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“Unexciting”
Review of Dragonara Casino

Dragonara Casino
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 17, 2014

A bit drab and games unexciting. Went for a short period and did not return
It is a short walk away from the hotel

Thank jonlam
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

A little tricky to reach on foot, especially if you're not staying at the hotel. This is an American style casino (gambling tables, slot machines). You'll need your passport on first visit and they create a membership card for you. Easy to play, not formal, good fun for a night out. Table games are blackjack, poker and roulette. Low stakes games (roulette min €2 stake) we played for about 3 hours and came out pretty much even. Marked down one star because we didn't get much of a welcome and weren't told how the points systems work (i.e. you can buy €25 worth of gaming credits on your membership card for €20) but that aside, certainly worth a visit.

1  Thank SimonFrancis_777
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

Small casino within short walk of Westin Dragonara hotel. Pleasant atmosphere and has all you need for a good night out.

Thank Hagostino
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

It is a small casino, but it has everything to make you spend a good night. Personally I played poker, and it is great as you get tournaments starting at 15€ only but you can also get high entrance ones. Drinks and food are relatively cheap for this type of establishment which just makes it that much better.

2  Thank Pedro M
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

Shame about the inside after the grand exterior. Don't think you'll see 007 here, or any posh tottie in silky bling.

Nevertheless if you get lucky, and press the wrong button on the machines you might have a similar unexpected win to mine.

Fun fun fun.

Thank JCScotland
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