Europe casino guide 2016
Where to gamble in Europe?
Get memorable experience in exchange for time and money while winning is on mind, good drinks, a fun atmosphere and “feeling important” is often good chose from not getting blind in front of computer.
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History of gambling in Europe
It has not been a smooth road for gambling as per the Europe’s gambling history. However, gambling in Europe has both developed and flourished significantly since its introduction.
Casino de Monte Carlo – A Playground for the Rich
The glamorous Casino de Monte Carlo in Monaco triumphs as a symbol of class and sophistication. Built in 1856, the casino attracts the world’s rich and famous to its lavish gaming halls. It was first commissioned by Princess Caroline of the House of Grimaldi who built the Casino de Monte Carlo to save her family from financial ruin.
By the 1890s, the Casino de Monte Carlo expanded to include the Salle Garnier concert hall, opera house, Trente-Quarante Gaming Room, and received alterations to its façade in the Beaux-Art style characterized by mosaics, balustrades, garlands, arched windows and doors, and statues.
Today, the prestigious casino continues to offer table games like European Roulette, English Roulette, Trente et Quarante, Punto Banco, Chemin de Fer, Blackjack, and Poker. Gamblers can also play craps, video poker, and slot machines.
Casinò di Venezia – A Casino Fit for Royalty
The Casino de Monte Carlo has been around for a quite a while, but it’s still a baby compared to the almost 400 year old Casinò di Venezia. Built in 1509, the spacious Renaissance-style palace first served as home to prominent nobles before becoming a gambling house in 1638. Classically inspired columns adorn the building’s façade on each level facing the Grand Canal. The lower level of the building contains two tall French doors divided by a single column topped with arches and trefoil windows placed on the upper levels. Opulent paintings, sculptures, and chandeliers decorate the building’s interior and many of the ceilings feature paintings by Baroque master, Mattia Bortoloni.
Considered the oldest casino in the world, today the Casinò di Venezia still attracts affluent gamblers to its historic gaming halls. The casino offers traditional French games such as Roulette, Chemin de Fer, Trente et Quarante, American games like Texas Hold’em, Blackjack, and Caribbean Stud Poker, and contains over 600 slot machines.
In 2010, a gang of five hooded and armed bandits raided the Casinò di Venezia, stealing over €100,000. According to police reports, the robbers escaped by car before dumping the getaway car into the sea and escaping on a small white speedboat.
Did You Know? Composer Richard Wagner died in the Casinò di Venezia from a sudden heart attack at age 69. The German composer visited Venice six times between 1858 and his death in 1883. In addition to the gaming hall, the Casinò di Venezia also contains the Wagner Museum (Museo Wagner) which holds one of largest collections of his works along with records, signed letters, and other heirlooms.
Casino Baden-Baden – The World’s Most Beautiful Casino
Located on the outskirts of the Black Forest in Southwestern Germany, the historic Kurhaus or “Cure House” Casino in Baden-Baden not only attracts visitors with its luxurious gaming rooms, but also because of its spa resort, banquet halls, gardens, and philharmonic orchestra.
The original structure of the Kurhaus Casino Baden-Baden dates all the way back to 1766 when it served as home to the Marquis. Friedrich Weinbrenner designed the classical style building which features Corinthian columns and paired griffins overlooking the grand entrance and a French style interior.
During the 1830s, the Kurhaus Casino achieved international fame, especially after France banned gambling. In the early twentieth century, Europe’s high society gathered at the already historic casino and spa resort to vacation, conduct business, as well as attend balls and charity events. Many famous artists played during this time such as Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt, Clara Schumann, and Johannes Brahms. Marlene Dietrich declared it as “the most beautiful casino in the world” and also inspired Russian author, Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel, The Gambler.
Today, the lavish gaming rooms of the Kurhaus Casino continue to attract tourists from around the world eager to play casino games on offer such as Roulette, Poker, Blackjack, and Slot Machines.
Did You Know? The Kurhaus Casino Baden-Baden has hosted many distinguished guests including American President Barack Obama, German Chanc
ellor Angela Merkel, French President Nicolas Sarkozy with his wife Carla Bruni, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.