Sometimes there’s nothing quite like dressing up in your best outfit and heading to a land-based casino, for a spot of classy casino gaming. And it turns out that that’s not all you can do at some of the world’s most iconic gambling establishments across the globe.
Las Vegas may hold the title of ‘casino capital of the world’, but that doesn’t mean that the other continents don’t have some casino venues to rival Sin City itself. Europe plays host to some of the world’s most iconic resorts where you can play your favourite casino games, chill out in the bars and restaurants, and even swim and explore the array of leisure facilities.
If you’re curious as to what this area of the world has to bring to the table when it comes to elite casino venues, then you’re in for a treat, as we’ve put together a list of the hottest European casino venues.
Resorts World – Birmingham
If you’re looking for the latest and greatest venue in Europe, then you won’t be disappointed by one of the newest casinos — Resorts World, Birmingham. It may have only been around since 2015, but the resort has already procured an impressive reputation, putting Birmingham well and truly on the casino map. The building cost a staggering £150 million to build and took two years to complete.
The casino can be found in the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), which is at the heart of the vibrant city. Inside, you’ll not only find a first-class casino filled with the most advanced technology and with over 200 games to choose from, you’re also in for a fun-filled experience. You’ll be able to explore the array of restaurants and bars, as well as a spa and a cinema.And if one day isn’t long enough to take in this impressive resort, fear not, since you can stay at the venue’s four-star hotel.
The Casino Estoril — Portugal
Sun, sea and Slots. Sound tempting? The Casino Estoril is the largest casino in Europe and there are over 1,200 table games and Slots for you to sample. The resort was first opened in 1916, and is renowned for its opulent rooms, specifically the Poker room, which hosts regular professional tournaments. One thing’s for sure, if it’s good enough for the professionals, it’s probably worth a visit.
Don’t know what you fancy eating? Conveniently, the resort has 10 bars and restaurants that will serve you with high-class food and drinks. Of course, biggest doesn’t always mean best, but in the case of the Estoril, maybe we can make an exception.
Casino de Monte Carlo — Monaco
In terms of architectural beauty and elegant settings, Monte Carlo is hard to beat, and the Casino de Monte Carlo is no exception.Built in 1863, the venue has even been featured in some blockbuster movies, including James Bond and Ocean’s Twelve. You’ll be able to sample some of the 300 Slots and table games, as well as experience fine dining in one of the establishment’s 18 restaurants.
That’s not all!For the ultimate classy experience, you could also attend the opera or the ballet, which both take place under the casino’s roof. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a venue that makes you feel like royalty, like the Casino de Monte Carlo will.