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Posted by Cristi On August - 8 - 2013 0 Comment

Probably the most famous historical casino in the world is the casino at Monte Carlo in Monaco. It dates back to 1856 though when it first opened it failed to attract enough clients to make it a commercial success. After several relocations a new casino was planned. This finally opened in 1890.

Architecturally the casino is an example of the “Belle Epoque” and was designed by Jules Touzet, a French architect, though over the years many modifications and additions were made. Today it remains an iconic casino of its era and a major attraction.

The oldest casino in London is the Crockfords Club which was opened in 1827 as a gambling establishment and gentleman’s club. The casino, located at 50 St James’s Street was owned by William Crockford and designed by the brothers Benjamin and Philip Wyatt. Its clientele were exclusively the upper classes including some members of the royal family. Crockfords is still a high class casino, though today it is located in Curzon Street, Mayfair

The most historic casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, US is the Golden Gate Casino. It opened originally in 1906 and was called the Hotel Nevada, though three years after it opened its doors gambling was made illegal. This didn’t stop it completely as the fines were not particularly severe, and in 1919 low payout slot machines were permitted and by 1931 gambling was again legalised. The casino acquired its current name in 1955 and in 2012 there were extensive renovations which transformed it from a vintage casino into the very modern one that it is today.

The oldest casino in the world is the Casinò Di Venezia (Casino of Venice) which dates back to 1638. Amongst its many claims to fame, it is the place where Richard Wagner died. Now it is approaching half a millennium since the oldest surviving casino first opened its doors, one is left with the thought of what there will be in place of JackpotCity online casino half a millennium on.

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