Casinos are seen as places of desire and the perfect opportunity for new beginnings. Either if you are lucky or not, it’s only fitting that luxury and wonderment are a part of what makes these places attractive for millions of people all over the world.
Size is one way of causing an impact and while we think of Las Vegas, in the US, and Macau, in China, as the main destinations for massive casinos worldwide, Europe has its own options that are sure to leave an impression on anyone that wishes to defy the odds.
- CASINO DI CAMPIONE, COMO, ITALY
This is the largest Casino in the” Old Continent” and it’s in a small town in Italy, Campione d’Italia, that sits neighbor to Switzerland. It was built just over 100 years ago, in 1917, as a place to gather information from foreign diplomats during the first World War that were willing to trade secrets and documents. It has 590,000 sq. ft. over 9 floors with 3 further levels of underground parking, giving the casino room for 56 classic games tables and 500 slot machines. Be sure to find all the classics there, such as roulette, blackjack, poker, video poker, baccarat, etc.
- CASINO DE MONTE CARLO, MONACO, FRANCE
Probably when you think about casinos in Europe, Monaco is the place that comes to mind first. Built under the premise that “we should do nothing here as it is done elsewhere”, said by the Casino’s founder François Blanc, the Casino de Monte-Carlo is synonym with stunning classical elegance. It’s one of the oldest in the world, as it dates back more than 150 years and it’s been said to inspire the creation of a very famous British spy, known by the name of James Bond. With over 108,000 sq. ft. and over 300 slots and table games that include roulette, poker, blackjack, craps, video poker, etc., it’s a must visit for its sophistication and attention to detail.
- RESORTS WORLD BIRMINGHAM, BIRMINGHAM, UK
This newcomer, built just in 2015, costed $195,000,000 and has the reputation for being one of the best Casinos in Europe. With over 59,000 sq. ft. it includes bars, restaurants, cinema, a four-star hotel, etc. If you’re just getting started in the gambling world, here they have “learn to play” sessions to offer players the chance to learn the rules of the different games before playing for real money. You can hope to find also baccarat, poker, slots, roulette, and many more.
- CASINO AT THE EMPIRE, LONDON, UK
The Casino Empire is part of Caesars Entertainment, one of the biggest casino operators in the word managing casinos such as The London Club in Cairo and the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
This venue is part of an old Victorian music hall that was named The Empire and if you enjoy a little bit of tradition, it first opened 135 years ago, in 1884, and it’s located in Leicester Square, in London’s West End. Go no further if you wish to play in one of the most prestigious poker rooms in the UK, you’ll find the best cash games and tournaments there.
- CASINO ESTORIL, ESTORIL, PORTUGAL
It’s true that Portugal might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about gambling, but there you can find one of the most spectacular casinos in Europe, in the small town of Estoril, right nearby Lisbon, the capital. It opened in 1916, and like Casino di Campione, it was also shrouded in mystery during the first World War as it was a meeting point for spies. The choice of games is almost endless. You can take your pick of over 200 slot machines and games such as baccarat, french bank, Caribbean stud poker, roulette, etc. It also sports one of the sought-after poker rooms in Europe with No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha tournaments organized frequently. If you feel like taking a break from gambling, right across the Casino there are beautiful beaches that will help you clear your mind.