It is perhaps nowhere on Earth more closely associated with the casino trade than Monaco, but in Las Vegas is fast approaching. The glitz and glamor of the casinos of Monaco is the first thing everyone thinks the name Monte Carlo is mentioned, and the five casinos of Monaco, have played an important role in the development of this tiny principality in the south coast of France. Although nowadays the casino sector is actually a relatively small part of the economy, Monaco casinos will always have a special place in the history of the casino trade, as well as the main attraction for visitors to this attractive location.
Monaco is the second smallest independent state in the world (only Vatican City is smaller) and more than 700 years ruled by the Grimaldi family, in addition, no tax in the Principality. Therefore, it is home to some of the richest people in the world, driven not only by its tax haven status, but also by the glamor of life in one of the cities most exclusive and most expensive in Europe. The citizens of Monaco, however, forbidden to enter the gaming rooms.
There are five casinos of Monaco, the first, the Casino de Monte Carlo was inaugurated by Prince Charles III in 1863. The Monte Carlo Casino is housed in a magnificent building in 1878 by Charles Garnier, who also built the Paris Opera, and offers spectacular views over the bay. Every day there is a strict dress code of jacket and tie for men. As with all casinos of Monaco, is managed by the Société des Bains de Mer, although a private company, the Grimaldi family are majority shareholders.
Monaco casinos have entered the popular consciousness because of its reputation and glamor of exclusive partnerships. Monaco was the thinly disguised setting for the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, and is also in the song “The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo”, held on the basis of alleged history of Charles Wells, who been spectacularly successful in the tables have, in the early years of the casino. The lure of the casinos of Monaco, remains one of the biggest attractions for visitors to this small country, and that no visitor to Monaco hielte your stay complete without at least one spin of the roulette wheel in one of the famous Monte Carlo casino.