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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Le Tan Troung (2 years ago)
Worth a visit, even without paying the entry fee for the restricted area. The 'machine' area is a free entry area, and the entrance hall is also very impressive. Apparently the high society is really frequenting this casino, as you might see many high class luxury limousines or sports cars in front of the building. Have a peek inside at least ;)
Blerim D. (2 years ago)
Good place to visit. Small casino inside and bets are high! They have some more slots machines there as well. You have to pay €17 to enter the main casino and that gets you a credit of €10 to play. Worth the visit for sure since you are in Monte-Carlo after all but not the best place for gambling unless you are a high roller!!! Cheers
Natasha K Rindvoll (2 years ago)
Beautiful and luxurious place to explore. Restaurants and coffee shops nearby Casino at Monte-Carlo are breathtaking. I will consider to take more photos in future. I always get lost in the moment in Monaco. Its worth to visit.
Chris Loftus (2 years ago)
You don’t have to be head to toe in designer clothes or have a pocket full of cash to go in here. Staff were extremely friendly and always making sure you’re having the best experience. This building is as beautiful inside as it is out. If you want to see some gorgeous cars in Monte-Carlo then this is the only place. A must do if you are in the area!
Francis Tay (2 years ago)
A world renowned landmark where all the tourists from all over the world flock to just to have a glimpse of the grand place in Monte Carlo. The playground for the Rich and famous plus a lots of gambling punters. There are so many luxurious automobile around the square in front of the casino. And there is always a big crowd loitering outside in the square looking to meet anyone famous. The security is very tight obviously. It is definitely a worthwhile place to drop by when you go to Monaco.
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