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Casino of Monte-Carlo
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Owner description: This opulently decorated marble and bronze casino has all the glitz and glamour that has made this city famous.
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Seemed a bit smaller compared to Vegas. Have seen more elaborate ones in US. Beautiful structure and nice ambIence. When i went it smelled a little of something unpleasant. Don't know what it was.

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Reviewed January 24, 2013

The exchange rates offered in this Casino is definitely for gambling addicts: anyone who accepts the rip-off is surely desperate to play! We wanted to visit this "monument" but were "greeted" by a host of bodyguard type men who forbade us to take pictures even of the ENTRANCE and beautiful chandeliers. There is a coat-check at the door with employees who don't bother to greet you when taking your personal belongings (preferring to continue their personal conversations with their colleagues) and at that who EXPECT to be tipped for the service! The usual Casino atmosphere of people who are in some sort of sick trance persuaded that their luck will change. We stayed all of ten minutes and couldn't wait to return to Nice away from the filth, superficial and stinking rich atmosphere of this artificial princedom. Nice to chalk up an extra country on Tripadvisor, not worth any more than that...

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Reviewed January 5, 2013

Grand Building with spectacular ceiling works but you'll be surprised with the few tables to play. Doesn't invite you to stay longer. It's worth the visit though.

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

I was surprised at how few tables there were and how many machines to play they had,a well stocked bar must have earned them a fortune every night,was miffed that no photos were allowed to be taken though

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Reviewed December 17, 2012


or whether the Monte Carlo was created as a result of gambling passion
by Zoran Slavic

Legends about the origin of Monaco says that one of the ancient gods, Hercules, had a habitat on a cliff above the bay in which much later anchored the principality. In the vicinity of these rocks, and in Monte Carlo, the main and almost the only town in the Principality, everything is close to each other, next to the Palace of Grimaldi, 1856. was opened a gambling house - the famous Casino. Since the twelfth century when Grimaldi, Genoese by origin, devised their property, Levantine cunning, with the help of many defenders, among other they were Genoa, Sardinia, France, Italy, Spain and family skills, diplomacy, and little use of weapons most - the wisdom of the use of money, they defended their independence. Conditional and valuable!
So the idea of Charles III, in a villa'' Bellevue'' starts working just gambling house is perhaps expected but also very anticipatory. Money is the history of the statelet, which some ironic, but a cursory, wants to say it is a „city on a hill waxed tradition, with a mini prince and the royal guard'', always represented not only survival but also a condition of mental structure. Before the casino in Monaco there was nothing significant, if we exclude Grimaldi castle. And sea. Too little for tourism and business. A gambling has swept across Europe at that time. Acclaimed trendy places like Baden-Baden, Marijen-bad, Homburg, in addition to healing waters and refinement, also had the famous casinos, which are besieged European riches nobles and adventurers - eager hazard, adventure, excited, and of course - money. Charles III, apparently versed in magic roulette and money, with the decision to spin the gambling here in the Mediterranean, beginning with the modern era of Monaco and established the foundations of today's city of Monte Carlo, which is actually developed around the Casino, and ” The Cafe de Paris''.
Of course, both of these objects can be seen just on old photographs, which show here with reverence similar to that in other places shows reproductions of temples and religious artifacts. Intuition, or a good knowledge of the people and time, anyway, still not leaving Prince Charles. From the famous Homburg, from casinos, lead in Monaco Francois Blanc, a former highly successful gamblers and casinos latter great manager. I appointed him director of the local Casinos. Under the skillful hand, and lucky from this inspiring gentleman, Monte Carlo, soon, on a European scale hazard starts to get better ranks. From all sides come princes, counts, Russian nobility, professional gamblers and European humbugs. All, however, elegant, blasé and wasteful. And with them comes the money. The small state of Monaco is finally starting to earn enough money.
Grimaldi they quickly understood that their future is in the Casino. Because they are on the plateau Speligama started to build a new building for gambling, which, with many adaptations, reconstruction and design, is today well-known and recognized ''Casino'' in Monte Carlo. nterior decoration of the Casino in Monte Carlo is little chan ged. The composition of the gaming audience is still varied. Introduced an automatic. Losing and getting money becomes complicated. Joy or sadness still remain unchanged. And the casinos are still afraid of the big winners and a gambler, what is the history of this institution was the famous Garcia. The prototype for the novel "Gambler" a great writer, but also a gambler, Dostoevsky.
Proverb goes like, that comes with every sin and virtue, as evidenced by this famous building in Monte Carlo. Directly from the casino lobby entrance to the theater, which in 1879. built by the famous architect Charles Garnier. In a strange but harmonious symbiosis with the casinos, but more than a hundred years here are performed operas. The author of the Paris Opera, the architect Charles Garnier was borrowed from the government of then Monaco 4 million francs to complete the opera in Paris. In gratitude for the service, there was opera in Monte Carlo. At the opening, 25 January 1879th Sarah Bernhardt performed and recited a poem by Jean Ekar.

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