Las Vegas is the casino capital of the world, that’s without a doubt. But does it have the most beautiful casinos? Well, it depends on your tastes. The casino resorts of Las Vegas are surely amazing, with luxurious suites, a sparkling nightlife, and some of the best shows you can think of. For a truly beautiful, luxurious gambling experience you’ll have to leave North America, and fly to the Old World. There you’ll have the chance to gamble in the buildings listed below, that have served this purpose for centuries.
Casinó di Venezia
The Venice Casino (Casinó di Venezia) functions to this day in a building finished over 400 years ago. Ca’ Vendramin Calergi was built in 1509 as a palazzo for a local noble family, it has served a multitude of purposes over the years before the city council decided to move the casino there in the mid-20th century.
Today the Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an amazing mix of old and new, with its Renaissance style and modern casino games. It has over 600 slot machines for its players, and several gaming tables, all between its paintings, columns, and murals. It’s an attraction not just for gamblers, but for the enthusiasts of architecture and art, too.
Monte Carlo Casino
The Monte Carlo Casino is perhaps the best known gambling house in the world. It has served as a meeting point for the European high society since the late 19th century, when it was built. When gambling was outlawed in most European countries, Monaco was the exception, which turned it into a veritable Mecca of gamblers. Built in a beautiful Beaux-Art style, it offers a luxurious and unique experience to its visitors – gamblers and tourists alike.
There are several thermal baths around the German Black Forests, located in the South-West of the country, but none of them are as famous as the one in Baden-Baden. Known since the Roman times, the thermal springs of the area attracted visitors for centuries, and turned the city into a popular destination. During the years, this attention led to the building of a major spa resort, which includes hotels, banquet halls, gardens, and the most beautiful casino in the world.
The Kurhaus Casino Baden-Baden was not always a casino – initially it served as a home to a Marquis (a nobleman ranking above a count and below a duke). It has changed its function, but not its looks: its luxurious decor, its paintings, chandeliers, and murals are there to this day, offering gamblers a truly unique experience.