomy, culture and nature.


"This is an excellent promotion of Croatia as a tourist destination as a whole, given that it is a travel documentary show that has been broadcast since 2013 in the entire DACH region, i.e. in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on ORF2, 3sat, ORFIII, and the show can also be watched online on ORF-TVThek,” said Tončinić, adding that one show is watched by an average of more than 130,000 viewers.


Casino streaming is a growing niche that you might have already heard about. Even right now, as you read this article, thousands of people watch their favorite slot streamers on sites like Twitch trying to hit the jackpot. However, you might wonder why casino streams are so popular and why many streamers decide to do them.

If you want to learn more about the world of casino streaming and its main benefits — both for viewers and streamers — you came to the right place. Here, we explain how casino streams work, what online casinos like have to gain by contacting the streamers, and why so many people watch casino streams. Additionally, we talk about how to become a casino streamer. Let’s get started.

How Do Casino Streams Work?

Let’s start with the basics. Casino streaming is a live, interactive broadcast of a casino game on an online platform like Twitch or YouTube. The streamer plays the game live, while viewers can communicate with them in real time. Many people enjoy watching casino streams since they can see their favorite games in action and learn new tips on winning at them from experienced players.

Many online casinos have an affiliate program that allows streamers to earn money for attracting new players. The streamers usually wear a specific color or a logo of the casino in their streams. They talk about their betting strategies, offer advice, and take viewers' questions while they play. Some streamers let their audience place bets too.

There are two types of games that you can find on casino streaming websites: live casino games and online slots.

Online Slots

When you watch streaming sites like Twitch, the most common casino game that you will see is online slots. Online slot machines are the easiest way for newcomers to start playing casino games. They can learn how to play them quickly and understand the different types of symbols and winning combinations.

Live Casino Games

Live casinos are interactive games where players communicate with one another while playing the game. Live casino games include roulette, poker, blackjack, baccarat, etc. All of these games are played in real time so you will be able to see how the dealer spins the wheel and rolls the dice.

Why Is Casino Streaming a Thing?

There are thousands of streamers who have turned being a casino streamer into their full-time occupation. This is not surprising at all considering the fact that many casinos pay these people to stream their games.

Streamers benefit from doing casino streams because it allows them to receive a commission based on the amount of money spent by their viewers through affiliate links. Additionally, casino gambling is fun and is something that many people like to watch live.

It’s easy and convenient to watch a live casino stream — you don’t have to download any software or apps, and you can watch it from anywhere. However, the most important thing is that online streams provide a lot of entertainment for their viewers.

On the other hand, one of the main reasons why online casinos choose to cooperate with streamers is the fact that it allows them to reach many people. For example, online casinos can ask streamers to cover their events, basically turning all of these streamers’ viewers into potential customers.

Since the casino streaming is relatively new, there are no statistics on how much money can be made by streaming popular slots. However, we can say with certainty that it is more than enough to make a living.

How to Become a Casino Streamer?

Do you want to make a living streaming yourself playing slot machines? If so, then your first step will be contacting a casino operator and asking for a sponsorship in exchange for playing their games on your channel. If everything goes well, they will accept your offer and allow you to stream their games for a certain period of time.

Be aware that casinos have strict rules regarding who is allowed to get money for playing the live games. For example, some casinos require you to have a large number of followers in order to start collaborating with them. Make sure that you know the exact requirements before contacting them.


As you can see, casino streaming is a great complement to regular online marketing and advertising, and it’s a very efficient way to attract players. Additionally, it is an attractive option for streamers to earn extra money and a great source of entertainment for their fans.

If you want to become a casino streamer, it is pretty straightforward. All you need to do is set up your streaming channel on a platform like Twitch or YouTube Gaming and start streaming! It doesn’t matter if you are a professional or an aspiring casino streamer. If you have the passion to entertain people with your skills, then you should definitely try it out!


The popular UK newspaper The Guardian has featured the Konavle Valley in an article entitled 10 of the best autumn sun holidays in southern Europe.

Along with destinations in Portugal, Greece and Spain Croatia has one listing in the top ten with Konavle! The timing of this article couldn’t be more perfect as from the 4th of October the UK is expected to make travel easier by easy Covid-19 travel restrictions. Instead of the current traffic light system of countries the UK plans to change to a low-risk and high-risk rating, and Croatia, at least for now, is expected to be in the low-risk ranking. And along with this move the UK plans to change the testing system, moving from the more expensive PCR tests, which cost around 80 Euros, to the much cheaper rapid testing, which comes in at around 20 Euros.

The Guardian wrote “The Konavle valley runs south from Cavtat, a few miles south of Dubrovnik, to the Montenegrin border, flanked by coastal hills and high karstic peaks, and flush with vineyards and fruit trees. With the mercury still hovering around mid-20s in October, it offers a warm, rural escape. Both Dubrovnik – quieter without summer crowds and hosting the Good Food Festival and the coast are within in easy reach.”

Although there was one faus pax as Dubrovnik was spelt “Dubrovnic” in the article. However, apart from this typing error, this is great publicity for the region ahead of what looks like being a busy October.

Check out the full article HERE


The German low-cost airline, Eurowings, a member of the Lufthansa Group, will continue operating on a number of international routes to Croatian airports in October, gradually phasing out seasonal routes to the coast by the end of next month, reports Croatian Aviation.

By the end of October this year, German Eurowings will cancel most of its seasonal routes to airports on the Adriatic coast, with operations expected to continue exclusively to Split and Zagreb in November.

The following lines to Croatia have been announced for this October –

Berlin - Dubrovnik, once a week, on Sundays, until 24.10.

Berlin - Split, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, until 30.10.

Cologne – Dubrovnik, once a week, on Sundays, until 24.10.

Cologne - Pula, twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, until 17.10., Then on Sundays until 24.10.

Cologne - Rijeka, once a week, on Saturdays, until 02.10.

Cologne - Split, every day except Wednesday, until the end of October

Cologne - Zadar, once a week, on Saturdays, until 23.10.

Cologne - Zagreb, five times a week, every day except Tuesday and Saturday

Dusseldorf - Dubrovnik, once a week, on Sundays, until 24.10.

Dusseldorf - Pula, once a week, on Saturdays, until 23.10.

Dusseldorf - Rijeka, once a week, on Saturdays, until 23.10.

Dusseldorf - Split, five times a week, every day except Tuesday and Thursday

Dusseldorf - Zadar, once a week, on Saturdays, until 23.10.

Dusseldorf - Zagreb, twice a week, Tuesdays and Saturdays

Hamburg - Dubrovnik, once a week, on Sundays, until 24.10.

Hamburg – Rijeka, twice a week until 09.10., then on Saturdays until 16.10.

Hamburg - Split, five times a week, every day except Wednesdays and Fridays

Hamburg - Zadar, once a week, on Saturdays, until 16.10.

Stuttgart - Pula, once a week, Saturdays, until 09.10.

Stuttgart - Split, every day except Friday

Stuttgart - Zadar, once a week, on Sundays, until 24.10.

Stuttgart - Zagreb, every day except Tuesdays and Saturdays

Dortmund - Split, three times a week, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 23.10.

Eurowings plans to continue regular operations from Stuttgart, Dusseldorf and Cologne to Zagreb and Split in November, with the start of the winter flight schedule, which will keep Split Airport on three routes of this well-known airline in the winter flight schedule. The current flight schedule for November has not yet been finalized and is subject to change.

In the last 24 hours, 1,911 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 8,101.

Unfortunately, a further 14 people passed away in Croatia in the past 24 hours. Of the 14 fatalities 12 weren’t vaccinated. Of the two people who were vaccinated one (born in 1938) was vaccinated with two doses of the vaccine, however had numerous other medical conditions. The second deceased (born in 1953) had received one dose of the vaccine, but he, too, unfortunately had several other medical conditions.

As of September 28, 2021, 1,812,532 people had been vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine, of which 1,700,089 people had received both doses.


In the last 24 hours, 1,911 new cases of Covid-19 virus infection were recorded, and the number of active cases in Croatia today is a total of 8,101.

There are currently 745 people in hospital, of which 99 are on ventilators.

Unfortunately, a further 14 people died in the past 24 hours in Croatia.

Since February 25, 2020, when the first case of infection was recorded in Croatia, a total of 403,080 people have been infected, of which 8,628 have died, a total of 386,351 people have recovered, of which 896 recovered in the last 24 hours.

There are currently 21,164 people in self-isolation.

To date, a total of 2,813,356 people have been tested, of which 10,148 in the last 24 hours.

As of September 28, 2021, 3,419,381 doses of vaccine were consumed, and 44.66 percent of the total population and 53.59 percent of the adult population were vaccinated. On September 28, 2021, 6,504 doses of vaccine were consumed, of which 3,842 persons were vaccinated with the first dose.



Croatians, from the 1st of December, will no longer require a visa for business and tourist trips to the USA!

On Tuesday, the US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, in coordination with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, included Croatia in the list of countries participating in the so-called The Visa Waiver Program (VWP), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said.

No later than December 1st, the Electronic Travel Authorization System (ESTA) will allow Croatian citizens to apply for business or tourist trips for up to 90 days without obtaining a visa, the statement added.

“The inclusion of Croatia in the Visa Waiver Program is an important step in further strengthening economic and security cooperation between the United States and Croatia,” the statement said.

And US Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas commented that “Today's inclusion of Croatia in the Visa Waiver Program is an important recognition of the common economic and security interests of our two countries.” And he added “Congratulations to Croatia for becoming the 40th member of this Program after meeting strict criteria. I look forward to continuing our close cooperation on key priorities.”

The visa waiver program is a comprehensive security partnership between the United States and participating countries that allows travel to the United States for business or tourism purposes for up to 90 days while protecting national security, the Washington statement read.

And as the US has a large number of Croatian diaspora this will be good news for them as before obtaining a visa to visit the States was a complicated affair that involved visiting the US Embassy in Zagreb.

The Croatian Prime Minister, Andrej Plenković, tweeted “We welcome the decision of the inclusion of Croatia in the Visa Waiver Program. Croatian citizens who will be able to travel to the United States without visas will benefit the most. By realizing this foreign policy priority, we will further strengthen the ties between Croatia and the United States!”

The Voice of Dubrovnik


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