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Dragonara Casino

Dragonara Road | Dragonara Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3143, Malta
+356 2092 1000
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Scenic casino by the sea

Dragonara is beautifully placed by the sea. A short walk from noisy and busy St Julians. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris_Whiteshark
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Greater London, United Kingdom
Apparently low third translates to high third

Jumping in on a game of roulette (the table was mostly empty), I put my cash on the board and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
TheIllusiveMan20
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Vilseck, Germany
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Dragonara Casino, the number one casino in Malta, is owned and operated by Dragonara Gaming Limited. The Dragonara Casino is housed within the majestic Dragonara Palace and has been operating since 1964 offering a unique gaming and entertainment destination 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Dragonara Casino is conveniently located within the St. Julian’s are featuring 250 slot machines, 15 live tables, a premier poker room overlooking the St. George’s Bay, a VIP-Lounge for high-roller private gaming, a Sports Lounge and one of Malta’s top rated restaurants. Dragonara Gaming Limited took over the operation of the Dragonara Casino in 2010 and since then has invested over €25 Million in the property. The Casino underwent a major investment upgrade project earlier in 2016 propelling the property into the ranks of the most prestigious and pristine gaming properties in the Mediterranean. Situated on the tip of the ‘Tad-Dragun’ promontory in St Julian’s the Dragonara Palace is one of Malta’s most extraordinary and imposing private properties built in the classical style almost as a grand romantic folly. Built in 1870 as the summer residence of the Marquis Scicluna the Dragonara Palace opened as Malta’s first Casino in 1964. The Dragonara Casino was one of the first major projects to establish Malta as a prime tourist destination. The Palace is a landmark property in Malta surrounded by a colonnaded veranda that abuts directly onto the sea. It retains many of the original architectural and interior design features, which have been successfully adapted to the requirements of casino patrons.
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Dragonara Road | Dragonara Palace, Saint Julian's, Island of Malta STJ 3143, Malta
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+356 2092 1000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Dragonara is beautifully placed by the sea. A short walk from noisy and busy St Julians. Friendly staff and reasonable bar prices.The poker room adds a bonus with beautiful views, but is small and can get cramped. However, the poker staff are great and welcoming...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Jumping in on a game of roulette (the table was mostly empty), I put my cash on the board and called out low third (a 100 euro bet). The dealer took my cash and proceeded to put my chips on the high third as the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

First, i'm not a big gambler so i'm not an expert in this area. That said i've been to vegas about 100 times for work and all i can say is this isn't vegas. The building itself is beautiful but remarkably small on the in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for the first time in four years having previously visited when in Malta for business. This time I visited with my wife. We both enjoyed the casino although were only adventurous enough to play roulette. We were lucky on the first night so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited brassiere restaurant with friends!! Very poor service indeed and tried to types of beers but out of stock! Wife wanted to order two types of vegetarian meals but not available! Lots of staff but very unattentive! Only positive amazing location but won't be going...More

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DragonaraCasino, Director of Sales at Dragonara Casino, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review of the Brasserie. We are very sorry that our service did not meet your expectations and would like to make this up to you. If you are still visiting Malta and have time for one more visit we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice . Stuff kind and smile. Very clean and beutifaul. Welcome was nice aa well. I recomand defenetly.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a more relaxed casino that than Casino Malta which constantly has hosts coming up to you and is more in your face then this where to come, it also has cheaper tables

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic & dramatic location. Old school casino with a poker room that seems like an afterthought - long and thin with retractable roof but most wanted the aircon over the view/insects. Well run & friendly poker room.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice Casino in St Julians... We went with some friends to enjoy a bit and have a few drinks too. Nice one

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

We like to play poker so we went to the dragonara casino,it'd lovely,plenty slot machines and roulette and a lovely poker room,tournaments every night at 7.30 but not many cash games and if there are they don't start till about 10.30pm,soft drinks and tea and...More

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jonepace
April 10, 2018|
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Response from DragonaraCasino | Property representative |
Dear Jone, Children are not allowed into the casino. Persons with a foreign citizenship can enter at 18 years of age, while Maltese nationals must be 25 years and older to enter the Casino. Best regards, Franco Degabriele
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misbehavioir69
February 12, 2018|
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Response from DragonaraCasino | Property representative |
Yes, registration to the Casino is also required even if you intend to simply have a drink or two at the bar. You will need a valid Photo ID to register.
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Sandra Marshall
January 30, 2018|
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Response from DragonaraCasino | Property representative |
Sandra, The Casino has been operational since 1964 and is housed in the 19th century Dragonara Palace. Franco
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