No trip to Monaco is complete without an outing to the Monte Carlo casino. In fact, this sight is one that Monaco is known for worldwide. The Casino de Monte Carlo is the kind of place you expect to see James Bond pop out at any minute. The casino oozes luxury, glamor and style.
Casino de Monte Carlo sits at Hotel De Paris, Place du Casino, 98000, Monaco, and the telephone is +377 98 06 21 21.
The casino is truly the stuff of legends. The Monaco casino offers guests the widest array of table games in all of Europe and is also the most prestigious. The casino was built in 1910, and it maintains an extravagantly decorated showcase for its wares.
But this isn’t Vegas. Casino de Monte Carlo mandates a dress code in all of its gaming rooms. Flip flops and shorts are strictly prohibited. The casino’s private rooms require a jacket after 8 p.m., and there are no gym shoes allowed whatsoever. Additionally, the casino does not allow any military uniforms or religious uniforms.
Other casino rules require that all people be at least 18 years old or older; plus, you must have proof of your age with identification. The admission fee is 10€ per person. There’s an additional 10€ required to enter the private rooms.
The casino offers a variety of ways to gamble. The European rooms have poker, slots, French roulette plus a card game called trente et quarante. There also are blackjacks, craps, baccarat and American roulette.
The casino dates back to the early 1900s, as previously noted. It was the brainchild of the savvy businesswoman Princess Caroline. The Princess was married to Prince Florestan I. She came up with the idea to save the House of Grimaldi from financial ruin, as it sat on the brink of bankruptcy in the wake of two towns declaring their independence from Monaco in the mid-1800s. The towns refused to pay taxes to the Grimaldis on fruit and olive oil. Thus, the idea of the casino was born. Moncao has never been the same since!
The casino itself also includes Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo. The casino is part of a company that is held by a majority share of the ruling Grimaldi family. The family by way of the company also own nightclubs, hotels, restaurants and sports clubs throughout this nation-state.