Casino entertainment in Italy
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Caribbean poker, slot machines, and ‘American-style games’ are the draw at this casual casino, where there’s no dress code and even the winners seem low-key. This sprawling casino is located near the airport, and has roughly an airport’s worth of charm.
No opera can match the dramas that have occurred at Venice’s palatial gambling house since the 16th century: Richard Wagner survived the 20-year effort of composing his stormy Ring cycle only to expire here in 1883. Wagner’s suite has been turned into a museum, with Wagner memorabilia that includes a request from Wagner’s wife to deliver champagne to their favourite gondolier and, in a rather macabre touch, a copy of the sofa on which he had his fatal heart attack.
But the real draws here are on the casino floor, especially roulette wheels and marathon blackjack sessions. Hotel guests can usually get a coupon for free casino entry from their concierge. Slots open at…