Casino de Monte Carlo

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Casino de Monte Carlo information

place du Casino
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admission 9am-noon adult/child €10, admission from 2pm Salons Ordinaires/Salons Privées €10/20
Opening hours
visits 9am-noon, gaming 2pm-2am or 4am or when last game ends
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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.