Casino de Monte Carlo
Sandwiched between built-up Monte Carlo, Larvotto and the Mediterranean, the Jardin Japonais is intended as a piece of paradise. It was...
Opéra de Monte Carlo
Also known as the Salle Garnier, this 1892 confection of neoclassical splendour adjoining Monte Carlo Casino was designed by Charles...
Closed for just four hours a day, this atmospheric bistro with a line-up of tables-for-two on the narrow pavement outside is where...
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Casino de Monte Carlo information
Peeping inside Monte Carlo’s legendary marble-and-gold casino is a Monaco essential. The building, open to visitors every morning, is Europe's most lavish example of belle epoque architecture. Prince Charles III came up with the idea of the casino and in 1866, three years after its inauguration, the name 'Monte Carlo' – Ligurian for 'Mount Charles' in honour of the prince – was coined. To gamble or watch the poker-faced play, visit after 2pm (when a strict over-18s-only admission rule kicks in).
Slot machines, blackjack, English and European roulette, and 30/40 entertain in the main gaming room, Salle Europe , and other Salons Ordinaires . The Salons Privés , where the James Bondesque pros play, offer European roulette, blackjack and chemin de fer . Trainers (sneakers) are strictly forbidden and, while not obligatory, a jacket and tie (or equivalent smart dress) is recommended in the gaming rooms for men in the evening.