Monte Carlo Casino

Monaco, Monaco

Monte Carlo Casino is a gambling and entertainment complex located in Monaco. It includes a casino, the Grand Théâtre de Monte Carlo, and the office of Les Ballets de Monte Carlo.

The idea of opening a gambling casino in Monaco belongs to Princess Caroline (1793-1879), a shrewd, business-minded spouse of Prince Florestan I. Revenues from the proposed venture were supposed to save the House of Grimaldi from bankruptcy. Construction at this site began in 1858 to designs of the Parisian architect Gobineau de la Bretonnerie and was completed in 1863. Gobineau de la Bretonnerie also designed the neighboring Hôtel de Paris (constructed in 1862). 

In 1878–79, the casino building was transformed and expanded to designs of Jules Dutrou (1819–1885) and Charles Garnier, the architect who had designed the Paris opera house now known as the Palais Garnier.

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Founded: 1858-1863
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keenen (12 months ago)
A wonderful experience for those visiting Monte Carlo. Also the inside is even more beautiful that the outside so don't be afraid to go up and try to enter the casino. Beautiful architecture, fun casino and an all round great trip.
June Brawner (14 months ago)
Go to this casino if you're in Monte Carlo. Just do it. Go on a Sunday night. It's not pretentious or uppity, with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff!! Pro tip : book dinner (you'll get in for free). The food was top notch and along the cheapest places to eat in Monte Carlo, no joke! You can get a set menu (main + dessert) for €32, among other options. Vegetarian options as well. Also, plan lots of time for photos in front. If you're staying in Nice you can book a mini van taxi for €120.
Jakqueline Aranda (15 months ago)
"LIFE IS A GAME, PLAY IT" Such wonderful, impeccable & fun place to be! Great experience & service! Love it , Love it , Love it! Love ❤ ?? Monaco! Greetings from Canada ?? Thank you for making our stay amazing!
Willian Corrêa (15 months ago)
It's beautiful outside and a good place to take pictures if you are a fan of the movies that were shot there. Inside you can't see much unless you join the casino for a game. I'm giving it 3 stars because this place has much less to offer than the old citadel, where the prince's palace is located. If you don't have much time in Monaco, you definitely can skip this POI.
Roman Hans (16 months ago)
Wore a nice polo shirt, newish sneakers and faded Levis. Other people were wearing shorts. Brought proof of vaccination, passed a quick forehead-temperature check and we were inside. Didn’t pay for admission, but just went into the one first gambling room. It’s gorgeous, and well worth the trip. Gambling on slots is easy and I found the odds excellent. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. Unforgettable. (Not to mention the informal car show held outside before dinnertime. Car buffs will go nuts with dozens of unique vehicles driving up.)
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